<$100 (<$50) Digital Amps

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by neobium, Apr 21, 2017 at 9:56 AM.

  1. neobium

    neobium New Member

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    I'm curious about this space of cheap digital amps. I was watching a YouTuber making his own speakers, and pairing them with inexpensive amps for a bargain basement entry into "decent" audio. He was playing with Lepai and Dayton Audio. Others brought up SMSL.

    I poked around on Amazon and found one from DROK, which seems to be know better for their kits, which get good reviews. Has anyone used one of these, and if so, how does it compare to the others mentioned?

    https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Ampl...el-DC8-25V/dp/B01MU2JH4I/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_t
     
  2. Uncle Paul

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    I see it doesn't come with a power supply, which helps to explain the low cost. The power supply is usually the heavies and most expensive part of any amp. It's also generally the most important part of the amp.
     
  3. DaveVoorhis

    DaveVoorhis Super Member

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    A 10 amp, 24 volt power supply would be appropriate for best performance with plenty of overhead and low risk of overloading the supply. Something like https://www.circuitspecialists.com/24-volt-10-amp-power-supply.html would work. A typical low-power wall-wart will not be sufficient, but a hefty laptop power supply can be adapted.
     
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