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

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Part # 
300-380
Weight: 1.1 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T Digital AC/DC 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.

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
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 4 ohms)15 Watts
  • Channels2
  • Speaker Outputs1 Pair
  • Speaker ConnectorsSpring Terminals
  • Number Of Inputs1
  • Input Types3.5mm
  • Special FeaturesClass T,Battery Operated
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)2" H x 6-1/8" W x 3-3/4" D
Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T Digital AC/DC Mini Amplifier 15 WPC
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDTA-1
  • Part Number300-380
  • UPC844632074356
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (105 Reviews)
  • Weight1.1 lbs.
  • Case Qty24
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains 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 Digital AC/DC Mini Amplifier 15 WPC
Dayton Audio DTA-1 Class T Digital AC/DC Mini Amplifier 15 WPC is rated 4.2381 out of 5 by 105.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sounds Good.... but....We bought this about a year ago. The amp sounds really great.. but one side quit working after 3 or 4 months.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good things come in small packages!I bought this amp almost 2 years ago and has provided some serious bang for your buck! After going through countless cheap, horrible sounding, clunky stereo cd receivers working in our Chick-fil-a's kitchen I decided to wire up some decent speakers and tuck away this amp, its so compact the whole system stayed out of the way of everything and sounded pretty good, considering the speaker placement and acoustics of the kitchen. I was worried it might not have enough power to really be heard in a loud kitchen but buy was I wrong! this little amp has plenty of power, without a lot of distortion at that. This little guy got us in trouble plenty of times because it could be easily heard through the whole store at only half volume.Fast forward year later I left Chick-fil-a and the amp got little to no use after I left so I switched it out for a clunky junker and after a deep cleaning shes running desk duty with 2 great infinity speakers and sounds better than any other receiver I own. So far she hasn't died, and hasn't been able to be replaced.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Basic Two Speaker AmpUsed With Batteries or Provided Power Cord This Little Amp Does The Job.I used it to run a set of speakers mounted on stands next to my bed. The TV is mount on the wall on the other side of the room and I did not want to turn the TV all the way up so I could hear it. The little blue LED does not cause an issue with viewing the TV at night, if it did a little black marker would do the trick.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton DTA-1 AmplifierI was Worried about battery life on this amp. and was surprised that the AA batteries lasted so long. there is no tone adjustment and would like to have adjustment in future models. i have a mp3 player hooked up to the unit and also have some polk audio speakers. sounds very good for a small amp.
Date published: 2013-09-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from DOAAfter it's all said and done, it won't work. To their credit, PE is replacing it for the cost of returning the original.
Date published: 2013-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please give it a better battery compartment!Many people don't realize how far 1 watt will take them. With stereos claiming 1000 watt power ratings these days, they may snicker at the 15 WPC rating of this amp but don't let that fool you. This is one powerful little amp! (and this is coming from a guy that has a CEA 2006 certified 1200 watt RMS amp powering the subs in his trunk)Right now I'm powering a pair of JL Audio TR650-CSi 6.5" component speakers with this amp, and I am impressed by how loud it can go.My only complaint is the horrible battery compartment. They need to redesign it so that it is MUCH easier to replace the batteries. The springs are made of extremely soft metal. It is near impossible to install the batteries without bending one or more of the springs sideways, and then you have to straighten them out with a small screwdriver.I would prefer a battery compartment that holds a single row of batteries so that I can easily pull each of them them out with my fingers instead of having to bang them out. There is a red fabric tape you can pull to get the batteries out but I don't find it helpful and it gets in the way when you're trying to close the cover.But the good thing is that the batteries last a very long time (several days of listening). I'm using MAHA Imedions right now but I'm using an external battery holder that holds 10 cells (1.2V x 10 = 12V).I also don't really like the shape of the unit. I would have preferred a more rectangular shape so that it can be more easily integrated into a portable speaker.The blue power LED looks great.I don't know if this is asking too much but it would be nice if it had some tone controls (parametric even - or if you could design a portable EQ because no one seems to make one). Small drivers these days have incredible output potential but they often require heavy EQ to do it (think Bose Soundlink Mini), so having EQ could mean the difference between an ok sounding portable speaker to one that rivals much larger speakers.Anyway, overall I am extremely pleased with this amplifier!
Date published: 2013-08-01

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

I'd like to use this amp for an outdoor portable solar boombox. Do you have any recommendations for powering this amp with solar panels? Battery power is preferred to keep everything consistent. 

Asked by: ddrsx05

Looking for a test amplifier for the CBT36 build. Would this amplifier be acceptable to use for this purpose. I didn't want to pay the bucks for the recommended test amplifier (DTA-100a), since I would have little use for it after completing the project.

Asked by: TomE
I don't see why this would not work for testing purposes in place of the dta 100. It should work fine in that application.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-07-18

I am looking for an amp like yours that I can plug in my ipod and play my music list and a service like spotify or pandora.  Will I need additional equipment like the Rocki which lets you use your amp with RCA connectors or headphone jack?

Asked by: peteralt3
This amplifier will accept any line level or 3.5mm headphone level input. In order to use multiple inputs you will have to get a source selector switch.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-18

Does this have the Sonic Impact 2024 chip set? Thanks.

Asked by: maggied
This uses a 2024B chip.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-18

Could a 15V 3amp brick be used to replace the 12V 2amp brick that comes with the unit? In other words, will the circuitry tolerate the higher voltage?

Asked by: Virb
We do not recommend using any supply other than the one that comes with it. Using a different supply would void the warranty.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-07-18

I have a couple of these that I've had for a several years. However, the ac/dc adapter has died for both of them. I can't find a spec for the dc adapter size. Can you provide either a replacement part number for the adapter or a spec for the dc size?

Asked by: FrankD
These require 12 VDC at 2A minimum with a 2.5mm x 5.5mm plug size, center positive. The adapter we recommend is in the link below.http://www.parts-express.com/12-vdc-2000ma-2a-switching-power-supply-us-and-eu-25mm-plug--120-052
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-18

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