DTA-1 Class D Digital AC/DC Amplifier 15 WPC

Quick Overview

Dayton Audios DTA-1 has the heart of a serious performer in a truly portable package. A Class D chip lets the DTA-1 produce imaging, dynamics, and sound quality that rivals tube amps. Up to 15 watts per channel is on tap to push bookshelf speakers.

Product Highlights

  • Palm-size Class D 30 watt amplifier
  • Battery or AC poweredpower supply includedfor perfect portability
  • 88% Amp efficiency for longer battery life
  • Superior sound quality
  • Soft turn-on eliminates annoying speaker pop
  • CE and RoHS rated design

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DTA-1 User Manual

Buying Options

Dont let the compact size fool you—Dayton Audios DTA-1 mini amplifier is a serious piece of audio gear. A proprietary Class D amplifier chip enables the DTA-1 to be 88% efficient while still producing pristine, high-resolution output. This makes the DTA-1 T-Amp an obvious choice for powering high efficiency single driver speakers. Up to 15 watts of power per channel is on tap to drive desktop and bookshelf speakers, for the ultimate portable hi-fi setup at home or in your office.

The Dayton Audio DTA-1 T-Amp can run off of 8 AA batteries for total portability, or the included switching power supply (with quick-release US and European style plugs) for stationary use. A rear mounted 3.5 mm stereo (1/8") audio input is provided. The amplifier also includes a 6" long, coiled male-to-male 3.5 mm cable for making connections to iPods, MP3 players, PCs, and portable CD or DVD players. Spring-loaded push terminals are incorporated for quick speaker wire termination. Intelligent short-circuit and over-temperature protection ensure amplifier longevity. .

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Model Number DTA-1
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632074356
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 1.1
Product Height 2"
Product Width 6-1/8"
Product Length --
Product Depth 3-3/4"
Amplifier Type Mini Amplifiers
Power Output 2 x 15 watts RMS
Power Output (RMS @ 70V) Range --
Output Channels 2
Output Connectors 272
Output Types 285286
Inputs 1
Input Connectors 293
Input Impedance 2 k ohm ±%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio

103 dB

A weighted

THD @ Rated Power 15 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 10% THD)
2 x 10 watts RMS (into 4 ohms @ 0.1% THD)
Parametric EQ --
Phase Adjustment --
Low-pass Crossover --
Low Pass Adjustment --
Dynamic Range 102 dB
Frequency Response

20 - 20

000 Hz


>88% @ 10W

8 ohm

Gain --
Bass Boost --
Voltage Requirement --
Auto-on Sensitivity --
Stand-by Power Rating --
Special Features Soft turn-on
CE and RoHS rated design
Battery or AC powered
Intelligent short-circuit and over-temperature protection