Arcam Introduces Flagship Receiver

May 31, 2006

Arcam AVR350Arcam has introduced the latest addition to their already solid, DiVA product range. The AVR350 surround receiver with dual HDMI inputs and Burr-Brown digital to analog converters, offers features and specifications such as:

• 2-way HDMI switching
• 7 x 100 watts per channel continuous power output (all channels driven)
• Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, DTS 24/96 & Dolby Pro logic IIx decoding
• HDTV compatible component / RGB switching
• Composite and S-video up conversion to component or RGB
• Second zone output with audio and video

It’s nice to see HDMI support making its way into more surround receivers but we’ve still got a ways to go before it’s as commonplace as component inputs, HDMI support by and large is still relegated to the upper-end of many manufacturers product ranges.

Arcam for those who may be unfamiliar with the line, focuses on performance above bells and whistles. Having worked in an Arcam dealership years ago I can personally attest to lines solid performance. The AVR350 retails for $2499.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Surround Sound


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    Addex I’m totally with you, but think about it this way for a second.

    Microsoft doesn’t think we need HDMI on a game system at all, Sony is willing to give us one but they’ll charge dearly for it.

    HDMI just doesn’t seem to be a huge priority with a lot of manufacturers at the moment. That is unless they absolutely have to add one for their product to work.

    Like I said I’m totally with you and I could use 3 HDMI inputs right now, but I have to wonder if you and I aren’t slightly atypical of the customers these manufacturers are aiming for.

  • B.Greenway

    Addex I’m totally with you, but think about it this way for a second.

    Microsoft doesn’t think we need HDMI on a game system at all, Sony is willing to give us one but they’ll charge dearly for it.

    HDMI just doesn’t seem to be a huge priority with a lot of manufacturers at the moment. That is unless they absolutely have to add one for their product to work.

    Like I said I’m totally with you and I could use 3 HDMI inputs right now, but I have to wonder if you and I aren’t slightly atypical of the customers these manufacturers are aiming for.

  • Addex

    Like your site. It’s good that HDMI comes to Receivers but we need more than 2 inputs! Give me 4 or more. 1. STB 2. DVD 3. PS3/game 4. HD Cam or Aux.

  • Addex

    Like your site. It’s good that HDMI comes to Receivers but we need more than 2 inputs! Give me 4 or more. 1. STB 2. DVD 3. PS3/game 4. HD Cam or Aux.