I have and like the SA10 but as the sound hardens a little at louder volume’s I’d like to upgrade to an SA30. I’m a bit of a technophobe and, having looked at the procedure for updates on Arcam’s website, suspect that I’d struggle with this side of things.
The only things I want to use from the SA30 are the integrated amplifier, DAC (used via the coaxial connection) and the remote control, I listen soley to CD.
I have 2 questions please;
1 - Is, as I assume, the sound of the SA30 similar to the SA10? i.e., rich, full bodied and non-fatiqing.
2 - I assume things don’t update automatically and you have to follow a procedure to actually activate updates, presumably using an external computer. If so, in view of the things I intend to use it for could I ongoingly ignore all prompts to update and still not have any problems (as I would guess updates relate to parts of the amp I’m not using like streaming). If my assumption is not correct and updates will be needed I’ll go for the SA20 (which it seems doesn’t need updates) but hopefully goes louder than the SA10.
Thanks in advance for any help/guidance.