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Fleawatt Hiatus

I've decided to take a break from manufacturing audio wares for others.  I may or may not continue in the future.  Thank you to all who have purchased amplifiers from me over the last several years.  I will continue to perform any warranty work on any of the amplifiers I've produced.

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.