The Ruby and Noisy Cricket are based on LM386. Both have the possibility to clean up a bit the sound. I built the Noisy Cricket.
With the Noisy Cricket I got, with Gain at zero, a sparkly and chime clean sound, but even the Volume need to be in a low setting to get a clean sound, because the Volume control is, indeed, a gain control.
The LM386 (about 1w) has less volume than the TDA7266M (about 7w).
If you need a cleaner and louder sound I guess the TDA7266M will be better. I didn't build the TDA7266M, but that what it should be.
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