Pioneer Elite A-20 Review and Specs

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Pioneer Elite A-20 review

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Specs and features

This integrated amplifier is equipped with a direct energy designed power amplifier that produces up to 30W per channel at 8 ohms and 50W per channel at 4 ohms. Front-mounted bass, treble, and balance controls give you the ability to fine-tune audio playback. The design includes shorter signal channels and a power circuit, thereby reducing signal loss, which usually leads to poor sound quality. A properly located power supply and output circuit blocks provide a cleaner sound with minimal distortion (less than 0.05%). The novelty is compatible with a wide range of devices and supports a large number of formats. The amplifier is equipped with the Auto Power Down function, which automatically turns off the device when new devices are not connected to the model for a long time.

Design and build

On the attractive brushed aluminum front panel, you've got the basics including a volume knob, tone & balance adjustments, a loudness button, a "direct" mode button, speaker A/B selector, and a headphone jack. That's it; there's no LED display, no attempts to simulate surround sound, etc. Flipping over to the back panel, you get four pairs of standard 5 way binding posts, six analog inputs (including one phono input), a tape output, and a control in/out which allows centralized control of other Pioneer components via the A-20's IR sensor (the included remote offers some control for those other devices as well). Unlike the nice aluminum front panel, there's no audio jewelry on the rear, which isn't a big surprise given the price point.

Pioneer Elite A-20

Connectivity

The inputs support phono (mm), tuner, sacd/cd, aux, recorder in/out, control in/out. Outputs have nice binding posts that except bare wire, spades or banana plugs. There are connections for A and B speakers or combo. There is also a headphone jack.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • This unit produces very clean power. I have it driving a set of very high-end in-ceiling speakers. The sound is amazing
  • I love the "Loudness" mode. It really boosts the lows at lower volumes which most of the time is how we play it

Cons

  • No digital, "techy" gimmicks to deal with

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Common features

Product

Pioneer Elite A-20

Model

Elite A-20

Brand

Pioneer

Reviews

43

Amplifier

Channels

2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

60/8, 100/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

30/8, 50/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.01

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

102

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

1

Subwoofer output

0

Headphone outputs

1

USB

0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

0

Main inputs (pair)

0

Line level inputs (pair)

6

XLR inputs (pair)

0

Record outputs (pair)

2

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1

RS-232

0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

135

Power consumption standby, W

0.3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

14.2 x 5 x 17.1/7.6 x 3 x 8.9

Weight, kg/lbs

8.1/15.87

Other

Release year

2014
Pioneer Elite A-20
Pioneer Elite A-20

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