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Echo Link Amp Stream and amplify hi fi music to your speakers

Last Updated: June 29, 2020 (Refresh Now)
7.1
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Sound Quality
 47
amp, echo, sound quality, subwoofer, input
+81%
-19%
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" ...  It looks nice and sounds pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  But the amp itself is diffinitely worth getting.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well in conjunction with our Echo Dot and we thoroughly enjoy having our Bose speakers back online and filling the room with music.  ...  "
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" ...  Outputs to a subwoofer (very convenient). ... Sound is very clean and detailed.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm using this to power my Bose Outdoor speakers. ... I get my Pandora and SiriusXM in there no problem as well as my library of Amazon music.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  I have this as my default speaker in a music group. ... Sound and power are great.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the sound and the size of the unit sounds great with my house speakers.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 28
echo, amp, speakers, input, existing
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Easy to connect and use - great idea  ...  "
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" ...  works well with echo dot. ... it is for echo dot or similar setup.  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Sub is paired to the Link and listed as the 'preferred' speaker for the group. ... This way, a TV connected via tosslink to the Link will use the Sub as well as opposed to when the Echo Sub is paired which would work only for streaming.  ...  "
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" ...  It's great to be able to tell Alexa to play (whatever) on the patio and have music instantly.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s really convenient just to have Alexa turn it on and off and put a playlist on!  ...  "
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" ...  If you don’t have any other Echo products you will need to pickup an Echo Dot to make the voice control work since the Echo Link Amp doesn’t have a built-in mic. ... The digital input allows you to connect your TV and have the Link Amp automatically switch between streaming music and listening to your TV. ... Digital audio input for connecting your TV's sound ... No mic built-in so you need another Echo device nearby to use it (like a $20 Dot)  ...  "
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" ...  The Echo Link Amp replaces all of these w/ a single device that my Echo can seamlessly hand off to.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a pre-existing whole home wired system with 5 sets of speakers. ... I was able to plug the Echo Link Amp in the place of my stereo amp and it worked the same as prior. ... I now use Alexa on my phone for voice input from the backyard as well as my echo dot and echo spot inside the house.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 18
easy, setup, use, easy to use, easy to set
+100%
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" ...  Set up was simple. ... The app is easy to use, basic, and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Very easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up . ... it is for echo dot or similar setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set-up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to connect and use - great idea  ...  "
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" ...  -- Can listen to digital and analogue with my nice speaker setup  ...  "
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" ...  User friendly is neutral.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install and use, noticeable sound improvement thanks to the DAC.  ...  "
Software Platform
 14
app, music, amp, link amp, echo
+43%
-57%
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" ...  "Alexa, stop" and the music continues to blare. ... I have to go into the alexa app, start playing a different piece of music *on the amp specifically*, and THEN I can stop it. ... The Echo is also not very compatible with the Fire TV. ... Really disappointing because I love the amazon Alexa ecosystem, have multiple echos, fire cubes, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume control on Alexa app sucks.  ...  "
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" ...  Cons: The app itself is buggy, is **CONSTANTLY** upselling you other amazon product and requires location, microphone and a bunch of other permissions that shouldn't be required to connect an amp to your speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  The only issues I have with it is that sometimes the Alexa Echo has a hard time forwarding the play music request to Echo Link Amp AND that you do not get a Sirius XM channel listing from the Alexa App.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked great first time I set it up except that the app wouldn’t acknowledge my apple music subscription.  ...  "
Setup
 13
set, easy to install, easy, use, speakers
+100%
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" ...  Although it was easy to install and has no issue powering my speakers I discovered a cheaper way with an amp and amazon link I could have accomplished the same thing.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Very easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to set up . ... it is for echo dot or similar setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set-up.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  -- Can listen to digital and analogue with my nice speaker setup  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was literally 60 seconds, and I was up and running.  ...  "
Volume
 12
speakers, control, turn, amp, alexa
+67%
-33%
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" ...  -- Sounds pretty good and gets loud  ...  "
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" ...  Love the sound and the size of the unit sounds great with my house speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  The previous owners had a large stereo set-up and put in ceiling speakers in a few rooms in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  volume control is easy too, I literally say Alexa turn up the volume on a kitchen speakers, and it does it.  ...  "
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" ...  Playing music from Alexa on nice Magnaplanar speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  I have this as my default speaker in a music group.  ...  "
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" ...  It also works great in multi-room audio playback.  ...  "
Controls
 11
control, app, music, alexa, volume control
+36%
-64%
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" ...  But then if I ask music to start playing, it'd switch over to that instead.  ...  "
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" ...  It will play some speakers sometime and volume levels will change randomly.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume control on Alexa app sucks.  ...  "
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" ...  The device itself has only one button (volume) and everything else is done via app.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume control is terrible  ...  "
Apps
 11
music, alexa, control, amp, volume control
+36%
-64%
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" ...  "Alexa, stop" and the music continues to blare. ... I have to go into the alexa app, start playing a different piece of music *on the amp specifically*, and THEN I can stop it.  ...  "
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" ...  Volume control on Alexa app sucks.  ...  "
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" ...  The device itself has only one button (volume) and everything else is done via app.  ...  "
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" ...  There are some issues with the equipment and the app is pretty shaky. ... Worked great first time I set it up except that the app wouldn’t acknowledge my apple music subscription.  ...  "
Capacity
 8
house, office, living, used, speakers
+100%
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" ...  Our office is the single room without a zone although has been wired.  ...  "
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" ...  The previous owners had a large stereo set-up and put in ceiling speakers in a few rooms in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Well, I had my doubts when I ordered this for a 8-speaker system that I have around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a very small footprint on my office desk.  ...  "
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" ...  There is an Alexa group with name 'Living Room' including the Dot and Link.  ...  "
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" ...  Personally this is not a problem for me since at 40% I have enough power to fill the living room during a house party.  ...  "
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" ...  We used this to make our hardwired outdoor patio speakers part of muti-room audio groups.  ...  "
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" ...  When I entertain, I like to have them playing with the other echoes in my house.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 5
used, tooth, signal, play, pair
+40%
-60%
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" ...  It won't connect using the Bluetooth. ... It continually says it is trying to pair but never connects.  ...  "
Price
 4
sonos, competition
+100%
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" ...  It’s a great device and what you get for the price versus the Sonos competition, very worth the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Great price for this  ...  "
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" ...  Overall and for the price very pleased and would recommend.  ...  "
Returns
 4
return, defective
-100%
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" ...  I am returning it.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave up after a couple days of trying.  ...  "
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" ...  The return window was very short and it doesn't work.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
hear, control, input, echo link amp, echo dot
+33%
-67%
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" ...  You can barely hear anything when playing through the Analog Input.  ...  "
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" ...  When pushed, you literally hear the distortion through the case.  ...  "
Size
 3
small, nice, office
+100%
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" ...  It has a very small footprint on my office desk.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the unit is smaller than expected and very nice looking.  ...  "
Design
 3
unit
+100%
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" ...  It looks nice and sounds pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  The amp itself is small, unobtrusive and attractive in its simplicity.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the unit is smaller than expected and very nice looking.  ...  "

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