LEPY LP 2024A+ Plus Amplifier £20.96 @ Amazon lightning deal
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LEPY LP 2024A+ Plus Amplifier £20.96 @ Amazon lightning deal

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Found 17th Dec 2015
Coming up in a lightning sale at 5pm to prime users, 5.30pm everyone else.

May need to add on item to maintain free delivery (total >=£20).

As good as any £1m amplifier unless you have difficult to drive speakers (allegedly ). As compact and perfectly formed as a gnat's privates (indisputedly).

Can't promise much of a discount since it costs next to nothing already.

Check this thread for comments and feedback from purchasers :
hotukdeals.com/dea…321
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rev6

Cheaper … Cheaper http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cars-LEPY-2024A-Plus-Amplifier/dp/B00SATAEEA/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1450364737&sr=1-1&keywords=2024A%2B


Gizza chance, that may yet turn out to be cheaper but lightning deal hasn't started yet. Hope it isn't breaking rules giving advance warning of lightning deal...
Hmmm, will wait and see what price it comes in at. neat little unit.
I suspect the black one will be the same price as the silver one. I have a topping in the kitchen running dining room, deck and garden speakers (not always at the same time) but need something wall mounted for the shed/gym. Considered this, but only looks to have one input. Are the rca and line in treated as two inputs or one ?
got the lepai 838 from ebay for under £8 its 2.1 with subwoofer controle.
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Just added second line about needing to reach £20 for free delivery. That's right isn't it for non-Prime users? Any suggestions for add-on item?
These are good, but I wouldn't get too carried away about the sound quality.

TBH at the full £20 I'd rather get the Muse-branded 2020 amp rather than this 2024 -- the components are a bit better.

For what they are though these sound decent.
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idbroadhurst

I suspect the black one will be the same price as the silver one. I have … I suspect the black one will be the same price as the silver one. I have a topping in the kitchen running dining room, deck and garden speakers (not always at the same time) but need something wall mounted for the shed/gym. Considered this, but only looks to have one input. Are the rca and line in treated as two inputs or one ?


Looks as though both can be used but are not switchable. Post #12 on other previous thread recommends using one input only.
dealextreme these are bout £8
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superpurpleturtle

dealextreme these are bout £8


Will hotukdeals allow a link? (might save me from getting lynched for directing hotukdealers to a bad deal).
chrisjackson

As good as any £1m amplifier



Wow really? Who on earth spends a million pounds on an amplifier?!?
chrisjackson

Will hotukdeals allow a link? (might save me from getting lynched for … Will hotukdeals allow a link? (might save me from getting lynched for directing hotukdealers to a bad deal).



dx.com/p/m…411

I use mine to power my home sub as my amp requires an active sub, been running stable for over 2 years
Edited by: "superpurpleturtle" 17th Dec 2015
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navneet1311

got the lepai 838 from ebay for under £8 its 2.1 with subwoofer controle.


Somewhat mixed reviews? If it has worked out for you then certainly a great bargain.
I think the LP-2020a and a+ are the ones to get for similar money. People rave about them online.
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superpurpleturtle

http://www.dx.com/p/mini-aluminum-alloy-2-channel-100w-hi-fi-stereo-home-car-amplifier-red-dc-12v-181411#.VnLiv-ErHcsI use mine to power my home sub as my amp requires an active sub, been running stable for over 2 years


Not sure if hotukdeals changed your link. Think I found it though by search on that site for "100w amplifier". £8.73?
Looks great deal. May have to factor in price of AC adapter for those who want to use as domestic amp. Haven't the foggiest how it performs compared to the Lepy though. Do you or anyone here know?
These are great - I went for this one a few weeks ago: amazon.co.uk/dig…epy

Has a radio, and you can stuff an SD card full of tunes - works very well in my bathroom airing cupboard with waterproof speakers!
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jasejames

TBH at the full £20 I'd rather get the Muse-branded 2020 amp rather than … TBH at the full £20 I'd rather get the Muse-branded 2020 amp rather than this 2024 -- the components are a bit better.


Can't find a UK supplier atm but maybe for a few more quids and a bit of a wait might well be worth it.
Any idea if something this size and cost tends to incur customs and "handling" fees if bought from China?
Looks very clean and "audiophiley" (which would be a plus for most folks).
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GeoThermal

I think the LP-2020a and a+ are the ones to get for similar money. People … I think the LP-2020a and a+ are the ones to get for similar money. People rave about them online.


Yep, that was the one recommended in this thread :
hotukdeals.com/dea…921
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MrJed

These are great - I went for this one a few weeks ago: … These are great - I went for this one a few weeks ago: http://www.amazon.co.uk/digital-amplifier-Consumer-Portable-Electronics/dp/B00PGOWWKG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450370892&sr=8-3&keywords=lepyHas a radio, and you can stuff an SD card full of tunes - works very well in my bathroom airing cupboard with waterproof speakers!


That looks like a lot of electronics for your money.
chrisjackson

Can't find a UK supplier atm but maybe for a few more quids and a bit of … Can't find a UK supplier atm but maybe for a few more quids and a bit of a wait might well be worth it.Any idea if something this size and cost tends to incur customs and "handling" fees if bought from China? Looks very clean and "audiophiley" (which would be a plus for most folks).



Typically these things sell for between £18 and £25... this is close enough for the seller to legitimately state that the item is worth <$30 without shipping so that's what they do. I've bought a shedload of such tech from China without incurring any import fees.

The main problem with the Lepai is it has some fairly shonky pre-amp components (to change the tone etc). These can be bypassed, and then the amp sounds more or less exactly the same as the Muse, but given that the Muse has much nicer speaker jacks and general construction it's not worth modding the Lepai really.

I believe the latest Lepai amps have a bypass button (like all good Japanese audiophile amps did back in the day :D) but I still prefer the Muse.
MrJed

These are great - I went for this one a few weeks ago: … These are great - I went for this one a few weeks ago: http://www.amazon.co.uk/digital-amplifier-Consumer-Portable-Electronics/dp/B00PGOWWKG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450370892&sr=8-3&keywords=lepyHas a radio, and you can stuff an SD card full of tunes - works very well in my bathroom airing cupboard with waterproof speakers!



These are very amusing toys I have to say. How they stuff so much tech into such a small box and charge so little is beyond me. I bought one of the less expensive versions of this sort of thing (they go as low as £11!), and tbh it's actually quite good.

Not surprising really as the amplifier chipset in these, while not a Tripath is the same as the sort of thing they used to put in £250 all-in-one midi systems about 20 years ago, so they don't sound rubbish by any means.

I recently bought a bare board Bluetooth-enabled class D amplifier (similar to the Tripath but made by someone else, don't remember the manufacturer off-hand) for under a tenner, and mounted it inside an old pair of JPW speakers. Sounds bloody amazing in the Kitchen
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coco2007

Wow really? Who on earth spends a million pounds on an amplifier?!?


Not me, that's for sure.
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jasejames

Typically these things sell for between £18 and £25... this is close e … Typically these things sell for between £18 and £25... this is close enough for the seller to legitimately state that the item is worth <$30 without shipping so that's what they do. I've bought a shedload of such tech from China without incurring any import fees.The main problem with the Lepai is it has some fairly shonky pre-amp components (to change the tone etc). These can be bypassed, and then the amp sounds more or less exactly the same as the Muse, but given that the Muse has much nicer speaker jacks and general construction it's not worth modding the Lepai really.I believe the latest Lepai amps have a bypass button (like all good Japanese audiophile amps did back in the day :D) but I still prefer the Muse.


Thanks for that info on import fees. I think the model here has a tone control bypass switch. My understanding was that our British designers were the ones who really first pushed for eliminating tone controls and met with resistance from the far eastern manufacturers. So the NAD 3020 (made in Taiwan) still had tone controls but of reduced range. I think the early QED amps were some of the first to eliminate tone controls and even allow balance bypass. Of course I'm only thinking in terms of budget amps.
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Well it look as though the deal went for £16.96 in the first few minutes of availability so never got past Prime users. Maybe they only had two on offer...

Many thanks for all the contributions. Guess I'd better expire this (or at least try).
chrisjackson

Thanks for that info on import fees. I think the model here has a tone … Thanks for that info on import fees. I think the model here has a tone control bypass switch. My understanding was that our British designers were the ones who really first pushed for eliminating tone controls and met with resistance from the far eastern manufacturers. So the NAD 3020 (made in Taiwan) still had tone controls but of reduced range. I think the early QED amps were some of the first to eliminate tone controls and even allow balance bypass. Of course I'm only thinking in terms of budget amps.



Yeah the British just didn't bother with tone controls at all generally as of the 1980s... I think it was Trio who first came up with the compromise measure of being able to switch through their tone controls.

Regardless, it's there -- I'm not sure I'd buy a cheap amp without the ability to bypass the tone controls. Modern, remote-controlled amps can be a nightmare to get right, and I don't like the current obsession with "saving energy" by shutting the power amps off at the speaker relays when there's no sound for more than a few seconds.
didn't last long. £17... pah! No great shakes at that price
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jasejames

Yeah the British just didn't bother with tone controls at all generally … Yeah the British just didn't bother with tone controls at all generally as of the 1980s...


Let's not forget the venerable Sir Amstrad whose products added equalising controls which did absolutely nothing OK, maybe let's...

jasejames

I don't like the current obsession with "saving energy" by shutting the … I don't like the current obsession with "saving energy" by shutting the power amps off at the speaker relays when there's no sound for more than a few seconds.


That sounds like it could be a very dodgy practice with certain genres of music.
It's £17.40 direct from Amazon Here
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It's £17.40 direct from Amazon Here


When Amazon has stock...
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chrisjackson

Not sure if hotukdeals changed your link. Think I found it though by … Not sure if hotukdeals changed your link. Think I found it though by search on that site for "100w amplifier". £8.73?Looks great deal. May have to factor in price of AC adapter for those who want to use as domestic amp. Haven't the foggiest how it performs compared to the Lepy though. Do you or anyone here know?


The one I was looking at is a BTL device like this (check first review) :
amazon.co.uk/Kee…epy
So that is something to consider.
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