Absolute Audio Vision is very pleased to announce 2 new CD players from Arcam are to be released in June 2008.

The CD17 and CD37 models will be available in Australia from mid June 2008. The CD37 is SACD 2 channel capable. They replace the existing CD73, CD192 and CD36 models.

CD37 CD/SACD player

As one of the few specialist companies in the world to have developed their own CD and DVD players from the ground up, Arcam enjoy a world wide reputation for music and movie playback. Having produced the world’s first true audiophile CD player in the late 1980s, Arcam CD and DVD players have gone on to set the standards by which competing players are judged. The new CD37, pictured above, is the company’s highest performing music player to date.

Using technology from the companies highly revered DVD players; the CD37 plays both CDs and SACD with astonishing musical reproduction. Digital to Analogue conversion is carried out by the very latest Wolfson 8741 DACs using pure DSD conversion unleashing the full resolution of SACD discs for with starling clarity.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI), which would normally mask fine details in similar players, is dramatically reduced using Arcam’s proprietary “Mask of Silence” strategy. The use of “Stealth Mat” (unique metal fibre matting) further diffuses EMI to ensure the every nuance of each recording is heard in its full glory.

The CD37’s power supply features two separate toroid transformers, one each for audio and digital circuits. The chassis itself features a damped “Sound Dead Steel” construction virtually eliminating mechanical influences on the electronics.

As part of Arcam’s FMJ line of high performance separates, the CD37 is an ideal partner for the new A38 integrated amplifier or C31 pre-amp and P38 power amp combination.

The CD37 is available in black or silver finish, and has an RRP of $1,198.

CD17 CD player

Arcam CD17 CD player

Since the introduction of its multi-award winning “Alpha” CD player of the late 1980s, the Arcam name has become synonymous with affordable HiFi of outstanding quality. In the intervening years Arcam’s CD playback technology has developed to a point that its players are often compete with considerably more expensive products. The CD17 is Arcam’s new entry level CD player and draws on a wealth of experience in the field.

The CD17 offers astonishing musical reproduction from CDs. The all important Digital to Analogue conversion is carried out by the very latest Wolfson 8741 DAC driven by an extremely accurate digital clock and audiophile grade supporting components.

Electromagnetic interference (EMI), which would normally mask fine details in similar players, is dramatically reduced using Arcam’s proprietary “Mask of Silence” technology. The use of “Stealth Mat” (unique metal fibre matting) further diffuses EMI to help reproduce every nuance of each recording.

The CD17s power supply uses a toroid transformer together with individually regulated supplies to digital, analogue and servo sections providing extremely stable power with minimal noise. Case construction uses a mix of aluminium and steel to reduce resonance and afford maximum electronic screening for the internal components.

The resulting sound quality ensures a truly thrilling insight even with complex recordings. As part of Arcam’s FMJ line of high performance separates, the CD17 is an ideal partner for the new A18 and A28 integrated amplifiers and is available in black or silver finish. for an RRP of $2,998.

Source: Absolute Audio Vision