- Extremely efficient class A/B amplification
- 50W of power per channel
- 5 analogue inputs including phono
- 3 digital inputs
- Efficient Class A/B amplifier
What is it?
High-quality amplification isn’t just about making your speakers play loud — it’s also about reproducing detail and dynamics. The efficient Class A/B amplifier inside Arcam’s SA10 lets you hear each note a finger-picking guitarist plucks, and every nuance of a trained singer’s voice. Put it between your favorite music source and your favorite pair of speakers, and let ‘er rip.
In any amplifier, the signal path is at the mercy of anything that creates noise within the unit. Thus, we spare no expense in using only the most high-quality components, even if it means the cost of our power supplies overtaking that of everything else.
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. Fish out one of your all-time favourite albums and play it through a Bluetooth speaker, and guess what? Its sounds like a Bluetooth speaker. Play it through the SA10, and it’s 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 the HDA range, it’ll feel like hearing it forthe first time.
How does it work?
We know 50 watts per channel might not sound like a lot on paper, but this cleverly designed amplifier delivers that power when and where it’s needed, and that’s what’s important. The high-performance ESS9016K2M Sabre DAC and a low noise floor also help that seemingly modest power budget go a long way.
The SA10 gives you plenty of options for connecting music sources. There’s a Toslink optical connector and two digital coaxial inputs on the back of the chassis, along with three stereo analog RCA inputs. For vinyl enthusiasts, there’s a dedicated phono input for turntables with moving magnet phono cartridges.
What’s in the box?
- Arcam SA10 Class AB Integrated Amplifier
- 6.5′ AC power cord
- Remote control
- 2 “AAA” batteries
- Handbook Manual
- “Thank You” Letter