Arcam AVR360 A/V Receiver Specs

Specs
Audio Decoding:
Dolby: TrueHD, Plus, Digital, EX, Pro Logic IIx, Volume
DTS: DTS-HD MA, ES, 5.1, Neo: 6
Audyssey: No
Other:
3D: Yes
THX Certified: No
Number of Amp Channels: 7
Rated Power (Watts Per Channel): 75 watts into 8 ohms, 5 channels driven
Specified Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Video Processing: Genesis Torino
Auto Setup/Room EQ: Proprietary
Dimensions (W x H x D, Inches): 17 x 6.73 x 16.73
Weight (Pounds): 34.5
Price: $1,799

Connections
Inputs: Video: HDMI 1.4 (5), component video (3), S-video (4), composite video (4)
Audio: Coaxial digital (4), optical digital (2), stereo analog (6), 7.1-channel analog (1)
Additional: USB (1), Ethernet (1), AM (1), FM (1) Accessory: irDock (1),
Outputs: Video: HDMI 1.4 (1), component video (1), composite video (1)
Audio: Coaxial digital (1), optical digital (1), stereo analog (1), 7.1-channel preamp (1)
Additional: RS-232 (1), IR (2), 12-volt trigger (2)

Company Info
Arcam
(866) 916-4667
arcam.co.uk

COMPANY INFO
Arcam
(866) 916-4667
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mastermaybe's picture

sigh. Sorry, but this reeks of yet another canned "boutique" avr review.

You know the ones: generally AVR's priced at $2k+ (although this one's a bargain at $1800) that "feature" neutered connectivity, a scant number of (useful) features, handicapped useability/versatility and many times, poor to abysmal video processing ...all in the name of "better sound" and "real power".

Sheesh.

First, a "real" 75-100 watts and and an "overstated" 120 are really non-starters when you understand that you need the twice the power for 3 decibels of output. Sorry, that's just irrefutable, empirical science.

So then, it's beyond silly to start touting one avr over another for a handful of "honest watts".

Now, this "better/improved sound". Describe it for me. Can it be discerned through an ABX?

At this point, good luck proving/finding differences between D/A chips and properly operating solid state amplifiers running below clipping. They simply do not exist and the vast majority of serious hobbyists know it.

All we're really left with are room correction/EQ systems and all of them (that I've heard, anyway) are excellent with only slight variances that most would be hard-pressed to note, never mind dish out gobs of extra coin for- especially in lieu of the aforementioned benefits that so many (99+%) purchase one for in the first place. Perhaps that's one of the reasons so many of these outfits are suffering so deeply or have disappeared altogether.

Go figure.

I truly wish these Arcams, NADs, Anthems, etc would be fairly judged against the Onkyo, Denons, and Yamahas of the AV world, but I realize it will never happen.

Like those praising the virtues of $10,000 speaker cable, there will always exist a faction within this hobby (although thankfully, most times, to much less foolish lengths) that will perpetually- albeit clandestinely- correlate a product's quality to not only its price tag, but worse, the "uniqueness" of its logo. And that's a real shame for the serious enthusiast, but worse still for the casual A/V joe six-pack who can easily be terribly misled by such nonsense.

double sigh.

smackbomb's picture

You must not come from an audiophile background. I can tell you this. I plugged in the Arcam in the bedroom, with terrible old speakers and a lame bluray player, and closed the cabinet. That night, I put on a show, and my wife looked up from her book and said "What did you do?" After a KEF living room upgrade, she has been very touchy about me spending money. In 30 seconds, my 'as far from audio quality conscious as you can get' wife realized that there was something different. Once she found out I got it used and at a deal too, she was less mad and readily admitted that it sounded loads better than a high end harman Kardon it replaced. The quality is there, you just have to experience it.

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