Acurus A200X3 Amplifiers

4.27/5 (15 Reviews) MSRP : $1500.00


Product Description

3 Channel Amplifier


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John B a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2017

Bottom Line:   
I bought this new right near the time Acurus was restructuring its business. Build quality was ok but I never really liked the aggressive Acurus sound. Not very balanced at all. What is unforgivable in a hifi amp is crosstalk between the 3 chanels. Plus it runs hotter than I would like. This isn't particular to my unit either. I have a two channel Acurus with the same problems. Also the original transistors are no longer made e.g. EXPENSIVE! But maybe thats nit picking. I was able to find replacement transistor for $25 which were of higher quality and better sonically. Z

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Walt Covello a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2016

Bottom Line:   
I've owned 4 of these over the years, more for the value and 3 channels than sound quality. It's good for limited space and HT setups, but terrible on most music.

The a250 two channel amp sounds better and is more stable than the a200x3. I probably wouldn't buy another one unless it was under $150. These things always need servicing.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



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




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