January 27, 2012 – Erikson Consumer, the consumer electronics division of Jam Industries located in Baie D’Urfé, Quebec, and Arcam are pleased to announce the addition of five new Digital-to-Analog Converters to their line-up.
“One of the categories showing tremendous growth in our market is DACs so we’re extremely excited that Arcam has bolstered their line-up with 5 new DACs addressing new ways of improving how we listen to digital media,” says Kevin Main, Sales Director of American Audio and Video.
The rPAC is a USB powered DAC and headphone amplifier designed to dramatically improve the performance of PC and MAC computers. Using a digital to analog converter chipset normally found in very high end HiFi components and Arcam’s world-class audio circuitry, the rPAC takes audio files stored on a MAC or PC and converts them into beautiful music with stunning clarity and precision. Its USB power system means no “wall wart” PSU is needed 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. It arrives in Canada next month for $259.
The rLink is an affordable, discreet and easy way to upgrade the sound quality of almost any digital audio source. When the rLink is connected between the digital output of an audio device and a high quality audio system your music benefits from Arcam’s superior digital to analog conversion bringing improvements in resolution, realism and a greater musical enjoyment while retaining the full functionality of your favorite devices. The rLink is the perfect upgrade for set-top boxes, media streamers, game stations and computers. It also offers a simple and effective upgrade for older CD players, DAB radio tuners and a whole host of other digital audio devices. The rLink will launch in March for $259.
Streaming high quality music from your favorite mobile device is now easy with the rBlink Bluetooth audio converter. Using the APT-X transmission system, the rBlink allows any Bluetooth equipped music device to quickly and easily send music straight to a HiFi system with stunning quality. The rBlink uses a high-end PCM 5102 DAC to convert music to a line level output ready for connection to a whole host of audio systems. Installation is easy with a simple pairing system for new devices. The rBlink comes housed in a stylish yet rugged cast aluminum case and is small and discreet enough to sit proudly next to your HiFi system just getting on with the job of delivering great music. It ships in April for $259.
The drDock pushes the performance boundaries even further offering greater connectivity, wider compatibility and even better sound through a direct digital connection to the docked device. Thanks to an ingenious new shape the drDock is able to accommodate iPads as well as iPods and iPhones allowing an even wider range of apps and services to benefit from Arcam’s legendary sound quality. The drDocks talents aren’t just limited to audio. Video outputs are also available in HDMI or composite formats allowing you to playback your favorite films and TV programs directly to your home TV. The drDock comes with its own IR remote handset but can also be controlled by the Arcam Solo neo music system and many Arcam AV amps via their remotes too. The drDock’s USB connection also allows both syncing and charging of your device while connected to a PC or Mac. It will retail for $319 in March.
All these DACs are built in a discreet cast aluminum case and supplied with a full compliment of connection cables and accessories so they can be ready to play your favorite music in minutes.
Priced at $3,299 and available this month isArcam’s no-holds-barred FMJ D33 Digital to Analog Converter. The D33 has a full suite of input jacks, including asynchronous USB, dual coaxial and optical audio, and professional AES/EBU connectors. It employs dual audiophile-grade 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DAC ICs, for support of ultra-high-resolution digital music files. Jitter is said to be in the low picoseconds, essentially non-existent. Other refinements include twin toroidal power transformers, premium four-layer circuit boards, and a heavy resonance-free chassis.
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