EDGE A2-300 - Audiophile Magazine (Thailand)


July 23 - 2018

"A2-300 has passed my test of power and dynamic when I listen at high volume level with enormous bass music. I continue using high sound level but the chassis is only warm for my touch. This is normal to the ICEpower amp. I found that the frequency response is very stable and precise. It has good sound since the first minute after turn on, no need to wait for ten more minutes like other amps. The reserved power push music with like liked and musicality with truthful presentation. With various kinds of music, vocals, pops, any reordings, it generates sound with openness and no hiding..."This is the dream amplifier which is easy to use and you can live long with it. Anyone who is looking this style of amplifier, this is the golden opportunity for you."
- Kittikun


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EDGE A2-300 - Fairaudio.de (Germany)


June 18 - 2018

"Actually, I do not know any power amp - sorry for the somewhat flat-looking, but true statement - that delivers so much for so little money. It is not just the sheer sine wave power of the XTZ Edge A2-300, but the sound as well. On the plus side there is a strong, fast bass range, an astonishingly "analogous", almost tube-like fine midrange resolution, impressive coarse and fine dynamics as well as a stage construction, which is characterized by a clean, accurate presentation and a lively, non-dissecting sound. If you add price, workmanship and practicality (it's not a problem to put it in your laptop bag), you can only congratulate the manufacturer for the XTZ Edge A2-300. "
- Jochen Reinecke


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EDGE A2-300 - Hifi-journal.de (Germany)


May 14 - 2018

"The XTZ Edge A2-300 can be ordered in the online shop of XTZ direct sales for currently 495, - Euro and thus is a real price-performance blast."
- Matthias Fengler

+ very good workmanship
+ harmonious choice of material
+ Power / SPL reserves
+ efficient technology
+ Rack mounting option
+ Price / performance ratio

- no XLR input


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EDGE A2-300 - AREA DVD (Germany)


March 23 - 2018

"XTZ creates the sensation with the EDGE A2-300: a "Masterpiece", our highest and therefore rarely awarded test award, for a two-channel amplifier that costs just EUR 495. High-quality processed, extremely compact, and acoustically simply terrific. That's what winners look like."
- Carsten Rampacher


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I purchased this amp for my TV setup, no triggering required due to signal sensing which works very well. The only thing I would say is that they should consider a model with balanced inputs, this amp deserves that level of connectivity. Very pleasantly surprised. A pair of these in monaural mode would be very interesting indeed. I may just have to try that some day.

You shouldn't expect sound like this from an amp of this price, it has oodles of power, the bass is tight and well controlled, the level of detail is very good without being harsh, I can listen to this for hours without fatigue. The noise floor is silent.

This would make a great desktop amp for a pair of passive monitors.

The build quality is excellent.

I'm using mine with a Yamaha WXC-50 into a Chord 2Qute DAC with Chord Shawline wiring all round. Paired with a digital streamer /pre-amp this makes a very nice bit of kit.
I recently bought an XTZ Edge A2-300 to experiment with bi-amping my PMC IB2SE’s. My Rogue tube amp might like some relief with the bass. Testing the XTZ Edge as stand alone power amp, I get flabbergasted at the control and entertaining musicality it presents. Yes, I get a bit nervous about the seeming synthetic high frequency timbre. My usual interconnect from preamp has too fat plugs for the Edge’s terminals, but rummaging through my dismissed cable drawer I found van den Hul carbon interconnect. Fantastic - it matches the Edge very well. The resulting sound is very agreeable. The dynamics, transients power, resolution and control in the Edge is stunning. And at this price it is a killer! I could easily live with it as my only power amp.
Great amplifier, luxury look, open sound, great bass. Deserved any Euro. Better than my Quad 99 stereo.
Hi All,

Just recently bought The XTZ Edge a2-300 as i was hoping to have a bit more grip and control of the low-end of my Mirage Speaker and PMC’s.

And Wow!!! Never ever have i been blown away by any audio product i Bought like The Edge! You Guys at XTZ do what your goal is and thats making High-End Audio Affordable for everyone! Great job! The Edge a2 has no problems controlling my Speakers at all! Extremely fast! Faster than My Genelec system in my Home Studio. Very Powerful, Dynamic, clean, flat, musical, and spot on!

Some say its sound a bit like a Tube Amp, but i also produce/mix/master Music and yes you can hear the absolute source, so if they used a tube EQ or Compressor in the Studio on Vocals for example you will hear that clearly. It reveals layer after layer. No listening Fatique at all! I am truly impressed! Bought one for my Father too and he use it with his PMC’s and same speed and all, and so happy with it!

Sadly only five Stars to give as its not normal having this great sounding Amp at this price! Iistened to Hegel H160, Luxman 550 series and many many more but its not even 1% less sounding as it fully Controls the Speaker!

Also still love my XTZ 99.36 MKII, Headphone Divine and XTZ EarPhones all great and affordable Products but the Edge is from Another Planet! Best Regards Patrick Alphenaar.
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