Pioneer has announced a new A-40E stereo amplifier model designed to offer attractive features at an affordable price. The steel chassis ensures optimal protection against all types of interference. The front panel and the knob to control volume are made of aluminum alloy. Inside is an over-sized power supply and selected ELNA capacitors, designed specifically for Pioneer.
Pioneer A-40E is equipped with a Direct Energy amplifier, capable of delivering a power equal to 76W x 2 channels over 4 ohms. The amplifier has been developed to ensure very low distortion and to ensure detail and clarity. The equipment of connectors is rather generous. We find five analog inputs and an output, a phono input MM (Moving Magnet), a coaxial digital input and an optical input.
A-40E can manage two independent pairs of speakers both individually and in parallel. The digital-analog conversion of the input signals is entrusted to a DAC capable of supporting sampling frequencies up to 192kHz (therefore high-resolution audio files are compatible). The bass, treble, and balance control complete the equipment. Those who wish can use the Power Amp Direct to connect a pre-amplifier, bypassing the volume control.
Pioneer A-40E stereo amplifier will be available from August in Black and Silver color options, priced at £399.99.