In the past, I used an Onkyo stereo receiver to drive my older Snell 8” in-ceiling speakers located in my bedroom, but that was obviously a larger piece of equipment and I wanted to find an alternative. My first thought was to look at Sonos as they offer something that can drive external speakers, but $499 is a bit steep for what you get. I came across a inexpensive stereo class D amplifier which was bluetooth enabled, the Nobsound NS-10G. It was only $33 on Amazon so I figured what the heck, I’ll give it a shot.\n\nFirst Impressions\nThis is where I was surprised as the unit has a nice metal finish and gold binding posts that takes banana plugs; it also has some heft behind despite being so small and inexpensive. I honestly was expecting a cheap piece of plastic for the price and was pleasantly surprised.\n\nSetup\nSetup was fairly straightforward; simply plug it in, push a few buttons on the front and connect to it via you phone’s bluetooth.\n\nSound\nThe sound isn’t bad for the price and it was able to drive my Snells to pretty decent levels without straining. The unit also has a button which allows you to cycle through some present EQ settings.\n\nRange\nThe unit has a range of about 20-30ft before the stream starts to have trouble; this is pretty standard for bluetooth devices. I use it while in the same room so doesn’t present an issue for me.\n\nSummary\nNot a bad alternative to the overpriced Sonos offerings as streaming from my phone served the same purpose.