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CES 2015: Arcam previews next-gen Solo Movie home cinema in a box

The system will make its European debut at the High End Show in Munich in May, but visitors to CES have been given a sneak preview.

Expected to sell in the UK for around £2000, the Solo Movie can play Blu-ray, CD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video and SACD discs, has 5 x 60W of Class G amplification and uses high-end audio circuitry and components.

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Audio can also be streamed to the device via Bluetooth or a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) network. On-board decoding of Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master audio will handle 5.1 film soundtracks, and there's an FM/DAB/DAB+ tuner too.

Connection options include four HDMI (1.4b), coaxial, optical, phono and 3.5mm inputs.

Arcam says its second-generation Solo Movie system "delivers music and movie sound at a quality level previously only possible from larger separate components".

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.