The quiet signal that comes off the needle of a record player needs the extra boost of a phono stage to be heard. This unit has one built-in, though an external unit may well offer better quality.
This unit has two sets of speaker outputs, so you can power two pairs of speakers. These could be in two different rooms or at either end of a large room, for example.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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With a wide range of features and great sound, the Pioneer A10 represents superb value for money.
Clean stable power By using a MOSFET-type design, the Pioneer A10's provides stable, balanced and dynamic amplification. You get a crisp, powerful sound that avoids distortion right up to high volume levels. Its symmetrical power amp design ensures perfect balance between the left and right channels, while detail is further enhanced by the Clean Ground construction and isolated power supply.
Broad range of features Matching the broad spread of sound is an equally wide range of features. In addition to four line level inputs and a recording loop, you'll also find an MM phono stage for a turntable. Two pairs of speaker terminals are included for adding speakers in another room, as is a headphone socket. A source direct switch bypasses the tone controls for more detail, while a loudness switch boosts the dynamic range at low volumes.
When it comes to sound quality, the Pioneer is amongst the most detailed and dynamic in its class. Ideal as a first amplifier or the basis of a second system, the Pioneer A-10-K is everything a starter amp should be.
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
Yes - MM
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
Power Amp In
Does it have a power amp in connection? Designed for when using the amp connected to an AV receiver. It powers the front speakers.
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
Does it have a headphone socket?
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
Eco Friendly Features
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
30 x 2
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
20 - 20,000Hz
Does it have tone controls? Bass & Treble controls to alter the brightness and warmth of sound. Can be a single tone control or seperate controls.
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
435 x 360 x 128
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
PIONEER A10 is rated
4.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
It works; I'm not qualified to say moreI am not a hi-fi expert. I got this to replace an amplifier, probably at least twenty years old, which was bought from Richer Sounds and had "gone mono". I set this one up and connected the cables without bothering to read the manual, then played back a CD through headphones. It works, and that's all I require. I was a bit disappointed that I had to pay 60% extra to get an amplifier that would talk to headphones, but them's the breaks.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of
It does the jobLooks good - matches my Teac cd player - and feels similar in use to my 40 year old Rotel 610 which this replaces; dials you can hold and turn.
It drives my 40 year old Wharfedale Meltons and a second pair of Akai's: when Lionel Hampton is playing his vibraphone, the sound is crisp, clean and powerful. It is being in heaven, not that place the Bible made up, real heaven - jazz greats producing a sound to move mountains- and minds.
It does a great job on Bach, Brahms,Beethoven et al too.
Does it sound different to my old Rotel? Probably, but difficult to tell without playing side by side. Let's say it doesn't crackle when volume is being adjusted: mission accomplished.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of
Great valueThis amp is not only a great price but sounds great with my vinyl deck as well, my vinyl sounds just like it should, very little noise and processes the analogue signal well, set up really easy and my speakers [JBLs] match beautifully, for the price a super Amp!
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of
Good build quality great featuresBought this budget amp to replace my Cambridge amp which failed on me after years of good service.found the pioneer to be as good on sound especially as I play a lot of vinyls for a inexpensive amp would recommend
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of
Great sounding budget amp.I was looking for a budget amp to replace my Nad 3020 ,bought from richer sounds some 25 years past, it had finally breathed its last. I am very happy with the Pioneer , its a great sounding amp, different from the nad in many respects but not in a bad way. Very happy with amp and service from richer sounds.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of
PleasedNot an expert but pleased with the sound via our KEFs and like the dual speaker output that means we can chuck away the existing switch.
Website pretty friendly and unit delivered very quickly considering delivery was free.
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 4 out of
Value for moneyA basic amplifier at a reasonable price. Bought this as a secondary to my main system . A good purchase as an entry level amp but don't expect audiophile reproduction. Pro,s - phono stage input and direct source button . Con's - generally lacking in sound detail and a rather muddy bass which is emphasised when loudness is employed
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 5 out of
An Excellent Entry Level AmplifierFor a budget amplifier this is probably the best amplifier money can buy for the price. The Pioneer A-10-K is a no frills amplifier with a generous 5 inputs including a turntable input but it's sound quality never fails to amaze me. For purists this amp has a direct switch to bypass all tone controls...switch on the 'loudness' and this amp then springs into another audio dimension of it's own. Solid punchy bass and a crisp treble gives this amp the five stars it deserves. Every instrument is filled with detail of which makes this a great amplifier and is as good as amplifiers three times the price! Also a great feature on this amplifier is it's ECO friendly power supply as when the amplifier is left on without any audio feed this will automatically switch itself off after a period of time.
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.