Arcam AVR20 AV Receiver

90 watts per Channel @ 8 Ohms Class A/B

The Arcam AVR20 is a high-performance audio/visual receiver that delivers stunning realism for the ultimate home cinema experience. It has an impressive 16-channel surround solution and all the latest CODECs from Dolby, DTS and IMAX Enhanced.   With a good quality subwoofer, the AVR20 exemplifies sound quality and engineering excellence.

The AVR20 features the efficient class AB amplification for a level of transparency that delivers the most captivating sound. Audiophile listening experiences are optimised with full 16-channel Dirac calibration on board.  Streaming with a mobile device using the native app of choice via Apple Airplay2 or Google Chromecast.


AVR20 Features

  • Dolby Atmos & DTS:X 9.1.6 decoding
  • 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 3 HDMI outputs, eARC compatible
  • Dirac Live® for Arcam room correction
  • ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC
  • Class AB power amplification – Uses toroidal transformer
  • Wifi / Ethernet, RS232 and IR control
  • Google Cast/UPnP capability for streaming audio
  • Bluetooth
  • Free MusicLife iOS UPnP and control app



Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω/4Ω

2 channels driven, 20Hz – 20kHz, <0.02% THD


2 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD


7 channels driven, 1kHz, 0.2% THD


Residual noise & hum (A-wtd)


Stereo Line Inputs

Maximum input

4.5V rms

Nominal sensitivity

1V, 2V, 4V (user adjustable)

Input impedance


Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct


Frequency response

20Hz—20kHz ± 0.2dB

Preamplifier Outputs

Nominal output level

1V RMS (max. 5V RMS)

Output impedance


THD+N (20Hz—20kHz)


Headphone Output

Maximum output level into 32Ω


Output impedance



Mains voltage

110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz

Power consumption (maximum)

1.5kW (Thermal dissipation approx. 5200 BTU/hour)

Power consumption (idle, typical)

100W (Thermal dissipation approx. 340 BTU/hour)

Power consumption (standby)


Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet)

433 x 425 x 171mm

Weight (net)


Weight (packed)


Supplied accessories

Mains lead
Remote control with 2 x AAA batteries Manual
DAB/FM aerial
3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas Calibration microphone
USB cable