Arcam has introduced its latest integrated amplifier, the SA30, which will serve as the new flagship in the HDA product range.
Designed around G Class amplification, the SA30 includes a host of wireless and custom install-friendly technologies, along with Dirac Live room correction technology.
The SA30 offers 120W of power per channel 8Ω and 220W into 4Ω. Essentially a hybrid amplifier, the SA30 uses Class A - and its single power supply at full capacity approach - amplification, switching in, when required, an additional power supply to drive larger sections of the waveform. The five analogue inputs include a switchable MM/MC phono input for connecting a turntable.
With support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) and its Roon Endpoint status, the amplifier can receive audio from Roon's digital music player and library system. It is also equipped with ESS Technology's 32-bit supporting high-end ESS Sabre ESS9038 DAC.
In terms of wireless support is thorough, it offers AirPlay 2, uPnP streamer set-ups, and Chromecast-enabled equipment, while the HDMI ARC (audio return channel) makes the SR30 ideal to receive an ARC audio feed from the likes of a TV. As well as ARC support, custom install professionals will appreciate the comprehensive I/P control suite, including Control4 and Crestron compatibility.
Dirac Live room correction technology software employs a sophisticated analysis of your loudspeakers and your listening room to optimize overall audio performance, removing colourations introduced by the room.
The SA30 represents the new pinnacle for stereo amplification from Arcam," says Scott Campbell, Director of Sales and Marketing at 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."
The Arcam SA30 will be available in the Fall; pricing is TBA.
Arcam products are available in Canada through Erikson Consumer.