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Old 22nd January 2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Talking 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 ?

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Old 22nd January 2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 22nd January 2013, 03:13 AM   #3
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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

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But I think this takes the prize !

Soundstream D10

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Old 22nd January 2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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Never thought I'd see "Wow" and "Sparkomatic" in the same sentence ! hahahahahaha
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Old 22nd January 2013, 10:12 PM   #6
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If this turns into a long thread, you may want to consider classifying them by power output vs overall size.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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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
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Old 23rd January 2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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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.

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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.
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Old 2nd February 2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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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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