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  • ge_off_me
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post

    ​OH PARTS-EXPRESS, PARTS-EXPRESS, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME? Dangle these solutions that come OH-SO-CLOSE to ideal, and leave out the one or two things that would make it a great, GREAT product for DIYers?

    I would willing, willingly, WILLINGLY(!) pay a 50% premium on the given cost of that amp if it had a means of INTERNALLY adjusting the LP filter (LR, 24dB/octave, but 12dB/octave Ok) on the sub and HP filter (LR, 12dB/octave) on the main speakers. Just take a page from the car audio guys and use two internal pots that can be adjusted via screwdriver through suitably-sized holes in the bottom of the case, that's all that's required. Even better, include an additional internally adjustable HP filter (BW 24dB/octave) on the sub channel to filter out very low frequencies that might be beyond the capabilities of the passive subwoofer that's going to be attached to the amp. I'd even forgive that the 24V power adapter does not appear to be 110~240V, and might overlook that the quoted power output does not follow EIA / CEA specifications...
    I agree that there are absolutely features that would enhance the usability of this product for users on this forum and other tech-savvy individuals, but this product is nearly ideal for a large portion of our customer base.

    Creating a similar amplifier with some of the features you listed and perhaps more could be considered pending the sales and the reviews of the current model.

    Best Regards,

    Geoff Schneider

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  • ge_off_me
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    Originally posted by Millstonemike View Post
    Early reports indicate this unit may be lacking in bass. One reviewer had that complaint and one TT member is currently trying to determine if lack of bass is his DTA-2.1.
    I'm a bit confused by this comment, as I have been personally using this amp for about 2 months now, and lacking bass is not something I would say is a characteristic of this amplifier. We also demoed this amplifier in several different installation where there was no such occurrence.

    Best Regards,

    Geoff Schneider

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  • ge_off_me
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    Originally posted by DanP View Post
    Alright, Geoff, so the million dollar question is: is the lowpass frequency adjustable and what is the highpass frequency for the mains? There are sooooo many 2.1 amps out there and nobody seems to get this right!

    Dan
    Dan,

    There are not that many finished 2.1 amps on the market, but there are plenty of boards and modules.

    We do not have an adjustable LPF or HPF on the model.

    This is absolutely something we can look into for a future expansion of the line.


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  • wogg
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    Originally posted by Brian Steele View Post

    ​OH PARTS-EXPRESS, PARTS-EXPRESS, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME? Dangle these solutions that come OH-SO-CLOSE to ideal, and leave out the one or two things that would make it a great, GREAT product for DIYers?

    I would willing, willingly, WILLINGLY(!) pay a 50% premium on the given cost of that amp if it had a means of INTERNALLY adjusting the LP filter (LR, 24dB/octave, but 12dB/octave Ok) on the sub and HP filter (LR, 12dB/octave) on the main speakers. Just take a page from the car audio guys and use two internal pots that can be adjusted via screwdriver through suitably-sized holes in the bottom of the case, that's all that's required. Even better, include an additional internally adjustable HP filter (BW 24dB/octave) on the sub channel to filter out very low frequencies that might be beyond the capabilities of the passive subwoofer that's going to be attached to the amp. I'd even forgive that the 24V power adapter does not appear to be 110~240V, and might overlook that the quoted power output does not follow EIA / CEA specifications...
    Super agree!

    Hell I'd take one with a fixed sub crossover point at 100 +- 20Hz if it had a proper high pass on the main outputs with at least 12dB / octave slopes. Take the work off the satellites, play louder with less distortion, avoid phase cancelations where the mains and sub are overlapping... lots of good reasons.

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  • thekorvers
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    And for the icing on the cake, add a remote.

    Likewise, if it had all those features, including the remote, I would be willing to pay a substantial amount more.

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  • Brian Steele
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    Originally posted by ge_off_me View Post
    We have a new product that is finally in stock and shipping, the Dayton Audio DTA-2.1BT.
    ​OH PARTS-EXPRESS, PARTS-EXPRESS, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME? Dangle these solutions that come OH-SO-CLOSE to ideal, and leave out the one or two things that would make it a great, GREAT product for DIYers?

    I would willing, willingly, WILLINGLY(!) pay a 50% premium on the given cost of that amp if it had a means of INTERNALLY adjusting the LP filter (LR, 24dB/octave, but 12dB/octave Ok) on the sub and HP filter (LR, 12dB/octave) on the main speakers. Just take a page from the car audio guys and use two internal pots that can be adjusted via screwdriver through suitably-sized holes in the bottom of the case, that's all that's required. Even better, include an additional internally adjustable HP filter (BW 24dB/octave) on the sub channel to filter out very low frequencies that might be beyond the capabilities of the passive subwoofer that's going to be attached to the amp. I'd even forgive that the 24V power adapter does not appear to be 110~240V, and might overlook that the quoted power output does not follow EIA / CEA specifications...

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  • Millstonemike
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    Early reports indicate this unit may be lacking in bass. One reviewer had that complaint and one TT member is currently trying to determine if lack of bass is his DTA-2.1.

    Leave a comment:


  • DanP
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    Alright, Geoff, so the million dollar question is: is the lowpass frequency adjustable and what is the highpass frequency for the mains? There are sooooo many 2.1 amps out there and nobody seems to get this right!

    Dan

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  • ge_off_me
    started a topic Dayton Audio DTA-2.1BT

    Dayton Audio DTA-2.1BT

    Alright guys, for those of you who don't know me, my name is Geoff Schneider, and I am the Product Line Specialist for Home A/V at Parts Express.

    We have a new product that is finally in stock and shipping, the Dayton Audio DTA-2.1BT.

    This Class D amplifier offers a simple solution to power a pair of speakers (50 watts x 2) and a passive subwoofer (100 watts). It features 3.5mm, RCA, and Bluetooth inputs for convenient source connections.

    For more information on this product, please visit the product page here.
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