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Arcam AV41

Home theater preamp/processor with 16-channel processing, Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay® 2, Dolby Atmos®, and Dirac Live® room correction

Item # 410AV41AM

Looking to build the home theater system of your dreams? The AV41 can be the centerpiece.

Looking to build the home theater system of your dreams? The AV41 can be the centerpiece.

Item # 410AV41AM

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$5,250.00

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About the Arcam AV41

Build the surround sound system of your dreams

A good home theater system is a feast for the eyes and ears. If you're looking to go all-out and get the most accurate, immersive sound, you'll need components that possess serious processing power. Arcam's new AV41 has all the audio and video processing one's home theater could ever need. This potent home theater preamplifier boasts an incredible 16 channels of output, advanced surround sound decoding, plus balanced and unbalanced outputs for connecting amplifiers.

Build the surround sound system of your dreams

A good home theater system is a feast for the eyes and ears. If you're looking to go all-out and get the most accurate, immersive sound, you'll need components that possess serious processing power. Arcam's new AV41 has all the audio and video processing one's home theater could ever need. This potent home theater preamplifier boasts an incredible 16 channels of output, advanced surround sound decoding, plus balanced and unbalanced outputs for connecting amplifiers.

Why use a separate preamp/processor?

Traditional home theater receivers are "all-in-one" solutions. Typically, the amplifier and preamp sections can't be upgraded, meaning you have to buy a whole new receiver to get the latest and greatest features. "Separates" like this Arcam, on the other hand, let you swap out only what you need to. If you have an amplifier you adore and you'd hate to get rid of, you can upgrade your preamp without replacing anything else.

There's also the wide open system flexibility and sheer performance that separates provide. The AV41 has sixteen independent audio outputs to work with, plus two subwoofer outputs. And you aren't limited to just unbalanced RCA connections, either; this bad boy has balanced XLR outs too. You can go pedal-to-the-metal and run a 9.2.6 system right out the gate, or you can start small and expand later down the line.

Immersive sound and video

The AV41 brings enveloping cinematic experiences into your living room. It supports an incredible 16 channels of decoding for "object-based" sound formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and AURO-3D. This preamp does a phenomenal job of reproducing sounds in their exact intended positions.

There are seven HDMI inputs on the rear panel, and all support 8K at 60 frames per second and 4K at 120 frames per second. There are also three HDMI outputs, including an eARC output for your TV and a zone 2 output for feeding signal to a separate display.

Reference quality digital-to-analog converters

This pre/pro has your sound quality covered on the music side of things as well. There are two reference ESS Sabre ESS9026PRO audiophile-grade DACs inside that tastefully unveil the detail and nuance in your music. Each DAC has its own reference ESS voltage regulator, which drastically improves how each chip handles the incoming audio signal.

Streaming albums made easy

The AV41 offers plenty of ways to get your music going. It supports streaming through Apple AirPlay® 2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth®, Spotify Connect®, and TIDAL Connect. It supports UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) too, which lets you access high-res files stored on your home network. You can select streaming sources through the free MusicLife app (available on Android™ and iOS®). The app also lets you use your phone as a Wi-Fi remote control.

Industry-leading Dirac room correction

Dirac Live® is one of the finest room correction systems in the industry. Use the included microphone and run the Dirac software on your laptop to take precise sound measurements in your room. After the software completes the test, it then creates a personalized EQ correction curve for all your speakers, made to overcome your room's specific acoustic characteristics. By using Dirac, you'll let your speakers achieve their full sonic potential.

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Product highlights:

    Processing:
    • Dolby®, DTS®, and Auro-3D surround sound decoding
    • Dirac Live® room correction tailors the sound to your room's acoustics (microphone included)
      • Dirac Live software requires a Windows® or Mac® laptop
      • optional Dirac Live Bass Control for fine-tuning subwoofers available separately via Dirac's website
    • dual ESS 9026PRO audiophile digital-to-analog converters for ultra-clear sound from stereo and surround sources
    Connections:
    • HDMI 2.1 audio/video switching: 7 in, 3 out
      • dual HDMI outputs for sending signal to both a TV and a projector
      • zone 2 HDMI output for sending signal to another part of the house
    • all HDMI connections support 4K/120Hz and 8K/60Hz signals
    • HDCP 2.3 technology ensures compatibility with 4K and 8K Ultra HD sources and TVs
    • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K and 8K TVs and HDR-encoded content
      • supports Dolby Vision®,HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 4 coaxial
    • 1 optical digital audio output
    • 6 analog RCA stereo audio inputs
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • 15.2-channel unbalanced RCA outputs, including 2 connections for powered subs
    • 15.1-channel balanced XLR outputs, including one for a powered subwoofer
    • zone 2 stereo preamp and line-level outputs
    • front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input and 3.5mm headphone output
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • RS-232, IR (infrared), and 12-volt trigger connections for use with optional 3rd party controllers
    • detachable power cord
    Music streaming:
    • Chromecast built-in for streaming over Wi-Fi with a wide range of compatible apps on your mobile device
    • Spotify® Connect lets you play music using the Spotify app on your mobile device (subscription required)
    • Apple AirPlay 2 for easy streaming from an iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer
    • Bluetooth with support for high-quality aptX® HD streaming
    • TIDAL Connect lets you stream high resolution music using the TIDAL app on your smartphone (subscription required)
    General features:
    • free Arcam MusicLife and UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) control apps let you use your iOS® or Android™ device as a wireless remote control
    • built-in FM tuner with 50 station presets
    • remote control included
    • color front-panel display
    • 17-1/16"W x 6-3/4"H x 16-3/4"D
    • weight: 23.37 lbs.
    • warranty: 5 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # ARCAV41AM

    Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable recommended for optimum performance Shop

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    Features & specs

    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    Auto Speaker Calibration Y
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 2
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital Yes
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS Yes
    DTS:X Yes
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs ---
    RCA Analog Stereo Inputs 12
    XLR Analog Stereo Inputs ---
    Component Video Inputs None
    Component Video Monitor Outputs ---
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 4
    XLR Digital Inputs ---
    Optical Digital Outputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    XLR Digital Outputs ---
    Number of HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Stereo RCA, XLR
    XLR Analog Preamp Outputs 15
    Ethernet Port Yes
    USB Connections None
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 2.1
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs Y
    Audio Return Channel eARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 Yes
    HDR10+ Yes
    HLG Yes
    Dolby Vision Yes
    Other Specs
    Multibrand Remote Control ---
    Learning Remote ---
    Width (inches) 17.04
    Height (inches) 6.75
    Depth (inches) 16.75
    Weight (pounds) 23.27
    Parts Warranty 5 years
    Labor Warranty 5 years

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