Snap One has announced the immediate availability of its audiophile-grade Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier. The powerful, flexible Ryff-enabled streaming amplifier offers a range of premium features including an all-metal chassis, 2x200w power delivery, HDMI ARC/eARC capability, advanced integration support for Control4 and MoIP systems, presets for Triad and Episode speakers, a 6-band parametric EQ and improved connector options and hardware.

“With the introduction of the powerful Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier, Snap One is advancing the state of home audio by enhancing quality and capabilities to elevate user experiences,” says Michael Buratto, Director of Product Management. “Partners can now easily deliver new levels of enjoyment for a variety of audio needs with easy-to-use customization tools, advanced components, compatibility with all the latest audio formats and native integration with the Control4 smart home system.”

The improvements delivered by the SA1 empower Partners to seamlessly integrate superior-quality wireless audio throughout homes to support multi-zone systems, media room audio and listening room solutions. 

With the addition of ARC/eARC capability, audio quality for TV and films can be optimised to the maximum available quality for any audio format, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby DTS:X and a variety of high-definition and lossless formats.

Users and installers of the prior Triad One solution will notice the greatly expanded adjustability and controls with the SA1’s new DSP, which include multi-channel downmixing, a 6-band parametric EQ for room tuning, speaker presets for Triad and Episode speakers to simplify setup and optimise quality, a 3-band parametric EQ with crossover for subwoofers, zone controls, a lip sync delay function and high-quality toslink connections. 

Partners can ensure lasting connections through the use of 4-way binding posts instead of phoenix connectors, while users benefit from new physical buttons for volume and play/pause control on the front of the unit itself.

“The improved materials, connections and controls of the SA1 deliver superior audio quality compared to streaming amplifiers from some of the most well-known names in audio, giving Snap One Partners a performance advantage and opportunity to simplify deployment and maximise client enjoyment,” Michael adds. 

The Triad SA1 is also fully compatible with the OvrC remote systems management solution, allowing Partners real-time insight into the status and performance of the amplifier to aid in troubleshooting. As a Ryff-based device, the SA1 natively integrates with the Control4 system as well, making it simple to add new zones to existing clients’ systems and helping communicate the value of a well-designed and planned home technology ecosystem. 

Each SA1 supports a single zone of 2-channel audio with up to 400 total watts of power, plus a subwoofer line output and two IR outputs that afford control of local devices such as TVs.

The Ryff audio platform offers incredible audio quality with up to 192kHz sample rates at 24-bit depth, and includes MQA support. It also includes network-based audio synchronisation to prevent echoes and lag across zones, including wireless zones. 

This allows the SA1 to be easily connected to existing Ryff-based systems and components. Partners can perfect installations with adjustable controls like crossover, tone control and delays, along with end-user controls like parametric EQ, media sharing and multizonal controls. 

Additionally, Ryff integrates 12 of the most popular streaming services such as Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, TIDAL and more.

The SA1 maintains reliable connections using dual-band 2.4/5Ghz WiFi. Snap One Partners can immediately order the SA1 in either black or white. Following launch, Airplay 2 capability will become available.

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