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post #16 of 104
There are many reasons for selling something other than disliking it, or upgrading.
post #17 of 104
For some reason the FS forum tend to have some of the same gear for sale at the same time. It's really weird.
post #18 of 104
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Originally Posted by Dept_of_Alchemy View Post
For some reason the FS forum tend to have some of the same gear for sale at the same time. It's really weird.
That my friend is called the Snowball Effect (TM). Person A decides to sell component X. Person B sees Person A's FS ad, also decides to sell his component X. Person C sees Person A's and B's FS ads, decides to join them. Person D sees A's, B's, and C's FS ads, decides why not, joins in too. Before you know it, there are seven FS ads! I mean have you counted all the FS ads for a Single Power amp?
post #19 of 104
Who knows. When I first got my MPX3 Slam SE and compared it to my MAD Ear +, i was astounded by how well the MAD performed. The only difference was the price! However, after living with the SP for 6 months and trying tons of tubes, now, I can say that i am really happen to own both.

Yes, i also think balanced in head-audio is a fad, the advantages of which are not worth the price. That was indeed a good analogy.
post #20 of 104
Maybe the bills are to heavy, who knows...

How many times you look at something and think, HOW THE HELL I CAN PAY FOR THIS ONE?!
This battle keeps me like for couple of days and then it ends, fortunately for me, but for some people may not.
post #21 of 104
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Originally Posted by MaloS View Post
Balancing might be the Ferrari for being expensive, but on the vast 'US' roads we are driving on, there is not much use for a fast car unless you want to get tickets all the time. While Denons are a Fad of the Day, balancing has been the Fad of the Year...

Note, how for number of headphones recommended to go balanced with (k340 for example), someone has pointed out that between a very powerful amp and the headphone running in balanced, there is not much difference, suggesting that majority of the improvement only comes from increased gain/headroom, rather than the advantage of active ground.
This statement holds true only when comparing low end balanced to high end single ended. When going from the same product (SDS, extreme, Headroom MAX) to there balanced counterparts the differences are big. So anyone wanting to keep the same sound signature of the amp they have but add lots more of everything they liked about should consider going balanced.
post #22 of 104
I believe if the product is that good then one won't let go regardless of Fotm or bills. I think people got caught up in the craze and bought on the talk of the forums..got the product in after some times on order then thought "wtf? this is it?"

it happens all the time in audio, whats cool today probably won't be cool tomorrow. who knows..


some of the peeps are taking hard hits on the resale of the amps, if I were wanting to buy one I would wait till more list...

joking!
post #23 of 104
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Originally Posted by bhd812 View Post
I believe if the product is that good then one won't let go regardless of Fotm or bills.
That sounds like something someone who has no house payment, no wife, no kids, no college to pay for would say.
post #24 of 104
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
That sounds like something someone who has no house payment, no wife, no kids, no college to pay for would say.
you got me on two of them...haha
but i have addictions...like watches..I think i need an omega PO soon..mmm omega...co axial....mmmm yummy!!!

no must say no!


oh and get this..
Nostrums is having a shoe sale in July, what makes it worse is I got a private invite to a pre-sale/pre-order...oh man....

Maglis...mmmmm Bruno Maglis...yummy

must sell amps....need Santoni Italian loafers...

No must say no..

hehehehe
post #25 of 104

Perhaps...

FOM syndrom, maybe... but, perhaps... it's just folks that are finally realizing that they have other priorities... and that the small differences in the SQ between several $300 to $700 amps (e.g. Woo Audio, MAD, etc.) and the SP's, just can't justify their "lofty" prices.

If you "must have" an SP for that small difference in SQ... consider yourself lucky that you are finally able to buy one at a "less lofty" price... if not... consider yourself lucky that you've been able to resist the FOM.
post #26 of 104
Many members get caught up in the moment when an exciting new product hits the market. They want to be one of the first to claim bragging rights and sometimes over extend themselves to be a "proud owner". Soon the novelty wears off and they begin realize the amount that they have tied up and that is soon followed by a buying opportunity for someone else.

- augustwest
post #27 of 104
I only know why one person is selling his Extreme Platinum, and it's for needed money. Since this is a hobby, I think some people find if he or she suddenly needs cash (I've seen school, new computer, unplanned car repairs, remodeling house, etc), I think it's easier to let go of an amp, headphones, or rarely used source and assuming another one will always be available later rather than dip into the bank account or find something else to sell that won't have the same resale value.

Regarding FOTM, I'm not sure how true that holds for more expensive things. I'm willing to be wrong (and often am ), but I can't see dropping the money for an Extreme, Apache, B52, Zana Deux, HeadRoom balanced desktop or any other of the really great $1000+ amps that recently came out without having heard it first or having had prior experience with other amps from the respective builders. It's a little different than trying out a $100-$500 headphone or amp you haven't heard then turning it over for the next one you think you might like better.

I bought my Extreme Platinum (I don't think there was a Platinum at the time) one day after hearing it last December when it debuted at the Florida meet. Athough I'd just bought a Darkvoice and a Canamp (FOTMs...I've kept the Canamp, which is currently being modded), I suddendly heard how a great amp, as opposed to a good amp, could change my listening experience (e.g., eliminate the veil from my beloved HD650s, listen at low levels without loss of quality, etc). Since then, the upgrade bug bit, but I've been able to stick with the Extreme. First, I had blackgate outs added. Then I bought an F1 to drive my Abbys and K1000s, so I had preamp outs added and a secondary power supply (though I didn't ask for the latter, it was a real nice surprise with sq improvements). If I want to change things up some more, I just try out new tubes. I guess what I'm saying is that I don't think people are dropping Extremes in the FS forum for FOTM reasons....you can just change the flavor
post #28 of 104
boomana: you got it exactly. By their reputation I was sure to get a big powerful SP amp... but at the LA meet I found the type of tube sound I wanted.... and that's why I went for the ZD. I imagine If i had bought the mpx Slam I would have ended up selling it by now.
post #29 of 104
Maybe the people who are selling them just don't think it's worth keeping?
post #30 of 104
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Originally Posted by Headphony View Post
Maybe the people who are selling them just don't think it's worth keeping?
That could be one of the many reasons, the others (bills to pay, don't listen enough, going in a different direction, etc....) which have already been said. If we're judging things by how many are sold/circulated, then it's worthy of note that even the well respected heavy hitters (L3000s, K1000s, HE90, etc....) have been sold in waves and such, yet they are still regarded as high end products.
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