Originally Posted by ayt999
the ES-1 probably should get highlighted too in that case. I believe it is now pretty much a production unit with a finished look / design and at least a couple of orders.
Yes I think so too. However, and this is the weak point of this list; unless Mikhail put it on the product list on the homepage, it feels awkward to call it a Singlepower base model
. Then again, it is a fundamentally different amp, and, Mikhail has been very conservative in which models to have in the official programme. Equally questionable, but then for another reason, is the PPX3-6SN7, IMO. In the light of the latest developments with socket adaptors, sometimes with build-in compensation-circuits, I think it does not warrant a base model
label anymore. Please post arguments against!
I think we should await some more elaborate reports and impressions on the ES-1 before making up our minds. AFAIK, the ES-1 hasn't embarked on the maiden voyage just yet: It left the dry dock but has been taken in again for modifications. Correct me if I am misinformed.