Arcam DVD-A board ... it's real !!


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For those that didn't make it ...

I had a listen to the DVD-A board upgrade for the DV88+/FMJDV27 at the Glasgow AV/HiFi show today ... very impressed ;-)

The board has a conventional 6 x RCA phono outputs ... can be used in stereo or 6-channel output modes ... the 96Khz stereo sounds fantastic ... the 6-channel is very good but obviously much more dependent on the original mastering/mixing for best effect ...

Setup was with new FMJ AV8 pre-processor in THX Ultra II / 7.1 mode with the 7-channel FMJ P7 power amp into a Snell & Wilson speaker setup with a twin-driver sub the size of a domestic fridge !! Dvd was put through a SIM 2 projector and the wide variety of material was seen and heard to best effect ... (room/display was setup by Stereo-Stereo and our/their very own Gordon (Convergent AV) ... well done guys

Also managed to have a chat with John Dawson of Arcam (who also gave a great presentation on display setup) and advised that us DV27 owners should be able to give our players a New Year DVD-A treat ... it'll be well worth it !!


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Excellent news.

Was there any indication of price or user/dealer installation?

What about the new Zoran chipset card being used in the DV88+ ?


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The upgrade will be dealer/arcam installed and as John D has already said will comprise a new chipset in order to be able to take the dvd-a upgrade ...

Didn't get a chance to see the Diva '89' in action as a vanilla dv27 was providing the video source for the demo ... boy did it look good on a 10' screen !!

John/Arcam will give prices nearer the date of availability ...



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