Who said a stereo amplifier had to be expensive? If you want a "cheap but good" stereo for the a bedroom or den, just add an audio source (smartphone, CD player, TV -- anything with an audio output) and a pair of speakers to this little digital amp -- which costs less than $25. Given the bargain-basement price, it actually sounds pretty good, too.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $16.65
The good: The Lepai LP-2020A+ is an ultracheap mini amplifier that offers 20 watts per channel, two inputs, and bass and treble controls.
The bad: There's no remote control, and the blue illuminated ring surrounding the volume control is glaringly bright in a dark room. The amp is so light (if not fastened down) that it slides around when the controls are used.
The bottom line: As long as you're realistic about the capabilities and limited features set of the Lepai LP-2020A+, you can't go wrong with this little $25 amp.
February 14, 2014 2:48 PM PST
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| Caption by: John P. Falcone
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