• 03-31-2009, 02:17 PM
    dean_martin
    first gen T-amp re-released?
    It looks like Dayton Audio has come out with a copy of the first generation Sonic Impact T-amp. I have one of the T-amps and it's proven to be a handy portable device. Unlike the Sonic Impact, Dayton's version comes with a power supply.

    The Dayton is/will be carried by parts express, but it isn't available at present.

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380
  • 03-31-2009, 03:32 PM
    It's a bit pricey for what it is and for partsexpress, IMO.
  • 10-04-2009, 03:34 PM
    chrisvonsimson
    Works great. Worst part is the TINY speaker cable pressure connectors. 12 gauge I think...
  • 10-05-2009, 09:26 AM
    dean_martin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chrisvonsimson
    Works great. Worst part is the TINY speaker cable pressure connectors. 12 gauge I think...

    I don't use thick wire with mine. Actually, the speaker wire I use is either the thin Radio Shack wire or RCA wire from Wal-Mart. I can't remember which.

    The T-amp has never disappointed when used outdoors. I've taken it to college football games for tailgating and used it in the backyard while grilling or hanging out on the deck. I didn't get it for the home system expecting it to be a "giant killer" but it beats any boombox for road trips and outdoor use. A pair of cheap high-efficiency speakers and a portable source and you're set.
  • 10-05-2009, 03:25 PM
    LeRoy
    Thanks for the alert....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dean_martin
    It looks like Dayton Audio has come out with a copy of the first generation Sonic Impact T-amp. I have one of the T-amps and it's proven to be a handy portable device. Unlike the Sonic Impact, Dayton's version comes with a power supply.

    The Dayton is/will be carried by parts express, but it isn't available at present.

    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=300-380

    I was actually wondering if there were going to be any more T-amps out there...I had a couple of T-Amps which I gave to each of my nephews and now I want to get three more for presents over the holidays.

    LeRoy
  • 10-06-2009, 03:46 AM
    poppachubby
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dean_martin
    I don't use thick wire with mine. Actually, the speaker wire I use is either the thin Radio Shack wire or RCA wire from Wal-Mart. I can't remember which.

    The T-amp has never disappointed when used outdoors. I've taken it to college football games for tailgating and used it in the backyard while grilling or hanging out on the deck. I didn't get it for the home system expecting it to be a "giant killer" but it beats any boombox for road trips and outdoor use. A pair of cheap high-efficiency speakers and a portable source and you're set.

    I think it's a great product but only for a stationary use such as office or den maybe. Maybe a camping trip but on any level, I don't define portable as an armful of speakers and gear, however small they might be. If you're hooking up an MP3 or CD player I would suggest a good dock with a 3.5mm input, much less to get around. I mean who needs hi-fi when your getting sloshed with your mates?
  • 10-06-2009, 09:48 AM
    While it's a bit more expensive, here's what I consider the best implementation of the amp chip so far:

    http://www.winsome-labs.com/products.htm

    I haven't actually heard it, but from what I've read it's a pretty solid piece of gear for $350, and with 30W per channel (45W @ 4 ohms) it is able to drive bigger, more serious speakers too.
  • 10-06-2009, 07:57 PM
    Rudy Gireyev
    Hmmmm Interesting. No one here likes Trends Audio? How come?

    Rudy
  • 10-07-2009, 03:17 PM
    LeRoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rudy Gireyev
    Hmmmm Interesting. No one here likes Trends Audio? How come?

    Rudy

    Rudy,

    Of all the t-amp variations that are out there....My preference for the orig T amp regen is 1) input for IPOD or MP3, and 2) Price. I am giving them away as presents to my niece who is is 2nd grade, and my nephew who is currently in kindergarten. :)

    Favorably reviewed on http://www.tnt-audio.com/ is "KAMA BAY AMP" 2ch Amplifier,Price:$54.80 , http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/034/sda100.

    Also, http://www.obadimports.com/index.html, has discontinued the Trends as they report the Pop Pulse 2024 Tsunami Amplifier $139.00 to be a better product than the Trends.
  • 10-11-2009, 06:53 AM
    LeRoy
    T-amp perfection?
    http://store.virtueaudio.com/

    I was reading about virtue audio on the audio review website, www.steroemojo.com/

    Thought there might be some member of this forum that may want to know about
    this company's products.

    LeRoy
  • 10-11-2009, 08:17 PM
    Rudy Gireyev
    Thank you LeRoy. That is some great info there. I guess time has taken its toll on the Trends Audio.

    Rudy
  • 10-12-2009, 01:23 PM
    LeRoy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rudy Gireyev
    Thank you LeRoy. That is some great info there. I guess time has taken its toll on the Trends Audio.

    Rudy

    You're welcome

    LeRoy