Excerpt: Introduction Some people are suspicious of larger "mid-market" hi fi companies. But there are advantages to buying the products of such firms. They may not be at the bleeding edge of technology but they do have substantial economies of scale and a (generally) warranted reputation for quality.
Conclusion: At $999, the Arcam FMJ A19 is hard to beat. It's smart, versatile, and solidly built. It combines a sweet treble, clean midrange, and well-defined bass for a sound that's fun, involving, and never fatiguing. It lacks some romance, however.
Arcam A19 integrated amplifier and Arcam airDAC review
17 December 2014
Excerpt: Integrated stereo hi-fi amplifiers like the Arcam A19 were once the centrepiece of people’s home music systems. These were the days when fancy record players were fronting the system, which later evolved – some say devolved – into CD players for the many music lovers.
tried-and-tested analogue amplifier for best music reproduction, ease of use, great build quality
matching airDAC unable to play 192 kHz digital audio, compromised sound quality as network streamer
Summary: W hile we are talking of things like India emerging as a brand magnet for hi-end audio, we feel that Arcam is one brand that did not get the mileage that it deserves. Very competent and with a great track record, Arcam has been a strong competition for top audio brands all across the world since its...
Summary: Fangen wir mit dem A19 an: Fürs Geld ein extrem guter Vollverstärker mit guter Ausstattung und sattem Klang. Wenn man ihn mit den ganzen kleinen Helferlein wie rPAC und rLink erweitert, wird er zu einer flexiblen Zentrale Ihrer Anlage.