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Hot news from Arcam here in Vegas is the first showing of its new Solo Movie one-box home cinema system with HD audio decoding and aptX Bluetooth streaming.

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.

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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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philipjohnwright's picture

Not the best looker

The spec is good (and well judged), I'm sure it will sound good, in fact overall a nice product, except....

It looks like a bog standard VCR machine from a few years back. At £2,000 it's a lifestyle product. I can see its looks deterring many a potential purchaser.

Cyrus did the same with their all-in-one systems launched last year; good spec, good sound, poor looks. Come on guys, up your design game a bit - from someone who's rooting for you.

magicrabbit's picture

Ugly and outdate design

Now this is an ugly product. Come on Arcam, please do some efforts with the design.

It looks like an old cheap VCR.

I do like Arcam. But, no thanks.

jjbomber's picture

In fairness....

There aren;t any good looking home cinema amps on the market and hasn't been since the nain n-Vi. 

Cyrus have am all-in-one printer look alike and Arcam have a video recorder look alike. No doubt somebody is working on a wireless speaker that looks like a Kenwood chef.

borgolo's picture


 agree.arcam has in the past made boring looking boxes, and this one unfortunately continues the game..i have no doubts about its specs and sound quality, but please, Arcam, before it goes to market, restyle it, and i will buy.(i once owned an alpha 8 and loved its soundquality).

MG's picture


No HDMI 2.0 or Atmos. Shame