Arcam FMJ27 - DVDA/SACD When? Ever?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Mark Ward, Feb 5, 2002.

Tags:
  1. Mark Ward

    Mark Ward
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    1,815
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +18
    Has anyone heard/read any more regarding Hi-Res Audio upgrades for the FMJ27?

    I'm getting an itchy wallet hearing from my pals who have DVD-A and/or SACD.

    I'm beginning to wonder whether we'll ever see the DVD-A upgrade boards.

    Mark.
     
  2. Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mark..
    The FMJ27 is worth buying purely on Video performance...
    As the software for DVD audio / SACD is not exactly falling off the shelves, it's a bit of a tricky situation to weigh up!...
    How many DVD audio titles have you seen down your local AV store?????
    By all accounts, ARCAM seem to have upgrades in the pipeline
    for this type of software compatibility........
    I've heard Pioneer have a player that will soon be the king of
    the Hybrids.......'Does the lot'.......Although, ARCAM's reputation of sound quality is hard to ignore...
    I don't envy your choice!!!!!!!

    Adzman...
     
  3. Mark Ward

    Mark Ward
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    1,815
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    Kent
    Ratings:
    +18
    It has occurred to me that I could look for a separate SACD/DVD-A Player, but I feel that the extra mile in the FMJ27 would be far superior/cost effective against starting again with another player for audio.

    I share you view regarding Arcam as a company, I can't fault them. I'd also like to see the produce a surround processor (tag/lex/meridian equiv.) that I could lust after. I like to support companies that give such great customer service.

    I'm a Kef/Arcam man by heart so I feel quite at home on these forums.
     
  4. ReTrO

    ReTrO
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2000
    Messages:
    3,507
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    High Wycombe, Bucks, UK
    Ratings:
    +59
    If the DV88/DV27 does go multichannel it will be DVD-A only. This is because the mech used (or something like that) will not work with SACD's. But that's no real drag.

    I wouldn't expect it until at least mid 2002, probably come Q3/4 at the earliest.
     
  5. Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Mark..
    Get ready to lust over Arcam's up-and-coming surround proc & power amp combo!........
    It'll compliment the FMJ range....and is rumoured to be a rather spiffing piece of equipment!!!!!.....
    If you can't afford Lexicon / Meridian, then i reckon these beauties will be up there competing & fighting it out with the TAG combo.........
    It'll be interesting!!!!!

    Adzman
     
  6. Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0

Share This Page

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice