In any amplifier, the signal path is at the mercy of anything that creates noise within the unit. Arcam spares no expense in using only the most high-quality components, even if it means the cost of their power supplies overtaking that of everything else – the result, of course, is worth every penny.
A singer’s sharp intake of breath before hitting the chorus, a guitarist’s fingers sliding against the strings – it’s those seemingly minor details that can bring music to life.
Dig out one of your all-time favourite albums, play it through a small Bluetooth speaker, and guess what? It sounds like a small Bluetooth speaker! Play it through the SA10, however, and it will be as close to hearing the artist’s performance as you’re likely to get.
There’s always joy in digging out an old recording you haven’t heard in years. With Arcam’s SA10, part of their HDA range, it’ll feel like hearing that special recording for the very first time.
- Extremely efficient class A/B amplification
- 50W power per-channel
- x5 analogue inputs, including phono (x1 line/MM, switchable)
- x3 digital inputs (x2 SPDIF, x1 Optical)
- 32-bit DAC (Sabre ESS9016K2M)
- Full I/P control
- Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.003%
- Unpackaged weight 10.7kg