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If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*
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”Arcam is back in the stereo amplifier market with a bang. The A5 is good enough to scare the current class leaders.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

The ideal amp for all your music

With a heritage that stretches back to 1976, Arcam’s amplifiers have always been amongst the best in their class for balancing sound with features. With its wide range of connectivity, sleek style and richly detailed sound, the Arcam A5 continues this success story. From a turntable to a TV and even taking in your smartphone via Bluetooth HD, this Arcam plays it all.

Perfectly balanced sound
Painstakingly developed, the Arcam A5 features a highly optimised Class AB amplifier. With new components and materials, the sound quality is cleaner and more precise, while still retaining the smooth and richly detailed sonic signature that has made Arcam so popular over the past decades.

Ample power
Outputting 50 watts per channel, the A5 has ample power to drive most speakers in a typical living room environment. With vanishingly low levels of distortion, it maintains higher volume levels without sounding strained or harsh.

A treat for your turntable
Much more than just a box-ticking exercise, the Arcam A5’s built-in phono stage makes a top quality connection for your turntable. Suited to turntables with MM (Moving Magnet) cartridges, the high spec phono stage draws a deep seam of information from your vinyl, letting you hear subtle details from the music that might previously have been missed.

Stream from your smartphone in Hi-Res audio
For simple yet high quality music streaming, the A5 features Bluetooth with Qualcomm AptX Adaptive technology. When used with a compatible source device, this delivers up to 24-bit Hi-Res music streaming, giving you better than CD-quality, from a wireless connection.

Connect your headphones – Bluetooth or wired
The A5 welcomes all types of headphones, however they connect. Two-way Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair the amp with your Bluetooth headphones, giving you the freedom of movement that only wireless connectivity brings. Alternatively, the A5 also has a facia-mounted headphone socket for any type of wired headphones.

Connect all your digital and analogue sources
Featuring a built-in DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor), the A5 effortlessly connects with your digital audio sources. Two coaxial and one optical input let you connect your TV, games console and digital music source. Coming from a top quality brand, the ESS DAC maximises your digital music’s full potential and should provide a boost in sound quality over using the analogue inputs. For analogue sources, however, such as an FM tuner, there are also three RCA phono inputs.

Sleek new style
As part of Arcam’s Radia series, the A5 looks slicker than any previous Arcam amp. With just two dials and subtle illumination, the amp strikes the perfect balance in catching the eye without distracting from the sound. The all-aluminium casing includes the volume and input dials, giving a high quality look and feel. A compact remote control is also included.

Optimise the sound from all your music sources, with the Arcam A5.
Analogue RCA Inputs
Coaxial Inputs
Yes - 2
Headphone Output
Optical Digital Inputs
Yes - 1
Phono Input
Yes - MM
Pre Output
Speaker Sets
Speaker Sets FILTER
x 1
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
Frequency Response (Hz)
20 - 20,000
Power Output
50 x 2
Power Output - Watts per CH
30 - 59
ESS ES9018
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
431 x 83 x 344
Weight (KG)