Arcam SA30 (Black) Stereo Amplifier

Arcam SA30 (Black)

Stereo Amplifier

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(4 available across all stores)

£1,794.95 RRP £1999.0000

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Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.

”This tremendous return to form is therefore, an easy Best Buy.” ’AV Forums’ – Best Buy.

All the power you need – and more

Packing a mighty 120 watts per channel, there’s little that troubles the SA30. From the largest rooms to the least efficient speakers, the SA30 always has the power to impress. Switch to 4 ohm speakers and the power doubles to a window-rattling 220 watts per channel. As well as high volume, the power also gives large scale music the dynamics it deserves – making you feel more like you’re ‘there’ at the concert.

Class-G for the best of all worlds
Arcam’s pioneering Class-G amplifier technology gives the SA30 the best possible sound in all circumstances. The first quarter of its power is delivered in pure Class-A. Class-A is renowned for a rich, smooth sound that makes instruments and vocals sound incredibly life-like. Once you go beyond this point, efficient digital amplification kicks in – delivering plenty of power without the huge reserves of power and inefficiency that Pure Class-A all the way would demand. Sweet and refined yet a beast when unleased – the Arcam SA30 gives you the best of all worlds.

Dirac Live for Arcam gives you the very best sound in your room
For the very best sound in your room, Arcam includes a powerful room correcting technology from Dirac Research. This uses a microphone and dedicated software to take multiple readings around your room and feed the information back to the amplifier for a completely bespoke response (professional set-up recommended).

Stream with GoogleCast, AirPlay 2 and UPnP
Connect to your network via Ethernet or wi-fi and you get access to a wide range of networking features. GoogleCast gives you access to a wide range of streaming music services, Internet Radio stations and podcasts. If you prefer to stream within the Apple medium, AirPlay 2 is also standard and the perfect choice for streaming music from your iPhone and iPad. UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) is ideal for streaming from other devices connected to your network – such as NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives.

Made for High Resolution music – including support for MQA and Roon
As well as offering the dynamic range to make the most of Hi-Res music, the SA30 also supports many associated formats. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) – as used by Tidal Masters – is compatible. Roon Endpoint status means it’s compatible with the award-winning music player – including Hi-Res files.

Digital inputs with ESS DAC for superior sound quality
While Class-G tech handles the amplifier side of business, a superior quality ESS Sabre 9038K2M DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) makes the most of your digital sources. By going direct and using the Arcam’s built-in DAC, you get superb clarity and a much more ‘open’ sound with strong dynamics. Two coaxial and two optical digital inputs let you connect up to four sources – perfect for your games console, CD, DVD, DAB tuner and more.

HDMI with ARC
Featuring an HDMI socket with ARC (Audio Return Channel), the SA30 also gets the best from your TV sound.

Fantastic with vinyl
Making this the ideal all-rounder, the SA30 also comes with a top quality phonostage. This is designed to the highest standards, giving you the best sound from your turntable. Unlike most built-in phonostages, the SA30’s is compatible with both MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) cartridges.

Wide range of other inputs, including USB
This flexible amp continues its impressive spec with three RCA phono inputs and a front-mounted 3.5mm input that’s ideal for an MP3 player or other portable. Around the back, there’s a USB – perfect for connecting a USB media device and listening to stored files.

Enjoy the ultimate in power and control, with the Arcam SA30.
”This tremendous return to form is therefore, an easy Best Buy.” ’AV Forums’ – Best Buy.

All the power you need – and more

Packing a mighty 120 watts per channel, there’s little that troubles the SA30. From the largest rooms to the least efficient speakers, the SA30 always has the power to impress. Switch to 4 ohm speakers and the power doubles to a window-rattling 220 watts per channel. As well as high volume, the power also gives large scale music the dynamics it deserves – making you feel more like you’re ‘there’ at the concert.

Class-G for the best of all worlds
Arcam’s pioneering Class-G amplifier technology gives the SA30 the best possible sound in all circumstances. The first quarter of its power is delivered in pure Class-A. Class-A is renowned for a rich, smooth sound that makes instruments and vocals sound incredibly life-like. Once you go beyond this point, efficient digital amplification kicks in – delivering plenty of power without the huge reserves of power and inefficiency that Pure Class-A all the way would demand. Sweet and refined yet a beast when unleased – the Arcam SA30 gives you the best of all worlds.

Dirac Live for Arcam gives you the very best sound in your room
For the very best sound in your room, Arcam includes a powerful room correcting technology from Dirac Research. This uses a microphone and dedicated software to take multiple readings around your room and feed the information back to the amplifier for a completely bespoke response (professional set-up recommended).

Stream with GoogleCast, AirPlay 2 and UPnP
Connect to your network via Ethernet or wi-fi and you get access to a wide range of networking features. GoogleCast gives you access to a wide range of streaming music services, Internet Radio stations and podcasts. If you prefer to stream within the Apple medium, AirPlay 2 is also standard and the perfect choice for streaming music from your iPhone and iPad. UPnP (Universal Plug n’ Play) is ideal for streaming from other devices connected to your network – such as NAS (Network Attached Storage) drives.

Made for High Resolution music – including support for MQA and Roon
As well as offering the dynamic range to make the most of Hi-Res music, the SA30 also supports many associated formats. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) – as used by Tidal Masters – is compatible. Roon Endpoint status means it’s compatible with the award-winning music player – including Hi-Res files.

Digital inputs with ESS DAC for superior sound quality
While Class-G tech handles the amplifier side of business, a superior quality ESS Sabre 9038K2M DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) makes the most of your digital sources. By going direct and using the Arcam’s built-in DAC, you get superb clarity and a much more ‘open’ sound with strong dynamics. Two coaxial and two optical digital inputs let you connect up to four sources – perfect for your games console, CD, DVD, DAB tuner and more.

HDMI with ARC
Featuring an HDMI socket with ARC (Audio Return Channel), the SA30 also gets the best from your TV sound.

Fantastic with vinyl
Making this the ideal all-rounder, the SA30 also comes with a top quality phonostage. This is designed to the highest standards, giving you the best sound from your turntable. Unlike most built-in phonostages, the SA30’s is compatible with both MM (Moving Magnet) and MC (Moving Coil) cartridges.

Wide range of other inputs, including USB
This flexible amp continues its impressive spec with three RCA phono inputs and a front-mounted 3.5mm input that’s ideal for an MP3 player or other portable. Around the back, there’s a USB – perfect for connecting a USB media device and listening to stored files.

Enjoy the ultimate in power and control, with the Arcam SA30.
Brand Arcam
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 120 x 2
Phono Input Yes - MC/MM
Optical Digital Inputs 2
XLR Inputs No
Power Amp In No
Audio Outputs No
Pre Output Yes
Sub Output No
Headphone Output Yes
Speaker Sets 1
Tone Controls 3 Dirac EQ profiles
Coaxial Digital Input 2
Remote Control yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Analogue RCA Inputs 3
MP3 Front Input 1 x 3.5mm
USB Yes (rear)
Weight (KG) 12
Smartphone control Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 433 x 323 x 100
HDMI 1
Freq Response (Hz) 20 - 20,000
Power Consumption- Normal Use 800 (Max)
Wi-Fi Built In yes

MQA Compatibility

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely sound, poor software This is a great sounding amp but the firmware, the app support on Android and the frankly fatuous level of support from "Harmon Luxury" are not anywhere near what a company making a two grand amplifier should be offering. The phono stage is excellent, the Dirac implementation is straightforward and makes a notable difference, and the range of connectivity is spot on. But the clunky physical interface on the front panel, the poorly QA'd firmware updates and the largely useless Android apps are really, really disappointing. For these reasons, features such as the MQA decoding are not available unless you have a separate MQA DAC. The Android Arcam control app doesn't even recognise the amplifier and Arcam Music Life is a complete dog. If you have an iPhone perhaps your experience will be better. Possibly in 6 months or a year this will be a 5 star product, but not yet.
Date published: 2020-03-19
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In-Store Clearance Item

Open Box Guide Price
(4 available across all stores)

£1,794.95 RRP £1999.0000

SAVE

10%

 

Remember, these are clearance items and therefore condition and accessories/promo items supplied may vary. Please call/email the store to check the price/stock/condition and reserve your clearance bargain before making a special journey. Unfortunately due to costs, and size, TVs can’t be mail ordered from store, or transferred between stores.
ALL CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED FOR 12 MONTHS. Please note that extended guarantees are not available on these products.