$195 · ARCAM ALPHA INTEGRATED AMP AMPLIFIER BY A&R CAMBRIDGE AUDIO
MADE IN ENGLAND
100% ORIGINAL, LOW MILEAGE
WORKS AND SOUNDS LIKE NEW
Clean in and out, dust-free, smoke-free
Maintenance service done 08/2016:
Cleaned and detailed, all controls deoxidized/lubed;
relay cleaned, bias voltages adjusted to factory specs.
It would be foolish to assume such a small amp was meant to compete with big machines;
No; When Cambridge engineers designed the amp they wanted the most musical, most involving sound from a simplest possible circuit, small box, for a small space.
Indeed, when viewed from this point, the original Arcam Alpha will put to shame any small amp or receiver from mass brands of Denon, Yamaha, Sony or Pioneer made in the 80's-90's.
Its musicality is unquestionably superb and rivals 70's Marantz receivers. Perhaps not as dynamic as NAD, but more musical.
* Matched discrete output transistors
* Most parts are European (British, Portuguese, German), with Japanese capacitors and transistors also used;
The minimalistic circuit shows remarkable attention to detail.
* 40 WPC RMS
* Phono/Disc, CD, Tuner, Tape In and Out, Video
* Tuner, Tape and Video can be used as Aux inputs
* Speakers output: 1 pair Direct or Switched mode
* Volume, Bass, Treble, Balance
* Headphones jack
* 43 x 9 x 24 cm
Speaker connectors take banana plugs or folded (at the end) 12, 14, 16, 18 Gauge wire. I will show you how to connect.
In Hi-Fi Choice #44 from 1986 both Alpha amp and A60 were reviewed and they wrote about the Alpha:
"We were impressed by the sound of this model, our view somewhat at variance with those of A&R themselves,
since we rated the Alpha higher than the latest improved A60!"
And they rated the Alpha midband tonal balance as "neutral" while the A60's was rated "slightly hard"
Price reflects the condition and scarcity of these amps in North America
I've been collecting vintage stereos for a long time, so trades for old Akai, Marantz, Denon, Sansui, NAD, Tannoy, Sony, Philips receiver, amplifier, CD player, speakers will be considered.
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|Posted||October 01, 2016|
|Expiry||October 31, 2016|