Harman Luxury Audio Group Debuts New Amplifier, Streaming Media Player, CD Player and Classic Turntable
Harman Luxury Audio Group today announced the debut of the SA550 Classic integrated amplifier, MP350 Classic streaming media player, CD350 Classic CD player, and TT350 Classic turntable.
Harman’s SA550 Classic integrated amplifier and MP350 Classic music player claim to make it simple for users to stream music services and personal libraries from their smartphones and tablets. Featuring a Class G amplifier topology with high power output and the latest Bluetooth AptX Adaptive technology for hi-res wireless audio and low latency, the SA550 Classic can be paired with mobile devices right out of the box for instant high-quality music. Once connected to a home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, the Roon-ready MP350 Classic music player allows listeners to enjoy music directly from Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, as well as a host of additional music services via the Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay ecosystems. Both components render digital audio using a reference hi-res DAC with time domain jitter elimination for perfect sound, every time.
For listening to CDs and vinyl records, Harman’s CD350 Classic and TT350 Classic put a “modern, yet retro spin on CD players and turntables.” Supporting CD, CD-R and CD-RW playback, and FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC and WMA file formats, the CD350 Classic combines a robust tray loading mechanism and USB-A input with advanced hi-res digital technology for bit-perfect sound. The TT350 Classic features a direct drive motor that ensures records are played in perfect time with powerful dynamics at 33.3 rpm for LPs and 45 rpm for EPs and singles. Rotational speeds are locked with a speed sensor for perfect pitch. The turntable’s curved aluminum tonearm features a “high-quality moving magnet cartridge pre-installed on a removable head shell for easy replacement and upgrade.” The company says damped and adjustable feet reduce vibration ingress to the record while allowing for positioning on uneven surfaces. The TT350 includes a tinted hinged dust cover to match its walnut wood chassis and complete its authentic retro appearance. It is the perfect match for the high-performance phono preamplifier input included with the SA550 and SA750 integrated amplifiers.
The SA550 Classic, CD350 Classic, MP350 Classic, and TT350 Classic will be available in the second quarter of 2023 with prices of $2,000, $700, $800 and $1,000, respectively.