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"Satin Doll" TPA3116D2. (Sold to Scott K. In Ft. Wayne, Indiana)





Solid Maple wood faceplate with working vintage panel meter.   Three inputs with Alps selector switch and Alps volume pot.  Solen gold plated brass binding posts.  REAN RCA connectors.  Belden shielded input wire and Dueland 20ga. cotton insulated copper output wire.  Nichicon Gold Tune and Nichicon Muse capacitors.   Copper shielded, high purity copper R core transformer.  Made in USA black anodized aluminum enclosure.  
Comments from the owner. “It sounds fantastic...and the build quality is insane....I’m sure I’ll be buying from you again.”

"Mood Indigo" TPA3116D2 (Sold to Nathan M. of Cedar City, Utah)


Made in USA aluminum 12"x12"x5" enclosure with working 3.5" vintage Weston micro amperes panel meter. (Needle moves to center when on) This two input TPA3116D2 integrated amplifier sports Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors.   HEXFRED bridge rectifier, copper shielded R-Core transformer,  Alps Blue Velvet volume pot, heavy duty, copper coated brass binding posts, gold plated IEC input connector, fully shielded copper input wire and Dueland brand cotton insulated high purity copper output wire.
40 watts per channel into 4 ohms.

Mahogany faceplate TPA3110D2 Dual Mono (Sold to Chip of Bowling Green, Ohio)

Dual Mono TPA3110D2
16 watts per channel into 4 ohms
8 watts per channel into 8 ohms
Genuine Mahogany veneer faceplate with operating vintage United States Signal Corps panel meter.
Textured, black painted aluminum enclosure,  gold plated heavy duty binding posts, R core tranformer, HEXFRED bridge rectifier, Nichicon Gold Tune power supply capacitors, teflon insulated solid copper power wire, and Dueland brand cotton insulated high purity copper output wire.
This amplifier will be powering Omega Super 8 xrs speakers in the new owner's system.


Black Walnut TPA3116D2 (Sold to Jordan B. of Huntertown, Indiana)

11"x8.5" Approximately 20 watts per channel into 8 ohm.  40 watts into 4 ohms.
Built with an oversized R core transformer, HEXFRED high speed bridge rectifier, Nichicon gold tune and Nichicon fine gold power supply capacitors, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated high purity copper output wire, heavy duty gold plated binding posts, REAN gold plated RCA connectors,
side mounted heavy duty power switch and real walnut veneer accent on the front panel.
Feedback from owner: "What a fantastic amp and value! I hooked it up in my main system which utilizes extremely expensive full range horns (Avant-Garde) and the little Fleawatt amp was competitive with much more expensive amps I have on hand."

Fleawatt "Crystal Current" TPA3116D2 Integrated Amplifier(Sold to Neville in Novi, Michigan)

Built in December 2019.  This build includes an extra large R-Core transformer with a large capacitance regulated power supply, Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, Alps blue velvet volume pot, AC input filter, machined brass Fender guitar knobs, gold plated connectors, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated high purity copper output wire, fully shielded copper input wire and a working vintage panel meter.

Owner Comments:  "Just got the amp and connected it up to my Omega speakers. The sound is smooth and clean...the way I like it. Thanks for building the amp."



"Par-Metal" two input TPA3116D2 Integrated Amplifier (Sold to Ron B. of Redwood City, California)


Made in the USA 12"x12"x4.25" Par-Metal brand aluminum enclosure, working vintage analog panel meter, two inputs with rear panel mounted toggle selector switch, R Core transformer with LT1083 regulated DC power supply, IEC AC Filter,  1000uf 25V Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, Alps Blue Velvet volume pot, gold plated hardware, Jupiter Condenser Company cotton insulated, high purity copper output wiring, and fully shielded Belden Brilliance input wire.
Approximately 20 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
Approximately 40 watts per channel into 4 ohms.



Walnut & Wine TPA3116D2 (Sold to Mani in Kansas City, MO)


This build includes Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, real walnut veneer, Alps Blue Velvet volume potentiometer,  Jupiter Condenser Corp cotton insulated 6N high purity wire,  neoprene circuit board isolation, gold plated connectors and an external power supply.

Two Input TPA3116D2 (Sold to John B. of Anaheim, California)



This amplifier was built with a large EI Transformer, Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors throughout, Jupiter Condenser cotton insulated 6N copper output wiring, Belden Brilliance input wire, audiophile quality Solen & Rean brand gold plated connectors and an Alps Blue Velvet volume pot.  This aluminum enclosure was a "test mule" enclosure for various parts I've tried together over the last three or four years, making it a "B" stock amp now in it's final iteration.
Just as a Chef must tweak a recipe and find high quality ingredients that work well together, amplifier outcome can benefit from similar experimentation.   Alas, a great sounding mixture of ingredients develops into a delicious sounding amplifier.




"Cello Suite II" TPA3118D2 (Sold to Stephen F. of Harrison, Arkansas)


R Type Transformer, HEXFRED bridge rectifier,
Elna Silmic II power supply capacitors, Alps blue velvet volume potentiometer, Jupiter Condenser Co. cotton insulated 6N high purity copper output wiring.   Volume pot bypass circuit for use with internal volume pot or pre-amplifier.  


EI Transformer & Elna Silmic II TPA3116D2 (Sold to Glenn W. of Walden, New York)



This amplifier features a 5 amp EI stye transformer, filtered IEC connector, gold plated binding posts and RCA connectors, Belden Brilliance insulated input wiring, Jupiter Condenser Co. cotton insulated 6N high purity copper output wiring, rotary power switch, Hammond "naked" diecast aluminum enclosure.

EI Transformer TPA3116D2 (Sold to John of Buckeye, Arizona)



Diecast Aluminum enclosure, Filtered IEC, Gold plated hardware, Nichicon Fine Gold 
power supply capacitors,
EI Transformer, fully shielded input wire and teflon coated output wire.


Steve's Fleawatt Amplifier Review




I just wanted to share how much I am enjoying my new Fleawatt amp.  I have a
very simple system (DAC/Buffer/Amp/Speakers) which provides very nice sound
quality.  I normally use a Shindo power amp ($8,000 new - I bought it 2nd
hand) and the sound quality with my PS Audio DAC and Vivid speakers is truly
outstanding.  But, the amp was having noise issues so I sent it out for
repair and bought the Fleawatt to use in the interim.  However, when used
with my Dodd tube buffer the sound quality of the Fleawatt is VERY
acceptable.  Considering the 20-times cost difference it's sort of amazing
how good it sounds.

"Manistique" Two input TPA3116D2 (Sold to Matt of Bayonne, New Jersey)




Solid Ash wood front panel.  Machined aluminum knobs.  Elnic Silmic II power supply caps.  Power supply featuring 4700uf of capacitance.  Toroidal transformer.  Gold plated hardware.  
Two inputs utilizing a goldpoint selector switch for ultra transparent sound.
Belen brilliance input wire and Kimber TCSS output wire.
Sold to Matt.


"Hans Zimmer" Two input TPA3116D2 (Sold to Tom G. of Chagrin Falls, Ohio)




Large 11"x14"x4" Machined Aluminum Enclosure. 
Two inputs.  Oversized R type transformer with regulated power supply set at 18 volts.   Nichicon fine gold power supply capacitors.
Shielded Belden Brilliance input wire and cloth covered twisted/stranded 18ga. copper output wire.
Alps blue velvet volume pot.  Solen brand gold plated binding posts.  Rean RCA inputs.
20 watts per channel into 8 ohms.  40 watts into 4 ohms.
$475 plus $35 shipping.


"Gary Numan" TPA3116D2 Integrated Amp (Sold to Steve H. of Brodhead, Wisconsin)





R Type transformer.  Audiophile quality Nichicon Muse and Elna Silmic power supply capacitors.
Real oak wood and aluminum enclosure.  Premium gold plated binding posts.
Jupiter brand cotton insulated 4N solid core copper output wire.
Rear mounted DACT style volume pot.  
Working 1950's vintage Hewlett Packard panel meter. (Sweeps to center upon power up)
Note:  The aluminum used to make this enclosure is very soft.  It has a distressed look, but also has deeper scratches in various places that occurred during construction.   Still, it's a very cool looking amp.  13.5"wide x 10"deep x 4" Tall
20 watts per channel into 8 ohms.  40 watts into 4 ohms.
$400 plus shipping.   




"Bypass" TPA3110D2 (Sold to Paul in Middle Village, NY)



TPA3110D2 with a volume control bypass switch.  Use as a stand alone amplifier with your favorite preamp via bypassing the volume pot or as an integrated amplifier.
R type transformer, 4700uf of power supply capacitance and upgraded Nichicon Fine Gold power supply capacitors.  Teflon insulated copper wiring and gold plated hardware.
Distressed diecast aluminum with a gloss clear coat. 



"Soultrane" TPA3118D2 (Sold to Hugo L. of Greer, South Carolina)




Features include a high powered R core transformer, Nichicon Fine Gold power supply filtering caps, two inputs, 26ga. twisted, teflon insulated, solid copper signal wire, Kimber TCSS teflon insulated output wire and for those carbon pot loving audiophiles, an Alph carbon volume pot.  The binding posts are machined copper, gold plated with polycarbonate insulators.
25 gorgeous watts per channel.


"Waring" TPA3116D2 with Dueland cotton/copper wire (Sold to Thomas K. in Katy, Texas)




This build features a EI transformer, known for it's great line filtering properties.
Elna Silmic II & Panasonic FC power supply capacitors.  Alps Blue Velvet volume pot for silky smooth rotation & sound.  Output wire from the neoprene vibration isolated amplifier circuit board to the binding posts is the new 18ga. Dueland oil impregnated cotton, tinned copper wire.  This wire was created by Dueland to emulate the wildly popular Western Electric cotton insulated, tinned copper wire of days gone by.  Input signal wiring is Belden Brilliance, fully shielded copper.
Binding posts are WBT style premium gold plated machined brass.
25 watts per channel into 4 ohms.

Owner comments after receiving the amp:
I bought your amp for a couple of reasons ... first, I was very curious about Class D amplification having never heard one .... 2ndly, I wanted a couple of alternatives to my Triode TRV-A300SE Integrated .... an excellent integrated itself (w/Gold Lion 300B output tubes). This is part of a home-office system that uses my PC as the source and via USB cable feeds a Chord Electronics QX (British version) DAC with it's own linear power supply .... this drives my beautiful Antero bookshelf speakers.
I gotta say, your Waring, is simply impressive. It's detail & transparency, surprisingly are BETTER than the Triode and that's saying something ... bass extension is very good and tight ................ sonics can be just a bit brassy at higher volumes .... but @ the 10 o'clock position, volume is quite LOUD. I have a list of reference recordings I've used for a number of years .... recordings that I know, and your integrated plays them all very well with a fairly broad stage ..... and for the money, I'd say your Integrated is exceptional. I'll become one of your greatest advocates .... I've got several audiophile friends and you can bet they'll be informed. Not sure if that'll transform into purchases, but I'll let 'em know.

ESS Technology ES9028PRO DAC (Sold to Mark of Woodridge, IL)




SPDIF/Coaxial input only.  Top of the line ES9028PRO DAC chip with unreal signal to noise levels.
Please do some reading on the 9028PRO for additional details on it's design and development.
24/196 via digital coaxial input.  I use a M2Tech converter for USB input.   Unbalanced and balanced outputs.   Enclosure is generic "Breeze Audio", but is made for this new 9028 board.  I've done the work assembling this DAC using a high quality pre-stuffed circuit board,  R core transformer and  gold plated Neutrik hardware.  This might be the least expensive, plug and play 9028PRO on the market at the moment.  This DAC sounds gorgeous, with tons of heft in the bass.
Extremely pure, black backgrounds.  8 selectable filters and + - gain on the front panel.
High quality parts used in this build, including Nichicon capacitors and a R core transformer.
LED display is bright blue in color.  (not lit in photographs)


"Cello Suite" TPA3118D2 (Sold to Jeff S. of Statesboro, GA)



TPA3118D2 2x15 watts into 8 ohms.
Alps Blue Velvet Volume pot.  HEXFRED bridge rectifier with Elna Silmic II smoothing capacitors.
Capacitance multiplier.   Gold plated RCA connectors, binding posts and IEC inlet with fuse.  
 R core transformer, Dueland cotton insulated output wire.


"Schostakovich" TPA3116D2 Dueland Western Electric (Sold to Norman G. of Englewood, Colorado)




Stand alone 2 channel TPA3116D2 in an elegantly simple aluminum enclosure.  
This custom built amplifier has a R core transformer and regulated power supply board.
Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors.  Elastomer washers under the circuit boards for vibration isolation. Input wire is shielded Belden Brilliance & the output wire is the new Dueland 18 gauge oil impregnated, cotton insulated, tinned copper Western Electric clone wire.
Large elastomer isolation pads under the enclosure.
$375

"Holst" TPA3116D2 Dueland Wire (Sold to Mark W. of Woodridge, IL)




This gorgeous sounding amplifier was assembled with top-shelf audiophile components.  The TPA3116D2 is such a good sounding chip amplifier that mating it with good quality components  and a high quality linear power supply takes it to another level.  This is the first amplifier I've equipped with a "capacitor array" power supply.  This entails an array of sixty-eight Rubycon YXF high frequency, low impedance 220uf capacitors.  This is a silly amount of capacitance for an amplifier that sips current.  However, it allows immediate and fast current delivery to the amplifier.   Additional power supply capacitance on the amplifier board is provided by silky smooth sounding Elna Silmic II 1000uf capacitors.   Feeding the power supply is a huge (and expensive) 65VA R type transformer that has more than enough power to feed the capacitor array during large dynamic swings.   
The amplifier board itself is mounted on a 3/4" slab of Sitka Spruce wood.  Harware includes premium WBT style gold plated binding posts and Neutrik gold plated RCA inputs.  An Alps blue velvet volume pot is mounted front and center.   Wiring includes solid core copper power wiring, shielded Belden brilliance input wire and the output wire is the very special and expensive, Dueland brand oil impregnated, cotton insulated, 18gauge tinned copper.  (A close copy of the Western Electric wire)  A fire engine red LED is mounted above the volume control.
$545 plus actual shipping.
Here is a comment from the owner after the amp was received:
The integrated amp right out of the box is very impressive musically with exceptional build quality. It runs cool and operates dead silent. After a good break in period I will send further info on my opinions/comments. I think with this amp you HIT A HOME RUN. 

"Gerry Mulligan" TPA3116D2 (Sold to Chris C. in Littleton, Colorado)




Have you read all the superlatives regarding the TPA3116D2 chip amps?
Imagine what one sounds like mated with high quality or even boutique audiophile parts!
This amplifier was built with a R core transformer, 1000uf Nichicon Muse capacitors in the power supply, Belden Brilliance shielded copper input wiring, boutique Jupiter cotton insulated 4N purity copper output wire, solid-core copper power supply wiring, DACT style stepped attenuator that uses high tolerance SMD resistors, Solen brand gold plated binding posts and Neutrik gold plated RCA connectors.   This amplifier has the circuit board mounted on a 3/4" thick piece of maple, affixed with brass hardware.   
$400 plus shipping.  Lifetime Warranty.

"Mancini" TPA3116D2 with Goldpoint Attenuator (Sold to David F. of Buffalo, NY)




R Type Transformer.  Panasonic FC and Nichicon Muse power supply capacitors.  Goldpoint stepped attenuator.  Solen binding posts.   Neutrik Rean RCA inputs.   Teflon insulated, solid-core copper signal wiring and WBT TCSS output wire.   WBT style premium gold plated binding posts.  Circuit board is mounted on rubber vibration isolating washers. 
The goldpoint stepped attenuator is highly regarded and one of the most transparent sounding stepped attenuators available.
$525 plus shipping.