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post #16 of 29
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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?
upgradeitis?

i love mine but would sell it in a heartbeat if i could afford a bigger badder singlepower.
post #17 of 29
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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?
Because it has recently been determined that sp is a rip off and they suck, so everyone is trying to unload them while they still can
post #18 of 29
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Because it has recently been determined that sp is a rip off and they suck, so everyone is trying to unload them while they still can
Oh, I thought everyone started getting the feel that SP is too cheap to be in style now. Everyone is switching to K1000 + monoblocks.
post #19 of 29
Or maybe the reason is because everyone felt a major moment of inadequacy when they saw the ES-2 and SDS-XLR Accent T and realized there was no hope left in the world for them.
post #20 of 29
It seems noone has even sold a SDS-XLR.
post #21 of 29
Or! It may have been an article in Barron's, leaked by Microsoft research and development, that they are ready to release a 24v PP vacuum tube 'Zune' K-1000 plug & Play, which is expected to be stable by service pack 4.
post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
I couldn't hold out any longer. I am now the owner of an MPX3. It is absolutely fantastic.
post #23 of 29
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I couldn't hold out any longer. I am now the owner of an MPX3. It is absolutely fantastic.
Grats!

MPX3 slam here.
post #24 of 29
Good for you! This balanced fad will soon die. To properly execute and take advantage of the benefits of a balanced circuit requires more than tacking on some XLRs. Of course, Mikhail knows this and i am sure his balanced amps are well designed. But some of the others I have seen are just single-ended designs with XLRs added as an after-thought.

Has anyone seen a fully dual mono (incl power supplies and output transformers) SE head amp? That would have to be a monoblock head amp, correct?
post #25 of 29
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Or maybe the reason is because everyone felt a major moment of inadequacy when they saw the ES-2 and SDS-XLR Accent T and realized there was no hope left in the world for them.
This has some merit. I was an attendee at the recent (11/17) HeadFi SOTA meet. I had $5K worth of equipment including an almost fully equiped SP Extreme Platinum. The only upgrade it's missing is an external power supply. My $5K system was at the lowest tier of systems there. Fortunately, I only felt a minor moment of inadequacy and decided to keep my SP amp.

As a side note, SP amps outnumbered all other brands at the SOTA meet by at least 2 to 1. I think that SP made up about 65% of amps there. So I don't think people are selling them because they are unsatisfied with their SQ.
post #26 of 29
Balanced is not a fad. If you love Senn cans you owe it to your self to listen to it in balanced mode...even a DIY balanced setup. More than any headphone, HD6** begs to be tried in a balanced configuration. It truly turns into another creature in balanced configuration.

I sold my MPX Slam (and many amps, all my Grado/Alessando, AT cans, and DACs) after toying with balanced Senn cans and decided without hesitation to get the "best" production solid state balanced Senn system.

To OP...MPX is great amp, if I ever go back to tube amps...it will be Singlepower...balanced amp


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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
Good for you! This balanced fad will soon die. To properly execute and take advantage of the benefits of a balanced circuit requires more than tacking on some XLRs. Of course, Mikhail knows this and i am sure his balanced amps are well designed. But some of the others I have seen are just single-ended designs with XLRs added as an after-thought.
post #27 of 29
Yes, it's random.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by SK138 View Post
Balanced is not a fad. If you love Senn cans you owe it to your self to listen to it in balanced mode...even a DIY balanced setup. More than any headphone, HD6** begs to be tried in a balanced configuration. It truly turns into another creature in balanced configuration.
You're right. Fad is the wrong term to apply. What I was trying to say is that most of the balanced headphone gear I have seen is balanced from the case to the headphones.
post #29 of 29
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You're right. Fad is the wrong term to apply. What I was trying to say is that most of the balanced headphone gear I have seen is balanced from the case to the headphones.
like what?
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