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Arcam Delta 70

Compact Disc Player (1987-89)

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Arcam Delta 70


The Arcam Delta 70 compact disc player has been designed to provide the best possible sound quality from compact disc digital audio.

Together with the Arcam Delta 90 integrated amplifier, Arcam Delta 80 AM/FM tuner and the range of Arcam loudspeakers, the Delta 70 makes up the first complete CD based hi-fi system to be both designed and manufactured in Great Britain.

Most specialist hi-fi companies merely 'badge engineer' or modify mass produced CD players, and are restricted to using their normal plastic chassis and standard circuit boards. From the outset, A&R Cambridge Limited realised that this approach was simply not good enough to produce a CD player to the standard demanded of an Arcam product.

A&R therefore went to the trouble and expense of procuring a full CD manufacturing licence. This gave our designers the opportunity to engineer the Delta 70 to a superior mechanical and electronic standard, incorporating much of the experience gained in producing some of the world's most acclaimed hi-fi amplifiers. Consequently, not only does the Delta 70 sound better, it is also visually more appealing and much easier to use than other CD players on the market.

Careful ergonomic design has simplified the operation of the Delta 70 to the extent that anyone can play a compact disc on it within a few seconds of first encountering the player.

This is in marked contrast to many otherwise admirable CD players, whose complex control layout and over elaborate displays frequently give rise to continued 'technofear', even amongst the most experienced users, let alone normal music lovers.


Disc format: CD

Digital converter: TDA1541, 16 bit, 4 x oversampling

CD Mechanism: CDM-2

Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic range: 96dB

Signal to Noise Ratio: 105dB

Channel separation: 100dB

Total harmonic distortion: 0.007%

Line output: 2V

Dimensions: 430 x 90 x 270mm

Weight: 4.5kg

Year: 1987

Price: GBP £650


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