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    Arcam MusicBOOST S - new model - iPhone 6/6S Audio & Power Upgrade

    The Arcam MusicBOOST is a genuine new category product, a portable headphone amplifier with a high-precision DAC and powerful battery pack for the Apple iPhone 6 and 6S, all in one sleek protective sleeve case weighing just 100 grams.

    MusicBOOST version 1 was for the iPhone 6 and the 6s fitted with a push. V2 correctly fits the slightly thicker 6s as well. There is only one model and the difference between V1 and V2 is just a tiny mod to the body moulding, making 6 & 6s insert and remove easily. Look for the 6/6S sticker on the box.

    This is an ideal travel product, able to be easily swapped in/out depending on usage and totally ends battery anxiety when your boarding pass is on the phone.

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    It offers:-

    - combined DAC, headphone amplifier, battery pack and protective case
    - upgrades quality of all iPhone audio whatever the source
    - three times the power output of an iPhone
    - doubles iPhone battery life
    - protects iPhone in daily use
    - a fully licensed 'Made For iPhone' accessory
    - slim and light despite extended functionality

    The sound from an iPhone is good, but the sound quality of all mobiles is compromised by build budget, battery life requirements, space constraints and interference from the radio and digital components of the phone.

    The MusicBOOST cuts through the noise (literally) by extracting pure digital audio from the iPhone Lightning Port, feeding it via a high-performance Texas Instruments DAC and then amplifying it with a powerful Arcam headphone amplifier.

    How do we do it?

    - We have the power. The powerful MusicBOOST battery drives the audio system directly

    - The DAC and Amp are designed by Arcam, world leaders in digital audio

    - Arcam use a fully licensed Apple Lightning Audio Module to extract the pure sound from the iPhone

    - a combined Digital Audio Converter (DAC) powerful headphone amplifier and battery pack

    - advanced Lithium Polymer battery doubles iPhone battery life and drives the music system

    - Up to 120 hours of music replay with the iPhone in Airplane mode

    You can appreciate the remarkable improvement in sound quality, even with basic Apple earpods and a Spotify stream. When you plug in serious £30 - £100 in-earphones the benefits are huge, and if you like big over-the-ear headphones, the MusicBOOST will give them a kick that no phone can match.

    Totally transparent to the source

    If an app can play audio, the MusicBOOST will improve it. The performance boost is there for Music, Spotify, Tidal, SoundCloud, Qobuz, YouTube, Videos, FLAC Player and much more.

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    Quote from Charlie Brennan - Arcam MD

    "With the MusicBOOST, we've applied our serious audio engineering talents to the iPhone. The improved sound will make you want to listen to more and more music, so even better that it also doubles iPhone battery life."

    Music Boost Key Features

    - All-in-one DAC, headphone amplifier, battery pack and protective case

    - ‘Made For iPhone’ officially licensed Apple accessory for 6 & 6s

    - Digital Audio via in-built Apple Lightning Audio Module

    - High-precision TI/Burr-Brown PCM5102 internal DAC

    - Dedicated internal headphone amplifier

    - Three times the power output of an iPhone

    - Doubles iPhone battery life

    - Protects iPhone in daily use

    - A major audio upgrade for iPhone headphone users

    - Arcam quality DAC & Amplifier markedly improve sound quality

    - Power to drive headphones large and small

    - Upgrades quality of all iPhone audio whatever the source

    - Upgrades MusicPlayer, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz etc etc

    - Play FLAC, WAV files etc using 3rd party apps such as VOX, Flac Player+

    - Up-to 120 Hours Music Replay with the iPhone in Airplane mode

    - 2800 mAH Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery, powers Amp, DAC, Phone

    - Recharges iPhone & doubles iPhone battery life

    - Up-to 120 Hours Music Replay with phone in Airplane mode

    - Four LED charge indicators

    - Power and Battery Check buttons

    - Micro USB charging with lead supplied

    - Phone Priority Charging - the phone is charged to 100%, then MB charges its own battery.

    - Soft touch sleeve case protects iPhone

    - Slim and light despite extended functionality

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    Music Boost Specs

    Headphone Impedance / Output Power

    16 Ohm / 44 + 44mW

    32 Ohm / 22 + 22mW

    64 Ohm / 11.5 + 11.5mW

    300 Ohm / 2.5 + 2.5mW

    Battery - 2800 mAh Lithium Ion

    W x H x D 69 x 153 x 14mm.

    Weight 100g

    UK Price £120 inc VAT - On sale now from Amazon and other retailers

    NOTE - Not planned for iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone SE at this time

    NOTE - There is no control path back to the phone via the Lightning Module so remote volume, FF etc won't function...

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