Stereo Amplifier: The Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 stereo
receiver employs a true 40 watts RMS x 2-channel fully-discrete power amplifier
(into 8-ohms). The amplifier can handle impedances between 4 and 8 ohms.
Rugged Chassis Design: The Cambridge Audio AR30 has been
carefully designed with a brushed aluminum front-panel, rigid metal chassis, and
internal bracing to prevent resonance and improve sound quality.
Micro Surface Mounting Technology: The AR30 stereo receiver employs
micro surface-mounting circuit technology for improved signal path performance.
AM/FM Tuner w/ RDS: The Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 stereo receiver is
equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store up to 20 AM and 20 FM
station presets. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast
information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM
stations. The receiver includes an external indoor AM loop antenna and FM wire
SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite
Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (607SCH1
220SCH2P, sold separately) to the AR30's proprietary plug. SIRIUS Satellite
Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and entertainment
to choose from--all in digital quality. During SIRIUS playback you can display
the channel number/name, category, artist name/song title, composer name, and
channel number on the front-panel. A subscription is required in order to
receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
iPod Dock: The Cambridge Audio AR30 includes an external iPod dock
(DD30) which enables you to play your iPod's or iPhone's music through the
stereo receiver. The iPod dock utilizes Quasi-Differential Noise Cancelling
Technology for optimal sound quality. The iPod dock supports audio playback of
your docked iPod/iPhone's music, podcast, and audiobook files; as well as
streamed music apps. Using the receiver's IR remote control, you can navigate
your iPod/iPhone's music library and control playback functions. You can also
continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen to control
playback. The iPod dock also charges your iPod or iPhone while connected. The
included iPod dock is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the
following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/7/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video Out || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || 3.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
mini ||1st ||
1.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
|2nd ||1.4.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4S || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad ||1 || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2 || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD): The Cambridge Audio stereo receiver
features a front-panel VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) for the display of
information, such as the selected input source, AM/FM station, volume level, and
Main Power + Standby/On Switch: The AR30 stereo receiver's
main power on/off switch is located on the rear-panel. Once the receiver's
rear-panel main power switch has been turned On, you can switch the AR30 On/Off
using the front-panel Standby/On button.
Tone Controls: The Cambridge Audio AR30 offers Bass (100Hz)
and Treble (10kHz) controls which are adjustable from -12 to +12dB.
Aux Level: You can adjust the input gain for the receiver's Aux input,
so the receiver's Aux input matches the output level of your connected source.
Alarm & Sleep Timers: The Cambridge Audio AR30 offers an Alarm and
Sleep timer function.
- Alarm: The alarm function can turn on the unit at a chosen time.
The alarm can be set to playback your iPod or the AM/FM preset of your
- Sleep Timer: The sleep function will turn off the unit after a
chosen time period has elapsed (15/30/45/60 minutes). It will also generate
a command on the trigger output which switch off any appropriately connected
Remote Control: The AR30 is supplied with an IR remote control that
operates both this amplifier and the included iPod dock The IR remote can also
control music playback functions of your docked Apple
5 Rear-Panel Inputs: The Cambridge Audio AM10 stereo
receiver is equipped with 3 rear-panel analog stereo RCA inputs (CD, DVD, Aux).
These analog stereo RCA terminals are suited for many line-level sources.
Front-Panel Input: The Cambridge Audio AR30 features a
front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for temporary connection of a portable digital
audio player. Connecting an audio device to the front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary
input will override the unit's rear-panel RCA auxiliary input. The Aux input can
be renamed with a customized 5 character name.
Binding Posts: The Cambridge Audio AR30 stereo receiver is
equipped with 4 binding-post speaker terminals to connect a pair of bookshelf or
floor-standing loudspeakers. The binding-post terminals will accept bare wire,
pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). The binding post terminals are
color-coded (red/black) to distinguish positive and negative.
Subwoofer Output: The AR30 stereo receiver features a
dedicated mono-subwoofer output to connect a powered subwoofer.
Record Output: The stereo receiver's analog stereo RCA
record output lets you connect a tape recorder or CD-burner. The unit's record
output is not affected by the volume control or tone adjustments.
Headphone Output: The Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 is
equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm headphone socket for connection of a set of
headphones. The amplifier's speaker outputs are muted when headphones are
connected. Headphones with an impedance of between 32 and 600 ohms are
Trigger Outputs: The Cambridge Audio AR30 is fitted
with three trigger outputs (3.5mm) which can automatically power On/Off
connected components which feature 3.5mm trigger inputs.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Cambridge Audio AR30 includes
a detachable 5' AC power cord.