Can Arcam rPlay slay the Sonos beast? Just maybe! AVForums likes it quite a bit
The functionality provided by DTS PlayFi rivals other top contenders in the multi-room streaming arena. Added to already fantastic Arcam performance, the combination in rPlay is a clear winner.
It is said that Arcam knows a thing or two about great digital audio, having pioneered the first outboard DAC in the late 80s and spinning forward through every ensuing technology. Today, the venerable Arcam rSeries proves the point, with multiple award-winning products under its belt. The new rPlay builds on that knowledge and has the distinction of including DTS PlayFi, a groundbreaking technology that makes streaming easier and less closed-off than ever before.
PlayFi incorporates your favorite streaming services like TIDAL, Spotify, Pandora, and much more, as well as local UPnP streaming. Listen to music files up 24/192 resolution, in sparkling Arcam sound quality. Use the handy, free app for Apple iOS, Android, and Windows, conveniently controlling ANY PlayFi device, not just the Arcam rPlay. And soon, PlayFi will incorporate Amazon Alexa for even more convenience.
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