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AMP60 2-Channel 25-Watt Compact Stereo Amplifier V2.0

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Features & Specifications

New and improved 2.0 version. The AMP60 is a great compact amp for smaller applications, such as driving a couple of small speakers for your computer or adding a separate zone for your whole house system. The AMP60 has an output of 25 watts per channel and uses an analog chip amplifier intended for simple applications. Customers often purchase the AMP60 to play their iPod or other portable device through bookshelf speakers located in the bedroom or den. Connecting the AMP60 to an iPod is easy. Simply purchase our inexpensive RCA-to-mini cable adapter (located under the AV Cable tab), connect the RCA inputs to the back of the AMP60 and the mini plug to the headphone jack of your iPod.

Note: When it comes to amplification, it's important to choose the right model for the job. If you want to power two pairs of speakers, we recommend stepping up to the AMP120. If you're looking for a high current amp that can handle more complex installations, take a look at our AMP200 or AMP300.

Note: This amp is designed for smaller applications and will only power a pair of small speakers. Also note that it is recommended you use speakers with no more then 120 watts peak (60 watts RMS).


Other Product Info

A favorite of audiophiles everywhere, the OSD Amp60 two-channel power amplifier is built to deliver powerful music, pure and simple, with few extra controls to get in the way. Listeners can use the Amp60 as an independent stereo amp (25 watts x 2 into 8 ohms) when used with a preamp, as a second zone amplifier in multi-room applications. The amp boasts a precise frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and total harmonic distortion of 0.02 percent. Additional features include dual speaker outputs and dual inputs, front-panel mounted volume and balance knobs. All OSD amps are backed by a two-year warranty on parts and labor.



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47 Questions & 48 Answers
from Barnegat, NJ asked:
May 24, 2019
Can I use this amo to run a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR? Their nominal impedance is 6 Ohms. 
1 Answer
Hi Andy:

The XMP60 would not be a good match. At a minimum, the XMP100 would be the best choice for pure power. But by far your best option would be our NERO XD Streamer, which is an Integrated Power Amplifier with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (controlled by the free App: OSD Audio Player). It also includes Fiber Optic, RCA Line In and USB Inputs. Plus a Low-level Sub-woofer output controlled by the Master Level Control and IR Remote Control (included with the unit). The Pioneer Bookshelf speakers make a big deal of the technology behind their unique Bookshelf speakers. Only the NERO XD Streamer featuring an Audiophile level 120 dB, 24-Bit, 192 kHz Stereo D/A Converter would have the quality/technology to match your speakers.


Submitted by: Tim Leahy on May 28, 2019

from UT asked:
December 19, 2017
Could I use this to run a seperate set of speakers out from my television? Just in a workout room that I would like to have a set of speakers for the tv and maybe to run an ipod.
1 Answer
HI Alan: Yes you can connect to your TV either through the outputs on your TV (which you defeat or turn off internal speakers or connect to the analog output of your Cable or Satellite Box. To connect to your iPod you can use an aux cable from the headphone output to the aux input of the AMP60. The next step up from the AMP60 is the XMP100 a class D amplifier that would allow you to connect two pair of speakers and features automatic source switching for two sources. (like a TV and iPod). Check it out. I hope that helps TL/4702
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 21, 2017

William smith
from Grifton, North Carolina 28530 asked:
October 9, 2017
Is there a preamp to match the amp60
1 Answer
Hi William: Our Pre One Pre-amplifier will work with the AMP60 but the combination of the Pre-One and XMP100 Digital Amplifier with A and B speaker outputs are a better matched pair. The AMP60 has been around for 7 or 8 years. The XMP100 is a newer and more efficient (93% versus 50% of the AMP60) design with the Class D circuitry. Well worth the extra money. TL/4586
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 12, 2017

from CA asked:
July 26, 2012
Is this one of those "T" amps made in China? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Brad, The AMP60 is from China but it is not a Class T (Digital) amplifier. This is an Analog Chip amplifier intended for more for simple applications like driving a couple of speakers for your computer or a small pair bookshelf speakers. Like its big brother the AMP120, the AMP60 utilizes ICs in the audio section that restricts it from playing less than an 8-ohm load. The real muscle shows up in our High Current amplifiers like the AMP200 and AMP300. In amplification, you get what you pay for, especially if you're looking for true audiophile sound quality that will handle almost any application. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 31, 2012

from gainesville, florida asked:
November 9, 2017
can I plug in my cassette deck?
1 Answer
Hi Cory: If it has a RCA pre amp connection sure. Even if it has a 3.5 stereo connection for an aux cable but most cassette decks only had RCA pre amp outputs. There also maybe a gain control on your cassette deck. If you are lucky enough to have the owner's manual still you can look up its connections. If you don't have the manual you maybe able to find one on line. Good Luck: TL/4637
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 16, 2017

from Idaho asked:
September 13, 2017
Will this power a single pair of ICE600WRS speakers?
1 Answer
Hi Tim: Yes it will power a single pair of ICE600WRS. You could also step up to a XMP100, have more power and an opportunity to expand to two pair of speakers easily. The XMP100 features a Class D amplifier section and has speaker A and B option. It is also on sale. TL/4562
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on September 21, 2017

Kent Williams
from US asked:
March 10, 2017
Hello, I have a couple of questions about the AMP60. I've tried looking at your online manual and have not found the answers. The power button: the specs state that it is auto on/off. Is it possible to override the auto on (manually switch it to on and stay that way until you turn it off) or is it only automatic on/off? Also, since there are two sets of speaker outputs, but no speaker switch, are the second speaker outputs for connecting to a powered subwoofer's high level inputs or something? How does this sound in comparison to commonly available class-d amplifiers (Topping, SMSL, etc.)? What is a guess as to how much power this amplifier would consume in normal operation with 8 ohm speakers at normal listening volumes? Thanks for the information! -Kent W.
1 Answer
Hi Kent: First of all I apologize that the Owner's manual you looked at was for the original AMP60 which has been updated. We are having the newer manual updated as we speak (thank you for bringing this to our attention). Turn on option is now controlled by the Button on the back, pushed up is for Normal and down is for Auto on. For both options to work you need to use the Power button on the front. In the Normal setting you manually turn the AMP60 on and off. With the Auto On setting you still need to press the front panel on/off switch to ON. This puts the AMP into stand by mode until it senses a signal that comes to life and plays your signal (Music). Once your signal stops the unit will go into standby mode between 5 to 15 minutes after no signal so it does not go in and out of standby during silent passages or brief interruptions. You will notice the images of the AMP60 are different than the images and descriptions in the older owner's manual you referenced (now being changed). The actual AMP60 features only a single stereo output (R&L +/-). It is only meant to drive a single pair of 8 om speakers. A better option would be to look at the new XMP100 Class D Amplifier that does feature twice the power, both A/B speaker output and Automatic Priority Dual Source Switching. It is 93% efficient versus 50% of the Class A/B AMP60. Thanks again for pointing out the outdated information... TL/4248
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 10, 2017

Vincenzo Ricciardelli
from -- asked:
February 21, 2017
does it have ce, rohs, or any other certification ?
1 Answer
HI Vincenzo: All of our products are Rohs compliant. But this amp does not have a switching power supply so not multi voltage. Only for 110 voltage which does not need CE approval. All of our domestic amps have ETL approval or we could not sell them here in the states. We do have multiple amplifiers that are multi voltage and CE approved including our AMP200 and AMP300. TL/4225
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 28, 2017

from Mass asked:
September 28, 2016
The images and manual show two inputs, a RCA line in and a mini-plug input. I would like to use the RCA input normally, but can envision occasionally using the plug-based input (e.g. temporarily connecting friends ipods, etc.). How are these inputs switched? What happens when the amp sees signal on both (which takes priority)? Can I use both?
1 Answer
Hi Ben: You can use either the dual RCA or 3.5mm depending on your application but it is not recommended to connect both at the same time. On our step up amplifier, we feature automatic Source switching where each input operates independently, it is just that input 1 takes priority over input number 2. This is built in feature not available on the AMP60. TL/4081
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 25, 2016

from Sweden asked:
August 10, 2016
Does the amp work with the european 230V power standard?
1 Answer
HI Chris: The AMP 60 just like the AMP 120 and Sub Amp SMP 60 are 115V only. Our AMP 200, AMP 300, SMP 250, MX 1260 and PA series of Pre-Amp Mixers are all multi voltage featuring a 115V-230V switch. All units come with a fuse for 115V (Fuse: T10AL, 250V). You may need to change out a fuse for 230V (Fuse: T5AL, 250V) TL/4019
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 14, 2016

from Fillmore, CA asked:
August 8, 2016
Is the 18vac power supply included with the amp?
1 Answer
Hi Mark: The 18vac power supply is included in the box. TL/4016
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 8, 2016

from Winchester VA asked:
February 27, 2016
The main picture shows connections for a single pair of speakers and the unit itself states the same on the back panel. However, the PDF manual shows connection for two pairs of speakers and states specifically that "more than one pair of speakers can be used." Seems two slightly different amps are being shown. Which is correct? Also, are the physical dimension measurements in the manual still accurate? Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Sean: The updated version of the AMP60 features a single stereo output versus an A & B. It works best when connected to a single pair of 8 ohm speakers. Too many customers attempted to run two pair of speakers causing shut off and over heating issues. The Owner's manual needs to be updated to reflect the change. The dimensions of the are identical, that did not change. Thank you for bringing this to our attention TL/3727
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 3, 2016

from Fort Worth, TX asked:
December 30, 2015
Will the amp60 be enough to power (1) ICE800TTWRS
1 Answer
Hi Jesse, Yes the AMP60 would be a good amount of power to use with the ICE800TTWRS. CS 3638
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 20, 2016

from Apex, NC asked:
August 9, 2015
Hi--I purchased a pair of AP670 patio speakers a few weeks ago, and now I'm thinking about running them with a dedicated amplifier instead of the one I also use for indoor speakers. Would the AMP60 amplifier be sufficient?
1 Answer
Hi Kevin, The AMP60 only puts out 25w per channel, so that would be a little under powered for those speakers. I would recommend the AMP120!
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 14, 2015

Jesse Guerrero
from Fort Worth Texas asked:
June 17, 2015
Can I install this amp in an attic in Texas.
1 Answer
Hi Jesse, Usually want to have the amp in a semi-cool location. As long as the basement doesn't get too hot, that should be doable.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 23, 2015

Tom Prendergast
from Boston, MA asked:
June 9, 2015
I have a pair of rock speakers that are 8 ohms and 100 watts - would this be a good unit to use with them or would it be underpowered?
1 Answer
Hi Tom, What size are the woofers? Are talking 100 watts RMS or max? If max, then the AMP60 would be okay to use. If RMS, then you probably want to use something like our AMP120. Really it depends on how you'll be using them. If it's for background music, you don't need much power. If you want to turn them up and have decent bass response, you want more power to drive the speakers.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 10, 2015

from Wichita, KS asked:
May 14, 2015
I am using a 7.1 home theater receiver in the main room while running 2 outdoor speaker from the B channel. The inside is always louder that the outside. I'm trying to determine a good way to increase volume of the B channel to allow for a similar volume inside and out. How? Can I run the B channel output into the input of the amp in order to utilize the volume and tone controls of the AMP60?
1 Answer
Hi Randy, You have the right idea, but I don't know if the AMP60 will give you the extra power you want. I'd recommend the AMP120.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 28, 2015

from Illinois asked:
February 25, 2015
I need an amplifier like this that can power two small outdoor speakers that also has a subwoofer line out for a powered sub. Any suggestions?
1 Answer
Hi Rob, What you need is our AMP120!
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 26, 2015

from OC, CA asked:
August 4, 2014
I need a back yard amplifier, maybe 25W per channel; or so, and would prefer Bluetooth capability so I do not have to connect our iPhones directly to the unit. I already have some speakers.
1 Answer
Hello Rich, Our only outdoor rated amplifier/receiver is the MA2, but it is not Bluetooth. What you can do is simply use our Bluetooth outdoor speakers which are self-amplified. Check out the BTR800 or BTP650. Thanks!
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 4, 2014

from lagos, Nigeria. asked:
May 22, 2014
Hi, can I use the amp 60 to power 2 pairs of ice810 ceiling speakers Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi Samson, The AMP60 is a very low powered amp that is only recommended to run a single pair of speakers. If you want to run two pairs of 8" speakers like that, go with the AMP120. BM 2705
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 22, 2014

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
May 17, 2014
I need an amp to drive a pair of outdoor 'rock' speakers. I believe the speakers are 8 ohms but don't think they can handle a lot of power. I've plugged them into the 'B' speaker channel on my home theatre amp and they will sometimes shut off if the volume is turned up too much. The existing speaker wire is pretty thin, so I also plan to upgrade to 14 or 16 gauge speaker wire for this application. Would this unit suffice or should I go one step up ?
1 Answer
Hello, It really depends on the model of speaker. Do you have the model? If they are 8ohm and aren't too large, I'm sure the AMP60 will work, but it's really intended for small speakers. Our AMP120 is also a great option. Let us know the part number of the rock speakers and we'll look further into for you. Thanks. BM 2688
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 20, 2014

from Michigan asked:
May 16, 2014
I am using this amp to run a pair of speakers in my garage. When I hook up my phone to the 3.5mm audio jack it will play for a while and then cut off. I have to power off the amp and then back on to get sound. Any thoughts?
1 Answer
Hi Phil, What model speakers are you running of the amp? Do you have the volume of your phone turned up to max? Have you tried a different source? Let us know, thanks! BM 2686
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 20, 2014

from Las Vegas asked:
March 21, 2014
I currently have a pair of the TIC GS5 inground speakers that are powered by a lepai 2020+ which is supposed to be 2x20RMS. Volume and sound wise the setup is great. However, I want to add a pair of speakers in the patio area that will mount to the patio ceiling and need to change amplifier to something that can run both pair of speakers. I currently use 2 sources, TV and play music from my phone via a HomeSpot NFC Bluetooth receiver that plugs into the amplifier via the 3.5mm jack., TV is through RCA jacks. Will the AMP60 be able to handle this using my current TIC GS5 speakers and adding in a pair of your patio speakers? The TIC speakers are located behind and to the sides of a spa, which makes it hard to hear when sitting in the spa and it is running, so looking for patio speakers I can mount to the front to get sound coming from that direction when sitting in the spa.
1 Answer
Hi James, I would suggest going with something a little bigger than the AMP60 for that setup, like the AMP120. The AMP60 is 2x25RMS so it isn't much stronger than your current amp. A good pair of patio speakers that we carry are the AP650's. CS 2554
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 26, 2014

from Texas asked:
February 10, 2014
Will this run a pair of Sony SS-F7000 floorstanding speakers? Was considering the AMP120, but I really like the idea of tone controls, so I can avoid having to run an EQ from my turntable/phono preamp.
1 Answer
Hi Fred, The AMP60 can power your Sony speakers but they wouldn't be running at full potential. They can handle 200 watts max, so you generally want to be giving them around 100 watts for optimal sound. The AMP60 only outputs 25watts per channel, so you would be underpowering those speakers. I would recommend the AMP120 if you want more power. Let us know if that helps! Thanks. CS 2482
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 6, 2014

from buffalo, ny asked:
December 17, 2013
I just bought two of these amplifiers to power 6 Sony bookshelf speakers, ever now and then the amps will cut out and i will have to eaither unplug and plug the jack in or turn off and then on again. Am i doing something wrong?
1 Answer
Hi Lucas, Typically this amp is intended to only run a single pair of 6-8 ohm speakers at a time. I know that it has a total of 4 speaker outputs, but it runs best while powering one pair. So it could be that the load you have from 6 speakers is forcing the amp to go in to protective mode. Another possibility would be that your music source signal is to weak. Try turning the volume up on the music source and adjusting the gain on the amp. Let us know. Thanks. -BM 2398
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on December 20, 2013

Adam R
from Cedar Rapids, IA asked:
November 3, 2013
Hello, a few questions. 1.) Looking to power two 100w Max / 50rms Insignia In-ceiling speakers. Would this be enough to do the job? I'm confused as to the power ratings of the amp, is it 25watts MAX per channel or 25watts RMS per channel? Lastly, seeing that the device has no input switching will the "stereo-in" and the RCA Left/Right be combined if they're both hooked up simultaneously? Thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Adam, You could get by with the AMP60, but it will be running 25 watts out of each channel, so you may want to step up to the AMP120, where you will be getting 50 watts out of each channel. You would want to have only one source inputted at any given time. Thanks! -BM 2304
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on November 5, 2013

from Ridgecrest, Ca asked:
June 15, 2013
I will be ordering the AP490 patio speakers. Will this amp work with these speakers? I have a pioneer VSX-1017TXV-K receiver.
1 Answer
Hi Don, The AMP60 amplifier will offer enough power; however, for 20 dollars more, upgrading to the AMP120 would take AP490 patio speakers to their full potential. CL/MA 1981
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 18, 2013

from MINNEAPOLIS,MN asked:
April 11, 2013
I am planning to use this amp in india. Does it work with 220v power input. If not do you have any converter?
2 Answers
HI Vanna, The AMP60 does not have a 220V power input. You can purchase an external convertor but that might cost as much as the AMP60. We offer amplifiers with multi voltage like our AMP200, AMP300 and MX1260. Our SMP250 Dedicated Subwoofer Amplifier features 115V/230V choices. I see India is 230V, 50 HZ and features C & D Type Electrical outlets. You will also need an adapter to plug our three-prong power plug. TL/CL/MA - 1791
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 11, 2013
Hi Vanna: We do have Amplifiers that are Multi Voltage like our AMP200, AMP300 and MX1260. Our SMP250 Dedicated Subwoofer Amplifier also features 115V/230V choices. I see India is 230V, 50 HZ and features C & D Type Electrical outlets. You will need a adapter to plug our three prong power plug. CL is right you can use a external Convertor but that might cost as much as the AMP60 does. I hope that helps as well. TL - 1791
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 12, 2013

from Huntington, WV asked:
March 4, 2013
What is the lower end of the frequency range? I wish to drive a few coils from 2-20 Hz for a physics demo.
1 Answer
Hi Thomas, For your application, you’ll want an amplifier featuring all discrete components like our AMP200. The AMP60 and AMP120 are chip amps with integrated circuits in the audio section. You have to introduce a certain amount of negative feedback to get it to go as low as 20Hz. Too much negative feedback drops the THD, Total Harmonic Distortion, but dramatically increase Inter-modulation distortion. We do not believe you can get much below the 20Hz. #1675 TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 8, 2013

from San Diego, CA asked:
March 4, 2013
Will the AMP60 be the correct amp to power Klipsch KHO-7 outdoor speakers? The power handling is 75 watt max continuous and a 300 watt peak. The impedance is 8 ohm. I plan on using only one pair of speakers. The run is approximately 30 to 50 feet from the source. Also what gauge of speaker wire should be used with my set up?
1 Answer
Hi A.J, We would not recommend the AMP60 amplifier for your application. The AMP60 is rated at 25W per channel and your speakers are rated for 75W. The AMP120 is rated at 50W and would suffice but to take your speakers to their full potential, think about investing in a high current amp such as our AMP200. This amp is rated at 80W per channel and would be an excellent companion to your speakers. For the cable distance, a 16-gauge wire would be the best choice. CL/MA 1673
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 4, 2013

from Las Vegas, NV asked:
August 23, 2012
Is this amp identical to the AudioSource AMP-50 amp?
1 Answer
Hi Gary: I can not guarantee that they are out of the same factory but they certainly share the same cosmetics and Technology including specifications. Both are application Amplifiers that are recommended to drive a single pair of 8 ohm speakers. What is your application? TL 1249
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 23, 2012

from grand rapids, Mi asked:
August 2, 2012
I'm thinking of buying this and am just wondering if it will power 4 small speakers i have in 1 room. I want my TV sound to go into the amp, then to the speakers. Any idea if this will work for that?
1 Answer
Hi Matt, The AMP60 is a great compact amp for driving a couple of small and has an output of 25 watts per channel.(perfect for the AP425) For your application, we would recommend stepping up to the AMP120 with more power handling capability. The TV would connect to the back of the AMP120 via RCA cables. CL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on August 2, 2012

from Modesto, Ca asked:
July 22, 2012
I'm thinking about getting 4 speakers for my backyard. Would this AMP60 be sufficient? Thanks!
1 Answer
Hi Shawn: the AMP60 would not be sufficient for your application. Especially if you are looking for 8 inch Rock speakers. Why not consider buying rocks from us OSD? Outdoor Speaker Depot. Our RS790 speakers are a pair of 2 way 8 inch Rock speakers rated at 200 watts for $20.00 less per pair in your choice of Brown or Grey. And if you are really serious you need to look at our AMP200 a true High Current 2 ohm stable Pure Power Amplifier and think about adding either one or two outdoor Volume controls. We also supply the CL3 Rated speaker wire (in-wall and Direct Burial approved) and the unique Aqua Blue terminating connectors (Approved for Direct Burial). The AMP 200 also features automatic source switching between two sources. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 23, 2012

from Hong Kong asked:
July 21, 2012
Can I plug an iPod into the OSD Audio AMP60 Amplifier (will it run on 220V?), which feeds to an OSD SSV@ Automatic Impedance Matching Speaker Selector, and power 6 small, 4 or 8 ohm outdoor "fake rock speakers"? They don't have to play loudly, just ambient sound spread evenly along a 30 ft terrace wall. And who can tell me the best way to link the speakers!
1 Answer
HI Scott: Your best bet and minimum requirement would be our AMP200. Unlike the AMP60 and AMP120 it is set up for multi voltage (110V or 220V). We would recommend connecting the DSM4 Speaker selector with Outdoor Volume Controls our OVC300. I am assuming you are saying 6 each 4 to 8 ohm Rock speakers, not six pairs of rocks (then you would look at the DSM6). You can plug in your iPod and another source as well (maybe the computer with your iPod Library and Streaming capabilities. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 23, 2012

from Oregon asked:
July 7, 2012
Hello, Have these speakers installed on the back patio - Initially had the wired to my stereo reciever in the basement but didn't seem to get much volume out of them (certainly possible I did something wrong. I since had hem hooked to a wireless bridge from radio shack, but still not happy with the output. Will this amp power these speakers up? I plan on connecting it to an airport express base station and making the a set of AirPlay speakers via the stereo input. Thanks
1 Answer
Hi Mason: This amp is not the one for your application. The best recommendation is for our OSD-AMP200 a true High current amplifier that will have no trouble powering a pair of 6 ohm speakers like the Yamaha pair you have. In the specs you will also note they have sensitivity rating of 87dB which means they are inefficient, They really need some decent current to get the peak performance that you were expecting. The AMP200 will also allow you to connect a second pair or even add a subwoofer. I not sure our AMP120 (a step above the AMP60) would be enough for you to be happy. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 9, 2012

from NJ asked:
June 14, 2012
It the item description, it warns about using this amp for no more than two pairs of speakers. Would I have enough power if I ran this through your ISS4 to three zones, each running a pair of 8 ohm KLH indoor/outdoor speakers and each having a seperate resistor-based volume control? I assume the AMP120 is better?
1 Answer
Hi Steve: Yes the AMP120 would be a far better choice for your application. You will need to make sure the Protection switch on the ISS4 is enabled (Pushed in/on). That should be work fine. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 14, 2012

from Helsinki, Finland asked:
June 12, 2012
What kind of power is to be supplied? The specs say nothing about that. The photo of the rear shows a connector with legend "AC 18 V". The connector looks however like the small-appliance mains connector. Starting from 220V 50Hz I have, what would I need?
1 Answer
Hi Antoni, This will not work with 220V 50 Hz electrical systems. The connector is a D-7 plug that connects to an external 18V power supply (commonly referred to as a wall wart). This then plugs into a 110V 60Hz electrical system. We do offer premium power amplifiers that feature multi-voltage capability like our AMP200 and MX1260. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 14, 2012

from St Pete, FL asked:
June 9, 2012
Would this amplifier work with the following speakers: Specifications Model MWS-5W Woofer Size 5 1/4" Woofer Cone Polypropeline with mica injection cone Woofer Voice Coil 25 mm K.S.V. Woofer Magnet 10 oz. Tweeter Size 1/2" Tweeter Cone PEI dome with ferrofluid Impedance 8 ohms Sensitivity 86 dB ± 2 dB (1 m / 2.83V) Power Capacity 40 watts (RMS), 40 watts (max) Frequency Response 128 Hz - 20 KHz Crossover Type Simple Operating Temperature -25° ±3°C to +70° ±2°C Dimensions (WxHxD) 147 x 214 x 135 mm Do you have similar speakers to these? Thanks
1 Answer
Dan, Our AP520 would be a similar speaker but it has a peak of 120W, much more than the one you mentioned. The AMP60 would drive this but a larger amp (like our AMP120) would be 'Ideal'. CL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 13, 2012

from California asked:
May 25, 2012
Why does this amp get so hot and the left channel cuts out, then back on over and over again untill you turn it off, let it cool, then back on. I only play soft music on my back patio and never have the volume up past 4.
1 Answer
Hi Steve: Mandatory questions... How many speakers, what impedance are your speakers. Can you let us know the brand and model speakers you are using? Are you connecting everything directly to the amp, no volume controls or speaker selectors? Please send me a list of products you are using including the Sources to my email, I am sorry you are having problems, hopefully I can help you. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 25, 2012

from NY asked:
May 22, 2012
Would this amp sufficiency power these speakers?: Thanks.
1 Answer
Hi KQ: I would recommend stepping up to the AMP120, the 50 watts a channel would be a better match for the speakers you selected (40 watts nominal, 80 watts peak). TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 22, 2012

from Was DC asked:
May 6, 2012
will this amp power a single set of your mp450 speaker. less than 30 feet away form amp. also how do you elect sound source I am not hearing any sound when speakers are connected
1 Answer
Hi Jim: This amp should work fine powering a pair of AP450 patio speakers even 30 feet away. The amp features two options to connect a single source. Either with a stereo RCA cable (left and right) or a stereo mini 3.5mm RCA adapter cable. What are you using as your source? Source connected, no sound, check the fuse on the back. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 6, 2012

robert shiverts
from evanston, illinois asked:
April 10, 2012
I want to take it with me when I travel. how much does it weigh?
1 Answer
Hi Robert: The AMP60 weighs just over 2 pounds. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 11, 2012

Mike Wood
from Houston, Tx asked:
March 25, 2012
I purchased this amp in the summer of 2011. I have it in an outdoor cabinet under my patio. When in operation, the cabinet is open. I have experienced a channel dropping after about 30 minutes of use. I think this is a result of heat. Is this something that happens and what can I do to correct it?
1 Answer
Hi Mike, Heat could definitely be a contributing factor especially based upon where you live. What is the speaker setup you are driving? If you have both A and B connected, you maybe loading the amplifier down to a 4-ohm load which is already causing the amplifier to heat up internally. Once it reaches a certain temperature, it should shut down completely. Add this to your warm, humid climate and the amplifier is not keeping up with the demand. Please let us know what your current setup is so we can assist you further. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on March 26, 2012

from Seattle, WA asked:
February 4, 2012
I am looking for a compact amp to drive two outside speakers, and this seems to fit the bill exactly. But I also need a remote to control on/off and volume. Can you suggest a similar model that also comes with a remote?
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Hi Gordon: None of our amplifiers feature remote control. You might look at the Sherwood 2 Channel Receiver on our site. It has a little more power and provides additional source switching while offering the remote control you are looking for in your system. It will cost you $20.00 dollars more. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on February 6, 2012

from seattle asked:
January 28, 2012
I just got a pair of Sansui SP-2500 speakers, the impedance is 8-ohm and has a max wattage of 80w. Just wanted to double check this amp would be a good fit for the speakers. Thank you
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Hi Arlene: I don't think the AMP60 (M1) is enough amplifier for these speakers. The AMP120 would have more output and would be a better choice. I saw a pair listed on eBay for $299. Did you get these speakers from the original owner. They are from the seventies and hopefully the woofers have been replaced. The surrounds of the speakers from those days tended to be foam which dissolved after a number of years. If they have been refurbished you might consider stepping up to our AMP200 a true audiphile High Current Amplier to get the best match. TL
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 29, 2012

Javier Concepcion Jr
from Miami, Fl asked:
January 1, 2012
Hello, I would like to know if this Amp can power well my 4 external speakers( each speaker has 100 w max and 8 omns). Thank you!
1 Answer
Hi Javier, The AMP60 works best on a single pair of 8-ohm speakers. Our AMP120 would be a better choice for powering two pairs of 8-ohm speakers. It also offers additional options including automatic source switching and dual turn-on choices. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on January 3, 2012

Jose Juan Salinas
from Los Angeles, CA asked:
October 26, 2011
Regarding the dual inputs, does it have priority switching or something like that?
1 Answer
The AMP60 has two options for inputs: one is two standard RCA (R&L); the second connection is with a 3.5mm Stereo RCA connection. You can only connect one or the other; they do not both work together. You need to step up to the AMP120 to find automatic source switching where input one takes priority over two when both are active. TL/MA
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on October 27, 2011

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