Acurus A200X3 Amplifiers

4.77/5 (13 Reviews) MSRP : $1500.00


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3 Channel Amplifier


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cedman1 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded to this unit in the hopes of balancing out the power to all five speakers and gaining the ability to run the surround speakers in full mode.
This unit does a marvelous job of controlling whatever speaker load you throw at it. The sound is great for the money and even though the company was absorbed by Klipsch, the technicians still stand behind this product. The killer is that it play with the most subtle delicacy, then wake the city block with no strain.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by pizzaman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 5, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Borrowed this from Simply Stereo, Hoffman Estates, Il. These guys are great, thanks again! Tons of power and great build quality, but very bright.When listening to brass instruments the sound was harsh and fatiguing.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Purchased At:   Simply stereo



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchased an Acurus on ubid. First, for the money, it is a great amp. I found that it brought out the mids and low. Drums seem to come alive. Bass becomes a supporting instrument. The highs also seem to last longer. Cymbal crashes resounate with crispness. It produces no external noise (no fan) and runs cool to the touch. I do not profess this is the best amp but for the price I can't beat this with a stick (tried but the stick broke). It is solidly built. Heavy piece of equipment (as are most amps).

As crazy as it sounds, the edges are rather sharp. My arm looked as if it had lost a fight with a cat!! But that is a one time event so I do not consider it a weakness.

The major weakness is the very limited owners manual. I have gotten bigger manuals buying a big mac at McDonalds!!

MSRP is $1500. But due to the fact that Acurus is discontinuing this model, it can be bought for about half.

My rating of 5 takes into consider this reduced price point. At $1500 it is still a good amp but it may be possible to find better amps for that price like Parasound and NAD, etc.

All in all, extremely pleased. Even at very low sound levels, it is still obivous the benefits this amp provides, even considering I was using a Pioneer Elite receiver (THX certified) and high efficiency speakers (94 db) - Overture 3 (MSRP $2,500).

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $649.00

Purchased At:   ubid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by leicanut a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2001

Bottom Line:   
bought two of these from ubid, they apparently had a stocking delay, (bought in Sept, received in Nov) but when they finally arrived I received two new, consecutively numbered units. perfect oob experience.

when I ordered the Acurus, I was driving six 901 Bose in a 7.1 system. 100watts/channel was enough. However, before the Acurus (Acuruii?) arrived, I had swapped the Bose out for six Final electrostatic speakers. In the professional review of the Finals, the reviewer advised he wanted to keep the Finals around after the review, because they were a good test of power amps! Under 200's need not apply.

The Acurus hardbodys at 300 plus watts into 4 ohms fit the
Finals like a glove. With the Acurus on-line driving the electrostats, Diana Krall sounded like she morphed from an Ally McBeal thin and reedy body into a Bridget Jones full and voluptuous package. The sound became lush, sexy, and fully fleshed out. I can't get enough of it! 8 channels of audio ecstacy.

Big smile on face.

Recommended.




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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $649.00

Purchased At:   ubid



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Brown a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have 2 A200x3 amps for a 6.1 (THX EX/DTS-ES) compatible set up.

I never, ever needed more power than these amps provide. In fact, Audio Magazine (R.I.P.) reviewed the older 200x3 amp in 1995. They got 315W into 8 ohms, and 515W into 4 ohms, per channel (constant AC line voltage). And the A200x3 is said by Acurus to have 20% higher output into small ohmage loads! A-200-x3 indeed!

Great customer support by Mondial Designs. (I used to have 200x3's, and had problems with the power switch LED burning out. The fix was free o' charge.)

As far as sound quality: sterile, cold, forward, revealing. If you want a "straight wire with gain", this is it. No color added whatsoever.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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