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The pre-built version of the amplifier kit allows you to focus more on product design. The stereo amplifier kit is supplied with all the resistors, volume control, capacitors, power switch & IC holder fitted. Students just need to finish it by connecting the jack lead, speakers & power clip to the board.
Available with an iPod connecting lead (Please note this is not the Lightning connector used on the some Apple devices such as the iPhone 5. Adapters are available) or a 3.5mm jack lead.
This deluxe amplifier kit can be used with any personal stereo equipment, including MP3 players. The kit has a volume control & power LED. It can be powered by a batteries connected to the PP3 clip or a DC power module can be plugged in when the batteries automatically disconnect and the power supply is used. The kit can be powered off a 2V to 15V supply, though the volume is better with a higher supply. It uses a TDA2822M audio amplifier IC which can output 1W per channel.
PCB dimensions: 62mm x 50mm.
It has a PP3 battery clip and can run off any voltage from 2 to 15 volts.
It works nicely off a 9V battery (not supplied) or if you want to run it of the mains why not try our 12V wall power unit.
Output power at 9V is 1W per speaker. See the datasheet for more details.
Steve Fergusson, the Head of DT at Haywood Academy in Burslem Stoke on Trent, sent us some excellent examples of innovative student designs for Amplifier and Lamp cases. The cases were designed and made by GCSE and A Level Product Design students and display a high level of creativity in all of the Students involved.
Students at Highgate School made this retro arcade machine, powered by a Raspberry Pi, and using our deluxe stereo amplifier kit, arcade joystick, arcade buttons and clear Perspex.
Award winning Rocket Speaker DT Project by a student at George Hirst.
MP3 Amplifier Docking Stations by students at Cottenham Village College.
Vintage Vinyl Amplifier design, based on our Deluxe Stereo Amplifier Kit.
iPod Stereo Amplifier Dock by year 10 students at Hardenhuish School.
Deluxe Stereo Amplifier Project Kit demo video.
A video of us comparing our Amplifier Kits taken from our Ask Kitronik Live event 2012.
how big is the speaker
Posted byon Wednesday, 6 July 2016
The speaker is 66mm in diameter, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/c3304-8-ohm-66mm-speaker.html
I was wondering if you had a picture of this kit set up in a product because I'm a bit confused about how the volume, switch and light will look so cramp together.
Posted byon Friday, 15 April 2016
We do have images on our website under the media tag of different enclosures for this kit, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/c2141b-deluxe-stereo-amplifier-pre-built.html however it is likely that the potentiometer, switch and LED have all been put onto flying leads to enable the kit to fit into the enclosure.
Hi there, When soldering wires to the volume control (potentiometer) can you solder the wires in the holes rather than attaching to the legs? Just checking to see if this affects performance. Also, I attached two 65mm speakers and used a 9v battery and the sound was awful - any ideas?
Posted byon Friday, 1 April 2016
You can solder direct on to the holes on the potentiometer and you won’t have any performance issues. There could be a couple of reason why the sound it’s very good using the speakers. If it is the speakers we supplied with the kit it could be a dry joint or loose connection on the speakers or the input cable. If it is different speakers then these need to be 8ohm speakers. There could also be a dry joint on R2.
Hi, like a few people I am making this for a GCSE project and was wondering what is the distance between the volume control nob and the switch? As I want to add a nob cover and am unsure what my limits are in terms of size. Many thanks!
Posted byon Wednesday, 27 January 2016
The distance between the edge of the switch and edge of the potentiometer is approximately 3mm, however the slider on the switch is located around 4mm from the top of the PCB, and the spindle on the potentiometer is 12.5mm above the top of the PCB.
Hi my son is making this kit plus a housing for GCSE he would like to upgrade the speakers could you recommend a suitable replacement as he likes BASS ! many thanks
Posted byon Monday, 18 January 2016
The deluxe amp kit can output a maximum of 1W per channel, as such to get the most from the amplifier you would ideally want to us a speaker which is rated to 1W, although using a speaker rated higher than this won’t cause any damage you just wouldn’t get the maximum from the speaker. A suitable options could be the following, https://www.kitronik.co.uk/3313-2w-5cm-full-range-8ohm-speaker.html, or if you are limited on space you could use either https://www.kitronik.co.uk/3319-4w-8-ohm-32mm-subminiature-high-power-speaker.html or https://www.kitronik.co.uk/3318-3w-8-ohm-20mm-subminiature-high-power-speaker.html
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