Lepai LP-2020A+

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Who said a stereo amplifier had to be expensive? If you have an old pair of speakers in the attic, this little digital amp -- available for less than $20 -- could bring them back to life. Given the bargain basement price, it actually sounds pretty good, too.

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    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.

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