The rPlay is the latest addition to Arcam's rSeries. It adds network audio streaming services and internet radio to any system.
‘We’ve been adding boxes to interface with other people’s products for a long time now,’ said Martin McCue, Business Development Manager for Arcam (pictured above, holding the rPlay to give a sense of size), 'and the rPlay is our newest platform for streaming. Essentially, it enables people who have older hi-fi systems to bring them right up to date with all the latest technologies, simply by adding one inexpensive box. And by adding additional boxes, they instantly get multi-room capabilities.’
McCue told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that the rPlay was compatible with DTS PlayFi, Apple Airplay, UPnP-enabled music sources and adds Play-Fi services to any system, including Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, Deezer, Pandora and Amazon Prime amongst others.
DTS Play-Fi supports high resolution audio (24bit/192kHz) from a wired network and also enables lossless multi-room wireless audio streaming. ‘Beginning in early 2017, users will be able to use an Alexa-enabled device, including the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap and Amazon Fire TV, to play and control music on one or more DTS Play-Fi enabled devices in the home, regardless of brand, and enjoy the Arcam experience,’ said McCue. ‘All controlled via our own app, which is available for all platforms.’
Available now, the Arcam rPlay retails for $US500.
For information on Australian availability and pricing, contact Arcam’s Australian distributor, Advance Audio.
Manufacturer’s Specifications: Arcam rPlay
DAC: Texas Instruments PCM5102
Frequency Resp: 10Hz - 20kHz
THD +N: 0.0007%
S/N: 117dB (A-weighted)
Output level: 2.15Vrms (max)
Dimensions (WHD): 194 x 44 x 124mm
Net weight 690g
Price: $US600 (RRP)