World-class surround output stage, small optical damage front through transport.
First ownership from collector's budget, with OVP,
All channels powered, 20Hz-20kHz, 8Ω
150W per channel; Total 1,05kW
All channels powered, 20Hz-20kHz, 4Ω
230W per channel; Total 1,62kW
One or two channels powered, 1kHz, 8Ω
160W per channel
One or two channels powered, 1kHz, 4Ω
250W per channel
One or two channels powered, 1kHz, 3,2Ω
300W per channel
± 25A per channel
AREA DVD Reference:
Quote test 2009:
"Let's summarize and name the differences external high-quality power amplifier - AV-Bolide (amplifier or receiver) when playing CDs, which are drilled using Dolby PLIIx Music on seven channels:
- Better identification of small dynamic differences
- More grob dynamic abilities, large dynamic differences are transmitted very impulsively
- Significantly increased level stability. In addition, large levels are easier to hear, since the sound characteristics never worked strained. Well, in today's excellent AV-Boliden the enormous level stability is also a preference - and the level reserves that keep modern cars ready, many users will never reach. But those who really want to know and really accelerate in the larger home theater room starting at 30 square meters, will find that the P 7 acts much more confidently and dynamically at high volume.
- Very balanced tonal balance
Here the Arcam can draw on the full, since only 2 of the 7 channels are used. In Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" she presents a self-contained, very dynamic sound that sounds even more lively and detailed than the two-channel power amp Rotel RB1090 (Compared to identical pre-amp), especially difficult pieces like Smetana's "Moldau" are smoothly and smoothly reproduced by the P7, but nevertheless detailed and clear. The entire piece appears tonally neutral and unified. Dynamic jumps like those of Dvorak's "From the New World" are so easily and confidently managed by the P7 that you can fully indulge in the music. The treble range is also very well balanced in the stereo reproduction and illuminates the room precisely, brilliantly and in detail - without, however, ever becoming aggressive or too pointed. The instrumentally played title songs from various James Bond 007 films master the P7 also with flying colors. With "Goldfinger" it offers a transparent, fast-paced and spatially accurate reproduction with correctly metered emphasis. "Live and Let Die" reveals the excellent dynamic abilities: The various tempo changes make the Arcam power amplifier believable and captivating.
The Arcam P7 is extremely easy to combine. This is due to the high acoustic neutrality offered by the British power amplifier. She acts very dynamically, impulsively and alive. The power of the elaborately constructed P7 is enormous and is easily enough for large listening rooms. The power amp can safely, for example, with the precursorOnkyo PR-SC886combine. In the interests of maximum home theater performance, we recommend a combination with a powerful THX speaker system like the Klipsch THX Ultra 2 7.2 system or the Devil Theater 10, If you do not want to give up the enormously powerful DSP section, but have the desire for even greater power output, you can also for Yamaha DSP-Z11 combine the Arcam P7. Also the very harmonious, yet profound and diverse sounding Denon AVC-A1HD is a very good partner, as the very successful, minimally warm, dynamic and pleasant design of the Denon is completely preserved by the neutral P7.
The Arcam P7 is excellently suited to show clearly and comprehensibly that a powerful external power amplifier, especially in the age of HD sound formats, represents a significant sound step forward. The enormous grooving dynamics, the outstanding fine dynamics, the freely playing high-pitched range, the authentically presented spatiality and the level stability, which is so high that hardly any user should actually make full use of it, form a total package of the highest quality level. Of course, there are even more powerful power amplifier solutions, but then again so much more expensive that you could buy for the difference already a high-tech precursor. And cheaper products may also be very powerful, but then offer due to an audible sound design - particularly brilliant or a little warm - not so extensive combination options as the P7, which collects by their tonal neutrality other pluses - it is thus extremely willing to combine. The careful and enormously high-quality interior design pleases just as much as the timeless, elegant look. The Arcam amplifier is criticized for the missing XLR terminals and for the simple, not very rigid housing cover. These two deficits can not prevent a first-class test verdict - the P7 is a strong piece of fine technology at a fair price. "