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  • DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

    Anybody compared the two side by side?
    I've have the Lepai, sounds good enough until pushed. I'm wondering if the DTA-2 sounds any better. I'm planning a project with a built in amp that will run on either 12v SLA or a wall wart. the compactness of the DTA-2 has me leaning that way. Which one wins in the sound quality comparison?

    Thanks for the help!

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    Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

    I did a comparision of a few T-amps here: http://techtalk.parts-express.com/sh...-Indeed-TA2020

    Originally, the comparison was between the Lepai TA2020 and the Indeed Labs TA2020, but I also tossed in the MCM Stellar Labs TA2024 (separate thread), which is basically a DTA-2 (same TA2024 chipset).

    All these amps do better with a 5a power supply. The 2a wallwart that is supplied with the Lepai unit doesn't do it justice.

    Good luck with your projects.
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      Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

      Bryan is right. You can get a 5A wall wart (made for LCD monitors) on Amazon for $6-7 that will make a huge
      difference on the Lepai 2020.

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        Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

        I've got a DTA-2 in my shopping cart. I might throw one of the Lepai's in there too and do a comparo thread. Both are priced well enough that someone could tinker and not break the bank.

        I wonder if a better power supply would help the Dayton as well?

        Edit - Never mind, I see that question was answered above.
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          Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

          Originally posted by donradick View Post
          Bryan is right. You can get a 5A wall wart (made for LCD monitors) on Amazon for $6-7 that will make a huge
          difference on the Lepai 2020.
          Link to any in particular?

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          • #6
            Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

            Originally posted by alphaiii View Post
            Link to any in particular?
            This is the one that I got for a Dayton Lepai 2020.
            http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o09_s00_i00

            I think I hear a difference - wow, it's amazing!" Ethan Winer: audio myths
            "As God is my witness I'll never be without a good pair of speakers!" Scarlett O'Hara

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