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why so many singlepower amps for sale? ***3 months later I own one and it is amazing.

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Is it just random that (I think) 5 or 6 have come up for sale recently?
I haven't read anything negative about them. And they look great. Am I missing anything?



I can answer this now. I wasn't missing anything except the awesome sound that my new MPX3 can deliver.
post #2 of 29
This exact thread title has come up over the past three months once I know. There are many reasons. I think the most likely is that people are going balanced from single-ended. There is nothing wrong with those amps at all. You can get a great deal if you want to remain in single-ended configuration.

There are other reasons individuals sell their stuff but the above seems to me the one reason most often reflected in what is going on.
post #3 of 29
FOTM.

No, seriously. I think slwiser has a good point. Alot of people are probably upgrading or going from single ended to balanced.
post #4 of 29
a lot are for sale because a lot of them are purchased.
post #5 of 29
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by jjhatfield View Post
a lot are for sale because a lot of them are purchased.
That is the conclusion I have arrived at as well.
post #7 of 29
I got mine for sale because I don't listen to my headphones much any more and can't just leave something this good* sat around unused!

*Hint to purchase.
post #8 of 29
My search using Google advanced search on "view profile" and singlepower shows about 70-75 people with Singlepower in their profile. Another 20-25 with "Single Power" in their profile. Several people have more than one. There the concept that many units have been sold is very well documented.

~20 for micro-zotl
~14 Yamamoto HA-02
~ 8 for the AT-HA5000
post #9 of 29
And who knows how many people have Single Power amplifiers but don't have their gear posted in their profiles.
post #10 of 29
They are all good amps. Because they all went on sale at once, it scared a lot of potenial buyers away.
post #11 of 29
To me, there's absolutely nothing special about a seemingly large amount of similar products being posted for sale at the same time here. The simple truth is that people will sell only when they feel like selling; they might have different motives, but it should be understood that they don't wait for similar items to show up before they list their own. In fact, simple economics tell us that we should wait to sell an item when there are very few such items available, thus avoiding competition and tipping the imaginary balance away from "supply" and well towards "demand."

In short, pointing out a surge in the number of alike items available for sale on these forums is only useful if you can present a verifiable or sensible reason behind such a surge, but in the majority of cases (including this one) pure coincidence remains the only real factor.

Regards,
Nick
post #12 of 29
as mentioned, i think a lot of people are making the move to balanced and a lot of those people apparently had singled-ended SP amps. those amps are expensive. balanced is expensive. same group of people. another reason is that they are popular and the more bought the more that will be sold. however, it also seems to me as a watcher of the FS forums that SP amps do not have the best resale value - i mean it appears that many SP owners are taking more of a loss than the sellers of other amps. maybe i am completely off on this, but it seems that way.
post #13 of 29
Thread Starter 
I had no idea this was an issue a few months ago. Thanks for the link. I'm trying to figure out what my next amp will be. I want tubes. The number of different amps is astounding (not to mention the different versions of the 'same' amps). I've only been watching the FS forum for the last few weeks and when I saw the same name come up a few times I became curious.
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by jjhatfield View Post
a lot are for sale because a lot of them are purchased.
Exactly!
...and because their owners probably want to try something different. Or possibly downgrade.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
Exactly!
...and because their owners probably want to try something different. Or possibly downgrade.
I sold my SinglePower to downgrade myself.
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