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Old 23rd November 2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default Scythe Kama Bay (New Version) or better a Tripath

Reffering to the updated Scythe Amp test on TNT Audio [Review] Scythe Kama Bay amp SDA-1100 - Class D integrated amplifier - [English] some changes made the small Yamaha Chip based amp more interresting.

What are your experiences with this amp - if you have one?

and which Tripath would be a better choice.

I searched the web, but there are too many - differrent T-Chips - different companies, prices from 20 + delivery for a SMSL, Muse , Hlly, Topping, Lihad, Sure,... up to 16߀ for the Trends or Hlly 90.

Thanks for advice
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Old 23rd November 2010, 11:29 PM   #2
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Don't know about updates or mods but little Kama Bay works just fine as stock in my little boom box running the Jordans.

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Old 30th November 2010, 01:41 AM   #3
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I had a Scythe SDA-1000 for a couple of years at my work desk. I finally fed up with it not powering on. The power switch needs to be pressed a few times before it would turn on. I replace it with a Topping TP30. The TP30 mops the floor with the SDA-1000. Way better constructed, better hardware and components. Sound of the TP30 is also superior than the SDA-1000 by a good margin.
Looking at the pictures in the review link, looks like the SDA-1100 carry over the cheap parts and construction from the previous model.
I would pick similar price ebay TA2024 or T2020 amp over the Scythe stuff any day.
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Old 30th November 2010, 07:17 AM   #4
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Here is a quality inexpensive TA2020. Class T Amp TA2020 Tripath Hi-Fi Stereo Amplifier SA-36 - eBay (item 280585933750 end time Dec-07-10 01:16:05 PST)

I also pickup one of these, the part are of good quality, Alps pot, film caps and output relay. Darn good value. They sound pretty good. The Topping TP30 sounds a bit better, but much more money + it has more features.
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