Scythe Kama Bay Amp


Scythe is a name synonymous with aftermarket cooling hardware. I would like to wager that there aren't too many PC enthusiasts who hadn't at least seen, owned or heard about this well known Japanese based company's products. However, Scythe has decided to branch out from their roots and explore further niche markets. One area where Scythe has seen potential for further growth is within the audio market, and subsequently, is the subject for today's review.
I have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to review Scythe's brand new and currently unreleased Kama Bay Amp. This product is so new that it hasn't even made it into Scythe's warehouse according to their PR Manager. The Scythe Kama Bay Amp is a Class D general purpose digital audio amplifier with Yamaha YDA138 (D-3) internals.
Scythe Kama Bay Amp
The Scythe Kama is intended to be used either as an internally mounted 5.25" bay device, or mounted external to your chosen chassis. Let's have a look at the unit's specifications which were taken directly from the Product Page.
* SDA-JAN 1000 (sickle Bay amp)

* Size: 152 x113 x41mm Depth width of 113 x 152 x 41 mm high (side panels)

* Installation: 5-inch bay or external

* Feeding method: AC power adapter that came with a PC

* Input: × 1 x RCA input connectors (2 channels)

* Output: 1 × speaker output system (Channel 2), 1 × headphone system

* Power Amplifier: YAMAHA YDA138(D-3) YAMAHA YDA138 (D-3)
The maximum continuous output of 10 W × 2 channels, 88%(8Ω/10W) SN103dBA The maximum efficiency of 88% (8 Ω/10 W), SN ratio of 103 dB, 0.02…(1KHz/8Ω) 0.02% total harmonic distortion (1 KHz / 8 Ω),

* Headphone Amplifier: maximum output power of 50 mW × 2-channel, 95 dB SN ratio

* Weight: 480 g
I'm sure that you'll agree that the specifications are quite impressive for a unit with such a small footprint...
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Most Recent Comments

14-02-2008, 12:50:31

it looks really nice, it would fit in well on the front of a lian li HTPC imo...

but as you said, if someone can aford a black lian li HTPC, the odds are they can aford 5, or 7.1 souround sound and a decent media setup to go with it anyway...

but interesting device non-the-lessQuote

14-02-2008, 20:25:44

I cant help but think they should have called it the Kamaha Quote

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