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got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« on: May 04, 2019, 06:10:16 AM »
$80 to turn them back into a system you can bluetooth right to

great for that extra room

https://www.parts-express.com/lepai-lp1601s-200w-class-d-stereo-amplifier-with-bluetooth-and-power-supply--310-303
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 08:43:35 AM »
You shouldn't post these kinds of things when I have disposal income.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 03:57:20 PM »
You shouldn't post these kinds of things when I have disposal income.

yep it fits squarely into the box of "cool shit you dont really need"
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 05:45:31 PM »
This reminds me of how much I love class D.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2019, 11:26:32 AM »
I too love the small lightweight amps.... but needed to put a piece of soapstone on it to keep it from doing "wheelies" with the speaker cables weight load.
With that said, my $11 chip amp has had my $3500 Plinius (which does not require the piece of soapstone mod) in the off-mode for a few years now.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 07:48:13 PM »
I too love the small lightweight amps.... but needed to put a piece of soapstone on it to keep it from doing "wheelies" with the speaker cables weight load.
With that said, my $11 chip amp has had my $3500 Plinius (which does not require the piece of soapstone mod) in the off-mode for a few years now.

I agree Moke. I have two. Sticky tape holds one in place and a paperweight holds the other one down. My favorite one is on a nightstand and boasts a headphone out for late night and a pair of Klipsch bookshelves for some noise.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2019, 08:24:52 PM »
I run this little gem as my headphone amp. I use it by the bed, and have a DVD-A player plugged into it.
Its about the size of a pack of smokes (with tubes sticking out of the sides).
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sort of missed making mmy point,... I've been kicking around trying it into my chip amp as a preamp head unit.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 06:13:59 PM »
I run this little gem as my headphone amp. I use it by the bed, and have a DVD-A player plugged into it.
Its about the size of a pack of smokes (with tubes sticking out of the sides).
Nobsound NS-08E

sort of missed making mmy point,... I've been kicking around trying it into my chip amp as a preamp head unit.

I also have a Nobsound. NS-10G. Really tiny. So small it’s the one I have a hard time keeping still. Haven’t even tried the Bluetooth. I like the one you linked. Good reviews. I always wanted to try a tube amp and for that price might as well.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 10:52:07 AM »
Apparently the tubes on that Nobsound are purely cosmetic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B014FASL1A/R3A31KV0I3LWUH/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_1?ie=UTF8&cursor=1

So, if you want to try a tube amp, this isn't the answer.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 04:14:41 PM »
I don't know tubes, at all. But, i did swap them out for a different sound with some older tubes that another guy sent me. better? different.
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Re: got old speakers kicking around? you want this...
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2019, 06:35:31 PM »
Apparently the tubes on that Nobsound are purely cosmetic: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/review/B014FASL1A/R3A31KV0I3LWUH/ref=cm_cr_dp_mb_rvw_1?ie=UTF8&cursor=1

So, if you want to try a tube amp, this isn't the answer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Little-Bear-P5-1-Clear-all-tube-valve-stereo-preamplifier-buffer-amp-v1-3/292460507594?hash=item44180131ca:g:JSAAAOSw7ThUit5a

this is what drives my outlaw monoblocks. I dig it, i think i paid $16 for it. seems they make a bunch of cool tube stuff.

you have to assemble it but that was 1/2 the fun. i dont think it required tools

link to their ebay store

https://www.ebay.com/str/woshixionghui2010?_trksid=p2047675.l2568
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