[sdiy] LM386 alternative?

Walker Shurlds walkershurlds at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 20:07:30 CEST 2016


Is that something we have to worry about being discontinued? I love the LM386. Some of the TDAxxxx low-wattage power amp ICs are also very popular. I prefer the 386 (in guitar stuff) because IMO it sounds better when abused than any of the TDA I tried.

Walker

On Sep 14, 2016, 12:23 -0500, Tom Arnold <xyzzy at sysabend.org>, wrote:
> Anyone have a favorite low power audio amp IC?
>
> I was worried about the LM386 being discontinued by TI but I see its
> second-sourced by a bunch of folks but now I'm wondering if there is a better
> option in the low power amp catagory perhaps with an even lower external parts
> count? Stereo would be nice too.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
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