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post #3931 of 3957

In addition to the Supermicro, I still have the Supermacro IV that Xin kept asking me to send back for tweaks.  (I'll have to see if I still have his email explaining what he did.)  The Supermacro is the one with the four switches (It's ABC, if I remember correctly).  I also have one of his Sony FM stereos that he modified and that attached to one of his first amps (almost square with a digital volume).  Some of these may qualify for the antiques road show!  The amazing thing is that they all still sound so great!

post #3932 of 3957
Yep. Impedance, Amp gain, Bass boost and Crossfeed. His amps were so far ahead of the curve for the time. What a shame that he just vanished. I have had almost every amp of his after to original Headroom Airhead which I assume must have been about 10 years ago
post #3933 of 3957
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Yep. Impedance, Amp gain, Bass boost and Crossfeed. His amps were so far ahead of the curve for the time. What a shame that he just vanished.

 

I was going to say the same thing.  Maybe he just burned out.  Too much work for just one man.

post #3934 of 3957

I still use my Supermini IV, I sent it to him last year in March 2011 to upgrade got it back April 2011. still love the sound, I use it with my Sony D-25 and my Yuin PK1
 

post #3935 of 3957
Certainly my all time favorite portable rig was a fatty Nano strapped onto a SuperMini IV with APS recabled ER4
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I still use my Supermini IV, I sent it to him last year in March 2011 to upgrade got it back April 2011. still love the sound, I use it with my Sony D-25 and my Yuin PK1
 

 

How in the world did you ever make contact with Xin, after all the time he's been AWOL?

post #3937 of 3957
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Originally Posted by Quaddy View Post

still waiting for my amps, i ordered in august 2007. 5 years and counting
 

 

In March 2011 I was at 3 years, so I guess it's 4.5 years now waiting for my Super Mini IV.  In Jan 2009 Xin told me it would ship in a month, and I never heard back.

post #3938 of 3957

It was weird, I was having problems with my supermini iv, randomly I emailed him not thinking he would respond, he responded told me to send it to him, he sent it back within a month, very happy
 

post #3939 of 3957

You've just opened the flood gates on his email.

post #3940 of 3957

What amps are currently available that rival Xin's amps in terms of price, versatility, options, size etc?

post #3941 of 3957
I may be wrong but I think Xin was first with micro sized amps, surface mount circuits, dual and quad amps with buffers and was fully user tunable.

The amp in his reference amplifier was the size of a dime and can drive the Hifiman HE6 with amazing sound quality. A headphone that I use 100 watt speaker amps to drive.
post #3942 of 3957

Too bad, he is not going to make any amp. Really wanna get one.

post #3943 of 3957
Sorry, mistake.

Edited by sunneebear - 8/11/12 at 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by sunneebear View Post

I may be wrong but I think Xin was first with micro sized amps, surface mount circuits, dual and quad amps with buffers and was fully user tunable.
The amp in his reference amplifier was the size of a dime and can drive the Hifiman HE6 with amazing sound quality. A headphone that I use 100 watt speaker amps to drive.

Makes me want to put some batteries in my Supermacro IV and see how it works with the HE500s!  A weekend project.

post #3945 of 3957

The Supermacro III is still one of my favorites. With the right opamps, it competes with anything out there. 


Edited by jamato8 - 8/17/12 at 9:58pm
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