Fonestar AS-6060, AS-3030 and AS-1515: Differences

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The only way to get the best possible sound is with an amplifier. These devices are designed for those who are not content with standard audio without editing and enhancement possibilities. And if it comes, it is true that devices such as televisions have their own settings for sound, these are not enough. In these cases where you are looking for a more enveloping and powerful experience, it is best to install an intermediary such as amplifiers. Fonestar AS-6060, 3030 and 1515. But having 3 options, the question remains as to what their differences are, and if these differences are important when buying them. Today we will briefly answer this question.

Fonestar AS-6060 Technical Specifications

Fonestar AS-6060
Brand Fonestar
Model AS-6060
Dimensions (Width. X Height. X Depth) 33.0 x 9.2 x 27.6 cm
Weight 4.2 kg
Power 60 + 60 W RMS at 4 Ohms
Response frequency 20 to 20,000Hz
Signal to noise ratio > 85 dB
Harmonic distortion <0.5% at 1 kHz
Feeding 230 V AC, 350 W
Ports
  • 3 stereo auxiliaries: DVD / AUX / CD, 2 x RCA, 17,000 Ohms 300 mV RMS
  • 1 stereo aux, 3.5 mm jack, 15,000 Ohm 300 mV RMS on front panel
  • 1 digital audio, TOSLINK and RCA
  • 2 balanced mics, 6.3 mm jack, 900 Ohms 9 mV RMS
features MP3 Player, FM Radio, MP Player, Bluetooth Receiver
Package content Fonestar AS-6060 Amplifier, FM Antenna Cable, remote control (batteries included)

Fonestar AS-3030 Technical Specifications

Fonestar AS-3030
Brand Fonestar
Model AS-3030
Dimensions (Width. X Height. X Depth) 33.0 x 9.2 x 27.6 cm
Weight 3.3 kg
Power 30 + 30 W RMS at 4 Ohms
Response frequency 20 to 20,000Hz
Signal to noise ratio > 70 dB
Harmonic distortion <0.5% at 1 kHz
Feeding 230 V AC, 230 W
Ports
  • 3 stereo inputs: DVD / LINE / CD, 2 x RCA 200 mV RMS
  • 1 stereo aux, 3.5 mm jack 200 mV RMS on front panel
  • 2 balanced mics, 6.3 mm jack 900 Ohms 6 mV RMS
features MP3 Player, FM Radio, MP Player, Bluetooth Receiver
Package content Fonestar AS-3030 Amplifier, FM Antenna Cable, remote control (batteries included)

Fonestar AS-1515 Technical Specifications

Fonestar AS-1515
Brand Fonestar
Model AS-1515
Dimensions (Width. X Height. X Depth) 25.0 x 9.0 x 27.6 cm
Weight 2.65 kg
Power 15 + 15W RMS at 4 Ohms
Response frequency 20 to 20,000Hz
Signal to noise ratio > 70dB
Harmonic distortion <0.5% at 1 kHz
Feeding 230 V AC, 90 W
Ports
  • 1 auxiliary, 2 x RCA, 17,000 Ohms 220 mV RMS
  • 2 balanced mics, 6.3 mm jack, 900 Ohms 9 mV RMS
features MP3 Player, FM Radio, MP Player, Bluetooth Receiver
Package content Fonestar AS-1515 Amplifier, FM Antenna Cable, remote control (batteries included)

Design and Appearance

As they are the same product family, both the Fonestar AS-6060, AS-3030 and AS-1515 they have a very similar design. Unlike the portable speaker Fonestar FAP-10, which has a more aesthetic and modern design, the AS family has a rectangular metal casing complemented by a brushed aluminum plate on the front. Above this aluminum foil is a LCD screen from which to check the status of the device. The front is also dominated by a large number of buttons and knobs that allow manual control of playback and the equalizer.

screen

The sides of the case have modest vents that allow internal ventilation of the components, and in the back are the vast majority of the inlet ports.

However, in dimensions and weight, each device is different. He Fonestar AS-6060, being the most complex of the three, it has the largest numbers, with dimensions of 33.0 cm wide, 9.2 cm high and 27.6 cm deep, in addition to a weight of 4.2 kg. He Fonestar AS-3030 It has the same dimensions and a similar design of both controls and connections, but having less powerful horns, the weight is considerably reduced, being only 3.3 Kg.

Fonestar AS-6060 - Design

Finally there is the Fonestar AS-1515, whose housing and front appearance is slightly different in having one less knob, a different location for the USB input, and overall smaller dimensions of 25.0 cm wide, 9.0 cm high and 27.6 cm deep . As a result of having less performance, the product is lighter, weighing 2.65 kg.

Sound and power

In this section is where the differences are most marked between the amplifiers. In fact, the name of each one is a reference to its power. For example, him Fonestar AS-6060 holds two cornets of 60 W RMS with an impedance of 4 Ohms. These offer the best reproduction volume, as well as having a signal-to-noise ratio of more than 85dB. Even energy consumption is the highest, being 350 W.

Powers

As you can guess, the Fonestar AS-3030 has a combination of two speakers 30 W RMS with the same impedance of 4 Ohms, whose signal / noise ratio is greater than 70dB. Energy consumption is also considerably lower, being 230 W.

The most modest version is the Fonestar AS-1515, with two cornets of 15 W RMS (4 Ohm impedance), a signal-to-noise ratio greater than 70dB, and a power consumption of just 90 W.

Of course, not all are differences between them. In fact, beyond the power of the horns (and the ports of entry), share the vast majority of benefits. All three models have FM Radio, MP3 player, hi-fi sound, microphone inputs, USB input, and protection systems against temperature changes, short circuits and overloads. Even in the sound section, they share the same frequency response of 20 to 20,000Hz, a harmonic distortion of <0.5% at 1 kHz, and the same EQ options.

Fonestar AS-6060, 3030 and 1515 Connectivity

Fonestar has equipped all the models in this family with some common connectivity features, such as a Bluetooth receiver and a remote control. However, the ports are adapted to take better advantage of the power that each of the amplifiers has. This time we will start by talking about Fonestar AS-1515, which only has an auxiliary input (divided into 2 RCA), 2 inputs for microphones in the form of 6.3mm jacks, and a screw-pin speaker output.

Fonestar AS-1515 - Ports

He Fonestar AS-3030 improves the bet slightly by swapping the single auxiliary input for 3 3.5mm stereo aux divided into DVD, CD and LINE (in turn, divided into 2 RCAs each). Finally, the Fonestar AS-6060 keeps everything previously mentioned, but adds a digital audio input (TOSLINK and RCA) that allows the connection of televisions.

Fonestar AS-6060 - Ports

Availability and Price of the Fonestar AS-6060

Now that you know the differences between the different models in the AS series of Fonestar amplifiers, you can make the best purchase decision possible. The version AS-6060 It is undoubtedly the most powerful of all, a power that it takes advantage of thanks to more connectivity options. Although it is priced a bit higher than the rest, its superior quality is worth it, especially if you are a fan of good sound. The good thing is that you can get incredible offers both in PC Components like in eBay.

Availability and Price of Fonestar AS-3030

He Fonestar AS-3030 It represents the best quality-price alternative among the 3 models. Although it is not as powerful, it still offers just what you need for an unforgettable experience. In the same way, this product is available in PC Components and in some sellers of eBay.

Availability and Price of Fonestar AS-1515

Finally, if you only want to amplify standard quality sound and make minimal tweaks, the Fonestar AS-1515 it is an appropriate purchase decision. It is an inexpensive gadget that retains a good part of the benefits of its older brothers. Although it is already at an excellent price in PC Components, you might find an even better deal at eBay with some patience.

PROS:
  • Good sound quality
  • Multiple equalization options
  • Robust design with premium finish

CONS:
  • Connectivity options, especially wireless ones, are somewhat limited