Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC

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Dayton Audio's DTA-1 mini amplifier has the heart of a serious performer, in a truly portable package. The DTA-1's Class-T output chip produces imaging, dynamics, and sound quality that rival esoteric tube amps—up to 15 watts per channel is on tap to push compact speakers.
  • Palm-size Class-T 30 watt amplifier
  • Great sounding amp—also convenient for travel
  • Battery or AC powered—power supply included—for perfect portability
  • 88% amplifier efficiency prolongs battery life
  • Superior, hi-fi sound quality
  • Soft turn-on eliminates annoying speaker pop
  • CE and RoHS rated design
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Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC

Don't let the compact size fool you—Dayton Audio's DTA-1 mini amplifier is a serious piece of audio gear. A proprietary Class-T amplifier chip enables the DTA-1 to be 88% efficient while still producing pristine, high-resolution output. This makes the DTA-1 T-Amp an obvious choice for powering high efficiency single driver speakers. Up to 15 watts of power per channel is on tap to drive desktop and bookshelf speakers, for the ultimate portable hi-fi setup at home or in your office.

The Dayton Audio DTA-1 T-Amp can run off of 8 AA batteries for total portability, or the included switching power supply (with quick-release US and European style plugs) for stationary use. A rear mounted 3.5 mm stereo (1/8") audio input is provided. The amplifier also includes a 6" long, coiled male-to-male 3.5 mm cable for making connections to iPods, MP3 players, PCs, and portable CD or DVD players. Spring-loaded push terminals are incorporated for quick speaker wire termination. Intelligent short-circuit and over-temperature protection ensure amplifier longevity. The Dayton Audio DTA-1 is the perfect replacement for the now unavailable Sonic Impact 5066 NIB class T amplifier. Dayton Audio has taken the technology developed for the Sonic Impact 5066 and perfected it in this hand-held digital amplifier. Includes 12 VDC, 2A power supply.

Specifications: • Power output: 2 x 15 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 10% THD), 2 x 10 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 0.1% THD) • Efficiency: Greater than 88% • Dynamic range: 102 dB • Dimensions: 2" H x 6-1/8" W x 3-3/4" D.

Product Specifications
  • Special FeaturesClass T,Battery Operated
Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDTA-1
  • Part Number300-380
  • UPC844632074356
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (114 Reviews)
  • Weight1.1 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC
Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC is rated 4.2632 out of 5 by 114.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase!I recently stumbled upon this amp while working on a "McGiver" like project. The more I read and looked into this project the more I learned. I am very non-technical when it comes to stereo equipment. Anyway, I decided to hook this amp to a 40+ year old Motorola receiver and 20+ year old speakers. What I great sound! I was amazed at what this inexpensive amp did to my old system. I am not looking around the house to see what other improvements can be made.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nice little amp - but gooey sticky messy caseI have several tri-path amps. When Dayton changed the case from the silver plastic to this black rubberized one, it was a big mistake. In hotter climate, the "rubberized" material turns into a sticky mess in about 2 years. Kinda like rubbing pine sap all over something - not pleasant. Sounds great, but looks and feels like sh--. Check the picture if you don't believe me. You will need to wash your hands every time you touch it.Dayton...Fix the case issue, and you will receive 5 stars.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T Digital AC/DC Mini Amplexcellent product! A lot of sound from a small box, very impressed!
Date published: 2015-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little ampbought this to test out some 30 yr old speakers i rebuilt. works for what i need for now
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Big Fan of this Little Amp!I bought one of these 5 years ago. I was not expecting much, just something fun to play with. What I found out was that these amps can produce amazing sound when hooked up to a decent speaker. Even hooked up to just an average speaker the results are shocking. The sound field, separation and clarity these small little amps can achieve was a total shock to me. I have good quality amps and speakers in my life, but this little amp was like listening to my music in a whole new way. Just take a couple of bookshelf speakers and place them on a table about 4 feet apart a couple of feet away in front of you. Hook up the amp and your iPod and go though your favorite songs. This amp hooked up to two of my M&K THX 150's sitting on a table in front of me has provided some of the most enjoyable listening experiences I have ever experienced. I only use the battery power if I am taking the amp someplace I cannot plug it in. For the best sound and bass, plug it in. If you hook up this amp to a pair of reasonably efficient tower speakers, you will have plenty of bass. It will not shake the room, but is satisfying. You will get more bass after the unit has been on for about 15 minutes. My T-amp has been on almost continuously for the entire time I have owned it. I use it hooked up to a computer most of the time and I never turn it off when I shut the computer down.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean lines and solid feelI bought this to power a couple of project speakers. I usually buy it naked and do my own thing but this time I wanted one that I could switch speakers occasionally. My favorite feature has to be the switching power supply. As long as the cord is pluged in it will not allow the battery juice to be used. As soon as the cord is removed the batteries kick in. Easy, ergonomic volume control that even my daughter with cerebral palsy is easily capable of using. Nice solid weight doesn't feel like it will slide all over the place. Like some of the other brands. Well done Dayton.
Date published: 2014-11-12
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Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T AC/DC Battery Powered Mini Amplifier 15 WPC

How would this pair with the Overnight Sensation speakers that I'm about to build?

Asked by: barefootbrewer
This would work very well with those speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-26

The specifications say: "Power output: 2 x 15 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 10% THD), 2 x 10 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 0.1% THD)" -- 10% THD seems extremely high, is that a misprint? 0.1% THD sounds much more reasonable.

Asked by: curlytail4legs
No, this number is accurate.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-19

How would i go about connecting this to a large 12v battery, which would be connected to a solar panel. (I'm trying to make an off the grid system)

Asked by: mak1
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-12

what position do pucks work the best? vertically or horizontally?

Asked by: none3
No difference.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-06-30

To follow up with my first question, will the use of a crossover help reduce the mid and high end frequencies produced from the pucks?   

Asked by: none3
Yes. The usable frequency is 20 to 80Hz so a crossover or low pass filter will keep out the unwanted high frequencies.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-03-18

I bought 2 DTA-1 amps with four 8 ohm pucks for two experimental projects I'm putting together. As I turn the system on I noticed I had to turn the volume up almost half way to get any response out of pucks. Is this normal? 

Asked by: none3
The amp is rated at 15 Watts at 4 ohms. Four 8 ohm pucks wired in series/parallel will divide that power between all four pucks at 8 ohms so each puck is only getting about 3 watts.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-03-18
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