Arcam unveils three stunning new Radia Hi-Fi components

posted on Friday, 17th May 2024 by Steve May

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Arcam is expanding its Radia Series line-up, with a digital audio player and two all-in-one music systems.

The Arcam ST25 digital audio player is designed to enhance separates-based systems, and replaces the ST60, while the SA35 and SA45 (pictured top) all-in-ones integrate G Class amplification and high-resolution music streaming for best in class audio from a single chassis design.

The new arrivals from the Harman Luxury Audio Group company join the A5, A15, and A25 amplifiers, the CD5 disc player and the ST5 music streamer, bringing the Radia series to eight models.

The SA35 and SA45 follow on from the SA30, and utilise Arcam 5th generation Class G amplification and a new streaming platform.

Building on the successes of the ST60, the ST25 introduces a raft of fresh tech, including a new digital audio and streaming platform, a redesigned linear toroidal power supply, and an upgraded user interface, including a high-res colour 6.5-inch display.

The ST25, which includes a control link for Arcam Radia amplifiers, connects to Wi-Fi network using the ARCAM Radia set-up app, offering playback options through Apple Airplay, Google Chromecast, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, and Roon.

The build features a meticulously engineered layout, including a ground plane that spans the entire board, effectively taking noise and interference away from sensitive audio components. The ST25 is also equipped with the latest Hyperstream IV DAC topology from ESS.

The SA35 and SA45 systems incorporate the same streaming platform as the ST25, married to Arcam’s 5th generation G Class amplification.

In addition to two-way aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, both models are equipped with a switchable MC/MM phono stage, for vinyl playback. There’s also HDMI ARC support.

The SA45 boasts fully balanced digital and analogue audio paths, a redesigned power supply, and delivers 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms (300 watts into 4 ohms). It sports an 8.8-inch display, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, subwoofer outputs and Dirac Live Room Correction. Both models come with a measurement microphone and a remote control to assist with room calibration.

The SA35 offers120 watts per channel into 8 ohms (220 watts into 4 ohms), and comes with a 6.5-inch display.

The trio will hit retail in September. The Arcam ST25, Arcam SA35 and Arcam SA45 are priced at  £1,499 (€1,799), £2,999 (€3,499) and £4,499 (€4,999) respectively.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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