ARCAM ANNOUNCES SA30 INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER
StereoNET attended the launch of the new Harman Experience Store in Munich, Germany, in early May, where Arcam’s engineers proudly unveiled its new HDA range flagship model, the SA30.
The 2-channel integrated amplifier designed around class G amplification boasts an extensive feature list including wireless connectivity, Dirac Live room correction, five analogue inputs including a switchable MM/MC phono input, four digital inputs, ESS Sabre ESS9038 DAC, Roon and MQA, AirPlay 2, UPnP, GoogleCast, and HDMI.
Arcam’s SA30 offers 120W of power per channel (8 Ohms) and 220W (4 Ohms). Arcam’s Class G amplifier design is also found on its highly acclaimed flagship FMJ Stereo AV Receiver (SR250) and AV Receiver (AVR850) - read the StereoNET review here.
Arcam’s car analogy explains it best:
Class G implements multiple power supplies rather than just a single supply. If a dynamic signal is received that goes beyond the capability of this first power supply, the secondary supply is gradually brought in up to full rated power output as required. This gives a very efficient design as additional power is only used when required, much like a turbocharger. Modern high-speed silicon allows us the make this switch faster that would ever be required, even way beyond the audio bandwidth, so there is no “turbo lag”.
At the launch event, it was clear Arcam is proud of this new release and the features and technology they’ve been able to squeeze into the SA30’s slimline chassis, measuring just 100mm tall and weighing 12kgs.
Scott Campbell, Director of Sales and Marketing at ARCAM, told StereoNET:
The SA30 represents the new pinnacle for stereo amplification from ARCAM. Our hugely talented design team has left nothing on the pitch here. This is Class G technology expertly implemented and teamed with the latest cutting-edge features, including room correction technology, hi-resolution audio support, and custom install provision. I applaud their skills.
For custom integration and installers, the SA30 also includes full IP control including Control4 and Crestron.
Arcam SA30 Stereo Integrated Amplifier will be available in October 2019. Local pricing has not yet been confirmed.
For more information, visit Arcam.