Summary: I understand why this was discounted so heavily. With only a USB and an RCA input, it's practically useless. When I say RCA, I mean it has two RCA cables hardwired and coming OUT of it. Weird. Might as well have a cassette player in it. No wonder there were no pictures of the back of it.
Excellent no frills MP3 player; good class A amplifier. No display, no remote, no tone controls.
Richard L. Baty, Amazon
21 April 2012
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).
Summary: I ordered the 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.
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.
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...
Summary: A very nice unit. Not flashy, but a good traditional robust design that does the job. Good sound quality plenty loud enough for the purpose. It does not get hot, even when running nearly continuously. . It comes with a USA mains plug and I would recommend using it with a good quality adaptor.
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.