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NVA P20A20


This is NVA's entry-level offer for those starting off with their first separate pre/power amp combination. Whilst it is a cost-effective way of entering the world of multi-box amplification, the pair are still built with the finest quality components you would expect from NVA.

The pre-amplifier, being of passive design, it is utterly transparent and has no sound of its own, simply being a conduit for the music from record/CD or other musical source. It really is an open window onto the signal it is fed.

The power amplifier is a compact hi-fi amplifier designed purely for the best and most satisfying musical reproduction. It is designed to partner the P20A20 pre-amplifier to form an entry level NVA pre/power system but can be used with any NVA pre-amp.

Clear, detailed, musical, atmospheric, sweet nature and absolutely NO harshness or grain whatsoever. Bass is light and agile and the amp seems to be quite happy at all volumes.

This offer includes a 40cm pair of NVA sound cord interconnects to join the two and a 2m set of LS2 speaker cable.

NVA P20/A20 Specifications:

Controls - Volume and source select

Inputs - Two line level and direct

Outputs - One pairs of 'pre-outs' for single amp support - plus tape output

Dimensions - w160mm x h50mm x d130mm

NVA A20 Specifications:

Inputs - One line level per channel

Outputs - 4mm speaker sockets per channel

Power Output - 25w

Power Supply - 80va

Dimensions - w250mm x h70mm x d210mm


"Following a fault developing in one of mono amps, I borrowed an A20 and P20 passive pre amp and stereo power amp combination whilst my amps were away for repair. This is the first time I have seen NVA acrylic in the flesh and they are a lot more attractive than the pictures suggest... the passive pre amp is a gorgeous little box."

"I was not expecting too much - the power amp is theoretically not as powerful as my mono amps. First up was Fleetwood Mac "Big Love" which I play for the drum crescendo intro. And secondly I played Prefab Sprout "Cars and Girls" again because it has a dynamic crescendo start and because it is a multi-layered record with the various instruments distinctly placed in the mix. It also has some awesome interplay between the drums, cymbals and guitars and is foot tappingly good on a good system and after a poor day at work it good to be reminded "some things hurt more much more than cars and girls". In my smallish room I was very impressed with the sound. It was dynamic, punchy, airy and musical. There was no deficiency in volume: 70% of the volume control was sufficient to give realistic spl level in my room - for me anyway."

"As a rule I do not compare products with my memory of another product, but I can say I was very surprised and pleased and on these two records this combination seemed to give nothing away to my mono amps."

P20A20 Rear
For turntable use you must use an NVA Phono1 or Phono2 external phono stage or equivalent.

Warranty is for two years parts and labour and after that a further three years it will be repaired on a no profit / cost basis.

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Important Information - Read Before Ordering

Please note all NVA products are built to order so therefore there will be a delivery delay as the production and testing is scheduled. Average delivery time is five to seven days but can on occasion go to 10-14 days depending upon order pressure.

NVA offer a 100% trade in value on our products. If you trade up within the NVA range of products within two years of your purchase date (only applicable to direct sales from us or through eBay). After that date we will still trade in your item but on a sliding scale as to age and condition of the item. You must print out and keep your eBay receipt or invoice to verify your purchase date.

This service and offer is quite unique in the world of audio and hifi.