The use of Class G technology means that at low power output levels, the Arcam SA30 is essentially operating in Class-A, switching only to Class AB when higher output powers are required, in which cases it will deliver up to a claimed 120-watts per channel into 8Ω loads, and 220-watts per channel into 4Ω loads. ‘The result is an intoxicating blend of sonic power and low-level detail,’ said Nigel Ng, of Advance Audio, which distributes Arcam in Australia Ng was also enthusiastic about Dirac Live, telling Australian Hi-Fi Magazine: ‘Dirac Live really empowers audiophiles by enabling them to do their own professional level room correction, ensuring they’ll always experience the very best sound in their room,’ he said. 'This state-of-the-art room correction technology helps ensure that SA30 owners will experience the very best performance this amplifier has to offer, always individually optimised to its surroundings.’
The Arcam SA30 has five analogue inputs including a switchable MM/MC phono input, four digital inputs, HDMI (Arc), AirPlay 2, and operates with uPnP streamer set-ups and Chromecast-enabled equipment. It also supports MQA (Master Quality Authenticated), as offered by the likes of Tidal Masters, and its Roon Endpoint status means that it is all set to receive audio from Roon’s digital music player and library system. Ng says he expects the Arcam SA30 will go on-sale in December or early January, and that retail pricing would be set at this time.
For more information, contact Advance Audio Australia