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Scythe Releases Kama Bay AMP 2000 PC Audio Amplifier

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  1. btarunr

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    Japanese cooling specialist Scythe extends its audio accessory portfolio by a brand-new Class D amplifier. New Kama Bay AMP 2000 is equipped with new features and functions which are fitted into a compact chassis to allow it to be mounted into a 5.25” bay inside a PC.

    Thanks to the classy design, new Kama Bay AMP 2000 can be used individually and fits perfectly into almost every environment. Users have the choice of either silver or black version as a color. In order to allow high connectivity, Kama Bay AMP 2000 is equipped with 3 RCA inputs on the rear side as well as one 3.5 mm Stereo Jack input and one USB connector in the front. Therefore, it is possible to use mp3 player, computer, game consoles as well as audio and video equipment as the input source. USB connector located in the front gives the possibility to charge mp3 players. Knobs in the front allow switching among the 4 sources as well as individual adjustment of bass and treble separately. Overall design is completed by the two analog meters which are illuminated in blue backlight.

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    Kama Bay AMP 2000 Class D amplifier is powered by YAMAHA’s digital IC YDA138 which is build onto the improved PCB to further enhance the sound quality grade. Speakers can be connected using the gold-plated terminals on the rear side. Two stereo channels allow maximum Output of 2 x 10 Watt (8 Ω). YDA138 Digital IC is rated at 88% maximum efficiency whereas the S/N Ratio is specified at 103 dB (Headphones 95 dB). Headphones can be connected on the front side using a common 3.5 mm Headphone Jack (50 mW * 2 Ch.).

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    All required cables and adapters are already bundled in the package of Kama Bay AMP 2000. It contains AC Adapter for standalone operation, connection wires for speaker, installation manual, various audio cables, two PCI brackets, various mounting screws and 4-Pin Peripheral Adapter.

    Kama Bay AMP 2000 Class D amplifier (Model No. SDAR-2000) is available for MSRP of 50,35 € / USD 59.95 in retail market. Furthermore, it is possibly to combine it with the Scythe Kro Craft Speaker which is already available in the market as a completion of a full-fledged 2.0 HiFi sound system.

    Product Details
    Model Name:
    Kama Bay AMP 2000

    Model Number:
    SDAR-2000

    Output:
    2 x Speaker Channels
    1 x Headphone

    Input:
    3 x RCA
    1 x 3.5 mm Stereo-Mini

    Power IC:
    YAMAHA YDA138(D-3)

    Number of Channels:
    2 Stereo Channels

    Maximum Output Continuous Current:
    10 W x 2 Channels

    Maximum Efficiency:
    88% (8 Ω / 10 W)

    S/N Ratio:
    103 dB / 95dB (Headphone)

    Harmonic Distortion Rate:
    0,02% (1 KHz / 8 Ω)

    Headphone:
    50 mW x 2 Channels

    Dimensions:
    152 x 113 x 41 mm / 5.95 x 2.01 x 7.24 in
    #When side-panels and insulators attached.

    Capability of Connecting:
    1 x USB-Relay Cable
    1 x USB-Power Connector

    Weight:
    760 g / 26.81 oz.

    Scope of delivery:
    AC Adapter, Cable for Speaker, Installation Manual, Audio Cable (3.5 mm Stereo Mini - RCA / RCA - RCA / Stereo Mini - Stereo Mini), 2x PCI Bracket, PCI Bracket Screws, Unit Mounting Screws, 4-Pin Peripheral Adapter, USB-Relay Cable(5-Pin ↔ 4-Pin / 5-Pin ↔ USB-A).
     
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    This is a really cool thing if the drivers are done right!
     
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    It doesn't need drivers, it doesn't connect to the system bus in any way. Only the audio output.
     
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    Mm.. lol. :D

    (sorry but this cant be taken seriously)
     
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    Kama amp

    I bought the standard version of this a few months back and I'm impressed, my pc destroyed my high quality amp twice so I needed a solution and for €40 it's perfect, powers two heavy duty speakers without so much as a grumble and load enough to upset the neighbours in the next street. Sound quality is not hi-fi standard and suffers from interference when wired internally. For 40 bucks it's great.
     
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    I can attest that this uses a YDA138 chip, which is pretty good for the price.
     
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    This thing looks cool, I have no idea wat it does, soooo wat does it do, Im guessing it makes your audio quality alot better :eek:
     
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    This is an ampifier, it strengthens the audio signal (analog) so that your expensive speakers/Headphones/hi-fi can be driven properly.
     
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    Edit. After examining and re-reading, it only works for headphones and regular home type speakers with speaker wire, not a plug. Does not work with your existing PC speakers. For use with NON- Amplified speakers. Only 2 channel and no subwoofer support. actually pretty useless now that i know a little more.

    Can anybody share any good reason to get something like this? is there really that many people without pc speakers that want to run home speakers from their pc? For the cost of this thing i'm sure you could just pick up a nice set of 5.1 speakers made for the PC.
     
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    Why buy this.

    If your PC is blowing your amp it's a cheap solution. Good for video not music.
     
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    not that good

    I dont think I would buy it , wouldnt do much good. As I have a pioneer reciever connected to my pc and it has 4 6.5 speakers connected to it . Also I have a 12 inch powered sub that plugs directly to my sub out .
     
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    The only real reason I see to get this is if you just *have* to have a headphone amp/class D speaker amp mounted in a 5.25" bay. Otherwise there are better options available for either or both although although they might cost more. $50 powered PC-style speakers is getting in to the cheaped-out range especially for 5.1 though.

    If the 5.25" bay thing is necessary snagging an older used 2 channel or out of date surround receiver makes a lot more sense to me.
     
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    Thats total crap. I thought its gonna be totally computer managed so you can have profiles for games etc. (similar to what you can do with mouse). But this is just an amp pfff.
     
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