The renowned British hi-fi brand launches this new product line mainly aimed at a young audience, lovers of good sound.
Composed of three amplifiers, a CD player, and a high-resolution player, it stands out for its commitment to a modern, distinctive design and the most advanced technology.
Magnetrón, a company specializing in distributing and marketing sound equipment and solutions, has just presented the new Arcam family: Radia.
A series of products committed to a new industrial design, advanced technologies, and affordable prices are critical points of the new marketing strategy the company has carried out to reach a young audience enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound.
“When we set out to create the Radia series, there were several technical innovations we wanted to incorporate into the product,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director of Product Strategy and Planning at HARMAN Luxury Audio. of the range of amplifiers we have created.” Garrett adds: “In addition to a sleek new design that will define ARCAM’s image for years to come, with the Radia family, we aim to renew our focus on performance by incorporating the latest audio technologies. Thus, the solutions surpass any of our previously presented proposals to delight today’s audio enthusiasts, especially the youngest ones looking to get a luxury audio system at a reasonable price.
A careful, elegant, and attractive design
In this way, the products that make up the Radia family provide a symmetrical and subtle design that is visible thanks to their aluminum casings. They offer seamless fronts, redesigned buttons, soft lighting effects, and a smooth, matte black surface in which Radia’s new distinctive yellow flashes stand out, thus giving rise to a feeling of power and elegance.
Even at the top, the ventilation openings have been cleverly hidden within a pattern of dynamic lines, ensuring a seamless look.
And already, at the rear, there is a connector protector reminiscent of the ornate rear diffusers found on high-end cars, effectively hiding the unsightly connectors. Additionally, to ensure optimal user interaction, the redesigned knobs are elegantly shaped and finished in satin black with a fingerprint-concealing texture.
Amplify the sound
ARCAM has equipped the new Radia amplifiers with aptX® Adaptive Bluetooth technology, internal antennas, digital inputs, and the firm’s signature MM phono stage.
Specifically, its A5 2 x 50 W and A15 2 x 100 W Class AB amplifiers include new digital technology based on the ESS ES9018 DAC. The A25 2x100W Class G amplifier also features the ESS ES9280AQ DAC, adding USB-C inputs, LED-illuminated highlights, and an OLED display seamlessly integrated into the front panel.
Play the sound
The ST5 music player has an internal Wi-Fi antenna and is compatible with an extensive list of music services including Amazon Music Unlimited, Qobuz, Tidal Connect, and Spotify Connect, as well as radio online and podcasts. For its part, it supports MQA, Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay2, and Roon.
Meanwhile, the CD5 player can read CDs, CD-R, and CD-RW, as well as transmit content from USB sources, and has support for FLAC, WAV, and MP3 formats.
Finally, the ST5 and CD5 players have an ESS ES9018 DAC and provide a 24 bits/192 kHz resolution.