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post #106 of 3957
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Originally Posted by Skylab
They are identical except for the knob.

Only on the outside I hope!

JK

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post #107 of 3957
is it hard to change the volume knob? i actually like the sliver one as it looks more modern! but if its less accessible (since its shorter), then the color might not be a good thing....
post #108 of 3957
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Nobody got their amps who ordered after July 1st yet? It seems there is another optimization coming up to get rest of the problems addressed. Remember Dr. Xin said his amp is 99.99% correct now? So probably rest of the 0.01% would be corrected. Its good news to get the amp fully optimized but when Xin is in the tweaky mood He is a snail! So may be, we will have to wait up a little more and avoid the trouble of sending the amp back for a "MUST" upgrade.
Dr. Xin's unstoppable and irresistible desire for perfection is admirable! He is a true scientist and audiophile than a good businessman.
post #109 of 3957
Not so sure about that - seems like the amps are shipping out now. I don't think he's back in tweaking mode. At least his forum doesn't really indicate that...

And I really like the SuperMacroIV. I'm glad I stepped up to this version - meaningfully better than the SM3V6 (which I had no trouble selling).
post #110 of 3957
yeah goto mentioned on xin's website that the .01% problem was addressed and it looks like we have a complete xin amp... i hope this doesn't translate to another week of delays... i'm way too anxious at this waiting game and actually thought about getting the shure e500...
post #111 of 3957
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Yes probably not. But best person to answer that is GOTO2003. He has mentioned in the forum "he's (Xin) trying to figure out how to correct the 0.01% left" If not for this time, we are bound to have another major upgrade sooner. As I said, Xin is a great person and audio perfectionist, who thrives for 100%. We all headfiers are crazy to reach the final inch! Aren't we?
post #112 of 3957
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Originally Posted by kaushama
Nobody got their amps who ordered after July 1st yet? It seems there is another optimization coming up to get rest of the problems addressed. Remember Dr. Xin said his amp is 99.99% correct now? So probably rest of the 0.01% would be corrected. Its good news to get the amp fully optimized but when Xin is in the tweaky mood He is a snail! So may be, we will have to wait up a little more and avoid the trouble of sending the amp back for a "MUST" upgrade.
Dr. Xin's unstoppable and irresistible desire for perfection is admirable! He is a true scientist and audiophile than a good businessman.
I ordered SuperMini July 1, so i emailed him a few days ago about changing delivery option (hold at UPS depot for pickup). I figured he would feel compelled to reply to that. Nope. But if it's a great amp, I'll just wait, um, a week more.
post #113 of 3957
I finally got a hand free to try the final tweaks developed by Dr. Xin. As claimed, these tweaks were for the 0.01% left. However, the sq I got from this 0.01% is much more than what it means literally, proving how wrong Dr. Xin's 0.01% statement is! Overall presentation is smoother and high is more liquid, the most obvious is in the bass area, effortless with more impact. now it works like a monster seemingly having unlimited energy as the bass now is under complete control. the soundstage is still super, probably even better, but no way to compare. time to send IV's for upgrade again

BTW, I think these new tweaks would apply to all IV amps; a must have upgrade, imho.

Added: after some more listening to my favorite cuts, I was impressed by the improvement in soundstage, even more so than by that in bass. With these tweaks, IV's in another level.
post #114 of 3957
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Wow that is good news. I do not mind waiting for the amp for some time if it has all the tweaks and optimizations. Otherwise later I will have to send the amp again and wait again or live with the idea " there is a better thing than this!!!".
Xin is a genius if these claims are true. I respect him for his quest into making a perfect amp and more for his "non-commercial" way of thinking. That shows his primary concern is to provide a premium product for his followers.
So those, who got the amp recently, are BETA-TESTERS!! Even the BETA versions seems to be doing better than most of the gear around. I am happily and patiently waiting. Keep us updated GOTO.
post #115 of 3957
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Originally Posted by kaushama
Wow that is good news. I do not mind waiting for the amp for some time if it has all the tweaks and optimizations. Otherwise later I will have to send the amp again and wait again or live with the idea " there is a better thing than this!!!".
Xin is a genius if these claims are true. I respect him for his quest into making a perfect amp and more for his "non-commercial" way of thinking. That shows his primary concern is to provide a premium product for his followers.
So those, who got the amp recently, are BETA-TESTERS!! Even the BETA versions seems to be doing better than most of the gear around. I am happily and patiently waiting. Keep us updated GOTO.
somehow i get the feeling that no matter what, the v.IV amps will never be "finished."...so i may get my supermini with these "final" tweaks, but i'm sure xin will find more and more. i just want to get AN amp, nevermind that it's missing the 0.01% or whatever.

goto2003, what's the word on the OPA2134 op-amps? is he indeed out of them?
post #116 of 3957
so are you sure its 100% complete now or more like 99.9999999%??
post #117 of 3957
"very close to 100.01% perfection" is what Dr. Xin said in his email. for 2134, the "out of stock" was a new two weeks ago, but no update on this and one may email him for an update.
post #118 of 3957
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Originally Posted by goto2003
I finally got a hand free to try the final tweaks developed by Dr. Xin. As claimed, these tweaks were for the 0.01% left.
Goto, quick question: These "final" tweaks you mention, are these the tweaks that Xin talked about in connection with the 7/24 shipping date (i.e., all amps shipped on that date have "all the tweaks minus one", and all amps shipped afterwards have "all the tweaks")?

Or are there even more "final final" tweaks that Xin developed after 7/24? If that's the case, and if they're really that audible (and I have no reason to doubt what you write), then it's really time for sending back the amp.

Sigh, will this never end?


Oh, and what's the deal with the 2134? Does it sound any different than 2 single 134s?

Thanks.
post #119 of 3957
sorry for the confusion. these tweaks are the "final final" to adress the 0.01% left.
post #120 of 3957

to send back or not?? hmmm

From reading XIN forum,amps shipped before 8/1/06 are minus the O.01% final must have tweek,hmm snap! mine was shipped 7/28/06 should I send it back to XIN or not? ...Snap double Snap!! ...

Cheers,
Robert
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