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I'd so love to get a supermicro from Xin

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Originally Posted by ath View Post
I received my Xin supermini IV that I sent for upgrades in April 2007. Dr. Xin was very apologetic, after I sent a couple of reminders to him. I have posted the receipt of the amp in xin's forum as that is a similar thread there.

I believe he is working hard to fulfill the backlog.

Good luck guys!
Congratulations!

Thats kind of good news. Hopefully 17 months isn't going to be the average wait time though...
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Originally Posted by ath View Post
I received my Xin supermini IV that I sent for upgrades in April 2007. Dr. Xin was very apologetic, after I sent a couple of reminders to him. I have posted the receipt of the amp in xin's forum as that is a similar thread there.

I believe he is working hard to fulfill the backlog.

Good luck guys!

Wonder what went wrong there. I send mine in early november and had it back late january. Although that was not for upgrade but for repair.
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How reliable are Xin amps?
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How reliable are Xin amps?
I have never had a problem and I have a few (most of the models). There was a few problems with the battery contacts but that was a while ago. If Xin starts shipping regular everyone should be getting some great amps.
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How reliable are Xin amps?
you sound as if you are possibly considering purchasing one...
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you sound as if you are possibly considering purchasing one...
Been waiting just over a year now :P
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Originally Posted by tha_dude View Post
Been waiting just over a year now :P
snap.

my supermacro was robust and never had any mechanical issues apart from the odd battery contact discrepancy

my supermicro, same story, battery contacts
but when i was testing a supermicro IV from the new batch they were much iproved and not as flimsy

apart from that they have been mechanically sound and heavily used.

xin would have the hottest business in town for portable amps if he shipped within a normal timeframe
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xin would have the hottest business in town for portable amps if he shipped within a normal timeframe
I had received my SuperMicro after my 16+ month wait a month ago or so.

Since the time I ordered it, I've decided I would much rather have the SuperMini and would LOVE to place an order with Xin for it... but no way am I waiting 17 months.

If Xin can start processing and shipping orders within 1 month's timeframe... he'll have another order from me.

While his service sucks... all I can say is WOW about the SuperMicro.
post #3160 of 3957
Yeah the SuperMicro is extremely good. The Reference is based on it. The Mini has always been Xin's favorite but hasn't sold well. I don't think people realize how good it is and how much it can do.
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My question is: Why can't Xin post something on his own f*****g Web site to tell his customers what is going on????
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And the wait goes on ...

In July and August, I had sent two requests to Dr. Xin for a refund of the Paypal funds sent for a Reference order in August 2007. I never got a reply or the refund, so I just sent Dr. Xin another email asking him to disregard the requests for a refund and to keep the order in place.

So, 9/8/2008 was the 13 month anniversary of my order of a Xin Reference amp, for which I still wait and hope (I'm breathing normally though).
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Originally Posted by tha_dude View Post
How reliable are Xin amps?
I have had 7 Xin amps (SuperMacro, SuperMacro-III, SuperMacro-LE, Reference, SuperMini-III, SuperMini-IV and SuperMicro-IV)and the only reliability problem I had was on the SuperMini-III where the input jack developed a loose connection after >2years of use. On the SuperMini-IV I got wierd sound when I disabled dc boost and used it with Tripple.fi 10 phones. Other than that they have all been very good. For pure sound the Reference won but my true love was always the SuperMini. If only Xin would start delivering on a reliable timeframe again and upgrade the SuperMini with all he has learned from the Refernce project I think it would be an awesome amp.
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reliability

I have a SuperMicro III and a SuperMicro IV. I've had a lot of trouble with the thin copper battery contacts. Fortunately it's not difficult to jury rig something that works, because I'm certainly not going to send an amp back to Dr. Xin for repair. They do sound sweet though.

Maybe if I ever get the Reference I ordered I'll send the SM IV in for proper repair (and updating). One can dream.
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Well after almost a year I canceled my Reference order this morning. I'll let you guys know when my refund comes through.

Good luck to those still waiting.
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