Arcam FMJ Receivers

The arcam_fmj integration allows you to control Arcam Receivers and Processors from Home Assistant.

Supported devices:

  • AV 40
  • AV 41
  • AV 860
  • AVR 5
  • AVR 10
  • AVR 11
  • AVR 20
  • AVR 21
  • AVR 30
  • AVR 31
  • AVR 380
  • AVR 390
  • AVR 450
  • AVR 550
  • AVR 750
  • AVR 850
  • AVR 860
  • SA 10
  • SA 20
  • SA 30
  • SR 250
  • ST 60

This integration may also work with JBL and AudioControl receivers and processors as they share the same firmware as Arcam.

  • SDP-55/58


To add the Arcam FMJ Receivers integration to your Home Assistant instance, use this My button:

Arcam FMJ Receivers can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as Discovered. You can then set it up right away.

Power state

Arcam receivers turn off their network port when in standby, the integration will try to reconnect to the receiver every 5 seconds. This means powering on the first zone is not possible over the built-in network connection.

Note: Some newer models offer the ability to configure the device to keep the network port active when in standby mode. This can be found under HDMI Settings > HDMI Bypass & IP. Enabling HDMI & IP On will allow full power control from Home Assistant.

Two other options for complete power control exists: IR or Serial gateway.

IR command

Use an IR blaster to send a command to turn the device on using these discrete codes:

  • Zone 1: Protocol: RC5 Device: 16 Function: 123
  • Zone 2: Protocol: RC5 Device: 23 Function: 123

Turn on sometime requires two IR codes to be sent. You can generate the raw, broadlink or other IR format string using irgen tool like:

irgen -i rc5 -d 16 0 123 -o broadlink_base64 -r 2

To trigger this IR command add an automation on the event arcam.turn_on filtering on the entity_id of the media_player zone entity. This can be added using device automations or manually using normal automations.

Serial port to network gateway

Use a network to a serial port gateway to connect to the serial port of the receiver. The serial port is always available and can power on the device. This is the most reliable communication method as well.