Audio Amplifier (1W)

Audio Amplifier (1W)
Audio Amplifier (1W) Audio Amplifier (1W) Audio Amplifier (1W)
Brand: ThingyLab
Product Code: AudioAmp1W
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Price: $20.00

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This is the amplifier featured in the Art of Manliness article "How to Make an Old-Time Radio Into an Mp3 Player Speaker".  

An audio amplifier kit designed to be used in an old radio enclosure.   Feed the 3.5mm (1/8") jack with your iPod or other audio source and drive up to 1W of power into a connected speaker. 

The circuit is based around the LM386 general purpose amplifier IC.  

Be sure to select the kit type fom the drop-menu above.  There is an option of PCB Only, Full Kit, and Pre-Built Kit.


  • Powered from 12VDC supply (2.1mm barrel - positive tip)
  • Screw terminals for connecting speaker and external volume adjustment potentiometer
  • Maximum gain may be set from 20 up to 200
  • Support for Bass Boost


  • 11-12VDC Power Supply (2.1mm barrel - positive tip)
  • 3.5mm (1/8") Audio Cable

Read more on the Product Info Page.

For a Stereo version of this amplifier see the Stereo Amplifier

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