Arcam Alpha 8 Amplifiers

4.71/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $700.00


Product Description

50 watts


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jarvis a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2016

Bottom Line:   
Amazing sound quality! These amps sell used nowadays for around 250 Euro, which is very little money for such a great sound. The Alpha 8 replaced my Alpha 7 and made clear audible difference for the better. For those out in the market now for an Arcam Alpha integrated keep in mind that models 8 & 9 sound exactly the same (the 9 being more powerful off course) and are both significantly better than the 7, but sound inferior to the superb Alpha 10.
Overall the Alpha 8 is fantastic value for money to buy used, its vey versatile and will fit easily in most systems. Sound is rich, thick, a little dark in a way, warm, very forward, detailed and clear. A touch of high end for peanuts now, but mind you it was very expensive for only 50W when new.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Cornish a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I love this amplifier so much, for the money you can not get better

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luke a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2012

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this amp a few years back (alpha 8r) and the sound quality is amazing for the price! I have It connected to a polk sub and a pair of anthony gallo nucleus speakers i have also had 2 probloms with the amp were when you blow a fuse and u go to replace it it keeps blowing the new fuse u put in .therwise great amp!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikeeree a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2009

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the arcam alpha 8 amp, And i must say this was prob the best money could buy with my budget of £300.oo
I had it running with a pair of Ruark Ikon speakers and an alpha 8 se cd player and what a sound i got from it, blew me away considering you could spend at least double on decent amp but still wont get as good a sound.
Its a warm sound delivers great colour and fantastic value for money.
Brilliant amplifier but what do you expect from Arcam :)

Strengths;
The longer you drive this amp the sweater it gets the sound says it all

Weakness;
Cant think of any its just so well made

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gerenidsmith a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Arcam 8P Amazing ! What a superb combination ( with the 8R) this has turned out to be.
I was not expecting this sound quality and performance for this amount of money.
The Arcam 8R is a great amplifier, but the real star of the show is the
power amplifier. It has to be one of the best in it's class for the price.
One of the most musical amps out there.
It conveys the emotion in the music in a way that most other similarly priced amplifiers just fail to do.
The sound is warm and involving but not at the expense of clarity and transparency. I preferred the 8P to the 9P. Its a gem, five stars no question.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Audio Excellence




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