Excerpt: I purchased the PTA1 30w to power surround speakers after my powered sub failed.<br />I was hoping for RCA output jacks but it has regular speaker outs. So I cut the RCA's off the speaker wire, connected them to the PTA1 and now I have surround sound again on my PC.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: Perfect as a desktop mini-amp sound switch between 2 PCs. I know it's not the typical use but...Previously I used a KVM switch but there was hum on the sound line. This little amp on my desktop is a crystal clear sound switch with a nice big volume knob. I never thought my PC could sound this good. I can switch screens back and forth without switching my music - except if I want to. I really like this little amp.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Sound Quality, Improves System Function
Conclusion: Pyle's return policy is you pay shipping plus $25. The model I bought has LED lights so bright they could give you an epileptic seizure. Worse yet, it died after about 3 hours of use. I contacted them, but they wouldn't back off from their return policy so I sent it back and paid the $25. When it was returned to me, it died again after a few hours. I contacted them again and the response was the same - "Pay for return shipping again with another $25.
Excerpt: Using this to power my computer speakers. For this price, this is a great value. Remember that you're only getting 15W per channel, but with a set of efficient speakers, this guy will easily fill a good sized room with clean audio.<br /><br />I also like the pro 1/4" phone plug for the headphones, which I use a lot for gaming and other purposes. No tone control(s), but for this price, you can live without them.
Summary: Since I have substantial hearing loss, I needed a small amp to boost the signal from my tv and dvd audio outputs plus provide a headphone jack so I could enjoy programs and movies without raising the volume up to a disturbing level for the rest of the family. The Pyle PTA1 Amplifier fit the bill perfectly.
Excerpt: Being subject to considerable hearing loss, I needed a device that would allow me to use headphones while viewing dvd movies without turning the volume up to intolerable levels for the rest of the household. The PTA1 30W Stereo Power Amplifier fit the bill completely. I can adjust the volume to my headphones as needed and get a clear and accurate sound. After a week's trial period I purchased another one for the bedroom.
Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Sound Quality, Improves System Function, Saves Time, Versatile