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Featuring Arcam’s renowned Class-G tech plus an ESS Sabre DAC, the Arcam SA20 puts all the best ingredients together to cook up a stunning amplifier.Class-G for the best of all worldsArcam’s pioneering Class-G amplifier technology gives the SA20 the best possible sound in all circumstances. The first quarter of its potential power (80 watts) 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 SA20 gives you the best of all worlds.Digital inputs with ESS DAC for superior sound qualityWhile Class-G tech handles the amplifier side of business, a superior quality ESS Sabre 9038 DAC (Digital to Analogue) 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 digital inputs and one optical let you connect up to three sources – perfect for a CD/DVD/Blu-ray player, streamer and even your TV!Spin vinylGreat with digital, the Arcam SA20 also makes the most of vinyl. The dedicated phono input (Moving Magnet) built into the SA20 is a high quality device, designed to get the best from your vinyl. Unlike many integral phono stages that are simply there to make up the spec, the Arcam’s has been carefully developed to provide low noise and high levels of detail within the music. If you don’t plan to use a record deck, simply switch the input to line level and you can use it for another source.
Room for all your music componentsAs well as the three digital inputs and phono stage, the SA20 is also equipped with three analogue RCA inputs and a front-mounted 3.5mm AUX input. The socket at the front is perfect for portables or even your smartphone, with the rear inputs ideal for permanent sources such as a CD player and tuner. If you’re a headphones fan, the high quality, built-in headphone amp is punchy enough to get the best out of a wide range of designs.
Control optionsAs standard, the Arcam SA20 is supplied with a backlit, learning remote control. This makes it easier to use in low light levels and it will control other handy functions – such as your amp’s volume control. If you’d rather operate the amp via your iPhone or iPad, simply connect to your network and download Arcam’s Musiclife app for seamless control. For effortless operation as part of a home automation system, the SA20 also features Net, RS232 and USB (for charging only) interfaces.Powerful when it needs to be but subtle when it doesn’t, the Arcam SA20 is a great musical all-rounder.
Introducing ARCAM’s all new audio disc player with UPnP and CIFS streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz. This player once again raises the performance bar and is undoubtedly ARCAM’s finest audio disc spinner to date!
The boldness of that statement is backed up in part with the employment of the ESS Sabre 9038 reference DAC technology as well as a high precision re-clocking system and a specially designed power supply. The player has single-ended and balanced outputs and also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset.
The product can be controlled over IP and can be controlled by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232 control. The CDS50 also has 2x DAC inputs, 1x optical and 1x SPDIF for even greater flexibility!
This player is the direct replacement to the CDS27.
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