VoigtClub Messages: 15 Registered: October 2012 Location: Cambridge, MA
A couple of years I picked up the first generation T-amp from Sonic Impact and was totally blown away by that cheap little box and just wished it would handle a tad more power. I know that Tripath has since gone out of business, but others are making T-amps now. I'm wondering now where is the best place to get some inexpensive T-amps to play with? I know about the 41hz site for audiophile experimenters, and I may try out some of their kits... But I'm also curious who's selling them retail, both as "toys" and as serious hifi systems.
I have one of the original ones and use it on occasion when I need a small portable amp. The ability to run on 8 internal AA cells is quite handy. The input and output connectors leave a bit to be desired and tend to be slightly fragile, but for the price I paid back then (about $25) what can you expect. Nice overall sound but not truly hi end.
BTW I also have a pair of the Super T amps that were available for a while (nice metal cases, better components and really good connectors). I use them on my TVs to boost the sound and feed some vintage full range speakers (Klipsch and Altec Lansing). They work quite well for that.