Pros Low price
Plays louder than expected
Cons I could not get the line to work without creating a low hum, so I used headphone to RCA plug Y-cord and had no problems after that.
Summary I bought this amp to power two tiny ok shelf speakers I had laying around after my computer speakers died. I coupled the speakers and amp with a 40watt powered sub I also had and the sound is fantastic for something in this price point.
Pros Input using headphone to RCA plug Y-cord. Plug into IPhone with MLPlayer Lite as a DLNA player or with Pandora for streaming music. I used (good) recycled speakers that were stored in my closet.
Cons Bright light when on (cover with bandaid).
Summary Great low-cost compact media player.
Pros Cheap. Works.
Cons Misleading power claims. No headphone jack.
Summary This amp claims to output 20 watts per channel, which is kind of true. At 4 ohms it will push nearly that before distortion is audible. However, most home speakers are 8 ohms. So most people will only get 2 x 10 watts out of this amp.
For many applications, however, this is just fine. I use the amp to drive two 8 ohm outdoor speakers on my back patio and get plenty of clean volume from them. If it where any louder my neighbors would call the cops.
This is a bare bones amp. But for the price, well, what do you expect? I do wish it at least had a headphone jack. That couldn't add too much to the cost.
All in all, a great little amp once you consider the price. I just wish the advertised power rating where clearer.
"What a deal!"on by Downforce
Pros Drives my large-ish Cambridge Soundworks speakers beautifully! Sounds better than the monolith Kenwood and Sony receivers I had. Connected a laptop using the MP3 jack, higher resolution files sound fantastic without using a DAC.
Cons No headphone jack
"$20... really?"on by acron1
Pros Sound is very good.
It stays cool even under load.
Separate Bass and Treble controls.
Cons Very light... Has to be secured with screws so it doesn't move
every time you touch it.
That blue ring around the volume...ouch!
No headphone output.
Summary I had a pair of Bose 6.2 speakers collecting dust in my basement so when I saw the article on this little amp I thought why not? I listen to music these days mostly while on my computer so... The sound of this little amp hooked up to my computer and my old speakers is WAY, WAY better than the powered computer speakers (with sub) I had before... Hell, for $20 this was a fantastic upgrade.