Excerpt: Arcam has released the FMJ AVR600. Nicknamed the 'Bauhaus Powerhouse', it's a High-Definition 7.1-channel home cinema receiver and represents the largest project ever undertaken by Arcam. Representing a 'tour de force' in high-performance AV, the AVR600 focuses on delivering state of the art so...
Excerpt: When you hear the phrase high-end home theater, what’s the first thing you think of? If you’re into home design, your mind might summon up a lavishly appointed screening room with a curtained screen, seating, and a popcorn machine. For you, it’s the wine bottle that’s high end, not necessarily the wine.
Conclusion: There is no question that the Arcam AVR600 offers the highest audio performance of any AV receiver that I’ve had the pleasure of testing. Its class G amplifiers elegantly deliver a warm sound that is incredibly dynamic. It all amounts to a sound that combines the strengths of tube and solid state amplifier designs. To this end, I give the AVR600 my highest recommendation.
Excerpt: Make no bones about it, Arcam is pinning plenty on the AVR600. This AV receiver leads the company's freshly reinvigorated FMJ range and aims to 'represent a tour-de-force of Arcam's design skill and technical prowess'. And retailing at £3500, there's no doubt it needs to deliver.
Pros: Comprehensive specification, decodes all HD codecs, superb with music, punchy, detailed, dynamic movie sound
Excerpt: Arcam, maker of the AVR600, often seems to work in ways that are fundamentally at odds with other companies of its type, because while it has turned to Far Eastern factories to manufacture some of its products, the engineering remains strictly homegrown.
Summary: Porsche 911 Turbo S osiąga setkę w 3,3 sekundy. Dwie sekundy zajmuje mu przyspieszenie od 80 do 120, czyli wyprzedzenie TIR-a. Prawdziwy dżentelmen aż tak się nie spieszy. Za to gdy przyjdzie mu ochota na prywatny występ Filharmoników Berlińskich, z pewnością będzie chciał wysłuchać ich w możliwie najlepszych warunkach. Niewykluczone, że wybierze do tego celu Arcama AVR600.