Features Tripath TA-2024 Integrated Circuit
15W/ch continuous power
Class D, aka Tripath, aka Class T, aka switching amps... whatever you want to call them, they have been nothing short of revolutionary across the field of audio technology. Class D amps are incredibly efficient and very clean sounding, but traditionally very low power. Because of their great efficiency they first took over in applications like mobile phones, TVs… anywhere a tiny, cool running low current amp was attractive. But then a very small, extremely cheap, amp marketed as a Class T amp came on the market and quickly developed a strong audiophile following around the world. Producing only a few watts per channel (rated at 15 WPC) this amp was a fantastic stand in for low power tube amps on high efficiency speaker systems. Since then, countless mods have been performed and new class D amplifier designs have begun showing up in the catalogs of high end audio manufacturers.
This amplifier uses the classic board that started it all. I’ve dressed it up in an aluminum enclosure, machined, painted, screen printed and assembled by hand right here in Brooklyn. We use my favorite connectors, including the same vintage style screw down speaker wire posts found on early Altec compression drivers. There’s no hocus pokus here. The classic, unmodified design, will blow anyone's mind for the price.
* If you want the cheapest way to power your speakers and you don’t care what it looks like, you can buy the same circuit board in a cheap plastic enclosure made by Dayton Audio. We will offer it here as well, just so no one can say we didn’t tell you about it.