This is the amp that started the “cheap and tiny but actually hi-fi” amp craze. Parts Express claims (through one very serious spokesdude, I might add) that they discontinued the model due to the difficulty of acquiring the Tripath chips. This is a fairly legitimate argument considering Tripath went bankrupt in 2007. However, other options have popped up on the market with genuine chips, so… As for durability, I have a three Lepai LP-2020A+ that I picked up back in 2014 that are all still going strong.
|Manual||LP-2020A+ Operating Manual|
|Amplifier Chip||Tripath TA2020-020|
|Availability||No longer available
Sold for ~$18 in 2014 and ~$30 in 2015.
|Face Text||Lepai Stereo Class-T Digital Audio Amplifier
Lepai Hi-Fi STEREO AMPLIFIER
|Board Text||Lepai LP-2020A+ MADE IN CHINA|
|Right Channel||Top / Red Jack|
|Left Channel||Bottom / White Jack|
|Input Power Label||DC12V2A|
|Included Power Supply||ONK-0122000 12V/2A|