Arcam rDAC Sweepstakes

Register to win a Arcam rDAC audiophile-grade Digital to Analog Converter (MSRP $479) we are giving away.

According to Arcam, the rDAC's sleek cast aluminum case, hides the latest digital technology, including the outstanding Wolfson 8741 DAC. With coaxial, optical and USB inputs, the rDAC renders music with stunning accuracy and musicality.

Uses for the rDAC are endless. CD Players, Internet Radios, cable boxes and game stations can be connected via coaxial or optical leads to deliver a dramatic increase in sound quality. PCs and Macs can feed the rDAC via USB using the Asynchronous USB re-clocking circuitry to almost eliminates the jitter and noise associated with music in computer environments.

The results from the highly affordable rDac are thrilling regardless of the digital audio source.

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on or If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column. Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

You can enter once on and once on for a total of two entries. No more than one entry per site allowed.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This sweepstakes is now closed.]

ozpaul's picture

Please count me in!

isyoox's picture

Yes please. 

CaptainVinyl1's picture

At last a chance to make the world safe for better sound

MWaehner's picture

Yeah, I want that. I definitely want that.

mokes's picture

An audiophile friend listened to this DAC and told me it's a great value..... I would love to own one smiley

simpsonjp's picture

The DAC in my Toshiba laptop is causing my teeth to jitter! I need the Arcam rDAC to ease my pain.

Ken-ophile's picture I am entering the contest, but I've never won a contest ever before in my life... Truly sad.  Well, maybe this time...

internethandle's picture

Thanks for the opportunity.

npsquire1's picture

College students need all the help they can get, winning this would be awesome!

axc123's picture


beigedeath's picture

OMG... I was actually thinking about buying one of these things!

Demondog's picture

The Arcam rDAC is a great example of the great budget DACs that are available these days. It would make a nice addition to a lot of peoples systems, including mine.

davidmcc's picture

This would be a great DAC in my system.

ssimon's picture

Send one ASAP!

Pilotxerau's picture

I am a die hard Stereophile fan!

otaku's picture

Should be much better than the cheapo C-Media I'm using now.

denial's picture

In! Can't wait to try it out ;)

swimkinney2's picture

I would love to own a DAC

thlunsford's picture

I've had my eye on one of these for a while. 

tomg1961's picture

looks sweet!!  would love to win this

ikymagoo's picture

would love to have that as my first DAC

jazzfan's picture

Pick me, pick me!!

damone5000's picture

I'm in for one of those.  Thanks

stevo's picture

Been looking for a quality dac for a while...this was on the list

Speakerphile's picture

Count me in!

udaman's picture

Would be great to try out this dac. 

mrhi-fi's picture

Please consider me entered!

oscar nr's picture

I WANT one of that

idiotjoe's picture

I've been looking for a nice DAC.  This would be great!

Hamburglar's picture

Alright, fellow commentors. It's on.

oaxacavine's picture

count me in!

wcaskier's picture

As a poor college student and aspiring audiophile I could use all the help I can get!

anomaly7's picture

Another toy? I'm in.

alexk's picture


WillWeber's picture

you bet I do

espinoza's picture

My hearing will improve...

nobirth's picture

Arcam's are nice

battermoose11's picture

I have never had a separate dac.I wonder how much difference it would make????

katie's picture

...enter me in the drawing.

tpaxadpom's picture

I want to join the crowd and try my luck. Thanks for the opportunity to win this DAC.

g0ldeng0pher's picture

rDAC please!!!

selarom's picture



Thanks Guys!  This is just what I need in my setup.

Hope I'm the winner!


texanalog's picture

Hope that I win! Really need a audiophile grade DAC!

Montano5's picture

I'm in !

My ears need it :)

attilahun's picture

I need this! My old usb dac has started making hissing sounds!

kchamblin's picture


ehrjohn's picture

Send it to Me!

drewrf's picture

Love to have it

Derreck's picture

Yes please!

matthra's picture

I would be honored to receive such a gift.  (I can hope, can't I?)

63Bertboy's picture

The future is now. 1 please.

tupps's picture

Would love to win this great DAC to complete my system.

firthy's picture

Enter me in the sweepstakes!

edever's picture

In Search of...a new DAC!

prof's picture

Interesting ...

skcochran's picture

Consider me entered!

mzweibel's picture

Ummmm, shiney.

Dr. Spivey's picture

I love free stuff. Free audio stuff is the best.

cap's picture

Mmmm, new daccheeky.

Syrez's picture

... I'd love to win too.

Philo's picture

This is exactly what I have been looking for.smiley

Alpina's picture

Good luck to all...but I'm afraid I'll be the one taking it home  smiley

aero9k's picture

Looks like a great product.  Please enter my name!

nccdm's picture

I want it ! :)

ms1778's picture

I have just the spot for this beauty!

rhenderson's picture

would love to win this.'s picture

woo hoo i wanna win!!!

johnmotex's picture

Count me in!

jba's picture

sweet - winning a new DAC from Arcam!

gofar99's picture

Since I don't have one now it would be a great addition to my system


Good listening


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rsdofny's picture

I really like its look, and I have heard it sounds pretty good as well.

Justav's picture

Now where do I find a link to the review? Looks are there, but how is the sound?

jonnyz2's picture

I'd love one!  Hope to win1

kam's picture

That is an appealing DAC.  The new toys have been few and far between since the kids came along!

Chigo's picture

Great sweepstakes. Thanks Stereophile!

himynameisjuan's picture

[insert generic "I'm a broke teenager who can't afford a DAC" comment here.]

james's picture


Nikmilkov's picture

Is it better to have a CD player or a transport and a DAC. Having had always players now I would try to split the components.

Nikmilkov's picture

Is it better to have a CD player ( two in one) or a transport and a DAC. Having always had players now I would try to split the components.

sumbuba's picture

Would need to find room on the rack, but definitely worth it.

corrective_unconscious's picture

Another thing to be plugged in.

full1nelson's picture

Here's hoping I can get a DAC way out of my price range

ddharman's picture

I have been looking to update my DAC, this will do nicely.

Vogelhaus's picture

Sounds like it might be good enough to peel me away from my analog source! Count me in

tevirs's picture

Please send it to me! Thanks in advance.

HaroldL's picture

What a great component! Hope I win it!

schneidy's picture

Count me in!'s picture


MeCurious's picture

Thank you. My Logitech Squeezbox was looking for a DAC to complete it.

sophilobro's picture

I love me some digital to analog conversion.

schaume's picture

Looks like a nice piece of kit!

Alban's picture

Great piece of equipment.

Maxvla's picture

Sign me up! Love to see it duke it out with my Bifrost and see who's left standing.

kuroda99's picture

Great DAC.

good luck to everyone in the contest

Joejy2's picture

Hope I win. I want to hear what my music has to offer. 

JFHONGKONG's picture

In this age of digital music (nothing derogatory, just fact), we all need a decent DAC and this Arcam is going to be a godsend if I do win!

MrGneiss's picture

Its my birthday, let me win!! :-D

RickyD's picture


lucask's picture

Being a Dutch, I always like free stuff :-)

xtrueg's picture

Nice DAC.

marin's picture

...cause this dac's mine!!!


fy415's picture

Sign me up.

fullspeed's picture

Hope I'm the lucky one.

phxaudio's picture

What timing! Just want I need! It'll improve my modest system. Thanks.

miguelgguzman's picture

This DAC would be so useful for me to connect the Apple TV to my stero via the Arcam rDAC!

Thanks indeed.

Michael.Chernay's picture

One for work and home would be great!

goosse's picture

 One for home please

hwke's picture

Unfortunately, the "best" DAC i currently have is my laptop. "Best" should not be used to describe that high-pitched humming muddy rubbish but its all i've got :-(

thobbs's picture

I'd like to try it. The next new thing.

snorin's picture

Sign me up.

370lbgorilla's picture

This rDAC needs a new home.... up north.....



tjanus's picture

it would be swell!

EVOnix's picture

Love to have a modern DAC!

caveatemptor's picture

Yes, it would be. 

absolutepitch's picture

Enter the Sweeps anyway.

erm93ct's picture

Please give me this!

Pony Coyote's picture

I would love to win, thanks guys!

Bubbamike's picture


TheBozman70's picture

Wow! A chance to win a new DAC. I don't have one, so that would be perfect. Please enter me. Thanks.

Mjbainer's picture

This would look and sound superb in our system. Bainer's groto would be the perfect resting place for this DAC 

nikotine's picture

Thanks for a chance to participate! I would love to win the Arcam DAC as an introduction to high end computer audio!

stereomag's picture

Long time reader of the magazine, When the local magazine store closed I have to read Stereophile on-line. Not as good as a hands on magazine but what can you do? I wish I could afford a DAC for my audio system. Maybe I can win one.

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kwazyjuice's picture

I would love to be a winner!!

callas01's picture

This would be perfect, I want to buy this unit, and it'll go great with the Naim 5i I just bought.

ckeilin's picture

Another great sweepstakes!

Jack_Mlynek's picture

Hope one is coming my way!

kylewilliams1024's picture

This would be a huge upgrade,  looks cool, hope I win.

juanmtamayo's picture

I definitely want one of these!

Lennarts's picture

With my luck.... Really?

maelob's picture

Sign me up

jokeka's picture

Looks like it will fit on my rack.  SO, thanks. 

dannyb888's picture

This would be really useful for me right now.

Due to the crisis I had to sell my entire analog/digital front end, pre/power amp as well as my entire lp and cd collection.

The upside is computer audio is really improving by leaps and bounds. My current system is my desktop PC connected via Wireworld Ultraviolet to an HRT Musicstreamer II and a vintage Sansui 6060 reciever circa 1977. Speakers are the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1

The sound is really close to what I had before i.e. Clearaudio Solution/Kuzma Stogi Reference, Clearaudio Virtuoso, Audio Research PH3, Cayin CDT15a, Reference Line passive attenuator, Dynaco ST70II (heavily modified), Definitive Technology DR7 tower (heavily modified)Transparent and Nordost cables.

I'm surprised at how good computer audio is at the moment and I'm excited to find out how much better it can be.

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fullspeed's picture

You have to be mine!

thawdtd's picture

winner winner chicken dinner

laclayton's picture

devil  would love to own this


AndrewARCH's picture

Count me in!

lastgoodbye's picture

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

mikeyb88122's picture

One entry for me, please!

torturegarden's picture

This would be a nice addition to my current setup. It's just the thing I need for my music server.

EndersShadow's picture

Would love to own this one

Oliver A.'s picture

I'll take it.

Capa's picture


sat7's picture

hwbthree's picture

I'm writing to you from here at the orphanage...looking into the eager faces of the children who have suffered for years with a brand x dac...they keep chanting: "Please kind sir, can we not listen to the computer music through an rDAC?" I'm choking back tears as I write this heart-felt plea-mail. I'm sure you will understand. Think of the children...

smitty72's picture

Just what I've been shopping for.

lwood's picture

sounds good! thenks

vozhyk87's picture

I am in.