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  1. #1
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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default Re: DTA-2 vs. Lepai-2020a+

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

    Quote 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

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