I am irredeemable

mhardy6647

Señor Member
this is more like that little gap under the doorway that keeps the door from dragging on the carpet.

PE had (has) these on clearance for $5.99 a pop.
Sans P/S -- which doesn't seem like a bad thing for 'equipment' like this!

I was orderin' some stuff from PE yesterday anyway.
I figured the odds were 1 in 2 of getting one that worked properly out of the box, so I was gonna order two.
When I actually added them to my cart, I figured 'what the heck?' and set the quantity to three.

"Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2 x 18W" from www.parts-express.com!

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Redboy

Knobophobe
Some antics are better than other antics. I, for one, would like to see this experiment unfold.
 

TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
this is more like that little gap under the doorway that keeps the door from dragging on the carpet.

PE had (has) these on clearance for $5.99 a pop.
Sans P/S -- which doesn't seem like a bad thing for 'equipment' like this!

I was orderin' some stuff from PE yesterday anyway.
I figured the odds were 1 in 2 of getting one that worked properly out of the box, so I was gonna order two.
When I actually added them to my cart, I figured 'what the heck?' and set the quantity to three.

"Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2 x 18W" from www.parts-express.com!

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The plot thickens..... 😎

Found a conversation discussing this amp in general and evidently there are different versions (I'm shocked.....SHOCKED that this situation exists ;)).

I ordered the version (supposedly the original chipset) from Amazon and will grab one from P/E to compare.

Amazon version - Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition Original Tripath TA2020-020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with 12V 5A Power Supply Black: Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition Original Tripath TA2020-020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with 12V 5A Power Supply Black:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z7DBRT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vtGuCbTH2GQTB

One difference I see is that the Kinter version has a switch to bypass the tone controls.

More to follow. 😎
 

gable

Senior Member
The plot thickens..... 😎

Found a conversation discussing this amp in general and evidently there are different versions (I'm shocked.....SHOCKED that this situation exists ;)).

I ordered the version (supposedly the original chipset) from Amazon and will grab one from P/E to compare.

Amazon version - Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition Original Tripath TA2020-020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with 12V 5A Power Supply Black: Kinter K2020A+ Limited Edition Original Tripath TA2020-020 Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier with 12V 5A Power Supply Black:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Z7DBRT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vtGuCbTH2GQTB

One difference I see is that the Kinter version has a switch to bypass the tone controls.

More to follow. 😎
I think my Lepai has a tone defeat switch. It definitely sounds better with tone controls defeated, IMO.
 

opa1

Moderator
Staff member
I think my Lepai has a tone defeat switch. It definitely sounds better with tone controls defeated, IMO.
I agree. The tone controls kill it. I've had a Lepai running 24/7 for years in the garage.
 

TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
Got the Pyramid PS9KX 13.8v DC regulated power supply.

Got bananas on the PS side of the power pigtail (no soldering, of course ;)).

Been listening to the reference Living Room system all morning with my tea. Taking my Bride to brunch and will swap in the Kinter K2020A/Pyramid PS9KX in place of the KingKo KA-101 when we get home. :)

Should be fun. :)
 
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