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Sampan Music Box

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The Sampan Music Box
with built in 100 watt amplifier
A rethink of the small personal music system

sampan music box on sandbags stand

Dimensions: 42 X 4.5 X 5.25 inches (W X H X D), (107 X 13 X 12 cm)

Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 20,000 kHz +/- 3.5 dB

*The prices below are for a single Music Box.


The Sampan Music Box is an amplified stereo speaker system employing 3.5 inch full range drivers in folded transmission lines. It features a built in 100 watt amplifier (50 watt per channel). You supply the source. It is intended mainly for use as an near field, desktop or on wall mounted small music system, but it makes a great bookshelf system and will work well with a remote bluetooth transmitter as wireless rear channels in high-end theater systems.Typically an audiophile desktop speaker system has a separate amp, two speakers, a sub on the floor and a tangle of wires connecting them. The Sampan Music Box incorporates all these elements in one slender cabinet that is 42 by 5 by 4.5 inches (107 by 13 by 12 cm) that may be placed at the back of the desk or on the wall. The interface is simplicity itself as you connect a source via a 3.5 mm input jack on the front or via a pair of RCA jacks on the back. That's it. One wire in for power, one wire in for source. No subwoofer is necessary as the bandwidth is 35 Hz to 20,000 Hz

We wanted to rethink the small music system to create a powerful, audiophile, full range system, with a very small footprint, the simplest interface, devoid of the multiple connecting pieces and the tangle of wires found in conventional small music systems. Our experience researching and developing the Sampan Sound Bar and our experience designing small loudspeakers thought us we could build a small single piece, truly full range system, with imaging, soundstaging, and bass response comparable to some of the best small subwoofer satellite systems. We took the design of our best performing small loudspeaker, the Sampan, known for its imaging, its huge soundstage, and bass performance, and a modified T-Amplifier, the Dayton 100, 50 watt per channel amplifier, known for its exceptional audiophile performance and humongous soundstage, and combined them in a single ultra compact music system.

Using a single full range driver for each channel means the sound is integrated no matter where you sit, with all the frequencies of each channel arriving at your ear at the same time. It is a point source, minimum phase, transient perfect, crossover-less design that represents the holy grail of loudspeaker designs. The imaging, soundstage, tonal quality and bass response are stunning.

While T-Amplifiers are known for their tube-like mastery of the soundstage, they are not generally known for muscular bass performance. The Dayton 100 is an exception among T-Amplifiers for its bass performance which we have enhanced by using the folded transmission lines design of the Sampan Music Box. The combination produces a big speaker sound that will trick you into thinking you are listening to a much larger loudspeaker system.

Our goal was to combine and enhance the performance characteristics of a pair of Sampans driven by a quality amplifier in the smallest possible platform. We are convinced the Sampan Music Box will out perform any small music system of comparable price and size.

But not only that. We care about your health and the environment. We made the Sampan Music Box Eco-friendly and health-friendly. If you love music played accurately through a spectacular soundstage, and you cherish your health and the environment, we have made the Sampan Music Box for you.

Front view of Sampan Sound Box driven by Logitech Squeezebox™ Touch

The Sampan Music Box is a great match for just about any source, including smart phones.
Sampan music box desktop system
View of Sampan Sound Box driven by a smart phone.

Rear view of Sampan Music Box shows the RCA input jacks and power input jack.

NOTE: You can custom order a passive version of the Sampan Music Box for $1095.


 Special Features:

Super compact all in one stereo music system
Designed for nearfield desktop, on-wall, and portable placement
Reproduces audible frequency spectrum
100 watt amplifier (50 watts 
per channel)with less then .01% THD @ 30 watts
Folded Transmission lines design for incredibly neutral frequency response and extended bass response
Perfect time coherent, minimum phase, point source design
Magnetically shielded
Convenient 3.5 input jack on front panel for quick connection to portable audio devices
Front panel mounted 1/4 headphone jack with adapter for 3.5 mm earphones
Rear mounted RCA jacks for connection to larger audio devices
Easily attaches to wall with simple Hangman bracket system (included)
Eco-friendly and health-friendly non-toxic finish
Built in short circuit, thermal, and overload protection
World compatible 24V @ 5A switch mode power supply included
3.5 mm to 1/4 headphone adapter included
3.5 mm to RCA "Y" cable included
6 inch coiled 3.5 mm audio input cable included
Dimensions: 42 X 4.5 X 5.25 (W X H X D) inches
5 year limited warranty

Loudspeaker Specifications

Bandwidth 35 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Frequency Response: 40 Hz to 20,000 Hz +/- 3.5 dB
(2) 3.5 inch cast frame full range transducers
Dual folded transmission lines design. 
Minimum phase, point source, time coherent design

Amplifier Section

Modified DTA-100A Class T Digital Power Amplifier featuring Tripath TK2050 chipset with 50 watts per channel 
into an 8 ohm load.
Total harmonic distortion: < 0.01% @ 30 watts, < 5.0% @ 50 watts output
Signal to noise ratio: 103 dB, A weighted
Input impedance 2 k ohms +/- 5%
Channel separation: 95 dB
Electrical requirement: 24VDC @ 5A center pin positive (included)