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Arcam rPlay Wi-Fi Streaming DAC Announced

With DTS Play-Fi / AirPlay / UPnP

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM


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    Arcam rPlay Wi-Fi Streaming DAC Announced
    The rPlay is the latest addition to Arcam's extensive rSeries and adds network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system.
    Using DTS PlayFi, Apple Airplay and UPnP enabled music sources this up there as one of the most comprehensive streaming solutions in its (£399) price category

    DTS Play-Fi supports high resolution audio (24bit/192kHz) from a wired network and enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming from the most popular music services including Amazon Prime Music, Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, Pandora, Spotify and Tidal as well as thousands of internet stations.

    Beginning in early 2017, users will be able to use an Alexa-enabled device, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV, to play and control music on one or more DTS Play-Fi enabled devices in the home, regardless of brand.

    The rPlay uses a layout optimised for low noise and minimum distortion; the four-layer PCB design maximises the quality of the ground plane in order to further reduce interference between components. Multiple low noise individually regulated power supplies deliver the cleanest signal to the audiophile quality output stage. As well as a fixed line level analogue output, the rPlay also features a variable analogue output which uses the same expensive volume control as the A49 flagship amplifier.

    Key Features

    - Add DTS PlayFi, Apple AirPlay & UPnP to any system

    - Free DTS PlayFi app available for iOS & Android

    - Free Arcam MusicLife app for UPnP music streaming from PC/Mac and NAS Drive

    - 24 bit / 192 kHz resolution

    - Class leading quality fixed & variable analogue outputs

    - SPDIF output for external DACs / AVRs etc

    - Arcam High-end audio circuitry throughout


    The rPlay is a true multi-room product, says Arcam, the number of zones is only limited by the ability of your network . The rPlay works over standard Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Powerline networks and can be operated by multiple users, simultaneously. The rPlay is fitted with fixed and variable outputs. The rPlay also features an SPDIF output that can be connected directly to products with digital inputs such.

    The rPlay should be available from late February 2017.

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