Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today officially released its new Elite A-20 integrated amplifier designed for the true 2-channel music enthusiast. The new analog-only amplifier includes six audio inputs, with the ability to accurately reproduce content from sources such as Pioneer’s Elite® networked audio players, the N-30 or N-50.
“We’ve seen a recent resurgence in 2-channel audio and a movement towards bringing back music to its pure stereo form,” Chris Walker, director of AV marketing and product planning for the Home Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “With its superior build and design elements, the A-20 is able to maintain the fidelity of the original audio and provide users with exceptional sound quality and a comprehensive music experience.”
The amplifier uses a Direct Energy design that features shorter signal paths and power train to help minimize signal loss that can degrade the quality of audio, as well as strategically placed power supply/output circuit blocks to reproduce a cleaner audio output with reduced total harmonic distortion of less than 0.05%. Unwanted vibration from the transformer is dampened with a trans-stabilizer construction chassis design, resulting in consistent audio performance. Additionally, the amplifier features aluminum front and side panels for rigidity and durability, increasing the stability of the unit for superior sound performance, as well as for cosmetic appeal.
Designed for anyone who loves music, the A-20 is built to handle a range of sources from the latest digital formats to vinyl records. Vinyl enthusiasts can easily connect their turntables to the amplifier via the MM phono input and listen to their entire vinyl collection the way it was meant to be heard. The amplifier also features Auto Power Down, which automatically turns itself off when no input is sensed for a period of time.
The Elite A-20 is an ideal amp to pair with Pioneer’s Elite branded networked audio players, the N-30 and N-50, expanding the range of music formats and source options for users. Inputs include Phono, Tuner, SACD/CD, AUX and Network Recorder. The amplifier’s remote control can also operate the basic functions of these network audio players.
Pioneer’s A-20 integrated amplifier is available with a suggested retail price of $300.
Pioneer’s Home Electronics Division develops award-winning audio and video home theater products including A/V receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD players, and speakers. The company’s brands include Pioneer® and Elite®. More details can be found at www.pioneerelectronics.com.
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