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Hello,

I am looking for a mini amplifier to power these speakers for my desktop. The budget for the amp is under $100 but would like them to be as inexpensive as possible. The audio system will be going through my Creative Omni that I already own. Thanks in advanced!
Edited by Ragsters - 7/30/16 at 9:14am
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This is the cheapest amp I could find that will do 40 watts per channel:
http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-120-class-t-mini-amplifier-60-wpc--300-3800


IMO, trying to go passive speakers with an amp and all that is not really for people who are looking to spend hardly anything on the speakers. This type of stuff really doesnt start to shine until you go up a couple hundred more bucks. If you are trying to stay really cheap, a ready made system is usually a much better choice.
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I would just buy a full sized receiver that has the inputs that you need. Even the older ones have pure or direct audio pass through. They also built in DACs so you could skip the Creative and run from the onboard sound.

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Thanks for the input guys!
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Originally Posted by Ragsters View Post

Hello,

I am looking for a mini amplifier to power these speakers for my desktop. The budget for the amp is under $100 but would like them to be as inexpensive as possible. The audio system will be going through my Creative Omni that I already own. Thanks in advanced!

This one should be good enough: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A2QLGEQ

SMSL makes some pretty good budget gear.
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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

This is the cheapest amp I could find that will do 40 watts per channel:
http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dta-120-class-t-mini-amplifier-60-wpc--300-3800

Brom what I've seen budget speaker/headphone combo amps seem to always be bad at amplifying either the speakers or headphones, or both. Wouldn't bother with those.
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