Arcam AVR30
Arcam AVR30
Arcam AVR30

Arcam AVR30: Powerful AV receiver with 7 inputs and 3 outputs

At the moment, the 7.1-channel Arcam AVR30 is the most powerful model in the updated Arcam series of AV receivers. The device supports Dolby Atmos 3D audio format (5.1.2-channel configuration), but can also operate in 7.1.4-channel mode, which requires an additional 4-channel power amplifier or a pair of 2-channel speakers. Declared support for the DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced codec. Audiophile listening is optimized with full 16-channel Dirac calibration on board, as well as easy streaming from your mobile device using the standard app, your choice of Apple Airplay2 or Google Chromecast.

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A volume control knob is installed on the left side of the front panel of the case. To the right is the VF display. Below the volume attenuator there are buttons that allow you to go to the menu, select a source, activate Direct mode to obtain reliable stereo sound, etc. On the left side of the panel there is a 3.5 mm headphone output and a line input (Aux, 3.5 mm).

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The receiver’s power supply is equipped with a large toroidal transformer. The amplification stages operate in G-class, which is more efficient than class AB, as it uses a controlled power supply. Provides power of 7 x 100 W (8 ohms). The speakers are automatically calibrated by the Dirac Live system, which allows you to make the most precise settings using computer software.

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The Arcam AVR30 model is equipped with an Ethernet port for connecting to a local network to play files in compressed and lossless formats from PC, Mac or UPnP server libraries. There is support for web services vTuner (Internet radio) and Spotify. To control the receiver, you can use not only the remote control, but also the network (IP control), as well as iOS devices with the MusicLife application.

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Arcam AVR30 received 7 inputs and 3 outputs of  HDMI (version 2.0a). HDCP 2.2 technology is supported, allowing you to play video content in Ultra HD resolution, which is protected from copying. One of the HDMI ports supports the MHL function for broadcasting high-definition video from mobile devices. The device has a 7.2.4-channel Pre Out, as well as a sufficient number of linear and digital inputs. There is a USB input for playing audio from external drives (with the ability to recharge). There are trigger connectors, IR sockets, RS-232 interface, etc. Seven pairs of screw terminals are used to connect speakers.

Characteristics Arcam AVR30

Number of processor channels 16.1
Number of amplification channels 7
Output power 100 W per channel (8 Ohms, 0.2% THD, all channels work), 180 W per channel (4 Ohms, 0.2% THD, all channels work)
Input sensitivity/impedance 1, 2, 4 V/47 kOhm (custom setting)
Frequency range 20 Hz – 20 kHz S
/N ratio 110 dB (Direct)
Built-in decoders (main) Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D, DTS Neural:X, Auro-3D, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Auto-calibration system Dirac Live
Bluetooth yes
AirPlay 2 support yes
Chromecast support yes
Direct mode yes
Crossover frequency adjustment yes
Upscaling to 4K UltraHD yes, for digital and analogue video signals
7 HDMI inputs with support for 4K Ultra HD/60 Hz, HDR10+, HGL, Dolby Vision and Dynamic HDR, 2 optical, 4 coaxial, 7 linear (one on the front panel)
Outputs 3 HDMI, optical, to subwoofers, Pre-Out output from the processor (16 channels), linear, to the second zone, to headphones Speaker
outputs 7 pairs of screw terminals
Other switching Ethernet, RS232, 2 trigger outputs, 2 inputs for IR sensors, USB for software update , sockets for FM and Wi-Fi antennas
Power consumption 340 W, 0.1 W in Standby mode
Dimensions (WxHxD) 433x171x425 mm
Weight 18.1 kg

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