Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W

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The Kinter MA-170 amplifier offers an unstoppable combination of clean power, simple operation, and great looks.
  • 2-channel amplifier design with 18 watts per channel
  • Pulsating LEDs change color
  • Adjustable bass and treble for lifelike sound
  • Extruded aluminum housing with mounting tabs
  • RCA source inputs
  • Power supply sold separately
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Weight: 0.5000 lbs.  
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Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W

Kinter's MA-170 mini amplifier is the new value leader in audio amplifiers, with 18 watts of robust power per channel and a stylish, modern appearance. The latest in IC-based amplifier technology delivers smooth, natural sound without fatigue or distortion, while running cool and drawing minimal power.

The Kinter MA-170 is the real deal! You can use the MA-170 in a 2-channel home audio system, or build its capability into a portable unit that can be taken anywhere. RCA inputs and convenient spring terminal outputs will work with virtually any source and speakers to create a great sounding audio system. The black anodized aluminum housing's integrated mounting tabs make it easy to mount the amp anywhere. The glowing LEDs really set the mood for any music genre.

Specifications: • Power output: 2 x 18 watts • Input impedance: 47K ohms • Output impedance: 4 - 16 ohms • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz • Minimum THD: ≤0.02% • Input voltage: 9 - 14.4 VDC • Rated input current: 1A - 3A • DC plug size: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm •12V power supply sold separately • Dimensions: 4-7/8" L x 1-5/8" W x 4-5/8" D.

Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W
  • BrandKinter
  • ModelMA-170
  • Part Number310-372
  • UPC848864015262
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight0.5000 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.


Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W
Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W is rated 3.8125 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't find a fault...Bought this for my first speaker build. Powering 2 Hivi b3ns in a .56 cu ft3 ported enclosure. Powers speakers just right, and sounds great as a boombox. Has yet to even get warm after hours of playing.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It costs $10.40, and it's worth $10.40.I bought this unit because I was curious about it. It looks and feels very inexpensive. The off/on switch stuck (remedied by pushing and prying). I haven't tested it yet, but similar class D amps typically produce less than 1/2 the advertized performance. The Lepai equivalent amp is more expensive but comes with a power supply and has a much more quality feel and appearance.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive AwesomeBought for NAD FM receiver (no volume control) powering Acoustic Research AR-18s. This is in my 9-y/o's bedroom, powering only classical music. Easy to use, hook up, and sound for my purpose is excellent. Kid likes the volume knob lights as a bright night light.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The price point is good. Instant classic?I purchased the Lepai 2020 for a permanently installed birdhouse project. Decided less power would be a better pairing. Unit is looks nice and is well made. Volume setting on the 2020 was about 1/8 I've set this above 3/4 for similar sound. Sound quality it's is good, good for smaller projects.
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't beat the priceUsed with a spare power supply for a workbench test amp. For under $ 8.00 you can't beat it.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I couldn't build this myself for less money!Don't let some of the other reviews dissuade you - for under $10 this little amp is a bargain. Forget about output power, tone control quality etc. Just hook up whatever old "wall wart" style supply you have lying around, a source of music and enjoy the sound!I'm running mine off a 9V 2A "switching" style wall wart, I've got it hooked up to my computer's sound card and a pair of old RS Minimus 7 AV speakers. It fills my garage shop with sound, and if I accidentally run over it with the car (or need an extra wheel chock) no worries - just buy another one! Yes - running on 9V it tends to distort when pushed really hard but its a sub ten dollar amp!My only con is the annoying LED color ring around the volume knob. It changes color constantly and in no relation to the music. I solved the problem by taking the back off the amp and clipping one of the LED leads with a long wire snipper.This amp is great to put sound anywhere you need it - remember its about the music and you don't need a super expensive high end system to enjoy music!
Date published: 2014-11-19
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Kinter MA-170 2-Channel Mini Amplifier Bass Treble RCA In 2x18W

This amp doesn't have the usual hot, ground, and remote wire inlets to install it. How do you power it up with just a Y Jack to a single plug?  No instructions came with it. 

Asked by: B1976

where do you get the power supply for ma 170

Asked by: daddydo
The power supplies in the related products section should be fine with this, currently we have #182-886 and #129-012 which will both work.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2015-02-12

Hi can you mount this (the kinter amp) inside a closed box? the instructions say use in ventilated area. the amp does not seem to get warm. thanks

Asked by: spudsho
Ventilation is required for this amplifier but as long as the box will leave some air space around the amp you shouldn't have any problems.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-11

Is this a class D or AB amp? What chip does it use?

Asked by: EdH240
These are class AB, the chip used is not specified by the manufacturer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-04

What version is this? MA170E?

Asked by: rinthesun
The model number on the box and amplifier are MA-170.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-19

Will the Kinter MA-170 amplifier power two 8", 8 ohm JBL Industrial Series speakers? Is it bridgeable to increase output?

Asked by: BobbieJim
This amplifier will power them but it may be limited on total output depending on the application. Unfortunately they cannot be bridged.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-21
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