Arcam A15 Integrated Amplifier
It was way back in the mid 1970s when Doug Brady showcased the first amplifier from A&R Cambridge (as the company was then know) the A60 which featured in many of our magazine adverts. Since then Arcam has produced many well regarded amplifiers, so the new Arcam A15 has a lot to live up to.
Like the more afordable A5 the A15 retains the signature Arcam sound, full-bodied and smooth but with more power, delivering a sound of greater clarity, scale and precision.
- ARCAM Class AB amplification - provides brilliant musicality
- 80W per channel (8 ohms) - powers loudspeakers with dynamics.
- Bluetooth with aptX™Adaptive Technology - for the best sound with the most convenience
- Specially selected components and materials - to deliver on sound quality
- Wired or Wireless Headphones - connect your headphones for quiet listening with, or without wires
- All new Radia design - Purposeful yet playful
- MM phono stage - ready for Turntables
- Hi-Res Digital Audio Inputs
- Plastic Free Packaging - for easy disposal of natural materials
The Arcam A15 uses a powerful, 80 watt amplifier to make all types of music sound effortless and intensive. For even greater appeal, the amp has a wide range of analogue, digital and wireless HD connectivity, making it easy to include all your music sources. But that’s not all. Stunning new aesthetics make this amp stand out from the crowd, with a striking design that shines above its rivals.
The power to please
Boasting 60% more power than the A5 model, Arcam’s A15 takes music dynamics to the next level. The increased power makes the A15 more suitable for larger spaces and less efficient speakers. As well as sustaining higher volume levels, the A15 also delivers a deeper, richer sound at all volume levels.
Perfectly balanced sound
Painstakingly developed, the Arcam A15 features a highly optimised Class AB amplifier. With new components and materials, the sound quality is cleaner and more precise, while still retaining the smooth and richly detailed sonic signature that has made Arcam so popular over the past decades. As well as delivering more power than the A5 model, the A15 also produces lower distortion, giving you a more natural and true-to-life sound.
A treat for your turntable
Much more than just a box-ticking exercise, the Arcam A15’s built-in phono stage makes a top quality connection for your turntable. Suited to turntables with MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges, the high spec phono stage draws a deep seam of information from your vinyl, letting you hear subtle details from the music that might previously have been missed.
Stream from your smartphone in Hi-Res audio
For simple yet high quality music streaming, the A15 features Bluetooth with Qualcomm AptX Adaptive technology. When used with a compatible source device, this delivers up to 24-bit Hi-Res music streaming, giving you better than CD-quality, from a wireless connection.
Connect your headphones – Bluetooth or wired
The A15 welcomes all types of headphones, however they connect. Two-way Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair the amp with your Bluetooth headphones, giving you the freedom of movement that only wireless connectivity brings. Alternatively, the A15 also has a facia-mounted headphone socket for any type of wired headphones.
Connect all your digital and analogue sources
Featuring a built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the A15 effortlessly connects with your digital audio sources. Two coaxial and one optical input let you connect your TV, games console and digital music source. Coming from a top quality brand, the ESS DAC maximises your digital music’s full potential and should provide a boost in sound quality over using the analogue inputs. For analogue sources, however, such as an FM tuner, there are also three RCA phono inputs.
Sleek new style
As part of Arcam’s Radia series, the A15 looks slicker than any previous Arcam amp. With just two dials and subtle illumination, the amp strikes the perfect balance in catching the eye without distracting from the sound. The all-aluminium casing includes the volume and input dials, giving a high quality look and feel. A compact remote control is also included.
Continuous power output (0.5% THD), per channel
2 channels driven, 20Hz - 20kHz, 8Ω 80W
2 channels driven, 1kHz, 4Ω 120W
Harmonic distortion, 80% power, 8Ω at 1kHz 0.002%
Number of inputs 3 (RCA pairs)
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 1V input) 106dB
Frequency response 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
Phono (MM) Input
Input impedance 47kΩ + 100pF
Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) 20Hz—20kHz ± 1dB
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
Supported Sample Rates (kHz)
Coaxial (RCA) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1
Optical (Toslink) 192, 176.4, 96, 88.2, 48, 44.1
Bit depths (bit) 24, 16
Frequency response (fi lter 1) 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, ref. 50W, 0dBFS) 109dB
Maximum output level (RMS) into 32Ω/300Ω 2.5V/5Vrms
Load range 16Ω - 2kΩ
Mains voltage 100V or 110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz
Power consumption (maximum) 500W
Power consumption (standby) <0.5W
Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet) 431 x 344 x 98mm
Weight (net) 10kg
Weight (packed) 13kg
Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries
Quick Start Guide
Important Safety Instructions