"Best in Show" Sound & Vision Bristol Show 2012
"The rPAC Will Transform Whatever You Pump Through It"
Get superior Arcam sound in a small package with the rPAC. It's a USB-powered DAC and headphone amplifier that will dramatically improve the audio performance of PC and Mac computers. Simple to connect, easy to transport, and delightful to use, the rPAC is the most effective sonic upgrade for your computer you could possibly imagine.
Plug in your headphones and you'll experience a level of sonic clarity far removed from the grainy, lifeless noise your computer usually serves up. Simply put, the rPAC plays music.
"Rest assured that the rPAC will transform whatever you pump through it, regardless of genre," reports Riyad Emeran in hisITProPortal review for April 25, 2012. "It's hard to convey just how much this little black box will increase your listening pleasure…"
The rPac won a "Best in Show" designation at the Sound & Vision Bristol Show 2012. "Easy to carry around to boot, the rPAC is the last word in effective audio computer upgrade kit," notes Stuart Pritchard in his April 16, 2012 review for England's SVI SoundVisionInstall.
High-Resolution 24-bit, 96 kHz DAC
Combining a TI PCM5102 24-bit, 96 kHz-capable DAC normally found in very high end hi-fi components and Arcam’s world-class audio circuitry, the rPAC takes audio files stored on a MAC or PC and delivers converts them into beautiful music with stunning clarity and precision. It supports sample rates of 44.1 kHz, 48kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz.
The USB power system means no 'wall wart' external power supply or batteries are needed. The line level output and headphone output allows you to share the musical enjoyment with friends or keep it all to yourself.
Thanks to its small size, the rPAC will sit discreetly beside any desktop or laptop computer and is constructed using a durable, precision cast aluminum case. Two button on top of the case let you raise or lower headphone volume or mute the signal. Designed for music lovers everywhere, the rPAC is ideal for the home, office, or on the road.
No Drivers or Software Required
No additional drivers or software are needed for your PC or Mac. The rPAC is plug-and-play all the way. Arcam even includes USB and RCA cables, though we recommend upgrading to audiophile cables to get the best performance.
"Rest assured that the rPAC will transform whatever you pump through it, regardless of genre. It's like some arcane, black magic box that performs mysterious miracles - you might not know how it does it, but you'll be very pleased that it does."
"If you regularly listen to music via your computer, you want an Arcam rPAC, it's that simple. It's hard to convey just how much this little black box will increase your listening pleasure…"
- Riyad Emeran, ITProPortal, April 25, 2012
"A nifty little device and some nifty little thinking came in the shape of Arcam’s cunning new headphone solution, the rPAC."
"The USB power system frees you up from PSU reliance and the choice of line level output or headphones socket allows you to share the musical enjoyment with friends or keep it all to yourself, if that’s your nature. Easy to carry around to boot, the rPAC is the last word in effective audio computer upgrade kit."
- Stuart Pritchard, SVI SoundVisionInstall, April 16, 2012