The SA30 is an Streaming Integrated Amplifier by Arcam that delivers 130 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 200 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the SA30 compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in 32-bit ESS 9038K2M Sabre DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Arcam SA30 lets you connect your turntable via its Phono input and start listening to your vinyl collection without a hassle. Arcam SA30 has an MSRP of 2699$.
There are 4 Arcam amplifiers in our database. Below you can see the main specs of these amps.
Arcam Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Arcam SA30 is rated at 130 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Arcam provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.002% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 130 watts into 8-ohms (20-20k) at 0.002%
- 200 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 112dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Arcam SA30 with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Arcam SA30 Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Arcam SA30 amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Average|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Arcam SA30, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Arcam SA30 has total of 4 Analog inputs including 2 Phono Input (MM,MC).
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 4
- Phono Input
- 2 Optical Digital Input
- 2 Coaxial Digital Input
- USB Input:
- Stereo RCA Preamp Outputs
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
Arcam SA30 doesn't have bluetooth connectivity feature. In order to stream your music via bluetooth, the easiest way is to connect an external bluetooth receiver to your Arcam SA30. Two bluetooth receivers that we recommend are the iFi Zen Blue V2
and the Audioengine B1
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Arcam SA30 features two Phono Inputs which are compatible with MM (Moving Magnet)
type of phono cartridges, you can connect your turntable with MM cartridges directly to this amp without the need for a phono preamp. If you are using an MC cartridge on your turntable, you need to use a phono preamp that has MC phono stage.
Arcam SA30 has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Arcam SA30 amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Arcam SA30's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC. The DAC chip that is used in the SA30 is the 32-bit ESS 9038K2M Sabre
, and supports resolutions up to 24-bit, 192KHZ
Arcam SA30 External Dimensions and Weight
Arcam SA30 has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 3-15/16inch x 17-1/16inch x 14-13/16inch (101.0mm x 434.0mm x 377.0mm ). The unit weighs 12.00kg / 26.4lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Arcam SA30 is approximately 1636.2cm2 / 253.6inch2.
- Width: 434.0mm (17-1/16")
- Height: 101.0mm (3-15/16")
- Depth: 377.0mm (14-13/16")
- Weight: 12.00 kg (26.40lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1636.2cm2 / 253.6inch2
- Volume: ~16.5 liter / 4.4 gallon
What's in the Box of Arcam SA30?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of SA30:
Integrated Amplifier6.5-feet AC power cordRemote control2 AAA batteries2 WiFi antennasSetup microphone6.5-feet miniUSB-to-USB cableHandbook ManualThank you Letter
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Arcam SA30 Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Arcam SA30
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided for the Arcam SA30 by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
||32-bit ESS 9038K2M Sabre
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||12.00 kg (26.40lbs)