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Old 14th July 2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Which T-Amp? SMSL SA-S3 or Topping TP21?


My old Creek amp just went pop, and I'm not going to fix it. So it's time for a replacement. I'm interested in these small form factor Class-T Amps and wanted to know what you knowledgeable fellows thought.

I have been looking at the two amps listed in the title:

SMSL SA-S3 at about 25 delivered (no PSU) and the Topping TP21 at 53 delivered (inc PSU)

I have located a PSU for 12.50 which seems suitable for the SMSL HERE

This brings the total cost to 37 for the SMSL, and 53 for the Topping.

Any thoughts or experiences on these two?
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Old 17th July 2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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I plumped for the sure 2*15W TA2024. If you time it right you can pick it up for 16, free delivery, without a power supply. Buy yourself a 12V 3A power supply of another ebay seller for 5 and bobs your uncle; 21 amp. Very nice.

I got one of these to play with my new built speakers.
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