Pioneer A-70 Amplifier

That is the flagship of Pioneer's current stereo output signal and is the greatest and most significant amplifier here. Not content having the most metalwork, the A-70 also has the most complete spec. The sole feature not available is a set - this is not too astonishing, although as none of the Pioneer source gear in exactly the same range is so partnered. Internally, the A-70 is the only amplifier here to use a Class D output point, asserted to create 65 W into 8ohms which can be found over two switchable speaker input signals.

The result is a physically imposing amp, but one that is cleanly and attractively styled. A lot of the additional weight is an effect of the chassis design, which features a completely separate chassis plate to fight shaking. Just the slight insufficient resistance in the volume control as well as the secondary controls that are slightly lightweight spoil the effect, but nothing feels flimsy. The remote is bespoke and alluring to consider, but does suffer from having many buttons which are all the same size ordered pretty close together, which means that it isn't the easiest to navigate unless you're looking right at it.

Sound quality

The Pioneer A-70 does not sound as big and strong as it appears, but still handles a performance that's extremely likeable, with a well defined and believable soundstage. It really is a smooth performer in doing thus that does not sacrifice detail. The Muse vocals are well represented with plenty of feel and space to them as well as the reproduction of the Neil Cowley Trio piano is potentially the finest in the group using a truly notable size as well as weight to the instrument in addition to a complete lack of harshness or aggression with higher notes.

This politeness continues with all the Scrape Enormous piece and also the Pioneer dampens the rawness that could not be absent without losing the fine aspect. The A-70 additionally never tips over into showing up the shortcomings in recordings or becoming matter of fact, but this seems to come at the expense of a little excitement. This being said, the scale the Pioneer amp can generate is really great really and the bass answer is deep and possessed as the remaining frequency spectrum of exactly the same notable detail.

Whether this refinement and smoothness is the right thing for you will come to the remainder of the body as well as your musical preferences. The Pioneer comes with a remarkable capability to keep even the roughest of recorded content sounding listenable, but it may be a little reluctant to truly deliver the goods when some recordings ask for a bit more delight. Lots of people will like large and the notable feature set assemble, and how the A-70 goes about its business, though are likely to help it succeed plenty of people over.

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