Written on: 07/11/2004 by MADDOI (11 reviews written)
I find the overall sound quality of the Arcam Alpha 7SE extremely listenable. I'm using it with a Cambridge Audio Silver Spirit 60 cable (£100) and find the unit simple to use and enjoys playing most types of music. Whichever disc gets put in, the Arcam simply plays it to the max without disappointing. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2001 by ssab.
I tried a few CD players at the same sort of price point inc Sony, Marantz and Nad and the thing that stood out with the Arcam was the sound stage. Instruments remain seperate and precise for the most part. It does get a bit muddled on complex passages, but they all did. It has a very open and airy sound, the others sounded veiled by comparison. Bass is tight and well defined and the top end is lively without getting too harsh, some sound like they have tamed the high end by cutting it off.... (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2001 by Monkey Boy.
I like the Arcam Alpha7SE, its clean, crisp & has good bass depth, but it does not enter the realms of proper audiophile quality. The first Arcam I purchased had a transport problem, the second had a noisy power supply and the third and final sample retained a fair ammount of power supply noise (although less than the second sample). The problem with this machine is that its too expensive to consider as being budget hi-fi, and yet its level of perfomance does not justify its price. If I were... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2000
compared to the NAD 540 the Arcam is more detailed in the bass, and there is much more air in the treble. The Arcam sounds dynamic, lively and natural, and it can be upgraded to Alpha 9 spec so i think it's the best value at the price.
I have had the Arcam for 5 months now with no problems. (read more)