The kit uses a TPA1517 stereo audio power amplifier that contains two identical amplifiers capable of delivering up to 6W per channel of continuous average power into a 4Ω load at 10% THD+N or 5 W per channel at 1% THD+N. The gain of each channel is fixed at 20dB. This kit uses the 20-pin thermally enhanced DIP package (NE). Paradigm Technologies have designed a fully symmetrical PCB around the TPA1517 chipset to ensure that maximum performance is obtained. It uses high quality passive components and polyester bypass capacitors. Very high quality low ESR electrolytic capacitors, very low temperature coefficient metal film resistors, alongside the thermally stable very high quality bypass capacitors, enables this kit to deliver maximum performance and sound quality.