The ARC was designed to bridge the gap between high-end sound quality and the world of digital music. This ultra-compact system provides high-resolution USB audio and high quality aptX Bluetooth audio for an astonishingly detailed sound. Fully integrated with the latest in class-D amplifier technology, the ARC is a complete high-end digital audio system. For a great listening experience and immersive sound, all you need is a set of speakers and the ARC. Done.
The ARC will bring out the fine detail in your music. You'll want to listen to your entire collection again. With it's built-in high resolution DAC, the Arc will deliver 192 kHz, 24 bit professional quality audio.
First and foremost, the ARC was designed with only the best sound quality in mind. The ARC delivers amazing sound, superb balance, great tone and detailed imaging. With precise sound staging and phase correctness, the ARC offers an absolutely startling presence. Designed for an expansive musical experience, the ARC provides full-audio-spectrum sound quality for all of your music.
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With the ARC, you can use most speakers available today. The ARC will provide up to 170W of power into a pair of 4-ohm or 120W into 8-ohm speakers. Accordingly, the ARC can provide the distinctive sound quality that was only achievable with large, high-end systems.
The ARC is a game-changer in the well established HiFi world, altering every perspective by supplanting the need for equipment typically used today. Adjusting to the modern taste of the compact and digital world, the ARC delivers high performance for a moderate price.
The ARC is revolutionary in that it allows Bluetooth audio wireless streaming from any digital device directly to almost any speaker system. Small and easy to use, all that is needed is a pair of speakers and the ARC.
With the integrated Bluetooth audio wireless connection, the ARC works autonomously with a set of speakers and a smart phone or can be hooked up to a computer via USB.
The Arc will automatically switch between USB audio and Bluetooth when connected to a smartphone, no software needed. (For Windows users, a driver is provided for USB 2.0, but the Arc can work as a USB 1.0 device without drivers.)
For many music lovers, a good HiFi setup is not an option simply because of the size and price of typical HiFi associated products. But with the ARC, you can have an affordable high-quality sound system that brings you great sound quality all while being small, lightweight and powerful.
The ARC is not just another HiFi amplifier, but possibly the first in line of a new generation of digital amplifiers. We call it “The next generation of digital amps.” It's the first compact, all digital HiFi system with sound quality comparable to large sound systems.
- Fully-integrated amplifier system;
- Amplification provided by the latest in Class-D amplifier technology;
- USB Audio 2.0 and Bluetooth aptX Audio connections;
- Professional audio sound quality, 24-bit resolution, sampling rates up to 192 kHz;
- Bluetooth connection provides CD-quality connection via aptX;
- Superior to comparable digital connections available in audio devices today.
Although the ARC performs very well on its own, it is possible to customize the sound to your own personal taste with the free and optional ARC App. The ARC App allows for optimal sound control and is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play™.
Both Robert and Gabriel were avidly seeking a device that could stream their digital music yet still deliver the sound quality they were accustomed to. As their search proved fruitless, they started to develop a device on their own. The result is the ARC, a simple, compact and easy-to-use custom Class-D digital receiver and amplifier which has the capacity to receive a digital music stream via Bluetooth or USB and deliver the sound quality that music enthusiasts expect.
The need: A small, easy to use, wireless solution for a desktop amplifier that can provide sound quality for digitally streamed music with the capacity to satisfy all the needs of the HiFi audio enthusiast.
- Desktop amplifier: streams with USB 2.0 connection;
- Wireless: streams with Bluetooth aptX from any digital device;
- Sound quality: connects to most HiFi speakers, therefore bringing you quality sound and the freedom to use the speakers you choose. Most 8-ohm or 4-ohm speakers, 2.0 or 2.1 HiFi system;
- Ultra-compact footprint: no larger than a book, can be placed anywhere;
- Easy to use: just connect to your speakers.
Robert always has been interested in building high-end stereo systems, however being an engineer, his definition of “building a system” isn't putting stereo components together like most people. When he builds a system he literally builds it from scratch, from soldering together bare circuit boards to drilling holes and machining the enclosure that will house the electronics. One of his latest projects was a very nice HiFi stereo amplifier with all the bells and whistles you would usually expect: an AM/FM tuner, tone control, multiple inputs, etc. The amplifier came out great, but he came to realize that all he ever did with it was stream music to it via an iPad using a Bluetooth receiver that he built in. At that point he realized that all he really needed was a digital input for his sound system, everything else was superfluous. He decided to take this idea to the extreme and build a system that would be very compact and minimalist but would still satisfy all the needs of the HiFi audio enthusiast. The ARC was born.
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