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  • VMA2015 15W Stereo Audio Amplifier

    posted by logotrikes on 12/07/2011
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Very crisp sound, bags of power driving my Fostex full range crossover-less Voight enclosures. It would probably drive all but the most complex speakers, but better with smaller full range or bookshelf speakers I feel owing to the small output. There is probably about 5 or 6 wpc of usable watts into 8 ohms, but this is more than enough, certainly for my set-up, to fill my listening room with quite decent sound. Plenty of detail but a bit light in the mid-range. Very pleasant sounding with no obvious vices that I've noticed yet.

    Cons:

    The board is so small as to make connecting anything but the smallest of speaker wire into the tiny blocks. However I cheated by using 1.6mm brazing rod into the blocks with the amp in an enclosure and then hardwiring those rods to better quality binding posts. Ditto the RCA plugs I added...a perfect solution at little cost.

    A bit hard working on the board owing to it's small size, but doable. It wouldn't put me off buying another.

    OtherThoughts:

    Overall a bit of fun, a bit of fiddling around, but to me an excellent end result. I think it's cool that such a tiny amp in a cheap plastic box could give such good results.

    Bottomline:

    Buy one and enjoy $20 worth of outlay...

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