- Dolby Atmos, IMAX Enhanced, Auro-3D & DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding
- 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2
- 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, eARC compatible
- Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction
- ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC
- 16 channel pro-grade XLR outputs
- 16 channel single-ended RCA outputs
- Pairs with PA240, PA720, and PA410 power amplifiers
- Wifi / Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
- Google Cast/UPnP capability for streaming audio
- Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app
What is it?
The AV40 is a high-performance audio/visual processor that delivers stunning realism for the ultimate home cinema experience. With an impressive 16-channels of surround sound processing and featuring all the latest CODECs from Dolby, DTS, Auro-3D and IMAX Enhanced, the AV40 exemplifies sound quality and engineering excellence.
The AV40 boasts XLR balanced outputs for every channel to deliver the highest quality analogue connection to power amplifiers.
Audiophile listening experiences are optimised with full 16-channel Dirac calibration on board as well as simple streaming with a mobile device using the native app of choice via Apple AirPlay2 or Google Chromecast.
How does it work?
Surround sound your way
There are a couple of main reasons to go with “separates” for your home theater system, instead of going with a traditional A/V receiver.
The first is that it allows you to upgrade your preamp without replacing your amplification at the same time. If you have an amp system that you love, there’s no need to replace it just because a new audio or video format has emerged.
The second is that it allows system customization that’s just not possible with most A/V receivers.
This pre/pro lets you go all-out with a 9.1.6-channel surround sound system out of the gate. (That’s up to nine traditional surround sound speakers, six speakers dedicated to overhead effects, plus a powered subwoofer). Or expand your system over time, adding additional surround or overhead effects channels to taste.
The AV40 supports up to 16 independent channels of audio (that’s a whole lotta sound, friend). To connect to external power amps, you have the choice of using balanced (XLR) or unbalanced (RCA) cables.
Sound from every corner of your room
One reason the AV40 performs so well is the advancement of “object-based” surround sound formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, which place sound effects in space around you with pinpoint accuracy.
The AV40 excels at decoding and processing these object-based soundtracks. You’ll hear the movie’s score and special effects above, behind, in front of, and beside you — just like you would in an actual theater.
The AV40’s advanced video processing ensures a vivid, highly detailed picture with movies, sporting events, and video games. Use it with confidence with your giant TV or projector-based home theater system.
Legendary room correction
The AV40 includes Dirac Live®, one of the industry’s best room correction platforms. Once you download the Dirac software to your Windows® or Mac® laptop, and connect the supplied microphone, you can take precise acoustic measurements of your room.
Then Dirac creates a customized correction curve that fine-tunes the output of your speakers and subwoofers based on the unique sonic characteristics of your space.
The resulting sound is clear, smooth, and ultra-detailed, with tighter bass and more impactful dynamics than before.
What’s in the box?
- Arcam AV40 AV Processor
- 5′ AC power cord
- Remote control
- 2 “AAA” batteries
- Auto calibration microphone
- 6.5′ miniUSB-to-USB cable
- 2 WiFi antennas
- Bluetooth antenna
- FM wire antenna