Arcam’s compact Solo Mini

Building on the success of Arcam’s Solo the Solo Mini takes modern trends to their extremes and brings us a sleeker, smaller Solo that even manages to slim the price tag down to a respectable £650 sans speakers.

This miniturised version of the Solo retains all the performance of its bigger brother and sacrifices just a little loudness whilst being still powerful enough to fill a good sized room for a party or serious music listening.

The Arcam Solo Mini packs the CD player, amplifier, DAB radio and iPod/mp3/USB device support into its single compact aluminium faced box. Everything is accessible via a simply and intuitive operating system and controls have been cleverly placed along the top front edge. There’s even a clock radio with wake to CD or Radio functionality. All this audio goodness is delivered via the 25 watt per channel amplifier.

As a product of Arcam’s 30 years Hi-fi experience and with a re-assuring price tag the Solo Mini is set to impress style and space conscious audiophiles in March 2008.

General

  • matching MUSO speakers available
  • all metal casework with aluminium fascia and lid
  • clear dot matrix display with easy-to-read text
  • simple intuitive operating system – elegant system handset
  • clock with four alarms – wake up to CD or radio
  • size 230 x 350 x 90 – weight 4kg nett

CD player

  • CD text, CD-R, CD-RW. WMA, MP3
  • 24-bit Wolfson DAC with low jitter crystal clock
  • audio outputs and DAC topology from range topping DV139
  • convenient slot-loading CD operation

Radio tuner

  • high sensitivity integrated DAB/FM/AM or FM/AM tuner
  • 30x PM, 30x AM, 10x DAB presets
  • separate antenna’s and antenna inputs for DAB/FM/AM

Mobile music devices

  • full iPod integration using Arcam rDock / rLead
  • front panel USB input for portable music players
  • USB playback of MP3 and WMA files with text display

Power amplifiers

  • 25w RMS into 8ohms continuous power output
  • passive fanless cooling system
  • full size speaker binding posts
  • toroid transformer based power amp supply
  • eleven independently regulated power supplies

Preamplifier

  • five line level inputs plus record output
  • preamplifier output for external power amps
  • front panel mini jack input for MP3 players or games consoles
  • front panel headphones mini jack
  • infrared jack output to control other sources
  • full bass and treble controls

Custom installation

  • rear panel RS232 input for function control and software update
  • infrared output jack to control other sources
  • discrete IR codes for toggled commands (standby, mute, etc.)