I've got a tv in my outdoor area as well as some stereo speakers built into the roof. There are stereo cables which lead from the speakers to where the tv is.
I recently bought a budget amp which was Lepai Size: LP-2020A to get sound playing from the tv to the stereo speakers. (12V, 2A power supply. Specifications: Power output: 2 x 20 watts RMS ; )
Unfortunately I learnt that my tv only has an optical out and the lepai doesn't have an optical in. The amp has only got RCA in and headphones in.
I tested the amp by playing music to my iphone through the amp to the stereo speakers and while the music played okay to the speakers at a decent volume, once I turned the amp up just pass 60% volume the sound in the speakers starts to break up. This makes me think that my amp was maybe not powerful enough.
Can anyone recommend me a fairly small not to expensive amp that might suit my scenario given the two points above?