Arcam AV40

16 Channel Surround Sound Processor / Preamplifier w/ Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Auro-3D & Dirac Live Room Correction

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Arcam Item # ARCAV40AM

Arcam AV40

16 Channel Surround Sound Processor / Preamplifier w/ Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, Auro-3D & Dirac Live Room Correction

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The design of the HDA range draws upon all of Arcam’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce Arcam’s best performing range of audio products yet – using the best quality components and engineering practices, the HDA range is designed and built to give you years of listening enjoyment.

High Notes

16 Channels with Dirac

We love Dirac room correction and consider it the best on the market. Couple that with an impressive 16 channels and you have one heck of a great surround sound processor

Audiophile Level DACs

Arcam’s audio heritage shines through here with DAC’s you’d normally find in high performance audio components. Not only will the AV40 sound amazing on home theater, it will provide great sound for your 2 channel needs

Flexible Subwoofer Configs

We are big fans of multiple subwoofers and the AV40 lets you even calibrate them separately, super cool!

The AV40 is a high-performance audio/visual processor that delivers stunning realism for the ultimate home cinema experience. With an impressive 16-channels of surround sound processing and featuring all the latest CODECs from Dolby, DTS and IMAX Enhanced, the AV40 exemplifies sound quality and engineering excellence.

The AV40 boasts XLR balanced outputs for every channel to deliver the highest quality analog connection to power amplifiers.

Audiophile listening experiences are optimized with full 16-channel Dirac calibration on board as well as simple streaming with a mobile device using the native app of choice via Apple AirPlay2 or Google Chromecast.


  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding
  • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, eARC compatible
  • Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction
  • ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC
  • 16 channel pro-grade XLR outputs
  • 16 channel single-ended RCA outputs
  • Pairs with PA240, PA720, and PA410 power amplifiers
  • Wifi / Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
  • Google Cast/UPnP capability for streaming audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app
Details & Specs

Stereo Line Inputs

  • Maximum input - 4.5V rms
  • Nominal sensitivity - 1V, 2V, 4V (user adjustable)
  • Input impedance - 47kΩ

Preamplifier Outputs

  • Nominal output level - 1V RMS (max. 5V RMS)
  • Output impedance - 560Ω

Headphone Output

  • Maximum output level into 32Ω - 5Vrms
  • Output impedance - <100Ω


  • Mains voltage - 110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz
  • Power consumption (maximum) - 50W (Thermal dissipation approx. 170 BTU/hour)
  • Power consumption (idle, typical) - 40W (Thermal dissipation approx. 170 BTU/hour)
  • Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W
  • Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet) - 433 x 425 x 171mm
More Information
UPC 50036353205
Weight 30.60 lbs
THD Stereo –100dB
Signal To Noise Ratio 100dB/110dB
Frequency Response 20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB
Features Advanced Room EQ, Balanced Audio Out, Dirac, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dual HDMI Out, Music Streaming, Room EQ
Included Accessories Mains lead, Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries, Manual, DAB/FM aerial, 3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas, Calibration microphone, USB cable
Product Manual Download
Color Options Black
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