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Arcam vs. (Newer) Exposure House Sound

Discussion in 'audio' started by greg788, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. greg788

    greg788 pfm Member

    Looking to upgrade and I'm familiar with the 2010S2. I'm intrigued by an Arcam A28 at a good price. Neither are local. What's the general house sound of each brand in your experience, or has anyone compared these head to head? Finally, which would be smoother, less ruthless with bad recordings?
  2. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    The Exposure will be more detailed, tuneful and punchier but will surrender just a bit less with low quality recordings but shouldn’t be too bad.
    Arcam is similar to Quad while Exposure is similar to Naim, IMO.
  3. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    i find arcam to be smooth with just enough bite to give excitement without becoming fatiging. they are amazing vfm and use an integrated arcam amp as a power amp with my sensitive horns and they rather like it
  4. Anh

    Anh Naim ghetto blaster

    You have succinctly nailed the ‘Arcam sound’ right there.

    But having said that, I was stunned by the Arcam Alpha 6 CDP and Alpha 10 amp in the 90’s, this was off the back off listening to exciting/rock friendly stuff like the Audiolab 8000S, Marantz CD63 KI sig etc
    hifinutt likes this.

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