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Old 29th October 2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Default Sub $100 and 4 ohm stable suggestions

I am planningg on purchasing a small integrated amplifier for my dad this Christmas. I built him a set of mini towers and am already way over budget. I would like 15 watts per channel of integrated power. The speakers are 4 ohm. rCA inputs would be ideal.

Class T amps seem to be the most cost effective amplifiers and also seem to sound as good as just about anything available.

What amps will fit the bill? I've see people talk about some Dayton and Topping products.

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Old 29th October 2012, 09:03 PM   #2
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stereo TDA2050.
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Old 29th October 2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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Already built?
You can't build an integrated in less than two months.
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Old 29th October 2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

I bought one of these :

G Pro MUSE M20 EX TA2024 Class T-Amp Digital Amplifier | eBay

Does the job, better with 4 ohm speakers, came with a decent supply.

Arrived fairly quickly.

Beer budget option : http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=310-300

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Old 29th October 2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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Already built?
You can't build an integrated in less than two months.
I bet it can be done in 10 minutes...
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Old 29th October 2012, 11:29 PM   #6
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Hi,

Amazon.com: Topping TP21 Class T Digital Mini Amplifier with Headphone 25 WPC: Electronics

and

Amazon.com: FiiO A1 Mini 2x14W Class-D Digital Audio Amplifier: Electronics

and

Amazon.com: MUSE M21 EX TA2021 T-Amp Mini Stereo Amplifier 25WX2 - Gold: Electronics

Look good choices.

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Old 30th October 2012, 12:16 AM   #7
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Already built?
You can't build an integrated in less than two months.
I would love to build one myself, but I have very little no experience building amplifiers.

I think this will have to be a pre built unit.

Is the Dayton DTA-1 worth looking at?

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Old 30th October 2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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Arty,
I too can assemble a pcb in minutes.
That is very different from building an integrated amplifier.

I started one in the middle of the year as a Christmas present. Stopped and restated in the middele of November. I not only missed Christmas having to think about and buy something else, I also missed her February Birthday. This time I delivered it on the day. Almost empty chassis with the knobs & terminals fitted.
Took it back and completed it before Easter.
Total about 5months for assembly and testing.
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Old 1st November 2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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it does not have to be that complicated.
-> list of stuff needed
-> purchase
-> assemble
-> done.
the only thing that takes more than few minutes is waiting for the package to arrive with the components.

fine tuning is a nother thing.
but a basic chipamp does not takes 5 months to build.
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Old 1st November 2012, 02:10 PM   #10
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..........a small integrated amplifier for my dad this Christmas. ..............
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...........but a basic chipamp ...........
you have changed the rules half way through the game !
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