Summary: Bought this as a replacement for my 25 year old Marantz amp on which (only) the volume control was showing signs of old-age. Lots of amps on the market and I didn't want to spend mega pounds. Reviews seemed favourable so I took the plunge and can report that the A-109 gives me the same sound quality I used to enjoy. Does a wonderful job with quiet classical music, no trace of humm etc.
Summary: ...aye, that's right, since April 2001, when I bought it after auditioning all the other cheapos in a hi-fi shop in Sydney. Bet it goes on the blink now I've written that, but after 12 years for just over the 100 quid mark you can't complain. Anyway, onto sound quality - I actually came across these reviews as my amp sounds far, far superior to my brothers Roksan, which must have something wrong with it.
Summary: I bought this amp not knowing a great deal about hifi, looking to purchase a fairly cheap set up. I was running wharfedale 9.1's off it and for about a year, a little more and it sounded great. Nice and loud with rich bottom end and top end colour. I was under the impression that, if not water damaged an amp could last a really long time. However the pioneer died on me.
Summary: This Pioneer replaced a very old Sansui digital amp/tuner from an era when digital was new and needed to be written on the front. Always had good sound so this Pioneer had some boots to fill. Anyway, this new one is superb. Easy to install and connect up. Very well laid out at the back and simple but effective at the front. The volume through my B&W DM110 speakers is easily enough to knock the walls down and the sound is clear with no distortion right up to max.
Summary: Good Product and good value for money. I have just got one of these and I think it's powerful and of good quality. It's simple to use and it delivers. I had read some review before I made my order, that were not very flatering of this product.It is certainly not the best on the market, but I will recommed this to anyone who wants a simple and brilliant amp. Remember Pioneer is a name built on quality.
Summary: Excellent sound quality. I bought this to replace a Technics component system that is gradually failing, and the sound quality from this amplifier is a noticeable improvement. As others have pointed out there is no remote control, but mine came with a UK 13A plug. One draw back is that there is no cooling fan, which is good for noise reduction, but means that it works on convection cooling and needs 60 cm free space above it - so you have to put your turntable somewhere...
Summary: I bought this amp to use in my loft, connecting a turntable and DAB component (Cambridge Audio) unit. What an excellent bargain! Lovely rich sound from my Marantz turntable again, great performance definition and depth from the amp, using the built in pre-amp/phono stage. DAB sounds great, too. This performs way above what the price might indicate. No remote control provided but none needed in my case.
Summary: I wanted to replace a very old Trio Amp for my play room. I think there is alot of rubbish talked about Hi Fi in general & I believe that the weakess link in any system are the speakers, which can be a very personel thing. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an Amp so I went for well establised name like the Pioneer A-109. It does everything that I would expect it to do.
Summary: My husband loves his music and so I bought this amp for him to use in his hobby shed. Pioneer is a respected name & we have found their goods to be reliable in the past. The depth of sound from this amp is pretty decent for the price and now the sounds from the shed are much sweeter. A good buy!