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Pyle Home PCA1 30-Watt Stereo Mini Power Amplifier
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- 2X15W 10% RMS At 4-Ohm - Compatible With Any Audio/Computerize Devices
- Power On Led Indicator - (MP3) Via 3.5mm To RCA Converter.
- Master Volume Control - 110/220 Voltage Selector
- RCA Cable L/R Input - Dimensions:5.61''(W) X 2.17''(H) X 4.21''(D)
- Four Push Type Speaker L/R Terminals
- Compatible with any audio/computer devices
- Power-on LED indicator
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From the Manufacturer
The PCA1 mini stereo power amplifier from Pyle provides up to 15 W of power on each channel at 4 ohms. Connect your inputs using the RCA jacks, and output an amplified audio signal over standard speaker push jacks. It's compatible with any audio or computer device--you can even hook up an iPod using a 3.5mm to RCA jack converter. A master volume control on the front lets you adjust the gain. Runs on 110V or 220V with a voltage selector switch.
Your new Pyle pro amplifier gives you the power and versatility you need in a professional sound system. The PCA1 amplifier's wide frequency response makes it suitable for amplifying music or vocal program material. It delivers 15 Watts per stereo channel to give a needed boost to your music, movie soundtracks, or other audio.
Features and Controls
A power LED indicator lights up to indicate that power is turned on. A master volume control lets you adjust the overall sound level. Connect your line input source using the RCA cable L/R line input. The push type speaker terminals let you easily connect speaker wires directly to the amplifier for audio output. The PCA1 can be made compatbile with portable devices, computers, and laptops as sources using a 3.5mm-to-RCA converter.
A voltage selecter lets you select the voltage of the AC power input source, with a selectable input voltage between the 110V/60Hz North American standard and the 230V/50Hz European standard.
Top Customer Reviews
+ Solid, hefty feel
+ USB charger at front panel
+ Bluetooth sync was a snap
- Only 12W/channel (25W peak)
- Lots of humming noise at 50% output using the Bluetooth connection
- lots of distortion at 50% or above
- Every 30-60 sec, amp injects a ~1000Hz beeping sound!?
Sound quality over line connection is even worse
Okay, i didn't expect a lot, but the combination of price, wattage and integrated Bluetooth sounded perfect for my application. I intended to drive a pair of ceiling speakers (of the cheap, high impedance variety) to my iPhone. No need for a lot of power or high fidelity. And in fact, the sound level was adequate at 50% output and the sound quality wasn't too bad. A bit tinny, but the combination of small gauge wires and cheap speakers had a lot to do with that.
However, the humming noise and distortions at only half volume are atrocious. Also, the published specs are misleading, because the amp is only 12W/channel and the quoted 25W/Channel are only peak handling capability. Most annoying and befuddling is the constant beeping sound that the amp sends to the speakers at somewhat random, but frequent, intervals. I assumed that the beeps are some sort of error indicator, but i can figure it out. It only appears in bluetooth mode. However the bluetooth connection was strong and i had the phone right next to the antenna. the beeps are there with or without music. I changed impedance of the cables and speakers, but nothing worked.
Just for giggles, i hooked up my $5000 B&W floor standing speakers. As expected, it sounded much worse, the tiny amp couldn't dive the large speakers. And- the beeping in bluetooth mode was still there.
I wanted this to work, but i give up and send it back.
I really was routing for this unit. I wanted it to work. I seemed well build and had some heft and mass to it too. I had no problem with the spring speaker connections. Going in I knew that I would not be using monster cable for a cheaper set up like this. But I expected at least halfway decent sound. And volume. And I expected it to at least connect via bluetooth AND actually deliver the music. But to my dismay it did not.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I took a chance on this unit to power some outdoor speakers over the patio of my new house. Heavy gage wire was used for the installation, could barely get them into the speaker... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
great small amp. has bluetooth witch connects to all my bt items,, sound is clear and clean, cost was good. i havent had any problems yet. would recommend to all my friends. Read morePublished 13 days ago by robin fleming
I used this amp because I wanted to power another pair of speakers and I was able to take care of my impedance matching problem with this amp.Published 15 days ago by Mac16
This the second PCA1, i have purchased. One is next to the TV in the dining room and i can sit in the hot tub and watch and listen to the TV. Read morePublished 15 days ago by roger lake
died 5 months after warranty ran out. will not purchase againPublished 1 month ago by Leslie McGowan
After seeing unfavorable reviews, and having similar problems using my cell phone for the Bluetooth music source, i was thinking of returning this product. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth