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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
MarkSJohnson #416596 01/19/16 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Craig, your link is to the wholesale site. The regular link is http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-apa100-class-ab-stereo-amplifier-60-wpc--300-590


Interesting .. I was on the page for the amp, but was signed in as a wholesaler. Look at both links, and they look identical. PE must have set it so when a wholesale account who is logged in posts a link, it automatically re-routes the link to the whole sale log in.

For the record, the wholesale price is $91.60.

Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416600 01/20/16 12:32 AM
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I was already drooling over that Monoprice tube amp. I mean, I think it's a tube preamp stage with a Class D amp stage, but oh so pretty. So glad to hear it sounds good. I think it's a smart and attractive product.


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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416601 01/20/16 12:42 AM
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Hi Tom

It is a crazy good deal! It sounds excellent. I have all kinds of cheap amps, Dayton, Lepai, Topping, SonicImpact ... this $150 tubie sounds much better than any of them.


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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416602 01/20/16 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted By 2x6spds
Hi Tom

It is a crazy good deal! It sounds excellent. I have all kinds of cheap amps, Dayton, Lepai, Topping, SonicImpact ... this $150 tubie sounds much better than any of them.


This begs for a blind test. smile

Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416603 01/20/16 02:19 AM
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You're invited. Southern California in the winter season, perfect venue for the blind test!


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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
tomtuttle #416638 01/22/16 02:54 PM
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I just got this amp yesterday; decent build quality, excellent sound. IF it needs some burn-in... it will sound amazing.
Vinyl sounds perfect to my ear!

The bad: the cost for us Canadians is: ~$200 CAD for the product and $50 border fee/tax... which sucks. That being said, I still think it's worth though.
The power rating is a little misleading; it's 15W RMS and 25W peak into 4 ohm. So for 8 ohm you'll get around 8W or so I would guess. But don't be fooled, while I don't think you can run a party on this amp it does reach loud enough level for comfortable listening..
The tone control (which is not defeatable), especially the treble, cuts/adds a little too much into the mids. I still hope that some burn-in might address some sound quality issues.

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I was already drooling over that Monoprice tube amp. I mean, I think it's a tube preamp stage with a Class D amp stage, but oh so pretty. So glad to hear it sounds good. I think it's a smart and attractive product.

It is a hybrid: tub preamp and A/B final stage. And yes, I'm with you... it is a smart product, I love the idea.


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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
AdrianD #416641 01/22/16 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted By AdrianD
I just got this amp yesterday

Which one? The Monoprice tube amp? (There have been several mentioned in this thread)


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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416642 01/22/16 10:24 PM
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The $150 ($149.xx) monoprice tube amp.

Silly Good.

Adrian, you are right about the output. This amp has no trouble driving M3V2s. The combination is really sweet ... and you can get into swapping tubes in search of ... more.

What phono stage are you using for vinyl?




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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416646 01/23/16 02:29 AM
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Re: Silly Inexpensive 2 Channel System
2x6spds #416663 01/24/16 01:42 PM
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Monoprice has site wide 15% off today!!...that takes some of the sting out of the exchange rate.


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