Pioneer A-50 Amplifier

The A-50 boasts superb finish allied to a wide variety of characteristics, plus an awful lot of electricity - at least that is on paper. 90W RMS is maintained, making it among the very most strong here. That is not impossible in the cost as a result of using Class D, which can be a more affordable method of having electricity, not least because it is more efficient and does not need heatsinks that are expensive. Bafflingly the A-50 is a large, hefty animal. You will need an adequate deck to unearth the A-50's sonic possibility. Happily there are lots of top quality spinners that are new to chose from.

Featurewise, it is much like the Yamaha - it is almost as if those two Japanese manufacturing companies followed one another! Short signal paths are used jointly with chosen passive components including Schottky barrier diodes.

Sound quality

The Pioneer is a fair performer in the cost, giving somewhat away in the way it can make music enjoyment in contrast to the others here. Much like the Pioneer's A-70 brother that is more expensive - it's a smooth as well as tonal equilibrium with no nasties. Taken in isolation, it is a performer that is totally nice and you'd be pleased with it on a daily basis to dwell.

For instance, the Kraftwerk track reveals the way that it could create a groove that is decently entailing and keep the song going along. It's a good quantity of detail also, but finally its group seems both somewhat congested and nasal, and fairly two dimensional. Still it does here is disagreeable; Computer World rattles along at an adequate speed, pulling the listener into an amount that is surprising. That is a reasonable quantity of scale plus it does not seem as the volume is turned up to shrink. Really, under duress the Pioneer stays cool with little awareness of air, as cucumber until things get quite loud. In the event you're actually likely to criticise the A-50, it is having less micro dynamics on Randy Crawford it appears to sit about the stronger rhythmic accents of the tune more than Marantz PM6005 or the Cambridge Audio 651A. This provides a somewhat more level and less extreme sound than you are able to get in the very best of the remainder, but nonetheless, it nevertheless makes a noise that is pleasant enough. A large worth amplifier, although not the very best sounding.

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