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TESTED AMAZON ECHO LINK AMP

With sleek styling and a Sonos-slapping pricetag,you’d think Amazon could do no wrong with a connected amp ... wouldn't you?

With sleek styling and a Sonos-slapping pricetag,you’d think Amazon could do no wrong with a connected amp ... wouldn't you?

On the inside, there's Class D amplification rated at 60 Watts per channel into a standard 8 – ohm speaker load. The onboard DAC is 24 - bit/192kHz- capable , so hi – res audio is on the menu , and there's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity as well as an array of hardware inputs round the back.

The whole point of this amp is to bring a bit of Alexa-controlled functionality to an elderly concept, so it has to be simple to use ... and it is. Using the Alexa app to get the device on your home network is simple and rapid .

It supports Amazon Music, Spotify and Tuneln from the off, with the ability to incorporate Apple Music and Deezer also available in the app. It doesn 't support any service operating above mp3 quality , though , so no Deezer Hi-Fi or Tidal.

It supports Amazon Music, Spotify and Tuneln from the off, with the ability to incorporate Apple Music and Deezer also available in the app. It doesn 't support any service operating above mp3 quality , though , so no Deezer Hi-Fi or Tidal.

Output power 60W

Connectivity Bluetooth, Ethernet,digital coaxial in / out, stereo RCA in / out, optical in / out, stereo speakers and subwoofer out, 3.5mm headphone port

Dimensions 242 x217x86mm , 2.3kg