Extra tech and improved performance for a minimal price hike – it’s a tough ask
The talented Arcam takes an easy-going approach to music, but does it have the ability to trouble the class-leaders?
Arcam’s A39 is a powerful, authoritative stereo amplifier, but it needs to pay a little more attention to timing and subtle detail to be the full package
Best Bluetooth receiver, Awards 2015. This dinky device makes a huge impression – Bluetooth sounds brilliant through the miniBlink
Best DAC £300-£500, Awards 2014. A brilliantly talented DAC with bags of sonic appeal – its main rivals should be worried
More desirable alternatives exist but the rPac is still a small, inexpensive upgrade for computer-based music collections
The rCube has the ability to send audio from one rCube to another, giving you a little multiroom syste
Want to connect your iPod to an existing hi-fi system but don't want to compromise on sound? This'll do that
Best Hi-Fi Tuner, Awards 2010. The Arcam T32 DAB/FM tuner is authoritative and dynamically unflappable – it's radio at its most appealing.
Arcam's FMJ CD17 is a CD player of many talents, namely detail and finesse but it's slightly lacking in excitement
In spite of high expectations, this Arcam gives a flat and uninspiring sound, even when confronted with a wide variety of styles
A very classy aluminium iPod dock from Arcam with excellent dynamics and resolution, plus intelligent charging system
For the money, the Arcam is a sensational player with bags of sonic appeal. It’s more than capable of mixing it with the big-hitters