Arcam SA20 integrated amplifier

Integrated amplifiers
Arcam SA20
Arcam SA20 integrated amplifier

There may be other speakers that let the Arcam SA20 get to the heart of the matter as well as the Russell K, and there will be those who prefer a less explicit presentation, but it’s good to know what it can do when well matched. There is a lot of strong competition at this price but the mix of digital and analogue inputs, multiple filtering options for the former and the high quality execution of the SA20 bode well for the brand’s return to the forefront of British audio electronics.


Type: Solid-state, 2-channel integrated amplifier with built-in DAC, phonostage, and headphone amplifier

Analogue inputs: One MM phono input (via RCA jacks), three single-ended line-level inputs (via RCA jacks), one 3.5mm minijack

Digital inputs: Three S/PDIF (one coaxial, two optical)

Analogue outputs: One pre-out (via RCA jacks), RS232 home automation, one RJ45 network port

Supported sample rates: up to 192kHz

Input impedance: 

            High-level: 10kOhms

            Phono: 47kOhms, 100pF

Output impedance (preamp): 230 Ohms

Headphone Loads: 16–2 KOhms

Power Output: 90Wpc @ 8 Ohms 

Bandwidth: Not specified

Distortion: THD 0.002% - 80% power, 8 Ohm at 1kHz

Signal to Noise Ratio: Not specified

Dimensions (H×W×D): 87 ×433 ×323mm

Weight: 11.1kg

Price: £999

Manufacturer: Arcam


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