Placing the unit
< Place the amplier on a level, rm surface, avoiding
direct sunlight and sources of heat or damp.
< Do not place the A39 on top of a power amplier or
other source of heat.
< Do not place the amplier in an enclosed space
such as a bookcase or closed cabinet unless there is
good provision for ventilation. e A39 is designed
to run warm during normal operation.
< Do not place any other component or item on top
of the amplier as this may obstruct airow around
the heat-sink, causing the amplier to run hot. (e
unit placed on top of the amplier would become
< Make sure the remote-control receiver to the right
of the front panel display is unobstructed, otherwise
this will impair the use of the remote-control.
< Do not place your record deck on top of this
unit. Record decks are very sensitive to the noise
generated by mains power supplies which will be
heard as a background ‘hum’ if the record deck is
< e normal function of the unit may be disturbed
by strong electromagnetic interference. If this
occurs, simply reset the unit with the power button,
or move the unit to another location.
e amplier is supplied with a moulded mains plug
already tted to the lead. Check that the plug supplied
ts your supply – should you require a new mains lead,
please contact your Arcam dealer.
If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is dierent,
please contact your Arcam dealer immediately
Push the IEC plug end of the power cable into the power
socket on the back of the amplier, making sure that it
is pushed in rmly. Plug the other end of the cable into
your mains socket and switch the socket on.
We recommend the use of high-quality screened cables
that are designed for the particular application. Other
cables will have dierent impedance characteristics
that will degrade the performance of your system (for
example, do not use cabling intended for video use to
carry audio signals). All cables should be kept as short as
is practically possible.
It is good practice when connecting your equipment to
make sure that the mains power-supply cabling is kept
as far away as possible from your audio cables. Failure to
do so may result in unwanted noise in the audio signals.
Arcam’s A39 integrated amplier provides class leading
sound quality for the best reproduction of your music.
Drawing on the many years of amplier design
experience at Arcam, this product uses the best quality
components and engineering practice to produce a
product that will give many years of musical pleasure
and reliable service.
With a class G amplier, toroidal based power supply,
acoustically damped chassis and exceptionally low
levels of distortion and noise the A39 is capable of
reproducing music with all its original authority and
detail. Rest assured you will be hearing the music just as
the artist intended.
e A39 is designed to produce a level of performance
that will truly bring your music to life.
A39 MUTE DISPLAY BALANCE PHONO AUX CD TUNER
BD PVR AV SP1 SP2 AUX PHONES
POWER / STANDBY
overview A39 connections
Please read the ‘Placing the unit’, ‘Power’ and
‘Interconnect cables’ sections on page 6 before
connecting up your A39 integrated amplier!
(MM) CD TUNER SAT BD PVR AV
4–16 OHMS. CLASS 2 WIRING
SPEAKER 1 SPEAKER 2
4–16 OHMS. CLASS 2 WIRING
SPEAKER 2 SPEAKER 1
USB 5V / 0.1A
115 = 110 - 120V~
230 = 220 - 240V~
110-120V/220-240V ~ 50-60 Hz
SP2 AUX PHONES
POWER / STANDBY
Ensure that the voltage selected matches
your local power supply.
3.5 mm line level analogue stereo
input located on the front panel
for easy access
Connect the correct
mains cable here.
6V 3.5mm mono jack socket for
accessory cable (supplied). Cable
provides two 2.1mm DC jacks to
power 6V r series accessories.
3.5 mm stereo jack socket,
intended for use with a set of
headphones. See page 9 for
e A39 is equipped with two
pairs of speaker terminals.
See page 7 for information on
Phono earth terminal
For connecting your turntable
earth lead, if required.
Note that this terminal must
not be used as a safety earth.
USB type A socket may be used to
power 5v accessories (0.1A max)
and for soware updates.
TRIGGER OUT allows the A39 to control the
power state of any connected equipment.
In normal use there is no need to make any
connections to these outputs.
AUX, TUNER, SAT, BD, PVR
and AV are all line-level
inputs. PHONO (MM) has
See page 8 for more
PRE OUT provides the pre-amp output for use
in a bi-amplied system (for example, with
a P49 power amplier). See page 9 for more
RECORD OUT is a line level output for
use in recording from other sources.
See page 9 for more information.