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alaScore 87

24 reviews

May, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Arcam SOLO MINI. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Arcam SOLO MINI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Arcam Solo Mini


If you want high quality sound with a touch of iPod convenience, Arcam's Solo Mini is a great choice.

The Solo Mini may look expensive on paper, but the features on offer and the quality it demonstrates are, in fact, well beyond its humble price tag. £770 for such a high-quality amp, CD player and one of the best iPod dock systems around is an absolute...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Arcam Solo Mini review


Best CD system £400–£800, Awards 2010. The Arcam Solo Mini is a near-perfect all-in-one system

High-quality build ; still looks good ; smooth yet detailed sound

Others offer more in the way of features ; limited USB functionality

Best CD system £400–£800, Awards 2010. There’s no denying the Mini’s appeal: a well-known British brand, a rich sound and solid build

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (

Arcam Solo Mini review


The Mini version of Arcam's Solo all-in-one is half the size, half as powerful and half the price. Let's hope it's not half as good

Classier than the micro system mob, and well worth the Arcam premium

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (

Arcam Solo Mini - £750


Solo was one of the first one-box systems on the market and still holds its own against the newcomers

Neat, tidy and well specified; good detail and bass

No digital input, slight treble harshness at times, limited power

An excellent way to enjoy the most music from the smallest space, at a competitive price

Expert review by (

Arcam Solo Mini


Arcam Solo Mini is an integrated CD, radio, and stereo amplifier that followed the successful original Arcam-designed 'Solo'. The Solo Mini comes in silver with 230x350mm dimensions. It weighs a 6.7 kg and features a DAB receiver, AM and FM receiver,...

User-friendly and sonically tasty. Don't be put off by the price, this is a serious bit of hi-fi gear that will keep rockin' for many years. Arcam Solo Mini is tagged with Arcam, hi-fi, DAB radio and CD player. Select a tag (Arcam, for example) to find...

Sep, 2008


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

ARCAM Solo Mini


Arcam's Solo Mini music system follows the tide of other hi-fi companies entering the digital age by embracing USB and iPod connectivity. To the Solo ...

Quality internal amplification, fast and quiet CD player


For an all-in-one music, radio and digital audio receiver, the Solo Mini functions admirably. In all modes it is easy to navigate and control music, and sound quality is fantastic whatever the volume level.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Jones (

Arcam Solo Mini


"That sounds great," I said, as soon as the music started

My expectations for the Solo Mini weren't high. Experience has taught me not to expect that much from a small, single box trying to do everything. Sure, a mini-system like the Denon DM33 can offer a surprising performance compared to many other minis....

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Arcam Solo Mini


Makes my Linn Katon speakers sound fantastic. I previously used a Linn Classik and they always sounded like there was something missing. Amazing power and sound quality in a tiny unit.

It doesn't make the tea!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review (

Arcam Solo Mini


Makes my Linn Katon speakers sound fantastic. I previously used a Linn Classik and they always sounded like there was something missing. Amazing power and sound quality in a tiny unit

It doesn't make the tea

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (

Arcam Solo Mini


Big sound for a compact unit. Clear, warm tones that has bougt my CD collection back to life.

Very basic functions compared to what you can get else where (no streaming etc) but a diffrent class in sound to the rest

Apr, 2011

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