Arcam SA30 Stereo Integrated Amplifier
Arcam SA30 Class G Intelligent Integrated Amplifier offers plenty of connections and has Dirac Live® room correction built-in. It also has a built-in DAC, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay® 2
The SA30 is designed with all the latest cutting-edge features – Class G is expertly implemented and, the highest resolution of audio support is presented. Simple streaming is available with a mobile device using the native app of choice via Apple AirPlay2 or Google Chromecast.
The Arcam SA30 has enough power — 120 watts per channel — to deliver detailed sound at any volume level. The beefy toroidal power transformer inside offers high-current output with very low noise, which is crucial for serious music listening.
The processor mode lets you connect a separate surround sound receiver or pre/pro and use the SA30 as a straight power amp for your front left and right home theater channels. Analog Direct mode lets you bypass all digital circuitry for the classic, warm analog hi-fi experience.
Multiple streaming options
The Arcam SA30 has built-in Wi-Fi for connecting to your wireless home network, which opens up fun possibilities for streaming music via online music services and internet radio stations. Apple AirPlay® 2 lets you stream easily from a Mac®, iPod®, or iPad®. And there’s Chromecast built-in for wireless music streaming from compatible devices.
It’s also a Roon endpoint, which gives you access to the subscription service’s informative and appealing interface and high sound quality. The amplifier’s uPnP (Universal Plug and Play) capability lets you access high-res files from a networked hard drive.
Dial in great sound with Dirac Live®
Arcam SA30 has built impressive Dirac Live room correction into home theater receivers for a while now. The SA30 is the first time I’ve seen it included in a two-channel amp. It “listens” to your room using a supplied calibration microphone and creates an EQ curve to fine-tune the output from your speakers and subwoofers based on the unique characteristics of your space. The resulting sound is more realistic and transparent, with tighter bass and reduced room effects.
Versatile Class G amplifier
The engineers who designed the Arcam SA30 wanted it to provide the right amount of power at the right time, so your music always sounds exactly as it should. That’s why they chose a Class G amplifier, which uses Class A circuitry for low-level signals, then kicks in a higher-voltage power supply for more demanding dynamic peaks. And it does it without adding any crossover distortion or noise.
The Arcam SA30 gives you plenty of options for connecting music sources. There are two Toslink optical digital inputs and two coaxial digital inputs on the back, along with three stereo analog RCA aux inputs. For vinyl enthusiasts, there are two phono inputs — one for turntables with moving magnet phono cartridges and one for moving coil.
PRODUCT DETAILS of the Arcam SA30
- Class G amplification for impeccable sound and efficiency
- 120W of power per channel into 8Ω, 220W into 4Ω
- 5 analogue inputs including switchable MM/MC PHONO input
- 4 digital inputs
- 1 ARC input
- Google Cast, AirPlay 2, uPnP Streamer
- Gapless playback
- Roon Ready
- MQA supported –
The SA30 features a full MQA decoder, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording in the highest possible sound quality. At this level of playback you are hearing what was created in the studio – with precise file and platform-specific DAC compensation and management.
Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.
- 3 Dirac EQ profiles (input assignable)
- 32-bit DAC,Sabre ESS9038Q2M
- Full I/P control including Control4 and Crestron
- Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%
Specifications of the Arcam SA30
- Class G Intelligent Integrated Amplifier
- Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz ± 1dB
- Nominal Sensitivity 1V
- Input Impedance 10kΩ
- Power output both channels driven 120W into 8Ω, 220W into 4Ω
- Maximum Input 6Vrms
- Signal/Noise ratio (A-wtd) 50W, ref. 1V input: 120dB
- Mains Voltage 220-240V, 50Hz
- Maximum Power Consumption 800W
- Dimensions W x H x D (including feet, control knob and speaker terminals): 433x100x323mm
- Weight 12kg
- Packaged Weight 14kg
Damini Soni –
If you are looking for a multi-channel amp that also gives you a built-in DAC and Wi-Fi and Apple AirPlay2 and Google Chrome-cast built-in, the Arcam SA30 is a great choice. This is a great amp for a great price.
Amazing IA + Streamer, DAC with HT Bypass!
I have been using it for a few months now with my KEF R3, it sounds amazing.
A lot of power, it can make my R3s sing! Streaming works perfectly too.
And icing on the cake is it works in my HT setup via HT bypass where it works as a PA when watching movies via my SR5015! Just perfect!