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AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier

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Product Highlights

  • 100W Stereo Power
  • 2 Pair Stereo (RCA) Inputs
  • 1 Pair Stereo (RCA) Output
  • A, B, A+B Speaker Selector Switches
  • Auto On Signal Sensing
  • 5-Way Binding Posts
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The Audio Source AMP100 is an inexpensive stereo 100 Watt power amplifier with a 50 Watt per channel output at 8 ohms. The unit features front speaker selector switches, dual speaker outputs on 5-way binding post connectors, dual audio inputs on RCA stereo pairs, and a direct audio RCA stereo output.

The AMP100 is a viable powering solution for home audio systems, and it may also be used as a zone or distribution amplifier for bars, restaurants and offices.

Stereo Power power amplifier with 100 Watt output at 8 ohms, 160 Watts at 8 ohms Bridged for home or installations
Built-in A, B and A+B speaker selector switcher, dual speaker outputs for zone or distribution amplifier functionality. When using A+B speakers together it's imperative to make sure all speaker are rated a minimum 8 ohm impedance
Dual audio inputs and dedicated audio output on RCA connectors
Stereo and Bridged Mono operation with selector switch
Auto On signal sensing switch powers unit upon input signal detection
Built-in, unswitched rear panel 400 Watt AC outlet
Rugged black aluminum faceplate
Lightweight design
UPC: 041087001658
Power Rating 60W @ 8 Ohms
75W @ 4 Ohms
160W @ 8 Ohms Bridged
Damping Factor Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input Sensitivity 1.4V RMS (8 Ohms)
1.2V RMS (4 Ohms)
Input Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Gain Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20KHz (+1db, -0.5db, 50W @ 8 Ohms)*
20Hz - 20KHz (+1db, -0.5db, 60W @ 4 Ohms)*
*<1% THD+N
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.02%
Input Connections 2 x Pair L, R RCA Phono Stereo Inputs
Output Connectors 2 x L, R RCA Phono Stereo Output
4 x 5-way Binding Post Speaker Outputs
Controls Front Panel 2 x Rotary Volume Controls
2 x Speaker Selector Switches
Controls (Rear) 1 x Stereo/Bridged Switch
1 x Signal Sensing Auto On Switch
1 x Power Switch
Indicators 1 x Power On LED
Cooling Convection
Power Consumption 500W
Dimensions 2.9 x 16.5 x 9.25" (73.66 x 419 x 235mm)
Weight 9.6 lbs (4.35kg)
Specialties Speaker Selector Switches
Audio and Speaker Outputs
Packaging Info
Package Weight 11.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.394 x 11.181 x 4.331"
AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AudioSourceAMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier
     
    4.6

    (based on 44 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (31)
    • Good power output (27)
    • Simple controls (20)
    • Great sound quality (19)
    • Good audio (13)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (4)

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (27)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (19)
    • Home theater (14)
    • Multiple rooms / whole house (12)
    • Large rooms (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (29), Practical (18), Audiophile (17), Professional (7), Movie enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (27)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Affordable, High Quality Amp Solution!

    This very simple, basic amplifier was a perfect fit for my organization's needs. We have a client who received a donated, older Samsung LCD flat panel monitor and a pair of non-powered JBL...Read complete review

    This very simple, basic amplifier was a perfect fit for my organization's needs. We have a client who received a donated, older Samsung LCD flat panel monitor and a pair of non-powered JBL speakers. The setup had been used for demonstration purposes, and was now to be used for staff training.

    The problem was the Samsung monitor's on-board amplifier was designed only for providing signal to its own powered speakers. It was never intended to drive anything like the donated JBL speakers with any real authority, and the original matching Samsung speakers were not included with the donation. Consequently, the volume level was extremely low in the training facility, and complaints began to mount among the training staff and trainees.

    I looked for a low cost solution for our client and initially found nothing short of high priced integrated amps, Home Theater recievers, or super cheap, and poorly designed PA amps. When I found the Audio Source Amp100, I almost couldn't believe that such a high quality, moderately powerful amplifier was available at such a low price! This unit seemed too good to be true, and appeared to be a tailor-made solution for our problem. After a several months of use, I can say that the unit is trouble free, simple to operate, sounds great with music and TV audio. Our client, our trainees, and I am completely satisfied with this excellent product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good Unit for a Great Price

    I recently purchased one of these units for a small installation at a clients facilities. My client was looking for a cost efficient option for a two zone amplifier. The Amp 100 was a...Read complete review

    I recently purchased one of these units for a small installation at a clients facilities. My client was looking for a cost efficient option for a two zone amplifier. The Amp 100 was a great solution saving my client several hundred dollars, needless to say they were very pleased. I would advise the Amp 100 to anyone looking for two zone solution for around $100. The only problem with this unit to be aware of is the front manual switch that activates both zones A and B simultaneously. This switch can be mechanically sticky. Be sure your clients are aware of this as it may seem to them that it will not allow both zones to function simultaneously.

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    5.0

    great item it works exactly as advertised

    By Mike

    from Harkers Island, NC

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems

      Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

      I have a Delphi boombox that I needed to use the headphone jack to connect two 90 watt external speakers.I searched on line for a way to do the hookup.I found no answers so I emailed your technical folks. I found out what I needed to do and the correct amp. I ordered the amp and it works perfectly. Thanks....Lloyd

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      5.0

      Simple AMP that works well

      By AJW

      from Northern NJ

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

        Amp is between a SONUS and outdoor speakers. It replaced a 15 year old AudioSource amp that burnt out. Old amp was on all the time.

        This amp is triggered by the Sonus signal and powers up automatically. That causes a bit of delay when music is started to this Sonus zone. And volume needs to be raised on the Sonus to get the input over a threshold to turn on.

        Amp sounds good and is in a closet and will hopefully work for many years.

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        5.0

        Great price for such a good product

        By Vitali

        from New York, NY

        Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

        The item is very easy to work with. It is a very goog price for such a great amplifier.Recommend!

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        4.0

        A decent amp for the price

        By Mike

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems

          Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

          I needed an amp to connect my TV to some large stereo speakers, my old amp having died a while back. The AMP 100 connected easily and gives a decent sound for the price. The only upgrades that would be nice would my another set or two of outputs (it has two), and a remote control. However at the price I paid I'm not complaining.

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          5.0

          Perfect for my needs

          By BSTUK

          from NJ

          About Me Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

            Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

            This amp was the perfect fit for my needs. I have it powering a pair of polk atrium 4 speakers on our covered deck and a pair of polk t15 and psw111 sub (speaker level connection) in the house. I wanted something simple that would allow me to play music off of my phone or satellite radio receiver. Reading the reviews and understating the auto switching allowed me to set up the system perfectly for my needs. The amp provides good clean power to both sets of speakers and is pretty loud both in the house and outside.

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            5.0

            Perfect for use as a zone amp

            By Thomas

            from Connecticut

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

              Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

              I bought this unit as a zone amp to feed two sets of speakers from my existing living room stereo, one set to the kitchen/family room and one set out on the deck. So now I have music throughout the house and outside as well, all from the same source. Two stereo outputs at 50 watts per channel is more than adequate for the job, good quality, and the price is right. The unit has a second input, for an iPod or other source, and also has a line out, handy to add another subwoofer outside.

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              5.0

              Perfect pick for my set-up

              By PJ

              from Motown

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                  Used this amp for my wireless speaker adapter for bluetooth device. Now I can listen to my 4 speakers on my back patio with my smartphone. Amp was the perfect size - physical and wattage.

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                  5.0

                  Decent bang for your buck.

                  By Gene Blackman

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Power Output
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Basic Systems
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                    I run iTunes from an iMac through this to a powered sub and a small set of speakers. It sounds fine on its own but when I use the pre-amp in iTunes it just cranks the house full.

                    For a hundred bucks, there is no down side to it.

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                    4.0

                    Really good amp

                    By dave the sailor

                    from new jersey

                    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Basic Systems
                      • Home Theater

                      Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                      Great piece of professional audio equipment for a great price.

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                      5.0

                      AMP100 a Simple, Inexpensive Audiosource

                      By Baboon Dr

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      About Me Audiophile, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Basic Systems
                        • Smaller Rooms

                        Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                        This small, simple amplifier by Audiosource is easy to connect, only 2 switches (volume and balance) so easy to use, will drive 2 sets of speakers, and has no remote. I purchased it because it is relatively inexpensive and I only wanted to amplify a cable TV audio signal for musical entertainment on our outside porch. While not a sophisticated amplifier, I gave it 5 stars because it satisfied all our requirements.

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                        5.0

                        Works as advertized

                        By me

                        from Denver

                        About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Controls
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Power Output
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Rooms

                          Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                          From the TV to the speakers, this gave me more control of my system, not another remote, or getting up to adjust volume.

                          Clean simple, good sound.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Amp For The Price!

                          By Zubiedoo

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Energy Efficient
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                          • RCA Inputs Only

                          Best Uses

                          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                          I purchsed the AMP100 as a secondary amp for a Sonos music zone. It has performed admirably so far. I love the auto-on feature because it prevents me from having to manually power the unit up when I want to listen to music remotely. It runs nice and cool and sounds great too. I recommend this amp for anyone looking for multi-zone amplification.

                          The only reason that I did not give it five stars is its lack of an optical input.

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                          5.0

                          Reliable Amp

                          By stageguy

                          from Dallas TX

                          About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Basic Systems
                            • Smaller Rooms

                            Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                            I purchased one of these amps to power a pair of outdoor loudspeakers over my patio and now purchased another one to power a second pair of outdoor loudspeakers for my hot tub area. The amps have both been very reliable. Sturdy contstruction and handy line in/out to be able to daisy chain the signal input to both amps. For the purpose I use them for, they have been great.

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                            5.0

                            Good Affordable Power Amp

                            By NiceBull

                            from NYC

                            About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Good Power Output
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Basic Systems
                              • Smaller Rooms

                              Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                              This amp was a great buy. I've used it connected to my Imac. Not too big to fit on a decent sized computer desk, and doesn't run extremely hot either. Simple setup, simple controls. Does what it is supposed to do- provide power to my speakers without any issues. Sounds great too.

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                              5.0

                              Elegant and efficient

                              By DuE

                              from Bogotá, Colombia

                              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Controls
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                  This amp has a handsome appearance; it appears well-constructed with banana connectors and silky controls. It is certainly not difficult to set up and even offers selectable A/B speaker outputs. It is also compact and produces relatively little heat. I'm hearing new detail in music I know well and have not heard before. In other words, the sound quality seems very good. The worst part is simply finding a piece of equipment like this since all one normally sees is much larger, heavier receivers which don't hit the nail on the head when all you need is a simple, quality stereo amp. So if you're reading this, you may have the hard part behind you!

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                                  5.0

                                  just as advertised.

                                  By doc

                                  from chelsea, vt

                                  About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Controls
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Energy Efficient
                                  • Good Power Output
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                    we use this unit as a zone amp for a multi-zone system in a B&B.it's clean/low-distortion, with a great deal more definition than the multi-channel unit we had been using.... very straightforward setup. and, as the unit is deployed in our master bedroom, very good for marital bliss. i no longer get requests to turn the [*] music down or off....

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Amp for my needs

                                    By Clinton from Canada

                                    from Alberta, Canada

                                    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Good Power Output

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Basic Systems
                                      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

                                      Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                      I am running this amp in a commercial environment, and connecting a PA to the first input, which makes it absolutely perfect for my needs.

                                      I bought a second for another room that will also require the automatic switchover, which is why I bought this amp - but for price paid, it's excellent value regardless of whether or not you need/use that feature.

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                                      4.0

                                      seems like a good product so far

                                      By Bobby

                                      from Pennsylvania

                                      About Me Practical

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Basic Systems
                                        • Home Theater

                                        Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                        used as 2nd Amp in surround system. Easy to install with no problems noted so far. No negatives to report. Attractive price sold it fo rme. [...]

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                                        4.0

                                        Gets the job done & cheaply!

                                        By Dennis the system designer.

                                        from Vauxhall, NJ

                                        About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Inexpensive
                                        • Small footprint

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Smaller Rooms
                                          • Sound in 1-2 addt'l rooms

                                          Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                          This amp is used to power two pair of stereo speakers and it gets its signal from the tape out of an a/v receiver. The amp sports a volume control for each pair of speakers connected to it. I made sure the speakers are 8 ohm and that the speaker cable runs don't exceed 75' (16 gauge cable). Works great for quiet to moderate loud levels. One of the volume knobs pulls right off--otherwise I'd have given 5 stars given how cheap this thing is.

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                                          4.0

                                          AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier

                                          By Wild Bill

                                          from Lomax, Texas

                                          About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Good Power Output
                                          • Great Sound Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • No EQ

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Basic Power Amplifier
                                          • Larger Rooms

                                          Comments about AudioSource AMP100 Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                          I had a couple of big old 8 ohm JBL speakers I hated to part with and a new IPOD. I've been plugging the Ipod into a boom box in my shop out in the barn, but the sound just "wasn't there".
                                          I set up the Amp 100 to replace that setup and it's everything I hoped it would be, and cheaper than most other options I've seen on the internet.

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