Available soon in the UK is the Audioengine N22 desktop amplifier, an ultra-simple compact amplifier designed for desktop use. It delivers 22W per channel, and is set to sell for £169 through outlets such as Ecodigital.
The amplifier is just 18cm tall, 7cm wide and 14cm deep, and weighs 1.6kg. There's just one control, for volume, 3.5mm and RCA phono stereo inputs are provided, along with a USB power output, subwoofer out and speaker terminals, and the unit also has a built-in headphone amplifier.
It uses Class A/B amplification, and comes complete with all cables required for connection, plus a 110-240V 50/60Hz auto-switching power supply for worldwide use.