As one of the very few audio specialists in the world to design
AV receivers, Arcam has developed a reputation for balancing
a finely honed technical specification with world class audio
performance. The AVR550 & AVR850 are, quite simply, the
highest performing AV receivers Arcam has ever made.
• Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 capable
• 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2
• 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, ARC compatible
• Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction
• Spotify® Connect enabled
• Class G power amplification (AVR850 only)
• On board PSU for rSeries accessories
• Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
• Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app
Offering a level of sound quality that is far above competing
receivers, these AVRs are audiophile products by any measure.
Equally at home with high resolution surround sound or twochannel
music, they deliver stunning realism with everything
from heavy-weight blockbusters to your favourite concert
Further enhancing the performance of the new AVR550
and AVR850, Arcam has also included the very latest room
correcting technology from Dirac Research. Dirac Live®
for Arcam gives the dealer the ability to tune the acoustic
performance of the system to any room situation giving the
listener the best possible experience in their own home.
Together with Arcam’s legendary amplifier technology, Dolby
Atmos delivers captivating sound that places and moves
audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring
entertainment alive all around the audience. Whether you are
listening to music, movies, television shows or playing your
favourite video games, Dolby Atmos delivers the full impact of
the entertainment experience.
Both video and audio stages are designed to embrace both
current and upcoming technologies. HDMI2.0a with HDCP2.2
4K “Ultra HD” and 3D video capability are built in.
An internal tuner provides a fully integrated FM / DAB / DAB+
(in appropriate markets) radio solution. Worldwide access
to radio stations is provided through the network connection,
which also interfaces to UPnP audio servers. The USB port
supports memory devices.
Control is possible via Ethernet, enabling it to be fully
integrated with whole house control systems. RS232, 12V
triggers and standard IR control are also included.
The AVR550 & AVR850 are designed in the UK.
Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω (AVR550)
2 channels driven, 20Hz ‑ 20kHz, <0.02% THD – 110W
2 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD – 125W
7 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD – 90W
Residual noise & hum (A-wtd) – <0.15mV
Audio Performance (Stereo line inputs)
Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd, stereo direct) – 110dB
Frequency response – 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB
HDMI – x7, 1 MHL compatible
HDMI – Z1 x2 (ARC Compatible), Z2 x1
HDMI – x7, Coax SPDIF – x4, Toslink – x2, RCA Phono – x6,
3.5mm aux, USB input, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio, ARC
7.1.4 Pre-amp output – 12x RCA Phono
Zone 2 output – RCA Phono
FM / DAB / DAB+ (in appropriate markets)
Supported Surround Modes Include
Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround
DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES
6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1
12V Trigger x2
IR in x2
6V rSeries PSU x1
Power consumption (max) – 1.5kW (approx. 5200
Power consumption (standby) – <0.5W
Dimensions & Weights (AVR550)
W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) – 433 x 425 x 171mm
Weight (net) – 15.5kg
Weight (packed) – 18.8kg.