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Solid State Amplifiers => Amplifier Discussion => Topic started by: flester on August 10, 2018, 05:46:15 PM

Title: Hotone Nano Amp Heads
Post by: flester on August 10, 2018, 05:46:15 PM
Have been looking at small SS amp heads with a view to building 10" cab. The Hotone ones for example.  http://www.hotoneaudio.com/products/nanolegacy/Amplifier1/2016/1114/184.html
Are these any different to a small practice amp without a speaker? Any idea of what electronics they use?

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Title: Re: Hotone Nano Amp Heads
Post by: lapsteelman on January 07, 2019, 11:17:20 PM
Scrolling through I saw this post from awhile ago... I believe there was discussion about these on Freestompboxes.... I believe they use the TDA2002 or TDA2003.. Fun little amps!
Title: Re: Hotone Nano Amp Heads
Post by: flester on January 08, 2019, 07:46:38 AM
In which case they may sound a bit like my diy tda2003 amp so probably not worth my buying one. Looking for something to feed my diy 1x12 cab. At rhe moment I'm using various pedals with my diy amps and happy with that for now. I also play a lapsteel BTW.

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Title: Re: Hotone Nano Amp Heads
Post by: joecool85 on January 08, 2019, 12:38:25 PM
In which case they may sound a bit like my diy tda2003 amp so probably not worth my buying one. Looking for something to feed my diy 1x12 cab. At rhe moment I'm using various pedals with my diy amps and happy with that for now. I also play a lapsteel BTW.

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Just because they use a TDA2003 does not mean it will sound anything like your amp at all.  By definition, chip amps do not color the sound.  The "sound" of the amp is defined by the preamp.
Title: Re: Hotone Nano Amp Heads
Post by: flester on January 09, 2019, 11:14:34 AM
In which case they may sound a bit like my diy tda2003 amp so probably not worth my buying one. Looking for something to feed my diy 1x12 cab. At rhe moment I'm using various pedals with my diy amps and happy with that for now. I also play a lapsteel BTW.

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Just because they use a TDA2003 does not mean it will sound anything like your amp at all.  By definition, chip amps do not color the sound.  The "sound" of the amp is defined by the preamp.
OK fair enough. Havent seen them in shops to try out but planning to buy or build something for my 1x12 cab


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