News from Arcam at the CES show January 2018 in Las Vegas is of their new range of two channel products. The CDS50 player is due late January, with the amplification scheduled late March.
As you will gather, we’ve gone for the simple option of cut and paste in quoting from Arcam themselves.
ARCAM has been producing specialist audio products of remarkable quality for over four decades and the new range promises to be the latest in a long line of award winning Hi-Fi. The design of the all new HDA range draws upon all of ARCAM’s experience as one of the UK’s most respected audio companies, to produce ARCAM’s best performing range of audio products, ever! These products have more functionality than ever before, a higher performance level than ever before and an all new visual look (see the SA20 below)
SA10 Integrated amplifier
Finally it is within our grasp! The long awaited replacement to the multi-award winning A19 is here. The SA10 amplifier is an ultra-low distortion type Class A/B amplifier similar to the A19. The SA10 has 5x analogue inputs (1x line/MM switchable) and 3x digital inputs (2x SPDIF and 1x optical). The ESS Sabre 9016 DAC is built into this amplifier for optimum low jitter digital performance. The SA10 is 50wpc into 8 ohms (both channels driven). The SA10 also comes with a brand new learning backlit infra-red handset and can be now controlled over IP by ARCAM’s IOS app, Musiclife or by RS232.
The SA10 amplifier will have a recommended retail price of £699.00 in the UK
SA20 Integrated amplifier
Building on the performance level of the A29, The SA20 integrated amplifier uses our proprietary Class G technology. 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. This ground breaking amplifier is an absolute must for those seeking true excellence in an amplifier at an incredibly affordable price. 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. This amplifier is the direct replacement to the A29.
The SA20 amplifier will have a recommended retail price of £999.00 in the UK
CDS50 SACD/CD playback with network streaming
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.
The CDS50 SACD/CD player with network streaming will have a recommended retail price of £699.00 in the UK