1949 GE Milligauss Meter TPA3116D2

1949 Vintage operational Bakelite General Electric United States Navy marked milligauss meter.  Needle sweeps to +20 milligauss on power up.  This is a very unique, hard to find vintage meter.   Die-cast aluminum chassis finished in a hammered silver enamel.  Vintage style power switch and reproduction bakelite volume knob.    Gold plated five-way binding posts & gold plated RCA connectors.   Power is made by the Yuan-Jing "blue/black board" TI TPA3116D2.   A 12 volt/5amp external power supply is included.  Internal signal wiring is Belden shielded stranded copper.  Output wiring is twisted, teflon insulated solid core copper.   $200 plus $15 shipping.

"Copper Weston" TPA3116D2 (Sold to Pete W. in Gaithersburg, MD)

Texas Instruments TPA3116D2 Yuan Jing "Blue Board" amplifier.  15 watts per channel.
Functioning 1950's vintage Weston Panel Meter indicator goes to the center on power up.
Vintage style nickel plated toggle switch.  Insulated five way binding posts & gold plated RCA input connectors.  12 volt/5amp external power supply included.

Fleawatt "Bare Bones" TPA3122 (Sold to Michael G. of Perrysburg, OH)

Bare Aluminum Enclosure.  High quality nickel plated solid brass binding posts.  Modern analog panel meter shows DC power supply voltage.  TPA3122 amplifier with upgraded power supply & output filter capacitors.

Shindo Green & Maple TPA3116D2 (Sold to Mark H. in Kingwood, TX)

From the new owner....

Hooked up the FleaWatt to some Totem DreamCatchers and a Pioneer CD player  on my desktop.....
Dexter Gordon is in the ROOM!!!
Can't WAIT until it fully breaks in.....
I'm say the least.
Kingwood, Texas

Engine Turned TPA3122D2 (Sold to Michael G. of Perrysburg, OH)

Code 3 3122D2 Integrated Amplifier (Sold to Michael G. of Perrysburg, OH)

From an anonymous visitor to the blog...
"This guy just keeps knocking 'em out of the park. It isn't because I like every design that comes up, it IS because there is a new and innovative design around every turn. What a relief from manufactured sameness."

Bare Naked TPA3116D2 (Sold to Todd S. of Atlanta, Georgia)

TPA3116D2 People Eater (Sold to Michael D. of Centerville, VA)

Cruising the huffer's favorite isle at Home Depot, I came across some new colors being distributed by Rust-Oleum.  This one is called plum.  It was screaming to be used on an amp chassis.  Real maple veneer adorns the front panel.  A vintage style toggle switch, and chrome plated, solid brass volume knob is on the front.  WBT style gold plated brass, five-way binding posts are on the back.  Inside is shielded copper signal wiring and the "getting famous" YuanJing "Blue Board" TPA3116D2.   This Class D amplifier, with the included 12 volt, 5 amp supply, is good for a solid 15 watts.  E-mail me if you are interested in this one of a kind.

Fleawatt "Fleadough" TDA7492 (Sold to Tracy K. in Senatobia, MS)

Shindo green with brass accents & real Maple veneer.  Gold plated RCA connectors & binding posts.
Shielded signal wiring.   This is the 12 volt version TDA7492.  It's a great sounding chip.

Fleawatt Desktop Speakers (Sold to Dean in Lowell, Massachusetts)

Tang Band W3 3" Neodymium full range drivers.  Black die-cast aluminum enclosures veneered with oiled walnut veneer.  Brushed aluminum nameplate and five way binding posts complete the package.
Authentic Sorbothane Isolate brand feet keep the speakers from vibrating the supporting surface.
These were tuned by ear with a certain amount of acousastuff fiber & Nichicon Muse capacitor.

TPA3116D2 2.0 EI Transformer Amp

This is a 15 watt per channel Yuan-Jing TPA3116D2 "Red Board" mounted in a seriously solid aluminum chassis.  A 3 amp rated EI transformer provides the 12 volts of power to this board.  No, a class D amplifier does not need a beefy heat sinked chassis, but it sure is pretty.  Gold plated RCA connectors & premium nickel plated binding posts complete the build.

Jerry Electronics TPA3122 Decoupage Amp (Sold to Dan P. of Toledo, OH)

 TPA3122 Amplifier.  Decoupage clock graphic on the top.  Weathered finish on the die cast aluminum enclosure.  
Five way binding posts.  Gold plated RCA connectors.  

Brass & Black FleaPunk TPA3116 Amplifier (Sold to Colleen in Darnestown, MD)

Solid metal, brass colored, faux steam power meter.  Simulated brass rivets adorn the textured enameled, die-cast aluminum enclosure.  Solid brass power switch and chicken head volume knob.  Gold plated RCA inputs and five way binding posts.  This amplifier has authentic sorbothane isolation pads on the bottom.  A TPA3116D2 15 watt per channel amplifier pushes the power.

Silver Knight TPA3110D2 (Sold to Hugo in Greer, South Carolina)

5 watt per channel TPA3110D2 amplifier mounted in a die-cast aluminum chassis.  Solid machined aluminum isolation spikes and volume knob.  Industrial black enamel.

Fleawatt TPA3116D2 "GigaHurts" (Sold to Bill I. in Cortland, Ohio)

I bought this used RF High Frequency (gigahertz) shielded in-line amplifier box off Fleabay.
It was re-purposed into an audiophile amplifier.  It was primed and painted a very dark textured brown.  The fins were enameled copper and the copper pipe & wire accents were added.  The photos are dark, but there is a black powder coated, solid brass volume knob on the front.  Black machined aluminum spikes adorn the bottom of the amp.
Inside is a TPA3116D2 amplifier board which is good for about 35 watts per channel depending on how much voltage one feeds it.

TPA3110D2 Brass & Mahogany (Sold to Pete W. in Maryland)

TPA3110D2 amplifier IC mounted in a Hammond cast aluminum chassis.  Beautiful mahogany veneer and brass accents.  Solid brass power switch & brass nameplate.  Gold colored isolation spikes and gold plated RCA connectors.   The black part of the enclosure is scuffed and distressed on the edges to give it a classic, vintage appearance.     

Whippersnapper Amp Follow-Up

The amp arrived today. Thanks for the great packing and quick shipping. i'm listening to it now through a pair of Fried Studio V speakers, and I'm REALLY liking the sound!....I own a yoga studio, and most of our classes are taught to music. I plan to use your amp there, it will be great. It was made locally, relatively speaking, it's adorable and green! I've got a pair of ADS 1290 speakers mounted to a 15 foot brick wall.
I checked out your site and your stuff rocks. I'll be back in touch. Thanks again."

6N3 Tube Matisse Preamp Kit (Sold to Colleen in Darnestown, MD)

 I purchased this popular Matisse circuit 6N3 tube preamp kit on Ebay to see if it was worth a darn.   I'm a sucker for inexpensive kits that have halfway decent user reports on the diy audio forums.  Well, this one is definitely worth the price of the admission.  I'm certain this might be one of the least expensive tube preamp kits that is dead quiet and adds some tube warmth without completely ruining everything else. Perfect for some tube warmth with the bonus of some extra gain.  Make that 1982 Technics, bought at a garage sale, receiver sound like tubes!  Green LED's under the tubes add some wicked lighting effects that even Pink Floyd might envy.  I added a IEC with built in filtration.  Vintage style toggle switch and fuse all in a black powder coated chassis.  It's solid and quite heavy with the power transformer inside.   I'll sell this for $100 plus shipping.  Send me an e-mail to the address listed to the right if interested.

Whippersnapper TPA3110D2 (Sold to Dean in Lowell, Massachussetts)

This little whippersnapper of an amp consists of a Hammond aluminum octagonal enclosure, maple veneer top plate, Sure Electronics TPA3110D2 board, gold plated binding posts, dc connector, Alpha 100K volume pot, gold plated RCA's, sorbothane isolation pads and nylon volume knob.   It is about the size of a compact disc.  Power is drawn from a 12 Volt external AC/DC power supply.  No power switch?  Nope, it draws about the same amount of juice as that annoying alarm clock of yours.  Leave it on, or if you are really obsessive, unplug it.  Its small, simple  Love it or hate it, it won't be confused with a "made in you know where" TPA3110.