Arcam A49 Integrated Amp 200 watts per ch. 50 watts in pure class A

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  • $3,395
  • Regular price $5,749

  • This listing is for ONE Arcam A49 integrated amp.
  • We have one of these rare beauties available as an open box unit. 
  • There is a small blemish in the finish at the top center of the front faceplate.  
  • The good news is that because of this minor imperfection; you save a huge amount of money on this one of a kind powerhouse amp!
  • Retail on this unit is normally $5749.00 and I'd easily pay more for this kind of sound. 
  • The good news is you don't have to on this one.  Our price is $3495.00.
  • The first 3 photos are stock photos. The others are of the actual unit.
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  •  It plays the first 50 watts in pure class A output! 
  •   (If you are not sure what that means, read Arcam's paper on amplifier classes at link below.)
  • Drawing on the many years of amplifier design experience at Arcam, the A49 uses the best quality components and engineering practice to produce a product that will give many years of musical pleasure and reliable service.

With a class G amplifier, toroidal based power supply, acoustically damped chassis, paralleled transistor output stages and exceptionally low levels of distortion and noise the A49 is capable of reproducing music with all its original authority and detail.  The A49 features dual mono volume controls and a balanced signal path all the way though the product together with distortion nulling input multiplexers. Rest assured you will be hearing the music just as the artist intended.

The A49 has been designed to leapfrog the competition with a massive 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 400 into 4 ohms. It delivers 50 watts in pure class A mode while allowing for huge extra power reserves from our latest generation class G topology that is both clever and efficient. During normal operation, distortion is measured in less than one part per million so that this massive power is deliver with total control and finesse.

There have been great strides made in improving audio sources and loudspeakers in recent years and the time is right to match them in the field of amplifier design. This ground breaking amplifier is a must audition amplifier for music lovers who understand that power is nothing without control.

We considered having a volume control that went up to 11 - it really goes THAT loud!

Peter Kuell - Senior Engineer, Arcam


Technical Specifications:

Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω

  • Both channels driven, 8Ω,20Hz-20kHz, 0.2% THD - 200W
  • Single, 4Ω, at 1kHz - 400W

Inputs - Phono (MM) cartridge

  • Input sensitivity at 1kHz - 5mV
  • Input impedance - 47kΩ +100pF
  • Frequency response (ref. RIAA curve) - 20Hz-20kHz +/- 1dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (Awtd) 50W, ref. 5mV input - 80dB
  • Overload margin, 5mV at 1kHz - 20dB


  • Nominal sensitivity - 1V (RCA), 2V (XLR)
  • Input impedance - 10kΩ
  • Maximum input - 8V (RCA), 15V (XLR)
  • Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.05dB
  • Signal/noise ratio (Awtd) 50W, ref 1V/2V input - 105dB

Preamplifier output

  • Nominal output level - 1.15V (RCA), 2.3V (XLR)
  • Output impedance - 47Ω (RCA), 200Ω (XLR)

Headphones output

  • Maximum output level into 600Ω - 4Vrms
  • Output impedance - 1Ω
  • Load range - 16Ω-2kΩ


  • Power consumption (standby) - <0.5W

Dimensions & Weights

  • W x D (inc. speaker terminals) x H (inc. feet) - 433 x 425 x 171mm
  • Weight (net) - 19.7kg
  • Weight (packed) - 21.4kg

EAN/UPC code

  • 5 060133 602316

Store Phone 800-826-0520

Retail $5,749.00

Buy It Now $3,495.00