Arcam was the child of some Cambridge University students studying science and engineering, back in 1972. Originally called A & R Cambridge Ltd (for Amplification and Recording). It wasn’t until the ’80s that the name was shortened to Arcam. Their first consumer product was the A60 amp (pictured right), released in 1976, which went down as a surprise hit and sold around 30,000 globally.
Over the year Arcam have gone from strength to strength, producing well regarded amplifiers, CD player, DAC’s, home cinema gear and have recently embraced the iTunes mass market with devices such as the Arcam Solo (pictured below).