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post #121 of 3957
If your asking the question you know the answer...
post #122 of 3957
We may have to realize that there must be further tweaks when Dr. Xin said it's 99.99% done given his perfectism. But the point is, even himself didn't think the 0.01% left is critical at that moment as he's never done it right on purpose before without knowing the underlying theory. When he said it's very close to "100.01% perfect", imho, it's really done and no more critical change.
post #123 of 3957

O'Tay Buckwheat

THat's O'Tay for me! it's a sin to be perfect,LOL. Thanks Goto and Dr XIN for one Kewl amp!

cheers,
Robt
post #124 of 3957
I doubt I will send my SMIV back. It sounds great as it is. I have to let go of my SM3V6 now and I'm not going to be without an amp...
post #125 of 3957
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Originally Posted by Skylab
I doubt I will send my SMIV back. It sounds great as it is. I have to let go of my SM3V6 now and I'm not going to be without an amp...
here here! just say no to all these updates!

i know how you feel...i had my imod with no amp and just bought a pint while waiting for my supermini...
post #126 of 3957
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Originally Posted by robster
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
Robster, I noticed on Fixup.net that Dr. Xin actually answered your question on 8/1 indicating that it had the final tweak (of course, I don't know if he wrote that before or after introducing the latest tweak).

My SuperMicro shipped on 7/26, so I'm not sure where I fall in the this confusing scenario. I can't seem to log into the fixup.net forum for some reason, so I think I'll kick back for a few days and see how it shakes out. It's not like I'm not loving the amp as-is.
post #127 of 3957
no, i think the tweak was set to 99.99% perfect and all amps shipped after 7/24 will have that 99.99% tweak, giving the amp bigger soundstage than before.

then yesterday or the day before, 8/2 or 8/3, goto mentioned of another tweak that gives the amp alot more bass. so i don't think robster got this tweak yet. xin told him that he got the 99.99% tweak only... but who knew that the 0.01% would mean so much?? i think i'm at a point where i just want my amp... i don't care if tomorrow xin will improve the amp to 150% or what not... i'm getting a little tired of reading how good the new tweaks are...

its like him describing that this cow has the perfect fillet mignon. but oh wait, if i make him drink beer, the meat will taste better. oh wait, if i massage it everyday for 3 months, the meat will be even softer... hmm... theoretically speaking, steroids should enhance the meat even further... i just want my damn beef, just cut off its tail and send that to me, i'll be satisfied with drinking oxtail soup!
post #128 of 3957
[QUOTE=aluren]no, i think the tweak was set to 99.99% perfect and all amps shipped after 7/24 will have that 99.99% tweak, giving the amp bigger soundstage than before.

Yep,that's what I read into the posts by Dr. XIN, amps sent out after 7/28 were 99.99% perfect which is swell by me,I ain't sending mine back for a mere 0.01% no way jose'.

Cheers,
Robert
post #129 of 3957
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Originally Posted by aluren
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its like him describing that this cow has the perfect fillet mignon. but oh wait, if i make him drink beer, the meat will taste better. oh wait, if i massage it everyday for 3 months, the meat will be even softer... ... want my damn beef,

Yum yum, Wagyu Beef. Yes please!


Good point though.

99.99% perfect amp is 100% better than no amp at all.

BUT - i know we will stop sulking when we get them.
post #130 of 3957
It's *so* confusing. It would be less confusing if Xin would simply number his tweaks.
post #131 of 3957
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Originally Posted by russdog
It's *so* confusing. It would be less confusing if Xin would simply number his tweaks.
Yah, we've gone asymptotic. In 4 months we're going to be posting about "did i get the 0.0000000001% tweak?"
post #132 of 3957
Then there's the question of whether or not one can detect the 000000000000001% difference!!!

Personally, I commend Xin in his search for perfection. I have fallen afoul of the continuous upgrades and been without my SM1,2,3 (and 1.1 and 2.1 and 3.1s!!) and IV for a bit (I have a superdual and a SuperMini 3 [antique???] to bide me over. What I do now, is to email Xin and wait however long he takes to get back to me and ask him if the difference is really that great (like between the SM 3 and IV....although I am difference-challenged clearly because I couldn't really remember what teh SM 3 really sounded like before!!!...or what the bloody difference really was....I just think they are all damn good!......I do think the SM IV soundstage is remarkably bigger since for a couple, of weeks I had my SM 3 and a new SM IV at the same time....Xin was kind enough to help me around some long plane flights....and was able to cmpare....but, of course that was two months ago....an eternity in Xin time during which there have been 76 upgrades!).

Now where was I? Oh yes, waiting for Xin to email back and the say is the difference worth sending it back and see what he says. Of course, after it's been a while the he'll probably say yes. Reading some of the posts by head-fi members like goto and reading Xin's cool talk may help. Regardless of version, I still think we have a quality product.
post #133 of 3957
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby

Now where was I? Oh yes, waiting for Xin to email back and the say is the difference worth sending it back and see what he says. Of course, after it's been a while the he'll probably say yes. Reading some of the posts by head-fi members like goto and reading Xin's cool talk may help. Regardless of version, I still think we have a quality product.
I agree with you. Please do post whatever reply you get, though. Thanks.
post #134 of 3957
I mailed in my SuperMacro-3 V6 on 6/14 to get the unit upgraded to the SM-IV. I subsequently heard from Dr. Xin on 8/1 about 1) the final cost and 2) that the amp was to be shipped "very soon". I'll edit this post when the amp's received.

I'm feeling comfortable about the wait, esp. in light of the rapid series of tweaks and optimizations Dr. Xin has implemented in the SM-IV amp since the date I sent it in for upgrade. The price Dr. Xin charged me for the upgrade was pretty sweet, too. [Note: my understanding about upgrade pricing is that it's somewhat dependent on what level of board / component replacement is necessary. My recommendation for those considering upgrading a SM-3 V6 to the SM-IV is send in the amp to Dr. Xin, and he'll subsequently tell you the upgrade cost once he's examined the amp.]

Edit: Amp received on 9/27/2006. Thanks Dr. Xin.
post #135 of 3957
djbnh, care to share with us what he charged for the upgrade?

man, its almost two months since you sent in your sm3 (6/14)... so he responded to you on 8/1 about sending the amp back to you very soon... i wonder what that translate to?? 3 more weeks?
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