HARMAN Luxury Audio Group Launches ARCAM Radia Series


HARMAN Luxury Audio Group announced the launch of the ARCAM Radia Series of audio products consisting of the ARCAM A5, A15 and A25 integrated amplifiers; the ARCAM CD5 CD player; and the ARCAM ST5 high-resolution streamer.

With an initial offering comprising Class AB and G integrated amplifiers and a matching streamer and CD player, HARMAN says the new product family is the first family of ARCAM products designed under the brand’s new industrial design and marketing refresh that will inform how ARCAM products come to market in the future.

The company claims Radia family products offer a subtle symmetrical design that complements their aluminum shells. They are adorned with seamless front fasciae, redesigned knobs and gentle lighting effects, creating a sense of power and finesse. The products showcase a smooth, matte black surface cut through with the new signature Radia yellow highlights. On the top, ventilation cutouts are hidden within a pattern of dynamic lines, ensuring a “flawless aesthetic.” HARMAN says the rear sports a connector cowl, reminiscent of ornate rear diffusers found in performance cars, which hides unsightly connector housings from view. And, to ensure “optimal user interaction,” the redesigned knobs are curved, finished in satin black and textured to mask fingerprints.

HARMAN says ARCAM equips the new Radia amplifiers with Bluetooth aptX Adaptive receivers, internal antennas, digital inputs and ARCAM’s signature MM phono stage. The 2x50W A5 and 2x100W A15 Class AB amplifiers include new digital circuitry based on the ESS ES9018 DAC. The 2x100W A25 steps up to a Class G amplifier and the ESS ES9280AQ DAC, in addition to USB-C inputs, LED illuminated highlights and an OLED display on the front panel.

With an internal Wi-Fi antenna, HARMAN says the ST5 music streamer supports Amazon Music Unlimited, Qobuz, Internet radio, podcasts, Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect. In addition, the streamer offers support for MQA, Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay2 and Roon. The CD5 CD player offers CD, CD-R, and CD-RW playback, playback from USB mass storage, and support for FLAC, WAV and MP3 formats. The ST5 and CD5 feature an ESS ES9018 DAC with a 24-bit/192-kHz resolution.