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SOLD: Arcam A38 Integrated Amplifier

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Item Condition: Excellent Secondhand Condition
Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.
Suburb or Town: Lane Cove
State: NSW
Payment Method: Credit Cards, Bank Transfer, Cash, PayPal, ZipPay
Reason for selling: Retailer

Further information: A lovely  just traded A38 Integrated by Arcam with it's remote looking for a new home. Perhaps best known for it's output device technology which Arcam claimed 'practically eliminated thermal modulation of audio signals to ensure a truly dynamic and transparent reproduction'. The A38 offered a preamp design that used studio grade components which at the time of release exceeded many reviewer expectations and arguably raised the bar for specialist integrated amplifiers. At $800 its a compelling buy. 

Pre-amplifier section

> Very short audio signal path for cleanest possible sound
> No tone controls for lowest distortion and noise
> DC coupled using servo to remove any DC from input signals
> Burr Brown volume control + High quality Burr Brown op-amps in signal path
> Hermetically sealed reed relay input switching with immeasurable distortion and noise*
> Four-layer printed circuit boards allow control of power supply reduction of electrical noise
> Processor mode option for seamless integration with AV surround decoders
> Audiophile grade Stargate and Rubicon capacitors for signal transparency
> Optional single stage MM/MC phono preamp
Power amplifier features

> 105wpc continuous power output (8ohms, both channels driven) OR 200wpc continuous power output (4ohms, 1kHz, one channel driven)
> Fully discrete transistor power amp stages with temperature compensation
> Current feedback design ensuring wide bandwidth for high resolution audio
> Two pairs of individually selectable gold plated speaker outputs
> All DC coupled signal path for enhanced bass control
> All new thermal management for exceptional sonic stability
Power supply features

> Massive toroid mains transformer
> User switchable between 115v and 230v mains supplies
> Dual rectified power amp supplies for reduced ground noise
> Separate smoothing per channel to reduce crosstalk
> Independently rectified and regulated pre-amp power supplies
General Features

> Supplied with CR90 system remote control
> All gold plated input / output connectors
> Large, clear VFD dot matrix display
> Size – 430mm wide x 370mm x deep x 110mmhigh
> Weight 9.5kg





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