Arcam SA20 and CDS50 bundle - £399.00 Trade in available

Amplifier with Digital Inputs and CD player with Streaming
Manufacturer: Arcam
Availability: In stock
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£1,698.00

Save £399.00 when you trade in an old Amplifier, CD Player or Streamer. Celebrate 25 years of Arcam with this trade in promotion. Available now and for the remainder of 2019. Contact a member of Harrow Audio on 0208 930 9933 or sales@harrowaudio.com for details. 

£1698.00 - £399.00 = £1299.00!! 

The new SA20 integrated amplifier uses Arcam's proprietary Class G technology. It is the replacement for the previous A29 amplifier, at a lower price AND with digital inputs! 

The SA20 is rated at 80wpc into 8 ohms (both channels driven). It delivers just under 20wpc in pure Class A, while allowing for huge extra power reserves for the most demanding of loudspeakers.

As with the SA10 this amplifier has 5x analogue inputs (1x line/MM switchable) but the 3x digital inputs (2x SPDIF and 1x optical) are supplied by the ESS Sabre 9038 reference DAC (as employed in the irDAC2). 

The SA20 also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset and can be controlled over IP by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232.

The perfect partner to the new Arcam CDS50 CD player and Streamer. 

  • Class G amplification for impeccable sound and efficiency
  • 80W of power per channel
  • 5 analogue inputs including phono
  • 3 digital inputs
  • 32-bit DAC,Sabre ESS9038K2M
  • Full I/P control
  • Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.003%

SA20

There are two frequent problems with hi-fi amplifiers. Class A, the traditional audiophile’s choice, uses a single power supply constantly running at full capacity, even when there’s no signal coming through. Great for reproducing those subtle details at low levels however struggles to provide extreme power when needed.

Class A/B, the most common amp class, switches between the two internal amplifiers, one for each half of the waveform. Far more efficient but often a recipe for crossover distortion, since those low-level details we crave can get lost within any mis-match between the two switching over.

Class G is essentially a hybrid amplifier, utilising Class A specifically for low-level signals, but when required switching in an additional power supply to power those larger sections of the waveform.

 

Arcam CDS50:

Introducing ARCAM’s CDS50, the replacement model for the CDS27 and an all-new audio disc player.

 

The player has single-ended and balanced outputs and also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset. The CDS50 also has 2x DAC inputs, 1x optical and 1x SPDIF for external digital devices (such as TV or Streaming Boxes)

 

As well as CD and SACD playback, the CDS50 is capable of UPnP streaming and can handle 24-bit/192kHz files. 

 

The product can be controlled over IP and can be controlled by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232 control.

 

The perfect partner to the new Arcam SA10 or SA20 Integrated Amplifiers.  

 

  • Plays all disc formats, including SACD, CD-A, CD-R and CD-RW
  • Supports audio file formats including FLAC, WAV, AIFF, OGG, MP3, AAC and WMA
  • USB input
  • Superb 32-bit DAC built in
  • Streaming through the music life app
  • Total harmonic distortion + noise = 0.002%

 

CDS50

 

Our most advanced cd, digital audio and network streaming player yet

 

In a sense, digital audio doesn’t exist. You’d have to be a particularly dull superhero to possess ears that can decode the millions of 1’s and 0’s that make up your CD collection or iTunes library. Whatever the source – be it a laptop, CD player, smartphone, USB stick – the result is just a vibration in your speakers. In other words, it all winds up analogue in the end.

 

Arguably, when playing from a digital format, the most vital component is the DAC, or Digital to Analogue Converter. We’ll spare you the bulk of the science, but this is what translates that otherwise lifeless binary code into audible sound energy. Bit-depth, meanwhile, is a key measure of audio quality.

 

So, if you’re listening to a 24-bit WAV copy of your favourite album through a DAC that only converts to 16-bit, there’s a good chunk of detail going to waste right there. That’s why we’ve included 32-bit DACs on the entire HDA range – the most commonly used bit-depth in digital recording – so you’re guaranteed the full aural picture of whatever the artist intended.

 

 

 

“In order to achieve the highest possible performance from this HDA product, we thoroughly recommend you ask us to calibrate and install this product for you in the comfort of your home”.

 

 

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