Arcam showed its new flagship integrated amplifier from its HDA product range, the Arcam SA30, at HIGH END 2019. The SA30 uses Arcam’s tried and true version of Class-G amplification to deliver 120-watts per channel into 8Ω and 220-watts per channel into 4Ω. However, thanks to the Class G design, the amplifier operates mostly in Class-A, only switching to Class-AB when high power output is required.
The Arcam SA30 (pictured above, click on image for larger version) has five analogue inputs including a switchable MM/MC phono input and four digital inputs. The digital section uses ESS Technology’s 32-bit Sabre ESS9038 DAC and supports MQA and Roon. You can also access the Arcam SA30 wirelessly, via AirPlay 2, uPnP streamer set-ups and Chromecast-enabled equipment, plus it has HDMI ARC (audio return channel) so it can be used in AV installations.
The Arcam SA30 has Dirac Live, the state-of-the-art room correction technology, on-board that can analyse your loudspeakers and your listening room then adjust the response of the amplifier in order to optimise the sound quality in your listening room. ‘Dirac Live really empowers audiophiles by enabling them to do their own professional level room correction, thus ensuring they’ll always experience the very best sound in their room,’ said Nigel Ng of Advance Audio Australia, which distributes Arcam in Australia.
For more information about local Australian availability and pricing, contact Advance Audio Australia