Lift the listening experience to a whole new level with Acoustic Research

A leader in audio innovations, Acoustic Research has launched two high resolution audio products designed to improve the listening experience, Whether it’s unwinding on the daily commute or leisure time relaxation.

Ideal for discerning audiophiles, the new products play high resolution, lossless tunes without music degradation. The new releases - the ARM2 audiophile-grade high resolution music player with built-in headphone amplifier and the ARUA1 high fidelity high definition (HD) USB digital audio converter (DAC) with headphone amplifier - are dedicated audio accessories designed to bring out the full potential of high end headphones.

Both products offer a suite of advanced technologies - such as Burr-Brown PCM1794A DAC - providing an impeccable audio experience. The ARM2 and ARUA1 each have a built-in high slew rate headphone amplifier, producing a dynamic listening experience while eliminating the need for external headphone amplifiers.


As a genuine, audiophile oriented music-only portable music player, the ARM2 offers lots of innovative audio technologies in a sleek, stylish design. It features a large five inch touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi, making the ARM2 an intuitive device. It supports a wide selection of high resolution media files including WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC, APE, DSD, and DXD. With a battery life providing up to nine hours of continuous high resolution music playback, 64 gigabytes storage capacity and a Micro SDXC slot, the ARM2 is perfect for everyday use or tuning out to an ample music library during extended travels.


The ARUA1 includes an audiophile oriented asynchronous USB audio 2.0 interface and M-Class audio engine providing superior sound quality. Inferior cables are known to have an undesirable impact on the listening experience. Acoustics Research has addressed this by including top-tier gold plated brass RCA output connectors for the best possible output performance. Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X, the ARUA1 supports a wide range of file formats including FLAC, DSD 64/128 and DXD. Built for durability, the ARUA1 uses nitrogen injection insulation, triple layer shielding and sports an aluminium connector shell. The ARUA1 is compact enough to slide into a back pocket, making it perfect for enjoying high quality tunes on-the-go.



ARM2 audiophile-grade high resolution music player with built-in headphone amplifier, RRP $1999

ARUA1 high fidelity HD USB DAC with headphone amplifier, RRP $999 



The new Acoustic Resaerch ptroducts are available to buy at the Amber Technology online store or through the following Audio retail specialists:

VIC - Noisy Motel (By appointment): 48 Porter Street, Prahran, 03 9510 7503

QLD - The Audio Tailor: 557 Old Cleveland Rd, Brisbane, 07 3823 1111

WA - Simply Hi Fi (By appointment), Perth, 08 9337 2041

NSW - Minidisc Australia: 224/813 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, 1300 666 275