Snap One Announces Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier: Audiophile-Grade Performance for Smart Homes

Snap One Announces Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier: Audiophile-Grade Performance for Smart Homes

By: CE Critic

Snap One's new Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier targets custom integrators seeking a high-performance, flexible audio solution with deep integration into Control4 environments.

Key Features

  • Ryff-Enabled: Seamlessly integrates into Ryff-based audio ecosystems for multi-room sound
  • High-Resolution Audio: Up to 192kHz/24-bit, including MQA support
  • Powerful Amplification: 2 x 200 Watts per channel (400W total)
  • HDMI ARC/eARC: Optimizes TV/movie audio up to Dolby Atmos or DTS:X
  • Premium Hardware: All-metal chassis, 4-way binding posts, physical front-panel controls
  • Extensive DSP: 6-band parametric EQ, speaker presets, subwoofer crossover, lip sync delay, multi-channel downmixing
  • Control4 Integration: Native Control4 support for easy zone expansion
  • OvrC Compatible: Remote monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Streaming Services: Integrates Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, TIDAL, and more
  • Subwoofer Output, 2 IR Outputs: For external component control
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi: Reliable connectivity

Technical Specifications

  • Audio Formats: Supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby DTS:X, plus a wide range of high-definition and lossless audio codecs
  • Power Output: 2 x 200 watts into 8 ohms, 400W total
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 115 dB
  • Inputs: HDMI ARC/eARC, Optical (Toslink), Analog RCA
  • Outputs: Subwoofer line-out, 4-way speaker binding posts, 2 x IR
  • Speaker Presets: Triad, Episode
  • Dimensions: To be confirmed
  • Weight: To be confirmed

Integrator Benefits

  • Replaces Triad One: Provides enhanced performance and customization over the popular predecessor
  • Performance Advantage: Snap One highlights superior sound quality compared to mainstream streaming amps
  • Client Satisfaction: Simplified deployment, deep customization, and top-tier performance
  • Control4 Ecosystem: Expands audio options for Control4-based projects

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $2000 (USD)
  • Available Now: Snap One Partners can order in black or white finishes
  • Future Update: AirPlay 2 support to be added

The Bottom Line

The Triad SA1 Streaming Amplifier positions itself as a premium option for integrators within the Snap One and Control4 universe. Its emphasis on audio quality, powerful amplification, and integration features make it a strong contender for distributed audio, media rooms, and dedicated listening spaces.