Arcam Alpha 9
Stereo Integrated Amplifier
The Arcam Alpha 9 integrated amplifier has 6 line level inputs and an optional phono input
Power output: 70 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%
Input sensitivity: 0.26mV (MC), 2.6mV (MM), 160mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 73dB (MC), 79dB (MM), 90dB (line)
Output: 0.8V (Pre out)
Dimensions: 430 x 330 x 110mm
Accessories: mains lead, CR35 remote handset
Price: GBP £500 (1998)
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Reviewed Sep 23rd, 2014 by bare
Decent amplifier. Neither overly detailed nor good at resolution. Soundstaging is weak to barely there. Speaker dependent of course. Average speakers sound good . Good speakers not so good as they reveal it's fairly significant flaws.
Fragile switches, overpriced as standard Arcam qualities.