Classic Gainclone amplifier based on LM1875/LM3886/LM3875 (...) IC's (all amplificiation circuitry on a single chip), you would be surprised how amazingly good these can sound, courtesy of short signal paths, low capacitance and advanced R&D and manufacturing, they feature low distortion and very fast slew rates.

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Making Music and Teaching English Through Making: popsicle stick-encased stereo amplifier with speakers built from used CD cases, built by students.

Making Music, Teaching English with Popsicle Sticks

I love the look of the wood paired with the electronics. The two gold-plated RCA inputs are for an iPod, iPad, or other device. The speaker terminals can be seen on the right.