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Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W

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Kinter's MA-600 is a surprisingly compact amplifier considering all the features packed into this tiny space. The MA-600 is highly versatile, with an FM radio, digital MP3 file playback, adjustable tone controls, and even a remote control! Pulsating LEDs on the front panel make listening to music look so good
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Highlights
  • 2-channel amplifier design with 18 watts per channel
  • Digital audio player with USB and SD/MMC inputs
  • FM radio reception with built-in tuner
  • Adjustable bass and treble controls for lifelike sound
  • 3.5 mm line input
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Power supply sold separately

Product Details

Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W

When you need it all, and it has to be small, then you need the MA-600 from Kinter! This tiny powerhouse features FM radio reception, MP3 file playback (via USB or SD/MMC card), infrared wireless remote control, and 18 watts of power through two channels. The bass and treble tone controls bring proper balance to your music. Thanks to the rugged aluminum housing's mounting tabs, the Kinter MA-600's compact chassis is small enough to install almost anywhere.

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: 4-1/2" L x 2" W x 4-5/8" D.



Product Specifications
  • Special FeaturesFM Tuner,Remote Control,SD Card Input,USB Connectivity
Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W
  • BrandKinter
  • ModelMA-600
  • Part Number310-376
  • UPC848864015286
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (28 Reviews)
  • Weight0.7500 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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Reviews

Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W
Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W is rated 4.3571 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good fit for my needsI bought this gadget out of curiosity and need for a small audio source for testing speakers, crossovers, etc. without having to break down a system and carry it out to the shop. I'm pleased with the fidelity, size, and power in a small unit like this. I find the LEDs kinda stupid and irritating ( yeah, I'll do something about that) and the FM sensitivity was pretty bad but I found a simple solution that should work for most people. Take a 2.5 foot length of small gauge insulated wire and strip enough insulation to form a small circle or hook or crimp a small ring terminal on the end and slip it under the screw next to the antenna on the back of the unit and tighten it down. For safety, put some tape or a wire nut on the other end to prevent problems if it contacts something "hot". Congratulations, you just built a 1/4 wave counterpoise- the OTHER HALF that was missing from your antenna. It's OK to let it hang down by its own weight. This greatly improved he FM reception on my unit. YMMV.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's all about the price...Is it a home stereo? No, but in it's niche you can't beat it for an inexpensive way to get music from a USB stick or memory card out of a pair of old car/bookshelf speakers. For years I've used an old cassette boom box radio out in the garage, but with this instead, I made a copy of the songs I use on a USB already for a motorcycle system and leave it plugged into the Kinter. I recommend using the little nano size USB stick to make it easier to operate the on/off/volume knob but that's really not an inconvenience anyway. You just use the knob to turn it on and them the remote takes over quite well. I had recently gotten a Lepai LP-A68 for this, but it's FM was only getting 1 station and there was no display, so I tossed it. Fortunately, I saved the Lepai's 12v power supply and it plugs right in-instant happy. Yeah, it makes an annoying hum on FM at super low volume, but that seems to go away the minute you turn it up even a little, and for under $20 this thing is great!
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Old" RadioI bought this little amp awhile back with the idea of making a compact instrument amplifier (for my baritone uke). This is a solid little amp with some bass and treble control; I like that I can slip an SD card in there or a USB flash drive. Well, I never built the ukulele amp, but I did turn it into a replica (of sorts) of a 1940's looking table top radio. I can download old radio programs off the internet, save them to the SD card and pop them in the "radio" and enjoy them like the old days. And the fact that the amp has a built in radio tuner actually makes my project a functional radio.I put it together with wood scraps from my shop, some old speakers I had laying around, a bit of thin fabric for the speaker cloth and a bit of stain and varnish; Probably cost around $35 including the amp cost. The LEDs behind the amplifier knobs cycle different colors which makes a nice glowing effect for this little project.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hums and no power cordRidiculous to sell without a power cord. And when I found one that worked, the amp hums. Not audible at high levels, but I want it for late night listening in a bedroom so I don't want high levels and the hum overwhelms the music. So kinda useless.
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Probably better with power supply.It doesn't come with a power supply, so in effect, it comes broken, or incomplete.To be fair, there is a line item at the bottom of the listed features that says that it doesn't come with a power supply, but I missed that part. It doesn't even specify WHAT power supply I should buy.What kind of nonsense is that?Maybe I'll get more extensive on audio performance and features, when I can actuallySo far, the performance, is very, very, QUIET.Parts Express is usually pretty good, about most stuff, but I think this is ridiculous.It's like ordering a pizza, then they give you a bowl of sauce and cheese and mushrooms, you ask them ____ the ___ is that about, and then realize that it said, at the bottom of the board, in small print "Crust is extra." I guess they're counting on you feeling stupid and embarrassed instead of the victim of a bait and switch, because YOU missed that part, so clearly among the other lines of features, so you say, "Oh, yes, Pizza soup, YUM!"Get your act together please :)I look forward to buying more products in the future, but I still think this is baloney.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great buy, but a crippled remote.I have a Lepai LP-2020A for my living room TV that I matched up with a pair of two-way JVC speakers from a micro bookshelf system that never lived up to expectations (the JVC amp was gutless). The sound is excellent, not window rattling, but great for movies in a small living room. Since this worked so well, I decided to redo my kitchen sound system.I had a Philips mini bookshelf system with a tuner, a five-CD changer, and an aux input in my kitchen, I had my kitchen TV sound plugged into the auxiliary input. This unit had really overly emphasized and punchy bass, and tone equalization presets that never seemed to be what I wanted. This was just too much for my kitchen, so I got the Kinter MA-600 because it has an FM tuner, and an aux input. This is REALLY small! The color changing lights around the front knobs are not distractingly bright. The knobs are small and smooth, and hard to grip.The amplifier.Just the right amount of power for a small space. I connected this to the Philips two-way speakers from the mini system; with the bass and treble controls, it’s easy to have nice sound. I plugged my TV line outs into the auxiliary input for the football games. I can also plug in my portable internet radio or my smart phone for spirited music. The auxiliary input does require a strong input signal, so you may need to turn up the volume on your source. The Mode button switches the input from MP3 to Tuner to AUX.The FM tuner.This Kinter has the scanner type of FM tuner; where you cannot enter a frequency, you can only scan up or down the frequencies, and you cannot assign a specific station to a specific memory. Hold down the Play/Pause button, and the unit will scan through the frequencies and automatically assign strong stations to memories. After the scanning and memory storage, you can advance from one memorized frequency to the next by pressing the Play/Pause button, and you can move up and down the band with the Previous and Next buttons. The location for my unit has FM reception issues, and I like to listen to a weak station a little over 20 miles away. I could receive this weak station well, but the radio would not add this station to a preset. I tried adding a length of wire to the antenna, but that didn’t help. I found that moving the unit around and rearranging the wires in the back of the unit made a big difference. I eventually found an arrangement that would allow the unit to receive this weak station well enough to add it to a preset. The display shows the frequency of the FM station tuned, which is very welcome.The MP3 player.The SD card slot indeed interferes with access to the volume/on and off knob. I found the knobs to be too smooth to operate with wet fingers, and so I replaced the original volume/on and off knob with one that had serrations on the outside to improve grip. The player will find any MP3 file, even in folders, but it only displays the number associated with the file it is playing. I don’t know how it assigns numbers, it must play them in the order it finds them. You can use the Play/Pause button to pause play, and resume, and you can jump to the previous and the next file with the Previous and Next buttons.The Remote.The good – The remote has the same functions as the four buttons under the display. The remote also has features not available with the unit’s front panel controls. You can access an FM station memory directly by punching in the memory number. You can likewise access a specific MP3 file by punching in the selection number. There is also a button with a curled arrow symbol (like “return”) that sets the MP3 play options like “rANd” (Random), “ALL”, FoLd” (the folder this song is in), “ONE” (this one song).You can adjust the volume, and equalization.The bad -The remote is very small and black, and I keep losing it. I found the equalization settings not worthwhile. You cannot turn the unit off or on with the remote.The ugly.Re range of this remote is about four to six feet, and you must point it directly at the unit. The remote is useful enough that I am always accessing it, but it is so hard to use.I tried adding dozens of device codes to my universal remote to see if I could find a code to operate the Kinter, the closest I came was a code for a Polaroid DVD player, but it only operated some of the Kinter’s remote buttons, and they were not assigned to the correct buttons on the universal remote. This was so frustrating because, with the Polaroid code in my universal remote I could point the remote in any direction and it would work, but only some functions.Review.Enough power for clear, clean sound with good bass and treble. Feature rich. Great price. Crippled remote. This is the heart of my kitchen sound system
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Kinter MA-600 2-Channel Mini Amplifier with Remote USB MP3 Media Card FM 2x18W

Does it come with the power supply?

Asked by: ALEJAREY
the power supply is not included with this amplifier
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-03-14

I just received my amp. I would like to connect it to my television output rca type jacks, it is a vizio flat screen tv, will the amp. work on it with output going to a pair of economical speakers,(speaker bar & sub-woofer) how do I connect it???

Asked by: okie02
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: 2016-01-22

which power supply should I purchase?

Asked by: ed clark
The power supply we recommend for this amp is below.http://www.parts-express.com/wired-home-whhcps-high-current-power-supply-12-vdc-12a--182-886
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-15

how would I go about getting a replacement remote?  mine was broken with the volume turned down on the amp, and now I can't get it back up. alternately, what would I use as a universal remote code?  I have a Logitech Harmony, but they don't list Kinter.

Asked by: Sarreq
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: 2015-12-04

Could I use this in my 1978 Nova as a car stereo? I would want to add an on off switch, obviously. But other than that...

Asked by: eigenstates
This amplifier can run on a 12 volt source so it can be used in vehicles if needed. It is not designed for in dash installations.
Answered by: GregT
Date published: 2015-12-04

Can the remote turn on & off? If not, w/ recommended power supply 120-056, plus this amp, how many watts are used when in standby (when it is on and input is near zero)? Is standby watts about the same for the other Kinters and Lepais?

Asked by: lake
Unfortunately the remote will not power on/off the unit. When not being used in standby mode, this amp will draw less than 5 watts, which will be very similar to the other Kinter and Lepai amplifiers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-04
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