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Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier

You Pay: $44.35
Product Highlights
  • Microphone Input
  • Paging and Mixing Mode

The PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier from Pyle Pro can be used for paging or musical applications in meeting halls, restaurants, schools, and stores. This amplifier has a small footprint yet has various inputs including three RCA stereo inputs plus RCA stereo out for recording. The PTA2 can be used for paging or karaoke type applications.

Multiple input options include three stereo RCA inputs plus 1/4" microphone input
Paging and karaoke modes
Output Power 8W x 2 @ 4 ohms 1%THD
10W x 2 @ 4 ohms 10%THD
40W Peak Power
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.3%
Signal to Noise Ratio AUX 1:75dB
AUX 2: 75dB
CD: 75dB
MIC: 65dB
Inputs Stereo RCA x 3
Microphone 1/4" x 1
Outputs Headphones 1/4" x 1
Stereo RCA x 1
Power Requirements 120-230VAC/50-60Hz
Dimensions 7.48 x 2.76 x 5.39" (190 x 70 x 137)
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Pyle ProPTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Versatile (10)
    • Easy to install (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Great sound (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Gearhead (4), Practical (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does exactly what I expected

      Remember when you used to sit in class, and everyone was supposed to be working on a written assignment? The room would be mostly quiet, with the scratching of pencils on paper......Read complete review

      Remember when you used to sit in class, and everyone was supposed to be working on a written assignment? The room would be mostly quiet, with the scratching of pencils on paper... and then you'd hear the intercom switch on. You'd get a couple seconds of faint hiss, followed by a slightly distorted announcement about the lunch menu, then the system would click back off. THAT is exactly what this amp is designed to do - amplify things to a decent level at very low cost (therefore, the noticeable hiss).

      I built a quirky little custom guitar speaker cabinet with a 3x3 array of 4.5" Jeep Cherokee factory speakers. I was going to use it as an extension cab, then found this little gem. I figured I'd turn my cab into a full-fledged combo. After rewiring the speakers to 2 4-ohm stereo sets, I plugged this amp in, hooked up my guitar (through the mic jack), and the rest is history.

      The sound is of acceptable quality while at normal practice / listening volume. When I crank it up to about half way on the mic knob, the loud hiss starts (even with all knobs at 0 volume on my guitar and pedals). 10% THD is VERY high compared to most guitar amps, but it was a great deal, compared to buying an AC-to-DC converter and using a car amp [which was my original plan].

      You simply won't find a little amp that does what this one does, for any cheaper.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      be careful to note speaker connections

      All my audio systems to date had RCA connections. This item has bare wire speaker ports, the kind where you stick the wire into a spring loaded clamp. The manual explains nothing (and...Read complete review

      All my audio systems to date had RCA connections. This item has bare wire speaker ports, the kind where you stick the wire into a spring loaded clamp. The manual explains nothing (and I did complain to them as well). Stripped ends of RCA cables have multiply thin copper wires, which are terribly hard to insert in the 1/16" holes. In the end, I may have damaged the item trying to get the wires inserted, getting a steady electric hum when I got any sound out of one speaker. I have had to claim a refund from the credit card company. Non-professionals be ware.

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      5.0

      2x40w Amp

      By Kathy

      from Daytona, Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

        I had originally purchased a 120w amp but it was bad on delivery. So decided that the speakers I was using them with wouldn't even use that amount of range. So decided to go back to a 40w which I've used before and loved them. This one is an upgraded model from the one I normally buy, and let me tell you it's sounds just as or even better than the 120w!

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        4.0

        Small footprint with big sound.

        By SchmueyVision

        from Berkeley, California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

          I recently took a pair of Optimus shelf speakers out of storage that I bought from Radio Shack some 25 years ago. These passive two way speakers are in perfect condition and are a significant improvement over the standard active speakers that came stock with my Dell computer. I just needed a 40 - 140 Watt stereo amp to power up these puppies.After some serious shopping around I decided that the Pyle PTA2 would do the trick and I was right. The fidelity is far better than what I had, and it has 3 stereo input channels (CD, AUX 1 & AUX 2) so I have one attached to the computer sound output and another hooked up to my Apple Nano. Also I really love it that it has a headphone input that defeats the speakers when I need to edit video late at night.I rest both speakers horizontally on each end of my work table and this Pyle amp fits prefectly on top of one of my speakers. The small footprint allows for optimal sound with minimal desktop real estate.For the price I was able to come up with a suitable music/voice monitor for my video work. Yes, I could spend a lot more for a BOSE or other hi-fi monitor but for now the Pyle/Radio Shack Optimus speakers fit my budget and my desk.

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          5.0

          Good small amplifier

          By Mike S.

          from Toronto, Ontario

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves System Function
          • Saves Time
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

              This amplifier is small and does what is says it does, for a good price.

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              5.0

              "Small in size huge in value"

              By Meshef

              from Columbia, Tennessee

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves System Function
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                This amp is perfect for powering my studio monitors. It is compact, attractive and rugged. I don't have a single complaint. I bought it for a specific purpose and it delivers. It is flexable enough to use for many different applications though. If you want the big bang for your buck this is the power amp you ned to buy.

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                5.0

                Compact ane powerful

                By Butterflytones

                from Springfield, MO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Nice Clean Power
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                  Used as a keyboard amplifier. Plenty of power to rock the studio while not hurting my speakers or distorting.

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                  5.0

                  does what i needed it to do

                  By avn

                  from nancy ellen's retreat

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                    cheap talkback amp

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                    5.0

                    A GREAT LITTLE AMPLIFIER !

                    By Nick Boldi

                    from Ventura, Ca

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great little amplifier
                    • Improves System Function
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Aux small speaker amp

                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                    Bought this amp to add an extra pair of speakers to my new LCD TV...
                    Lots of extra power for my small bookshelf speakers. I love that it doesn't have an external power supply (wall wort) so it is really off when it's
                    turned off with the rocker switch on the front. Powers up right away with no surge pops or clicks. Simple sound controls clearly labeled and work well.
                    Nice quality metal construction... exactly what I wanted at a great price !
                    I'm going to buy another one for my garage workbench !

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                    4.0

                    Good Product

                    By hechtov

                    from Israel

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                        Very good product, I bought it last mounth and I glad I did so.
                        I f you have big speakers you should take the stronger PTA for more Watts.

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                        5.0

                        Great unit for the price !!!

                        By bconto

                        from Chillicothe, OH

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                          I bought this unit for my computer system, and I glad that I did. With a good pair of speakers it has enough power to fill a large room with sound when playing MP3's. I have yet to find any problems with it.

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                          5.0

                          Great small footprint amplifier

                          By John

                          from Waynesville, NC

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Install
                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                              I ordered this amplifier to amplify my Sony LCD TV that had no headphone jack. Using the low level audio out RCA jacks the Pyle PTA2 works wonderfully to allow me to use just headphones. Being hearing impaired it certainly saved the day. It is always nice to buy from B&H Photo...[...].Haven't found any "cons" with the amplifier so far.

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                              • No

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                              2.0

                              be careful to note speaker connections

                              By Gordon

                              from Washington DC

                              About Me Amateur

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Install

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                All my audio systems to date had RCA connections. This item has bare wire speaker ports, the kind where you stick the wire into a spring loaded clamp. The manual explains nothing (and I did complain to them as well). Stripped ends of RCA cables have multiply thin copper wires, which are terribly hard to insert in the 1/16" holes. In the end, I may have damaged the item trying to get the wires inserted, getting a steady electric hum when I got any sound out of one speaker. I have had to claim a refund from the credit card company. Non-professionals be ware.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                great compact amplifier!

                                By vidman

                                from Las Vegas

                                About Me Practical

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Install
                                • Great Power
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                    easy hook ups for auxilary items! I'm very satisfied.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Meets Expectation

                                    By Poppa Bear

                                    from Massachusetts

                                    About Me Gearhead

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Great Sound

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Small to midsize rooms

                                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                    Paired this with a airport express and 2 bookshelf speakers for sound in any room from your media server running iTunes.... works very good.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works Great!

                                    By L.D.

                                    from Virginia

                                    About Me Gearhead

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                        Used this on my receiver coming off of the pre-amp connection to add power to a set of Sennheiser RS-120 wireless headphones. Needed more volume and this little amp makes it happen.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great cheap little amp

                                        By RosiesDad

                                        from Philly burbs

                                        About Me Gearhead

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                            I bought 6 of these amps to individually power ceiling mounted background music speakers--Polk Audio RC6s in my case--in my office (to enable individual volume adjustment of each speaker). Music is provided by a Sirius satellite radio receiver. The system works well and after hours, I can crank up the speaker in my office if I am so inclined.

                                            The amps each have RCA inputs and outputs so it was simple to daily chain them together to create an integrated system. Satellite receiver into one, output of that one to the input of the next and so on and so forth. Took minutes to hook up; after 6 months, I have no complaints.

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                                            • No

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            I would buy this product again and again

                                            By Ed

                                            from NYC

                                            About Me Experienced

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Improves Sound Quality
                                            • Improves System Function
                                            • Saves Time
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                                Compact, powerful, all useful fitches, reliable, good price.

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                                                5.0

                                                Excellent Value!

                                                By One Happy Cellist

                                                from Seattle, WA

                                                About Me Gearhead, Practical

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy To Install
                                                • Great Power
                                                • Great Sound
                                                • Versatile

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                                    This handy little amplifier is a well-crafted and solid piece of equipment - exactly what I was looking for! I'm very pleased with the unit and its performance, and do not hestitate in giving it a well-deserved recommendation! An excellent value!

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                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Does exactly what I expected

                                                    By kmelch

                                                    from South Carolina, USA

                                                    About Me Experienced

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Good value
                                                    • Powerful
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Poor Sound Quality

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Home Projects
                                                    • Institutional PA Systems

                                                    Comments about Pyle Pro PTA2 Mini 2X40W Stereo Power Amplifier:

                                                    Remember when you used to sit in class, and everyone was supposed to be working on a written assignment? The room would be mostly quiet, with the scratching of pencils on paper... and then you'd hear the intercom switch on. You'd get a couple seconds of faint hiss, followed by a slightly distorted announcement about the lunch menu, then the system would click back off. THAT is exactly what this amp is designed to do - amplify things to a decent level at very low cost (therefore, the noticeable hiss).

                                                    I built a quirky little custom guitar speaker cabinet with a 3x3 array of 4.5" Jeep Cherokee factory speakers. I was going to use it as an extension cab, then found this little gem. I figured I'd turn my cab into a full-fledged combo. After rewiring the speakers to 2 4-ohm stereo sets, I plugged this amp in, hooked up my guitar (through the mic jack), and the rest is history.

                                                    The sound is of acceptable quality while at normal practice / listening volume. When I crank it up to about half way on the mic knob, the loud hiss starts (even with all knobs at 0 volume on my guitar and pedals). 10% THD is VERY high compared to most guitar amps, but it was a great deal, compared to buying an AC-to-DC converter and using a car amp [which was my original plan].

                                                    You simply won't find a little amp that does what this one does, for any cheaper.

                                                    Share this review

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