Awesome Small-Form Factor Amps

Discussion in 'New Gear - Values' started by Art K., Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Poultrygeist

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    Here's the petite redux of the Magnavox single ended EL84 by Dennis Had. Mr Had is the retired founder and chief engineer of Cary Audio. He became so "inspired" by the make overs of the Maggie amps his hobby flourished into a line of hand crafted tube amps called "Inspire".

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    Parasound Zamp
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    I have owned 4 Parasound amps in their current Classic series. I'm extremely confident that the little Zamp would be just as awesome as well. One day i need to pick one up.
     
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  3. RGA

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    The meters are not really necessary but then again - I love meters. I am actually impressed by all the features King has managed to pack into this amp and how cool it runs given its compact size.
     
  4. woofmytweets

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    no mention of peachtree? i thought they were good?
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    sure LOOKS good
     
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    Peachtree makes great stuff.:bigok: My only experience with them is in store; however, I'd certainly own one.
     
  6. Brickbat

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    LOTS of nice-looking mini amps in this thread. I quickly sifted through it, but didn't see what I want:

    Mini size (8-ish inches wide)
    Bass, Treble, Balance controls
    At least 3 line level inputs
    >10W RMS
    <$200
    Fully assembled, Decent-looking

    Any suggestions? My desire for tone and balance controls seems to be the problem, but I'm not willing to give that up.
     
  7. prighello

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    I think I've seen some of those Chinese chip amps based off the tpa3116 with tone controls. Check Ebay for them. Might not have multiple inputs though. For reason these Chinese makers always get close to an ideal solution be fail to implement something critical for some reason. E.g. cool preamps but with only one input... really? One of the main points of a pre is input switching!
     
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  9. Poultrygeist

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    My petite Dennis Had EL84 Magnavox redux - 4 watts of single ended bliss.

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  10. bjlefebvre

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    Does Decware Mini Torii make the small-ish grade? Footprint is 8.5 x 11.

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