Arcam is based just outside the famous university city of Cambridge. Their story started the classic way: two friends with a passion for music and electronics met up while engineering students at Cambridge University, and founded Amplification and Recording Cambridge in 1976.

As the name suggests, some of the company’s early work was in high-performance mixing desks for recording studios, but it wasn’t long before the two were making hi-fi amplifiers, beginning an engineering-led business still innovating and making the most of music and home cinema sound almost four decades later.