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CES NEWS: Arcam shrinks its Solo

Arcam has announced the Solo Mini, the latest evolution of its Solo range.

It's a two-channel CD player, DAB/FM tuner and amplifier in an even more compact box than the original Solo, and also includes an iPod interface (using the company's rDock or rLead).

Other connections include a front-panel USB port and three line-level stereo inputs. A number of components from the Award-winning CD73 CD player, are used in the unit, while the onboard amp musters 25 watts per channel.

It's due on sale during the early part of this year and is likely to cost around £650.

The detail shot below gives a better view of the slot-loading disc-mechanism and the headphone socket, 3.5mm stereo analogue input and USB connection.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.