Overview: The Arcam Solo Mini is an audiophile-grade
all-in-one music system (minus speakers). The Solo Mini features a two-channel
amplifier, CD player, AM/FM tuner, and USB port all in one chassis. The Solo Mini also supports
iPod/iPhone playback (via optional add-on dock, sold separately). The Solo Mini
all-in-one music system features a full dot-matrix display with east-to-read
text, top-panel push-button controls, and a wireless remote control for
simple, easy-to-use operation.
Two-Channel Amplifier: The Arcam Solo Mini all-in-one music system
features an integrated two-channel amplifier designed to drive a single pair of
speakers, rated at 8 ohms. The amplifier is rated at 25 watts x 2 channels (at
1kHz, in 8-ohm, with 0.1% THD).
Torroid Based Power Supply: A Torroid based power supply
ensures even demanding bass lines are delivered without compromise to other
instruments or vocals.
Independent Regulated Power Supplies: The Solo Mini is equipped with
independently regulated power supplies for audiophile-grade sound quality.
Bass & Treble Controls: The Arcam Solo Mini features independent
Bass & Treble controls.
- Bass: This setting changes the relative volume of the lower
frequency components of your music.
- Treble: This setting changes the relative volume of the higher
frequency component of your music.
Note: The bass and treble controls are inactive when headphones
Balance: This setting allows you to increase the volume of one channel
(left or right) relative to the other channel.
Cooling System: The Solo Mini utilizes a passive fanless cooling system
to keep the all-in-one music system operating at a normal temperature.
Sleep Timer: This timer allows you to specify a listening period,
after which the Solo Mini will switch automatically into stand-by mode. The timer
can be set in 5-minute intervals, up to 120 minutes (2-hours).
Built-in Tuner: The Solo Mini is equipped with a built-in
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
Preset Tuning: The Solo Mini provides up to 30 preset FM radio
stations and 30 preset AM radio stations. Your presets are retained even if the Solo Mini is disconnected from
the power supply.
Mono Mode: In some weak signal areas it can be beneficial to force the
FM tuner to mono output, as mono requires a much lower signal strength to
produce acceptable results.
Indoor Antennas: The Solo Mini comes with an indoor
FM wire antenna and indoor AM loop antenna.
Disc Compatibility: The Arcam Solo Mini features a
silent slot-loading ("inhaler-type") CD mechanism. The built-in CD player supports playback
of CD-Audio and CD-Text discs, as well as finalized CD-R/RW discs with MP or WMA music files.
24-Bit Wolfson DAC: The Solo Neo's built-in CD player
features a Wolfson 24-bit multilevel Delta-Sigma DAC (digital-to-analog
converter) for audiophile-grade sound from your CD collection.
Low Jitter Clock: The built-in CD player features a low-jitter,
high-precision crystal clock to improve timing accuracy and eliminate jitter.
CD Auto Play: When this feature is enabled, the inserted CD plays
immediately. If disabled, the CD waits for a command from the remote or
top-panel controls. This function only applies if source is CD.
Display Modes: The Solo Mini provides four different display modes when
listening to a CD.
- Current Track Time: Display of track number with track time.
- Remaining Track Time: Display of track number with the track time
- CD Text: Song title and Artist name from a CD-Text disc is
Search Modes: The unit's built-in CD player offer various search
functions to find your music.
- Fast-Forward/Reverse: You can scan forward or backwards within a
- Skip (Next/Previous): You can skip to the next or previous track
on a disc.
- Direct Search: Direct access may be gained to tracks on a disc by
using the numeric keys on the included IR remote control.
Playback Modes: The built-in CD player offer Repeat,
Shuffle, and Program playback modes.
- Repeat: An entire disc can be repeated or a single track can be
played back repeatedly.
- Shuffle: The tracks on a disc are played back in random order (can
be combined with repeat function).
- Programming: The order in which tracks on a CD are
played can be programmed.
Auxiliary Input: The Solo Mini is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm
auxiliary input for quick, temporary connection of your portable digital audio
Analog Inputs: The Solo Mini provides four rear-panel analog audio
inputs (Game, AV, Tape/iPod, TV) for permanent connection of an external audio
source, such as your Satellite/Cable box, Blu-ray/DVD player, Tape Deck, TV, or
Note: The Solo Mini is not equipped with a phono pre-amplifier. If
you wish to connect a turntable, then you will need an external
Pre Out: To improve the sound quality, or if you require more than
50W/channel, you can connect the Solo Mini to an external power amplifier. The
Unit's Pre Out can also be used to connect a powered subwoofer.
Tape Out: The unit's stereo RCA-type Tape Output can be connected a cassette recorder (or other recording device). The source being listened to is
routed directly to the Tape Out, before the volume control.
Note: Under no circumstances should this output be connected to a
Binding Posts: The Neo Solo is fitted with four binding
post speaker terminals that can accept either bare wire, pin-connectors, spade
terminals, and banana plugs (single only). The speaker terminals are
clearly marked left or right and positive or negative.
Headphone Output: The Solo Mini is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm
headphone output for connecting a set of headphones. When headphones are plugged
into the unit's headphone jack, the main speaker output and the pre-amp output
are muted automatically. The headphone jack is
always active, except when the Solo Mini is muted.
Note: The unit's headphone jack accepts headphones with an
impedance rating between 32-600 ohm, fitted with a 3.5mm stereo connector.
USB Port: The Solo Mini is equipped with a front-panel USB
(type-A) port to connect a USB flash memory device or MP3 player (that appears
as a single 'Removable Disk" when connected). USB hard disk drives can also be
connected, but must have a separate power supply. The connected USB device must
be formatted in FAT32. Once your USB is properly connected, you can playback
stored MP3/WMA music file. The Solo Mini will display song title and artist name.
The following playback modes are offered.
- Normal: Tracks are played back in sequential order.
- Repeat: All (all tracks on a USB are played in order and
then repeated), Folder (all tracks in a folder are played in order and then
repeated), Track (playback of current track is repeated).
- Shuffle: All (all tracks on the USB device are played in
random order), Folder (track sin current folder are played in random order).
- Repeat + Shuffle: All tracks on the USB device are played in a
random order and then repeated.
Optional iPod Dock: The Arcam irDock (776IRDOCK,
sold separately) is an external add-on iPod dock which can be connected the
Arcam Solo Mini via its Tape (RCA) input and RS-232 Port. The irDock
supports audio playback, video output, metadata display, remote control, and
charging of your docked iPod/iPhone.
Wireless Remote Control: The Arcam Solo Mini comes with an IR remote
control (CR50) for wireless operation of the all-in-on music system. The remote
operates off of two "AAA" batteries (included).
Remote Out: This 3.5mm output carries all command signals from the
front-panel remote control IR receiver. This can be used to route remote control
commands to other equipment, which feature an 3.5mm remote input.
RS-232 Port: The Solo Mini is equipped with a RS-232 serial port that
allows remote control from a PC, or similar device.