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PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board

Brand:| Model: PAM8610
Overview
The PAM8610 20 watt Class-D audio amplifier features a DC volume control for high-quality sound reproduction.
Highlights
  • Pre-assembled and pre-tested for easy project integration
  • Class D efficiency and compact size
  • 2 x 10W continuous power, adequate for most speakers
  • Built-in volume control, audio input, and power input
Part # 
320-604
Weight: 0.05 lbs.  
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PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board

This board is designed around the PAM8610 integrated circuit, a 10W per channel Class D digital audio power amplifier. Class D amplification offers high power output in a miniature size. 90% efficiency ensures a high quality sound reproduction. Built-in potentiometer for volume control makes for quick and easy set up. Includes speaker wire leads that plug into board.

Perfect for projects, this board features over-current, thermal, and short circuit protection. It can be built into powered speakers or used as a standalone amplifier. The board's compact design is ideal for inclusion in OEM products or store displays.

Specifications: • Power output: 2 x 10 watts @ 8 ohms • Efficiency: 90% • Signal-to-noise ratio: 90 dB • Frequency response: 20 to 50,000 Hz • Signal input: 3.5 mm stereo jack • Signal output: 4 wires • Power requirements: 7-15 VDC • Power input: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm DC jack • Dimensions: 1.57" x 1.26".



Product Specifications
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 8 ohms)10 Watts
  • Power (RMS/Channel 8 ohms)0 - 25 Watts
  • Special FeaturesBoard Only Module
  • Weight Range< 10 lbs.
PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board
  • BrandParts Express
  • ModelPAM8610
  • Part Number320-604
  • UPC848864006130
  • Product CategoryAmplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight0.05 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

PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board
PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great productGot this for a speaker set up it is simple and easy. It works great!
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On board jacks and potentiometer are a big plus!I like this amplifier for a few key reasons. I wish all small amps similar to this one had power and audio-in jacks as well as a volume control. Also, I can vouch for this amp's surprisingly capable power output; it is well suited for any small-speaker project. Finally, its diminutive size allows it to be the only reasonable choice for certain projects. However, it doesn't pass my test of having acceptably clear sound while critically listening in a quiet environment.Both units I bought exhibit a slight amount of digital noise, especially with low to moderate signal source material such as classical guitar. Graininess is also heard in high energy music, especially in the high frequencies of cymbals and strings. In a direct comparison using the same recordings played through a Dayton DTA-1 amp into the same speaker system, this amp's noise clearly shows up as an inherent weakness.In despite of that shortcoming, for its size and price and features, this amp is a winner in many applications. Most people listening in a setting that includes the whirring fan of a desktop computer, or other background noise, probably won't be bothered by the noise. However, I still haven't decided I want to incorporate it into one modest project I have otherwise finished -- a portable system that makes use of Dayton DS115-8 4" woofers and last year's Jamo 2" buyout tweeters.
Date published: 2014-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from PAM8610Bought this little guy to reduce the parts count on my portable powered speakers. I have used the PAM8403 (5V version) on other projects but they take forever to get from China and when using a 3.7V lithium ion battery they require a boost circuit.I gave the PAM8610 a "good" overall rating for two reasons. One, is the potentiometer isn't a true "on/off switch". For most cases it will require SPST switch. Secondly, the amp has a bit of white noise when the volume is all the way down (for my 4 anyway). Turn it an 1/8 of a turn and it goes away. Other than that, this little thing screams. I am powering it with 1800mah~4500mah lithium- Ion batteries with no issues.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tiny PowerhouseThe audio quality of this amp, that is no larger than a matchbook is very good, clear and crisp. It has a volume knob but no on or off swtich. You can power it with just about any adapter as long as it has a 2.1m connector. It also is 90% efficent with 8ohm speakers so you can play it for days on end with a closed cell lead acid battery. I'm using it with my computer right now coupled with a pair of Hi-Wave 3.5inch woofers with a 100uf cap.The Leipa 2020 is a good solid mini amp, this one is just a little better but no features. I don't recommend it for powering bookself speakers that have 50-200watt ratings. Mate this thing with quality 20 watt woofers and this amp plays seriously loud. Excellent for home made boomboxes.
Date published: 2014-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive except for noisy right channelI bought this to build a small mp3 speaker box because it fit the 1.5" available depth. The volume control was a bonus and it is more than adequate to drive two salvaged 3" speakers with a 9 volt supply. Unfortunately the right channel is noisy with no signal while the left channel is dead quiet. The noise isn't apparent at normal play volume but it does necessitate a power switch to turn it off when not in use.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great amp for the price!I recently purchased one of these to build a stereo for my truck. Hooked only to two 3" speakers, this amp is far louder than I expected out of 10 watts. Sound is clear and fairly full frequency. A summary of the project can be found at wdhesser.blogspot.com Enjoy!
Date published: 2013-08-02

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PAM8610 2x10W Class-D Audio Amplifier Board

What is the power connection dimension

Can you post up the parts express part number for the jack that will fit?
Asked by: Nitro Man
The DC jack on this board is 2.1mm x 5.5mm.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-25

how many volts

I know it sound stupid but vdc is the same as volts?????like where it said 7-15 vdc is 7-15 volts??
Asked by: ponchi21
VDC stands for Volts Direct Current as opposed to VAC, Volts Alternating Current. So yes, it is the same as Volts from a battery or an AC-to-DC power supply such as a switching regulated wall adapter, but not the same as Volts from a wall outlet or transformer.
Answered by: oldgeek
Date published: 2013-09-04

Bridgeable?

Looking to power a single 4 ohm speaker, but I don't want to get just the left or right channel.
Asked by: Curtis
While it is true that the amplifier is not bridgeable, that is not the whole story. The reason it is not bridgeable is that the outputs are already bridged. Each channel is a bridge-drive configuration. This is important to realize, because neither speaker signal can be grounded. If your system wiring requires a common ground, or either speaker wire is grounded, you cannot use this amplifier. FYI.
Answered by: Timg
Date published: 2014-03-06

Power Input Polarity?

Is the power input jack on this board center positive or center negative? I don't want to use a power adapter with the wrong polarity and blow the board out.
Asked by: Meehandlebars
This board uses a center-positive plug.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-18

Frequency response?

Hello,I would like to know the frequency response of the amp.thx
Asked by: CLange
This amp has a frequency response of 20-50,000 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-23

Regarding PAM8610. I notice speaker plugs go in either way. Are the two reds inside, or the two black? Are the two inside positions positive or negative (neutral?)

Asked by: Asitgoes
Actually the speaker leads only plug in in one direction. From left to right it is red-black, red-black.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-08

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