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Brand new, open box. sent To United Radio for HDMI upgrade for $701 and that is why it is open box.


Brand new/open box with HDMI 2.1.

$5,250 retail.

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. 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.


Product highlights:


Dolby®, DTS®, and Auro-3D surround sound decoding

supports up to a 9.1.6-channel Dolby Atmos or DTS:X setup with external power amps

Dirac Live® room correction tailors the sound to your room's acoustics

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


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

dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 17-1/16"W x 6-3/4"H x 18-9/16"D

weight: 23.37 lbs.

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  • AV41
  • Grey
  • 2023
Made In
  • United Kingdom

Beat Generation Audio

Portland, OR, United States
Joined Reverb:2021

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