Both the Singlepower MPX-3 and the Raptor seem like outstanding tube amps. Are there anyone out there who have heard both and can compare the two amps?
Originally Posted by socrates63
Tuarreg, have you read the 6moons reviews on the two amps?
Originally Posted by 909
I had the Raptor for about 13 days and the MPX3 (w/ upgrades, but not the slam version) for about a month.
Source: EastSound E5
Cables: Grover U4/5s and M-Paths
Headphones: A900, SR225, & HD650
I think my impressions of the Raptor were slighted by the source and cables. The Raptor had great speed and separation, but I couldn’t listen for very long periods and not as loud as I would have liked, but the M-Paths did help with this.
I didn’t like the MPX3 with the stock tubes. But when I rolled in the NOS tubes it completely changed my opinion. Yet the MPX3 had a slower delivery and not as good separation and slightly lacking in low level details. With the NOS tubes the MPX3 did have a fuller, wider soundstage, and more musical sound.
If you are truly interested in these amps, you need to hear them. If you call, I am sure you could sample both in your home and that’s the best way to make your decision.
If I picked between the two, I probably would have settled on the MPX3. But I preferred the Eddie Current EC-2A3 hands down over both and in the end that's what I got.