Arcam Alpha 8
Product Type: Arcam CD Players
Newest Review: ... far from pretty, but I feel the interior content is worth the sacrifice. In addition, as the years (over a decade of them) ... more
Customer Arcam Alpha 8 Reviews (3)
by - written on 12/06/12 (Very useful, 220 readings)
I can't rightly recall what I originally paid for my Arcam Alpha 8 - I have the Integrated (Power) Amp - but a quick Dooyoo search revealed that they are now available for around £150 pounds, and can be had for much less, which as far as I'm concerned is a bargain. I have mine hooked up to a huge array of equipment, ranging from my P.C and T.V, to a full home studio, and a dedicated CD player. The Alpha is powering a pair of 4ft by 1.5ft B&W speakers from the sixties, and a smaller, more modern pair of Technics speakers, which essentially play the role of tweeters, filling out the high end. This set up provides spectacular sound for every device in my ... Read the complete review
by - written on 23/11/10 (Somewhat useful, 330 readings)
It's clear on first listen that Arcam have spent the money on the internals of the Alpha 8 rather than on the plastic fronted exterior. Partnered with Kef Concierto speakers and Arcam alpha 8 bi-amped amplifiers the Alpha 8cd does a fine job of recreating the performance in your living-room. Musicians are defined and a taut if slightly woolly deep bass underpins the sound. Music is naturally reproduced and even with a badly recorded disc never becomes harsh. On the negative side the players front is lacking in finesse as is the remote control, better looking products are available but many cannot match this player's sound at this price point. However, if ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/07/02, updated on 30/07/02 (Useful, 2998 readings)
I bought an 8SE as part of a setup that included matching an A10 amplifier and an A8 analogue tuner. These were all to use with my existing Pro-Ac Studio 100 speakers. Construction, as with all the Alpha range, is traditional simple, rather than elegant. Plastic dominates the proceedings here. While there is the feeling of fragility, nothing has broken in the 3 years I have had one of these. Yes, the front-panel buttons are a bit 'clicky', but they don't get used much, as I favour those on the Philips style remote. The unit as a whole is very lightweight, certainly compared to my previous top-of-the-range Sony dreadnought, which was not an easy lift. ... Read the complete review
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