Yamaha A-S1100 vs Peachtree Audio nova300

Yamaha A-S1100 vs Peachtree Audio nova300

Yamaha A-S1100 review

To start with let’s see that Yamaha significantly loses its opponent in terms of power. Yamaha A-S1100 has just 90W compared to 300W (8 Ohms) from Peachtree Audio nova300. The transformer has a considerable size and is mounted in a separate shielded unit. Four “barrels” of capacitors with a capacity of 18,000 microfarads were installed. The design is symmetrical, the power source is located in the middle, power amplifiers are symmetrical to the left and right. The manufacturer declares "Yamaha developed a unique technology of symmetrical power amplification with" floating "power supplies." The body is massive, tough and stable. Yamaha A-S1100

Peachtree Audio nova300 review

The DAC included with all Nova300s is an overbuilt ES9018K2M SABRE32 chip, decoding everything from 32bit/384kHz audio up to 5.6DSD. The source inputs are many. Two USB, of which one is solely dedicated to intelligently sync with Apple products. From there a single digital coax, followed by two digital optical inputs. On the analog side, a processor loop, and one single set of RCAs that double as both auxiliary and home theater pass-through. A moving magnet phono-stage with ground is included, which may also double as a second RCA line level input when switched to that mode via its dedicated front fascia input selector. Peachtree Audio nova300

Yamaha A-S1100 pros & cons

Pros

  • Control knobs and switches operate very smooth with a solid feel
  • The connectors are clearly separated by a central array of inputs

Cons

  • I wish the volume knob had a tiny LED which would indicate volume level

Peachtree Audio nova300 pros & cons

Pros

  • Every feature you could want on an integrated amp
  • Mind-blowing sound with practically unlimited power

Cons

  • Initially had an issue of the amp shutting down randomly
  • Front panel buttons are a little “squishy”

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S1100
8
Peachtree Audio nova300
5.9
9
9
10
3
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Common

Product

Yamaha A-S1100
Peachtree Audio nova300

Model

A-S1100
nova300

Brand

Yamaha
Peachtree Audio

Reviews

12
6

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

180/8, 300/4
600/8, 900/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4
300/8, 450/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.005

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

100
105

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

ESS 9018K2M 384 KHz/32-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

optional

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
2/1

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
1

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
2

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

1
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
3

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

Record outputs (pair)

0
0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

RS-232

0
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

360

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.7 x 46.3/17.1 x 6.1 x 18.2
35.5 x 10.9 x 36/14 x 4.3 x 14.2

Weight, kg/lbs

23.3/51.4
7.7/17.9
Yamaha A-S1100
Peachtree Audio nova300
Yamaha A-S1100
Peachtree Audio nova300

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 5.9
  • 8Yamaha A-S1100
  • 5.9Peachtree Audio nova300

The Yamaha A-S1100 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S1100 price

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