Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier Review 1

Scythe Kama Bay Amplifier Review

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Scythe is pushing into a new market with the release of the Kama Bay Amp. This little class D amplifier is aimed at PC users who want to use a pair of ordinary speakers with their PC. What is special about this small speaker amplifier is that it is made to fit in a 5.25" drive day. It can also be used with basically any set of high sensitivity passive speakers, like for instance the Travagan's Mini Speakers that we recently reviewed. With an output capability of around 10 watts into 8 Ohms which is quite a lot considering the size of the thing. It is a small amp with only the very basic features, it has one set of RCA input and speaker outlets and one headphone out.
With an efficiency rating of a whopping 88% this amplifier is definitely not the biggest power consumer amongst the small desktop amplifiers. It is built around a Yamaha designed amplifier circuitry which has a signal to noise ratio of -103 dB which is pretty good.


  • Model Number: SDA-1000
  • Dimension: 152 x 113 x 41mm (W x D x H) / 59.84 x 44.49 x 16.14 inch
  • Output: Speaker x 2 Channel, Headphone x 1 Channel
  • Input: RCA Connecter x 2 Channel
  • Power IC: YAMAHA YDA138(D-3) Digital Power Amplifier
  • Number of Channels: 2 Channels
  • Continuous Max. Output: 10W x 2 Channel
  • Max. Efficiency: 88%(8O/10W)
  • SN Ratio: 103dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion Rate: 0.02%(1KHz/8O)
  • Headphone Amplifier: 50mW x 2 Channel, SN Ratio: 95dB
  • Power Source: DC 12V (4-Pin from PC Power Supply) or AC Adapter
  • Weight: 480g / 1.06lb
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