Samsung M-30S

1 9 9 6 1996
1 9 9 8 1998

Where else than on TVK would you find this ?

Out of nowhere, bar a few late 70s low-end units, like Kyocera in 1982/83, Samsung went for ultra-high-end audio in 1996 with three ultra components and... quickly went away making 51% of Sony's LCD displays and many other far more lucrative businesses.

I have no idea if the M-30S, C-01 and SP-01 were actually distributed and sold but two things are sure : Samsung spared no expense, and Samsung needed help from the outside.

The one and only catalog published is beautiful and well printed ; yet, as most high-end audio catalogs, it says a lot and very little at the same time :)

So the A-Series was built "perfectly", with only the "best parts", all designed and customed by Samsung's "R&D team" and the "cooperation of leading manufacturers".

The latter bit means the series were partly developed elsewhere, like Thule did for Teac (A-BX10, 1994) or Dan Anagnos for Sony (SS-1ED, 1999), but
I have yet to find who was behind the engineering of the M-30S and C-01. Mark Levinson perhaps ?

Samsung M-30S, image 1 Samsung M-30S, image 2 Samsung M-30S, image 3
Samsung M-30S specifications
Title Value
Continuous output power : 2x 300W (8 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, less than 0,005% THD)
2x 600W (4 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, less than 0,005% THD)
2x 1200W (2 Ohm, 20Hz...20Khz, less than 0,005% THD)
THD : 0,002% (1Khz)
Frequency response : 3Hz...160Khz (+0 / -1dB)
S/N ratio : > 120dB
Channel separation : > 110dB
Inputs : 2V / 47kOhm (unbalanced)
2V / 10kOhm (balanced)
PC : 1000W @ 8 Ohm
Dimensions : 45 x 27 x 52,5cm
Weight : 67kg.
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  • Samsung C-01, M-30S & SP-01                             (10)last updated by RasRyder - 31/01/2012, 19H05
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