Purportedly 20 times more efficient than competing devices, the AS1001 audio power amplifier IC (from Audium Semiconductor) enables battery-powered amplified speakers to run 3 hours per day for 10 months on a set of 1.5 V batteries. With 100 W peak power output, the amplifier runs on a set of four 'C' batteries. Intended applications include wireless speakers, home theatre surround sound speakers, and battery-powered travel speakers. From $8 each in 1000+ quantities.
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