Excellent no frills MP3 player; good class A amplifier. No display, no remote, no tone controls.
Richard L. Baty, Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: The Pyle PCAU11 is an amplifier packaged with a MP3 player. The amplifier is a single IC (TDA7360) Class A stereo amplifier which is inverting input to output with a RMS output power into 8 Ohms of about 2 watts (31 watts peak to peak into 4 ohms). The Pyle PCAU11 has a Capacitor coupled output (goes with class A) and therefore has no output voltage offset. The amplifier does not have tone controls, and if you need them, consider something else.
it's pretty good, and exceptional for its price range.
Erik A. Berger, Amazon
5 February 2012
Summary: I bought this to power my bathroom wall speakers during showers, so I wanted something cheap that would do the job as I was sick of using a modified Memorex alarm clock as the speaker amp! it goes more than loud enough to be uncomfortable with a pair of 8 inch speakers, so if you're worried about that 3w @ 8ohm @ 1% THD rating, don't. it pushes more than that and it doesn't distort even at maximum volume.
Summary: I ordered the Pyle Home PCAU11 Mini 2x15 Watt Stereo Power Amplifier with USB Input because I wanted a way to power a pair of speakers with push-button terminals from my laptop. I thought I could run a USB cable from my computer to the Pyle amplifier, and then I could send audio to my speakers. That doesn't work. You can plug an mp3 player into the amplifier but, as I understand it, you still need an interface if you want to send audio from your computer to the Pyle.
Summary: This is a neat little unit. It is little, 5.6 x 2.17 x 4.21 inches, and because instead of 15 Watt it is, according to their spec. sheet, 3 watts @ 1% THD into 4 ohms, 15 Watts "Max Power" into 4 ohms. I especially like the USB input. I wish it didn't beep everytime you push a control but I can get past that. I have it hooked up to a pair of Bogen FG-30 speakers, which are 8 ohm.
Summary: I have two other Pyle amps and they are an excellent value. They are compact and well designed. This PCAU11 has a different setup than you might expect: it has the one RCA jack as referenced in its description but that RCA jack is a male hard wired 1 foot cable - NOT the female (red & white) that you expect to see. Why Pyle went with this design is a mystery to me. I sent it back and, as per usual, no hassle from Amazon with the return.
Summary: I wanted to amplify the audio output from my computer without using a physically large amplifier. This extremely small product packs a punch at15 watts per channel with no apparent distortion. I haven't found a single problem other than it would have been nice to have a basic tone control. However the equalizer in my computer solves that problem. The output is crisp and stereo separation is extremely good.