Sony TA-A1ES integrated amplifier

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  • genjivngenjivn Posts: 101
    Mine also does 2 clicks but the manufacturer date is 07/2015 even though I bought it brand new recently, must be an old stock.

    I was thinking about upgrading the fuses until I saw the price of one, and I need 6 of them. Gosh, they cost more than what I paid for the Sony :sweat:
  • kwongkfkwongkf Posts: 4
    edited November 2019
    genjivn wrote: »
    Mine also does 2 clicks but the manufacturer date is 07/2015 even though I bought it brand new recently, must be an old stock.

    I was thinking about upgrading the fuses until I saw the price of one, and I need 6 of them. Gosh, they cost more than what I paid for the Sony :sweat:

    No. Total 8 fuses. Yes it is expensive but for me it is worth.
    I think there are some defect cases that make them putting more relays
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 7,969
    Hahah, I never replied to all the relay clicking stuff. I honestly don't know and don't care. All I know is I bought it brand new and it arrived in factory packaging and appeared to have never been touched since it left the factory.

    Anyway, I've been trying out the Sony with my PMC twenty.22 speakers (finally!) and I'm thrilled with the synergy. As I mentioned with the Sony and KLH pairing, the Sony's highs seem slightly laid back or "less forward" than other amplifiers. This sound quality proved to be a perfect match for the PMC's inherently detailed, forward, and assertive tweeter. The result is a high end that retains all of the detail present in the music, but without any aggressive or overly bright characteristics. It's possible to listen for hours and hours without any treble fatigue at all.

    On the low end, the Sony's bass seems full and possibly slightly boosted or bolstered beyond what I've heard from other amplifiers. This again paired up well with the ruler flat and borderline "lean" bass response of the PMC speakers.

    Mids were well textured and sounded natural, pleasant, and rewarding.

    However, the soundstage width and wrap around your head imaging effects were simply not there. The sound is more or less localized to the speakers themselves. This isn't a huge tragedy and it's still very possible to get "lost in the sound", but overall the sound just isn't as enveloping and three dimensional as I've heard with other amplifiers.

    Overall, an unexpected synergy with a very enjoyable result. I could see many people being happy with this Sony TA-A1ES and PMC twenty.22 pairing.
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