MCM Electronics

Compact 30 Watt Amplifier with Bluetooth Receiver By MCM Custom Audio (50-14845) MCM Part #50-14845

5 stars 7 reviews
MSRP: $119.00
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Ultra Compact 30W Amplifier with Bluetooth
Versatile device is smaller than a deck of cards, yet contains a highly efficient 30W stereo amplifier. It will easily drive up to two pairs of speakers and is perfect for many background music applications. Stereo 3.5mm jack accepts L/R line level audio input, and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity allows wireless use with properly equipped smart phones, MP3 players and portable devices up to 32' away. This amplifier is the perfect companion to a pair of speakers in most any audio environment. Simply connect to the speakers and power source and you are ready to wirelessly play audio from your smartphone, laptop or any other Bluetooth device. Pairing is simple, all actions are controlled at the device, access to the amplifier is not required.

This amplifier can be installed completely out of sight and left powered continuously, allowing easy operation via various portable devices. Ideal uses include, attaching directly to the back of a speaker, installing inside kitchen cabinets to power ceiling speakers, locating out of the way in a workshop, garage, patio or deck (protected from the weather), and connected to a pair of outdoor speakers.
  • 3.5mm stereo line level input
  • Screw terminal strip for speaker outputs
  • 12VDC operation, with included AC adapter
  • Front panel Line Input/Bluetooth selector switch
  • LED indicators for power and Bluetooth status
  • Rotary volume control
  • Power output: 15W RMS x 2CH, at 4ohm
  • Frequency response: 20Hz ~ 20KHz
  • THD (2W): 0.06%
  • Dimensions: 1-1/16" (H) x 1-7/8" (W) x 3" (D)
  • Requires 12VDC, 2A.
  • AC adapter included

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:50-14845
MCM Custom Audio Part #:50-14845
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.6 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:4.5 in.
Width:7 in.
Height:3 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

Product Reviews Top

  • by sidalbano

    on 5/27/2015

    Super little Amp

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Just installed this on my patio. I bought a electric box with a cover to protect it even though its under cover of my patio. This little guy puts out as much as you need on a patio. Would not hesitate to buy another for my winter home. No complaints thus far except you have to pull plug when not in use. Other than that its slick.

  • by waxtadpole

    on 4/10/2015

    Surprising little amp

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    I'm using this amp with a Raspberry Pi Model B running Volumio for online music, hooked up to a pair of Horn Shoppe Horns. The horns are fitted with single Fostex drivers, designed for corner loading and are about 94 db efficient. I've successfully run the horns with flea-sized tube and T amps before but I have to admit to being a little skeptical of an amp that's about the size of a cigarette pack.

    Feeding the amp online music via Bluetooth from my phone I was amazed at the clarity and punch from this little unit. Setting the volume knob of the amp to about 10 o"clock (just below the point where hiss became audible about a foot from the drivers) was more than enough to drive the speakers to room-filling levels in my 20x20 living room with 12 foot high ceilings.

    These horns are not known for their bass but I was surprised by how much low-end this setup was producing, not earth-shaking but enough to compliment the mids and highs, making a very balanced overall sound. Clarity and soundstaging were the equal of tube and T amps I own, some costing several times more. Bluetooth connected easily with an audible success tone and BT fidelity was very good. My unit sits in an A/V cabinet with wicker grilles designed to make remote control use easier, and BT range was as advertised. The power supply that comes with the amp appears to be very high quality.

    A few quibbles: the speaker connections are secure but a little fiddly to screw in. It's not as bad as threading a needle but this isn't an amp for quick plugging and unplugging (angled pin speaker connectors might make the job easier). And while an amp this size would seem to be ideal to make a pair of powered speakers there are no provisions for attaching it to a speaker box.

    This amp and my Pi make an audio setup about the size of a paperback book that I can stow away and control almost entirely from my phone (BT to AUX switching is the only direct manual intervention required). Altogether a surprisingly punchy and versatile little amp that's perfect for my high-efficiency speaker system.

  • by eagledc

    on 3/23/2015

    Unexpected Power in tiny Package

    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    Wow! Wasn't sure what to expect from this little unit - but for the size and price - it really rocks! Hooked it up to a little pair of Advent Calypso indoor outdoor speakers i hadn't been using. Amazing results!
    The power, volume, and clarity that exploded from this little amp - through bluetooth from my phone - was phenomenal!
    Now, clearly, this isn't going to rival a high-dollar audiophile system - but I bet any unsuspecting friends would not be able to tell the difference.
    Tiny, basic, with only a volume control and switch for aux/bluetooth - but that's the beauty of this little beast!
    Even if you don't get this on sale - it's better than anything similar I've seen without shelling out well over a hundred bucks.

  • by tregare1949

    on 3/17/2015

    Just what I needed

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    My old Onkyo TX61 receiver gave up the ghost a while back and I had no way to use my JBL speakers. This compact amplifier is the perfect thing to access my iTunes library without having to run wires to the speakers. And when y'all put it on sale I couldn't hold back any longer. I love it.

  • by Ge_off_me

    on 1/23/2015

    Excellent for garages.

    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Top 10 Contributor

    I use this piece in my garage to power some Pulse speakers I bought from MCM also. This amplifier works great, never cuts out, and has plenty of power!

  • by sb-doug

    on 9/20/2014

    This little guy rocks!!

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Bluetooth and aux input to a small amp all in a tiny box, genius! I got it in the mail this morning and hooked up a pair of small Bose speakers that haven't been lit up for several years in my "man cave". Wow, tunes again without a whole pile of stereo equipment, I love it! Paring up my phone was so simple I taught the cat to do it in about 10 minutes. Okay the cat is not quite that smart, it may have taken 20 minutes, but now he can listen to his whale songs when ever he likes. This thing totally rocks. I have two other Bluetooth speakers that cost over $100 a piece, neither one even comes close to this setup. I can see another one of these guys and a pair of outdoor speakers on the deck next summer. A weather proof version would be extra sweet!

    The only downside is the box doesn't have any keyhole slots in the back so mounting it anywhere is a challenge. It's so light the speaker wires tend to have their way with it. About the only way to secure it is to staple the wires down otherwise it will get dragged off onto the floor or where ever the wires want to fall. It's really not that big of a deal but it would be nice to be able to securely mount it.

  • by DGILLAS

    on 9/10/2014

    Does what it's supposed to do.

    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Just received this and in minutes hooked up my pair of deck speakers that have sat dormant for over a year, having never bothered to finish hardwiring them. Then along came this little jewel. Small and unobtrusive, with a choice of plug-in or Bluetooth. What a concept! And it paired right up. Of course it's no Home Theater thing (modest power, etc.) but it's not supposed to be. For my application, it's perfect. More than adequate sound quality and volume. I'm delighted.

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