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HARMAN INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD. Arkham “A5” and “CD5”, a serious CD component that carefully deals with the music you like, will start recruiting project support from “GREEN FUNDING” from June 13th (Thursday)!

Harman International Co., Ltd.
Arkham “A5” and “CD5”, a serious CD component that carefully deals with the music you like, will start recruiting project support at “GREEN FUNDING” from June 13th (Thursday)!
~Pre-registration starts today! ~
Harman International Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Takuma Kuwabara) has announced the release of the “ARCAM A5” and “ARCAM CD5” from the audio brand “ARCAM” born in Cambridge, England. )” will be announced on the CCC Group’s
crowdfunding site “GREEN FUNDING,” and from June 13th (Thursday), we will begin soliciting project support for its introduction into Japan. Also, starting today, we will start pre-registration by adding LINE friends from the announcement page.
[Image 1:×852.jpg] As Herman International, we have attempted crowdfunding twice so far. Among them, JBL’s first crowdfunding project “BAR 1000”, which was conducted in September 2022, gained a lot of support due to its innovative fully wireless rear speaker and highly immersive surround sound. As a result, we were able to achieve great success leading to subsequent general sales, including winning the highest rank, the PLATINUM Award, at the GREEN AWARD 2022 by the crowdfunding site GREEN FUNDING. The third part of our crowdfunding project is CD component audio using the A5 integrated amplifier and CD5 CD player from the UK’s leading ARCAM brand.
Today, while music streaming services are rapidly expanding and it has become possible to instantly access all kinds of music, there is also a global analog record boom that is going against the trend. Furthermore, a revival boom has begun for CDs following vinyl records, and sales of CDs have continued to increase worldwide for the past three years, and domestically sales have increased by 108% compared to the previous year*1 since last year.
Behind this is the resurgence and spread of the style of easily enjoying music through music streaming services, supporting songs and artists that you like by purchasing their records and CDs, and paying closer attention to them. In this day and age where you can listen to anything on your smartphone, the very act of listening to music on a CD has become a special experience and has deep meaning.
ARCAM, which is taking on the challenge of crowdfunding this time, was founded in 1976 by students from the prestigious University of Cambridge in the UK, and has been developing audio products that combine simple and beautiful design with rich musicality for over 40 years. I am. In the 1980s, the company released the UK’s first completely in-house CD player, the Delta 70. It is known as a pioneer in CD playback.
The integrated amplifier “A5” and CD player “CD5” to be announced as part of the project have been designed not only in terms of sound quality but also in terms of design, so that they can provide a premium experience with music, similar to enjoying hand-drip coffee. Designed with consideration.
The analog technology cultivated over more than 40 years and the latest digital technology are generously utilized, and a large toroidal transformer is used in the power supply section to achieve spacious music playback. The design is finished with an aluminum casing with a 360-degree high-quality design that will accent your interior.The slim design reduces the feeling of pressure, and it can be installed on a low board or sideboard for everyday use. Upgrade your life as it is.
You take out each CD from its jacket, place it on the tray, close it, press the play button, and thoroughly enjoy the music by looking at the album artwork, lyrics, and liner notes. In order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy this series of premium experiences with authentic audio that has been carefully selected in all directions, we are offering it at an affordable price range that is comparable to the high component systems of the past.
During the project period, we are planning to hold a product exhibition at “Tsutaya Home Appliances +” in Futakotamagawa Tsutaya Home Appliances. Please stop by and take this opportunity to see the actual product and experience its rich musical sound and high-quality design.
project overview
●ARCAM A5 / CD5 project announcement page:
●Implementation period: Scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Saturday, August 31, 2024
●Return plan (example):
◆Super Early Bird: 18% OFF (limited to the first 20 people)
  ◆Early Bird: 17% OFF (limited to the first 30 people)
  ◆“A5” + “CD5” set Super Early Bird: 20% OFF (limited to the first 30 people) ●General sales price: A5 99,000 yen (tax included)
        CD5 99,000 yen (tax included)
●Delivery schedule: Scheduled to be shipped in November 2024 ●Pre-registration start date: Thursday, June 6, 2024 *By adding friends via LINE “Tsutaya Home Appliances+” Exhibition Overview
●Exhibition period: June 13, 2024 (Thursday) to August 31, 2024 (Saturday) ●Location: Futakotamagawa Tsutaya Home Appliances “Tsutaya Home Appliances +” Product points
[Integrated amplifier A5]
●50W/ch AB class amplifier based on ARCAM’s traditional amplifier design ●Thin and high-quality design that accents your interior without feeling overwhelming.
● Abundant connectivity for both analog and digital
●Two-way Bluetooth that can also be connected to wireless headphones ● ESS Saber ES9018K2M is installed in the DAC section
-Comes with a compact remote control that fits in the palm of your hand ●Plastic-free sustainable packaging
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[CD player CD5]
●Reliable CD playback ability as a dedicated machine
– Thin and high-quality design that does not feel overwhelming while accentuating the interior.
● ESS Saber ES9018K2M is installed in the DAC section
●High resolution playback compatible (WAV/FLAC/MP3/AAC/WMA ~96kHz/24bit) ●USB-A terminal compatible with USB memory input
-Comes with a compact remote control that fits in the palm of your hand ●Plastic-free sustainable packaging
[Image 3:×591.jpg] *1 Data referenced from “IFPI global music report 2024” and “Recording Industry Association of Japan production results past 10 years audio record CD total”
A crowdfunding site operated by One More Co., Ltd., a member of the CCC Group. With the theme of “a digital trade fair where future projects (products and creators) gather”, we collaborate with stores nationwide such as “Tsutaya Bookstore”, “Futakotamagawa Tsutaya Home Appliances”, and “TSUTAYA” to sell gadgets, miscellaneous goods, Posts projects in various genres such as movies, publishing, music, etc. To date, more than 5,300 projects have been proposed, and a total of over 14.8 billion yen has been supported.
*For inquiries regarding crowdfunding proposals:
-About Harman International Industries, Incorporated-
HARMAN International designs, manufactures and markets premium audio, visual and connected car and integrated solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Our leading brands, including AKG(R), Harman Kardon(R), Infinity(R), JBL(R), Lexicon(R), Mark Levinson(R), and Revel(R), are used by audio enthusiasts, artists, It is often used at events/concert venues and has received praise. And today, more than 50 million cars around the world are equipped with our audio and infotainment systems, and our software services reach billions of vehicles across every platform, from office and home to car and mobile. We support secure connectivity and integration of mobile devices and systems. Harman International has approximately 30,000 employees worldwide.
-Customer inquiries-
Harman International Co., Ltd.
Tel: 0570-550-465
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