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Arcam say they've solved Bluetooth Music Streaming with rBlink DAC

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And they don't think others will catch them up

Arcam are the first manufacturer to use the new-generation high-performance Bluetooth chipset from Cambridge UK neighbours CSR and have used the new technology to make a Streaming DAC that, they claim, at last delivers seriously good Hi-Fi sound over Bluetooth.

Arcam says the rBlink 'totally restates' the performance possible from Bluetooth and opens up Hi-Fi quality music streaming to millions of Android phone owners, iPhone/Pad/Pod users and even people with old Nokia and Motorola phones, not to mention most modern laptops and nearly all tablets.

According to Arcam, the rBlink delivers 30db extra headroom over normal Bluetooth and massively lower distortion. It's apt-X enabled and using digital techniques, the signal is re-clocked and de-jittered, then fed into a high-end DAC.

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Arcam reckons they are way ahead of the competition, others will follow but are unlikely to apply the audio engineering smarts that Arcam have.

The rBlink Bluetooth DAC is intended for use with any music carrying Bluetooth device. Pair it with a smartphone, tablet or laptop and it will receive digital audio signals wirelessly and then output line-level analog audio through its stereo phono sockets.

It's available this month priced at £160 from the rShop
 

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