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  • civit
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    I have an even smaller smsl desktop amp which does a good 30 watts or more. Great for testing, but I'm thinking of replacing the pot with something with steps for repeatable settings.

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  • Wushuliu
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    Originally posted by Jeff F. View Post
    I've got a Lepai 2020A+ powering a pair of Overnight Sensations TM's in my kitchen and I've been thinking of upgrading to a better amp. I was looking at the Dayton APA150 a while ago but didn't buy one. With this price, I may have to buy this Franklin version. Do you guys think it would be a worth while improvement?
    Only in terms of power. Not sound quality. The APA150 should be used exactly as specified by the thread title - as a utility for building and testing speakers. I've had the APA150. More than once in fact. Sold one set, then bought another a few years in this hobby thinking maybe I missed something. I compared it to another, MUCH better but discontinued Class AB, the Amp Three. I also compared it with a ClassDAudio IR2092 amp IIRC. The APA150 just isn't very good for full range listening IMO. BUT it is okay for subs and as a no-fuss backup amp for testing and what have you.

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  • Jeff F.
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    My kitchen will be rocking a little harder soon šŸ™‚ To make it even better, I found a $10 coupon code. Thanks for sharing Tom!

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  • rpb
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    Originally posted by Jeff F. View Post

    Really? What did you see in the reviews for the Dayton version that concerned you? I'm considering buying one and would like to know before I buy. I thought the reviews looked good...
    It probably is fine for what you have in mind. I read the reviews that were two or three stars. Sometimes reviews make it harder to decide on a purchase, because some consumers may be unlucky, or may have caused an issue with a product. I have several 5, or 6 channel amps, and really have no use for more. I measure in my HT room/ man cave with the same amp that I use for the system.

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  • tomzarbo
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    Hmmm, the slope of the Franklin is listed at 18 db/octave and the Dayton at 12 db/octave... both 50-150 adjustable. I'm guessing that's a typo... can't imagine they would be different, but who knows.
    RPB, good see!
    jeff, if you often crank it up, the Franklin might be a good step up. Plus it could live on for other uses over the years too. But don't let me spend your dough. šŸ˜
    TomZ

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  • DanP
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    Originally posted by Jeff F. View Post
    I've got a Lepai 2020A+ powering a pair of Overnight Sensations TM's in my kitchen and I've been thinking of upgrading to a better amp. I was looking at the Dayton APA150 a while ago but didn't buy one. With this price, I may have to buy this Franklin version. Do you guys think it would be a worth while improvement? Or, is the Lepai good enough?
    This Franklin amp will be a huge step up.

    Dan

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  • Jeff F.
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    Originally posted by rpb View Post

    I think I saw different low pass filters listed. The reviews on the PE version made me uncomfortable about purchasing one. (Not that I need one anyway.)
    Really? What did you see in the reviews for the Dayton version that concerned you? I'm considering buying one and would like to know before I buy. I thought the reviews looked good...

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  • donradick
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    Pulled the trigger on one. Maybe in Nov grab another.

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  • rpb
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    Originally posted by mattk View Post

    Shouldn't be any difference. Someone posted about Franklin a while back, and PE explained that Franklin is PE's brand for installers.
    I think I saw different low pass filters listed. The reviews on the PE version made me uncomfortable about purchasing one. (Not that I need one anyway.)

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  • mattk
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    Originally posted by tmhutson View Post
    And idea what the difference is from the Dayton? I bought one a while ago. Just bought an open box special, and may buy another at this price. I am going to play with active setup in the future.
    Shouldn't be any difference. Someone posted about Franklin a while back, and PE explained that Franklin is PE's brand for installers.

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  • tmhutson
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    And idea what the difference is from the Dayton? I bought one a while ago. Just bought an open box special, and may buy another at this price. I am going to play with active setup in the future.

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  • lasse
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    And apparently, Iā€™m now seasoned!! šŸ˜

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  • lasse
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    To bad the shipping cost to sweden make the price close to list price in sweden.

    regards//lasse

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  • Jeff F.
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    I've got a Lepai 2020A+ powering a pair of Overnight Sensations TM's in my kitchen and I've been thinking of upgrading to a better amp. I was looking at the Dayton APA150 a while ago but didn't buy one. With this price, I may have to buy this Franklin version. Do you guys think it would be a worth while improvement? Or, is the Lepai good enough?

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  • tomzarbo
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    You guys get what I'm talking about.

    And I forgot one of the best parts... that nice warm "transistory" smell once it gets up to temp!
    šŸ˜

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