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Pioneer A-300R Precision
12 Reviews
rating  4.92 of 5
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Description: Heavy modification of the A-300R.


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

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2015

Bottom Line:   
Well, this amazing amp is now 20yrs old and still sounds fantastic, beats many modern amps costing far far more.
Comparing this with my previous A400 I'd say the 300R Precision is much more delicate in its presentation with vocals handled incredibly well. The soundstage is streets ahead of anything else I've listened to, really wide and deep with instruments set out in layers in front of you.
On first listen I didn't think it had quite the drive of the A400 but going back to have a listen again there's nothing in it and the 300R precision is so much more pleasant to listen to.
If you have an old A400 and want up upgrade, look out for one of these on eBay. You won't go wrong.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



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

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2013

Bottom Line:   
An extremely good amp which just sounds right, though like its relations the A-400 and A-400X, it has a balance which is a little on the bright side.

Superb imaging capability is what really sets this one apart from most amps, but it also has a winning combination of smoothness and clarity.

Currently set up in my second system driving stand-mounted Mission 780SE speakers (the original early 90's ones, like deeper 760s), but I have also heard sounding excellent with more ambitious speakers.

I find the remote volume quite handy, but it is only going to control the volume!

As another reviewer pointed out, bi-wiring is a little more awkward than with many amps, since there's only connections for a single pair of speakers, but it can be done if you avoid the use of very thick cable and/or fit plugs to one set of leads.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



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

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Excellent amplifier. I had an Arcam Alpha 8r previous to this - this has more treble clarity without the harshness, more mid-range detail and low-end thump. Really rythmic too; really brings out the best of a good recording.

It's also surprisingly loud for the rated power, which is a bonus. The sound quality doesn't deteriorate at higher volumes, either. Partnered with my Marantz CD5400 and Kef Q15.2, it's a beast of a bargain for £86 English pounds from eBay!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $86.00

Purchased At:   eBay



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

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This is the best amp i've had yet regardless of cost.Don't let the name "Pioneer" put you off.This amp is a classic audiophile bargain.It's British designed and modified by electronics whiz Tom Evans.
I cannot fault this amplifier,bot at the price anyway.It basically lets you hear exactly how your source sounds without any colouration.It's very open and transparent with meaty and rythmic bass.
Only rated at 45wpc but will drive almost any speaker.I use it with an Arcam CD92T and Dynaudio 42's with excellent results.
Blew away a Cyrus 3,Naim 62/140,Exposure x.The £1000 Roksan Caspian came close but the Pioneer won on a more open and flowing midrange

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   used



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

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I only paid £150 for my original A300R Precision, several years ago, as I wanted a cheap amplifier. Unfortunately, it was so good it converted me into an audiofile, and seduced me into spending thousands of pounds on equipment to do justice to it. Speak to Tom Evans, and he'll persuade you to have his modifications, and then your're into a whole new listening experience. It's as though a curtain has been lifted from in front of the music. £700 for the modifications, but still a bargain. I use it with a Pink Triangle Anniversary Deck, Ortofon MC3000 II cartridge, Tom Evans Microgroove Plus phono stage, Monolith speaker cables and Eikos FR1 loudspeakers.
I listen mainly to clasical music on vinyl.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Hyperfi




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