Summary: Three new units, three rejections. Every time, it was the same issue; one channel of the stereo does not function. In all three attempts, I performed a number of tests using different input: SDHC, USB, and an MP3 player patched thru the Aux input. I also used 2 sets of speakers; one set of 8 ohm and one set of 4 ohm. The speakers were switched back and forth to make sure it wasn't the speaker or the wires...
Summary: I really liked this little amp and used mainly for SD card playback of music. I bought two of them and each had to be returned due to defects with the remote control circuitry. The first remote did not work, and the second remote failed after 10 hours of play time. Since there are some functions which can only be accessed through the remote, this is a show stopper. Music mp3 playback was very high quality but sound levels are low.
Summary: Good amp. Bought it to power pyle's in wall ipod dock. After installing system, notice the sound quality was so much better connecting ipod directly to amp. I am using amp with ipod dock in an enclosed porch. Also you can connect your smartphone. Running yamaha 6 inch in-ceiling outdoor speakers with max output of 100 watts. Some distortion with increased volume. Pyle makes amp with higher output wattage. May be worth for some with higher wattage speakers.
Summary: This is actually a nice little amp. Sound was clear, it was easy to set up, a lot of features - what more could you ask for? Well, I for one would ask for A VOLUME CONTROL ON THE REMOTE for starters! Yes - despite the fact that this little beauty comes with a remote, alas it is ONLY for controlling the current selection for the built-in music player.
Summary: I purchased this amp to complete a mini-home theater (home "cinema" may be a more apt way of putting it) system. Basically I wanted to hook up a set of 2.1 speakers to my TV to enhance the sound. Personally, I'm not a big fan of 5.1 surround sound systems; I actually find having the audio portion emanating from all around to be rather distracting. For me it detracts from the viewing experience, not enhances it, so I didn't want to go that route.
This is a great unit but has missing stardard features
S. Liao "peano", Amazon
20 April 2012
Summary: Overall, this is a great unit, but I would like to have these missing features (Pyle, please): 1) When playing an MP3 file from SD or USB and the unit is powered off, save the environment so when the unit is powered back on, it picks up where it left off. Right now, it always restarts from the first song of the first album, and ID3 display and repeat setting are all set back to factory defaults.
Summary: I received a Pyle PVA3U as a gift. The remote does not work. I called the company and they told me I must send them the receipt to get a replacement. I don't have a receipt so I can't get a working remote. I registered the product on their site but no receipt; no help. They may have a warranty program but they offer no service.