Exceptional Transparency and Detail
The Arcam A19 integrated amplifier will delight music lovers of all generations. It delivers exceptional transparency and detail with ultra-low level distortion. The A19 is perfect for anyone seeking reference level sound quality at a sensible price.
Featuring some of the latest thinking in high performance amplifier design, the A19 uses components and techniques normally found in Arcam's top-of-the-line products. The amplifier's design and performance have been refined and tuned to an exquisite degree. This focus on sound quality has led to an intelligent power supply design that also enables the amplifier to offer a flexible upgrade path. The power section of the A19 is design to be able to supply two of Arcam's class-leading r-Series products in addition to its main duties. This allows the A19 to become a digital hub for a whole range of digital connection upgrades that includes both wireless Bluetooth devices and USB sources.
High Quality Phono Stage On Board
While the world of music is increasingly a digital one, analog sources are not forgotten. The continued popularity of vinyl has led Arcam to equip the A19 with a new ultra-low noise moving magnet (MM) phono stage that allows you to enjoy your record collection all over again.
Don't have a turntable? Don't fret. The phono input isn't 'wasted.' Using a front panel control, you can switch the phono input to a line level input.
Line Level Connections
The A19 provides a system's worth of connectivity. It has six rear-panel RCA-type line level inputs plus a front-panel mini-plug auxiliary input that's perfect for you portable audio device. Also included are a preamplifier output and a record output.
High Performance Headphone Stage
While the use of high performance headphones has grown dramatically of late, little effort has been made to improve the headphone sections of the amplifiers that drive them. The A19 addresses this by employing a completely new circuit that can deliver a level of sound quality that will thrill even the most demanding listener.
Audiophile-grade Internal Components
The A19 is built to the same very high standards as the company's other FMJ series products. Arcam engineers have chosen every critical component using careful measurement and years of design experience. These audiophile grade components are designed into a circuit layout configuration that has been carefully optimized for the very best performance. The A19's audio circuits are combined with an ultra-low noise power supply built around a muscular toroidal transformer. These state-of-the-art electronics are encased in a resonance damped chassis which exudes quality and perfectly matches the sound quality of this outstanding Arcam amplifier.
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I recently replaced some aging separates with the A-19. Despite giving up 70 watts/channel, this amp never sounds strained in my modest size listening area. My rather forward sounding Paradigms are now more refined and produce and even larger soundstage, which I didnt think possible. The phono stage is also noticeably better than my recently sold component preamp. Highly recommended.
|- Loren Y, MI|