JBL goes retro with SA750


JBL is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the SA750 integrated amplifier with retro-inspired milled aluminum face panel with luxurious volume, balance and input dials and hefty switches. To our knowledge this is the first stereo amp that JBL has offered in the UK in all its 75 years. The fascia includes a 3.5mm aux input and 3.5mm headphonesoutput, plus a 2-line orange display screen. The look is completed by teak-wood veneer side panels to match the new anniversary edition JBL L100 Classic 75 loudspeakers. 

The retro-chic styling is contrasted by Class G amplification technology and streaming protocols including Google Chromecast and Apple Airplay 2. The SA750 also includes a high-resolution DAC, an MM/MC phono input, support for UPnP wireless, full MQA file decoding, and is Roon Ready, plus a host of additional premium audio features including Dirac Live room calibration for optimized performance in any listening room.

The JBL SA750 delivers 120W of power per channel into 8Ω and 220W per channel into 4Ω. Connectivity includes Ethernet and WiFi with UPnP for connecting to a home network; USB for playing files from removable memory drives; Ethernet and RS-232 serial control for third-party control systems; two optical and two coaxial digital inputs, and six pairs of analog RCA inputs. It also features two pairs of binding-post speaker connectors, a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input, a 3.5mm headphone output, and one stereo RCA preamp output. The new JBL SA750 is priced at $3,000 with availability beginning in May 2021, UK pricing has not yet been announced.


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