Arcam Alpha One Amplifiers

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

- Ideal 'budget amplifier' with capacity for 5 line inputs plus tape loop.
- Fibreglass circuit board for reliability and sound quality.
- Switchable speaker output allows 'silent' headphones use.
- Speaker protection relay which ensures safe and consistent operation.
- Pre-amp output sockets allow upgrading with any Alpha power amp for bi-amping.
- 35 watts per channel into 8 ohms continuous output drives most speaker brands.
- Direct button by-passes tone and balance controls for best sound quality.


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought this to try the "Arcam sound" at home. I'd listened to Arcam products before and thought they were very musical and defined the musical stage in a manner that suited my needs. In spite of it's 35 watts at 8 ohm it drives my speakers (Avance Epsilon 910, 4 ohm, 86db) rather easily it seems. I'm actually very surprised at how well it performed playing anything from Rammstein through Koxbox to 16 Horsepower. It's strength lies evidently in the acoustic / vocal area since it lacks some real oomph. I would recommend this fun little amp to anyone starting out in the "enthusiast" area of hi-fi. At the price it's going for used it's a real steal.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Lydspecialisten.dk



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ernest Farley a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This little Arcam is pretty good as the heart of a small system.I bought the Arcam for my music only system in my den ,I was so impressed how Arcam can make 35w sound so good ,I decided to use all Arcam for my main system in the living room,replacing my Yamaha/Dynaco set up.I would'nt use the Alpha1 as a stand alone in a larger set up,so I actually use it as the pre-amp,with the Alpha10p for the bass/midrange,and an Alpha8p for the treble bi-amping a pair of Paradigm monitor7's.Speaker's are linked with twin runs of Mit Terminator 3's,all interconnect's are monster M1000i.My system sound's very musical,even sound's better than the set up's from the dealer.

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Audio Craft



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by t d a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
for that mony it's very good amp with nice arcam sound

Expand full review >>

Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   shop




Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating



PSB Speakers:



High End: