Monday, June 12, 2006

Sonic Impact 5066 15-Watt Portable Class-T Digital Audio Amplifier

Sonic Impact 5066 15-Watt Portable Class-T Digital Audio Amplifier Turn your portable music player or small bookshelf unit into a true quality home system with the Sonic Impact 5066 portable digital audio amplifier. This pint-sized device (it measures just 3 by 7 inches and weighs less than a pound) can be connected to any standard 8 ohm or 4 ohm shelf speakers up to 20 watts in power, and features a simple 3.5 mm mini-jack input that works with most game consoles, MP3 Players, CD and DVD players, and computers. It's an ideal choice for listeners who already own traditional speakers and don't want to shell out extra cash to equip their iPod or CD Walkman with a powered speaker system--an often-costly option, unless one opts for a low-end unit. This amp, by contrast, is remarkably affordable, yet still delivers a crisp, vibrant signal that compares to most high-quality linear amplifiers. Plus, it runs on eight AA batteries, so listeners can take it to the stadium for a tailgater or to a park for a picnic. Alternately, listeners can opt to use an AC adapter (sold separately) for indoor purposes.

The amp is also a great fit in dorm rooms, midsized apartments, small offices, and anywhere else a big system would consume valuable space. In addition, the unit doesn't require a heat sink and offers intelligent short circuit protection. Sonic Impact covers the amp with a one-year warranty on parts and service.

What's in the Box
5066 amplifier, user's guide, warranty card.
Customer Review: Poof!
Driving my bookshelf speakers, my 5066 sounded just great for the money (for any money really), though it lacked tone and balance controls, looked awful and had cheezy interconnect terminals. I speak in the past tense about it because while re-arranging the multitudes of equipment on my workbench, I managed to plug the wrong AC adapter into the poor thing. Poof, my little 5066 became a thing of the past. I then bought the Super-T amp which performs like the orignal T-amp and also lacks tone and balance controls, but the Super-T has a nice looking metal case and better quality interconnects. I recommend the Super-T over the 5066 if only for aesthetic reasons, assuming you can afford the extra $'s. Otherwise, if you are on a tight budget, get the 5066. Either way, you won't be sorry.

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Apple MP3 Players,
Apple IPOD Nanos,
Apple Ipods,

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