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Robcrx 22nd January 2013 01:43 AM

Smallest car Amplifier ?
 
Picked this super small amp up today for $5. Works and sounds great too !
Panasonic M302
Smallest amp Ive ever seen. Fits in your hand !
3.8" x 2.4" x 1.4"

Anyone know its year ?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/...bbe42bbf_b.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5583/...9c65d2f4_b.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/...159f5aa8_b.jpg
[https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5560/...a862506e_b.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5576/...2994286d_b.jpg

Pioneer621 22nd January 2013 03:05 AM

That is pretty tiny! Never seen one, but out of curiosity does that use a chip-amp or is it discrete?

My Sony amp is little, but don't think quite that small.

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/DSCN0215.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/DSCN0220.jpg

Robcrx 22nd January 2013 04:13 AM

I have that Sony amp as well. I also have a few other tiny amps.

Sparkomatic AMP 6000

It measure 4 inches long and 3.5 inches wide.
I think it is from either 1984 or 1985

http://i48.tinypic.com/2s6pwmr.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/efklja.jpg


But I think this takes the prize !

Soundstream D10

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8...0f88ce1a_c.jpg

Pioneer621 22nd January 2013 09:38 AM

Sparkomatic, wow, they made a few different things, I’ve had a couple of there old CB’s & maybe something else.

That Soundstream looks wild & very well may take the prize for smallest; looks like a line out convertor or something, lol, very interesting! Would never guess it’s an amp.

I find the smaller amps like these fascinating for some reason, though all I have is the Sony, it’s certainly no power house, but it sounds good.

Robcrx 22nd January 2013 03:29 PM

Never thought I'd see "Wow" and "Sparkomatic" in the same sentence ! hahahahahaha

Perry Babin 22nd January 2013 11:12 PM

If this turns into a long thread, you may want to consider classifying them by power output vs overall size.

Amit_112dB 23rd January 2013 08:45 PM

looks like a 1980's equivalent to 'Lepai Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini ...'
oh wait...
I can notice on the top it says like 50 watt car stereo amp
may be 2*25rms channel them :)
even 25 seems a lot of this tiny thing

EWorkshop1708 23rd January 2013 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pioneer621 (Post 3336705)
That is pretty tiny! Never seen one, but out of curiosity does that use a chip-amp or is it discrete?

My Sony amp is little, but don't think quite that small.

http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/DSCN0215.jpg
http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/DSCN0220.jpg

Gotta say the SONY has the most cool points IMO, being it has it's own SMPS and actually runs the amp over 12V AND is bridgeable!!!

I want to build a DIY version of that amp, or at least something similar, with a small PCB, and TL494 or even a self-oscillating SMPS, TO-220 devices, (or even a chipamp output) it shouldn't be too hard to build.

DeplorableOne 2nd February 2013 02:30 PM

The Rockford Boosted Rail amps PBR300.1 etc. are tiny. so are the arc audio mini's and the alpine KTP-445 inline amp. I'm planning on using the rf's in my hybrid


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