LEPY 2020A Amplifier £16.98 (prime) £20.97 at Amazon
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LEPY 2020A Amplifier £16.98 (prime) £20.97 at Amazon

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Found 28th Feb 2016
Nice little amp and cheapest price according to CamelCamel
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Combine it with chrome cast audio
Brilliant - I use one to power some in-ceiling speakers. Leave it on all the time and have an Airport Express connected for AirPlay audio.
i need an amp for a home cinema system. i think this might not be enough for that?
Less weight is inversely proportional to quality.
ciarandanielbyrne1

i need an amp for a home cinema system. i think this might not be enough … i need an amp for a home cinema system. i think this might not be enough for that?



For a stereo setup, it should be OK.
Will this have optical input for chromecast audio?
5Rivers79

Will this have optical input for chromecast audio?


No but it has the 3.5mm minijack that will work with the chromecast audio.
SMSL do some good remote control models too, but not as cheap as the lepy, this and some Wharfadale's are a sound-bar killer easy
rev6

For a stereo setup, it should be OK.


4 speakers a sound bar and sub?
I think that I will need a 5.1amp
Edited by: "ciarandanielbyrne1" 28th Feb 2016
ciarandanielbyrne1

4 speakers a sound bar and sub?I think that I will need a 5.1amp



Yes and get rid of the soundbar
rev6

Yes and get rid of the soundbar


Cheers

5.1 is over rated imo, 2.1 is more than enough.
not when you get DTS etc and you hear the sounds move from one side of the room to the other and fly over your head its great depends how much money you want to spend I would say 2.1 is a lot cheaper
rony69ner

5.1 is over rated imo, 2.1 is more than enough.



I enjoy the centre speaker experience. The surrounds add to the immersion too.
Maybe I should look for a 5.1amplifier
This vs the 2020A+ model?
ciarandanielbyrne1

i need an amp for a home cinema system. i think this might not be enough … i need an amp for a home cinema system. i think this might not be enough for that?


Definitely not.
Dammit I bought one of these last week at £18.30 from Amazon Warehouse... I can't be bothered to return it for just a couple of pounds though
hub

Less weight is inversely proportional to quality.



Almost all the weight of a quality amp is in the transformer (and the rest of it is heatsink)... as the power supply in this is external there's nothing stopping you powering it from a massive linear PSU

But yes, you have a point. These class-D amplifiers might have good audio resolution but they're lacking in the mid- and low-end grunt you get from a good class AB run on an oversized power supply. As a result they are detailed but a bit weedy and flat in my experience. And as they're basically just a switching power supply that regulates against a modulated version of the audio signal they're as noisy as hell.
Edited by: "jasejames" 29th Feb 2016
rev6

I enjoy the centre speaker experience. The surrounds add to the immersion … I enjoy the centre speaker experience. The surrounds add to the immersion too.


I agree. I hate devices that dont use center speaker. On dts and at the cinema main vocals come from center speaker
I got one of these to power two bass-shakers attached to my gaming rig. It was underpowered as after about half an hour it cut out and the blue light around the volume knob flashed on / off. Thankfully, I'd already bought a second as a spare and run them 1:1. No problems since and thoroughly recommended from me. Can't comment on audio quality as I only use them to power the shakers.
5Rivers79

Will this have optical input for chromecast audio?



no, it is just a simple analogue amp. it's hot for that purpose, not bad for £20. it will work with the analogue 3.5mm jack on the chromecast.

if you want digital input then you need a DAC (which this doesn't have). a Topping VX2 is £50, is a 24bit DAC + amp and has an optical input (also USB for your pc). that will work with the optical out of the chromecast.

Anyone recommend some cheap but decent ceiling speaker/s for the bathroom as thinking would like to pair up with this. Have power in loft got the chromecast audio.
jeffjack

[quote=5Rivers79]if you want digital input then you need a DAC (which … [quote=5Rivers79]if you want digital input then you need a DAC (which this doesn't have). a Topping VX2 is £50, is a 24bit DAC + amp and has an optical input (also USB for your pc). that will work with the optical out of the chromecast.



Any recommendations for a wee amp with both phono & digital inputs? With preferably a headphone socket too? Thanks.
Why is it a different price for prime and non prime?
peter_maxwell57

Why is it a different price for prime and non prime?


It's not. It's just the way HUKD require items to be posted, with the delivery charge included.
rev6

For a stereo setup, it should be OK.



what colour are your speakers?
jackbremer

Brilliant - I use one to power some in-ceiling speakers. Leave it on all … Brilliant - I use one to power some in-ceiling speakers. Leave it on all the time and have an Airport Express connected for AirPlay audio.



Snap, perfect for this!
peter_maxwell57

Why is it a different price for prime and non prime?



​Prime price includes free delivery,non prime users are charged a delivery fee,hence higher price.
These are decent little amps. Had two - one in the office powering some bookshelf speakers for my desktop, and one in the living room powering some speakers for the TV. Perfect for small home setups.
I use the 2020A+ to power 2x 25w outdoor speakers buried inside a bush in my garden. Works a treat, loud enough to have a party if needed but it's mainly for background music with the BBQ on.
Bought a bluetooth receiver to play music from my phone.

The only thing I would say is the supplied power supply I had delivered with mine was a bit under-powered at 1.3Amps. When I turned the volume up the amp would start to cut out, I replaced the PSU with a 3Amp one I had lying around and it works perfectly.
jackbremer

Brilliant - I use one to power some in-ceiling speakers. Leave it on all … Brilliant - I use one to power some in-ceiling speakers. Leave it on all the time and have an Airport Express connected for AirPlay audio.



But it's not Yamaha! :-)
My av software found JS/ScrInject.B trojan when I clicked on this deal - must be false positive.
I've got prime but it's coming up at £20.86 am I doing something wrong?
this is a very capable amp. i have one powering some floorstanders and have a second ordered for the kitchen. make sure the loudness button or whatever is set to off because it sounds rubbish on. apparently you can take the ridiculous bright blue volume knob backlight out if it bothers you. oh and you can upgrade the psu (i haven't).
jasejames

Almost all the weight of a quality amp is in the transformer (and the … Almost all the weight of a quality amp is in the transformer (and the rest of it is heatsink)... as the power supply in this is external there's nothing stopping you powering it from a massive linear PSU :)But yes, you have a point. These class-D amplifiers might have good audio resolution but they're lacking in the mid- and low-end grunt you get from a good class AB run on an oversized power supply. As a result they are detailed but a bit weedy and flat in my experience. And as they're basically just a switching power supply that regulates against a modulated version of the audio signal they're as noisy as hell.



This is not a Class D amp. It's sometimes referred to as Class 'T' due to the Tripath chip.
hub

Less weight is inversely proportional to quality.


I'lll tie it to a brick then and revel in the wonderful sound.
hcc27

This is not a Class D amp. It's sometimes referred to as Class 'T' due to … This is not a Class D amp. It's sometimes referred to as Class 'T' due to the Tripath chip.


Class T is just Class D + marketing. It's even got "Class D" printed on the back.
Edited by: "pibpob" 29th Feb 2016
jasejames

And as they're basically just a switching power supply that regulates … And as they're basically just a switching power supply that regulates against a modulated version of the audio signal they're as noisy as hell.


How is that any worse than having a small-signal DAC followed by an analogue amplifier?
drunken_prozac

The only thing I would say is the supplied power supply I had delivered … The only thing I would say is the supplied power supply I had delivered with mine was a bit under-powered at 1.3Amps. When I turned the volume up the amp would start to cut out, I replaced the PSU with a 3Amp one I had lying around and it works perfectly.


The power supply is always the thing they're vague about and gloss over with these amplifiers. It's usually not enough to provide the claimed RMS power (i.e 40W for this amplifier). This one claims to be "3A" but at what voltage? Note also that they are usually designed for 4 ohm speakers and are unlikely to be able to drive 8 ohm speakers with the rated power, even if the PSU has enough current.
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