ARCAM DVD Players

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  1. GFS AV

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    I read in a review a few months back that ARCAM players tend to operate with quite a lot of mechanism noise. Is this true? I would expect a company this highly regarded to have nice, quiet components to match their well built units.

    Is what I have read a load of rubbish?

    Also, can any ARCAM CD player owners let me know their experiences in terms of build quality.

    Thanks.
     
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    no they don't.

    Tried players like pioneer 717, pioneer 470; pioneer 757, Denon 2900, and the Arcam player i have now (27A) doesn't have more noise than the others, at least i can hear no noise on it (neither on the others) apart when you load a DVD/CD...

    Missing anything?
     
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    I agree with mutley. I've had 2 Arcam DVD players - DV27 & DV29 and neither of them could/can be heard when playing a disc, and I only sit about 4 feet from the player.

    As for Arcam CD players. I owned a CD73 until recently and found the build quality to be very good.

    Mark.
     
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    I have the ARCAM DV88. In the beginning these machines did suffer rom some noise when playing DVD's...I sent it back to ARCAM who upgraded the DVD drive and now everything is fine.
    It was a minor problem on some early DV88's that Arcam seemed to happily rectify (as well as upgrading most other things inside the machine too to the latest spec)....I have now had the maching for about 3 years without problem..
     
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    I've got a DV89 and have no complaints on the noise front, and have no complaints with the build quality either.

    All-in-all I'm happy...
     
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    I've got a DV79 and it's extremely quiet.
     
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    My dv78 is a little noisy in operation.Doesn't bother me as i use headphones most of the time.
     
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    I have a few ARCAM goodies in my list, and the DV29 and CD72 are very quiet. And both with extremly good build quality, especially the FMJ DV29 I have.

    If you are looking for a lot more reviews, best to repost or get this thread moved to the ARCAM specific forum.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    In addition to changing the drives, Arcam also fitted a "hush" kit retrospectively to some of the early 88s to reduce the mechanical vibration - I'd contact Arcam CS with the serial number of any noisy machine and see what they say is available.
     

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