Audiophile Bluetooth streaming from Arcam rBlink

posted on Friday, 12th April 2013 by Steve May

Hi-fi  Network audio  Streaming  Audiophile 

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Arcam has introduced a high-performance DAC which promises audiophile grade streaming from Bluetooth equipped smartphones and portable devices. The diminutive unit utilises the latest low-noise BlueCore 7 chipset from Cambridge-based technology developer CSR, is aptX 380 kbps enabled and embraces familiar high-end audio techniques to ensure higher fidelity.

Part of Arcam's ongoing rSeries, the micro-DAC features a linear power supply, re-clocks and de-jitters all incoming signals and uses a credible TI PCM 5102 DAC to deliver the line level output. Arcam promises 30dB of extra headroom compared to regular Bluetooth. For installers, the rBlink means they can specify hi-fi grade Bluetooth streaming as part of any audio configuration able to accept a coaxial digital or phono stereo input. Build quality looks to be excellent; the component features a rugged aluminium case, with audio ouputs lined up on one side, the antenna, power input and pairing button on the other.

The device connects directly to an AV system or hi-fi and then pairs with a Bluetooth source. It automatically reconnects to any paired device in range. The rBlink retails for £160.

For more visit www.arcam.co.uk
Also read:
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Installers showcase: The Smart farm

 

   

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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