It all began around the time 10 Aug 2001, I requested fellow JMT to make me an amplifier suited for the Grado 325's. Little did I know about the trouble I would be facing later on. I decided to pay for FedEx shipping as I am currently residing in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and the postal service here...well...just sucks! The U.S. FedEx website said it would cost 49.19$ to ship here. Fine with me so off I went and sent JMT a Money Order on the 23rd of August. My good man JMT had already built the amp for me by then. About 3 weeks had gone by and we had totally given up hope that the demand draft had gotten there and I was really unhappy. After about 4-5 weeks he finally recieved the Money Order badly damaged (told you the postal service here sucks
) and we found out it really wasn't a Money Order: instead it was more of a Demand Draft. The bank took another 2 weeks or something like that to give JMT the money and they took a WHOPPING 30$ as a service charge. So for the shipping JMT only had 49.19-30=19.19$ left. What happened then? Well JMT the good man he is sent me the package via. USPS. It cost him 21.10$ to send me the package here. JMT paid $1.91 from his own pocket because he only had $19.19 left for shipping. Also, in this time we were waiting patiently for the money to change hands I had requested him if he could modify the amp to work for the Ety-4 Series instead of the Grado 325's and guess what?
He rebuilt the amp for me all from scratch and he added a 1/4 input jack AND a 1/8 input jack
. Today it's 27 Nov 2001 almost 3 months after so much suffering and waiting I have finally received the amp.
The amp came extremely well packaged and there wasn’t a scratch on it. It is enclosed in a black Pac Tec case with gold plated RCA inputs and a ¼ jack and a 1/8 jack, the volume pot is silver. The amp looks very sexy and color coordinated
. It’s absolutely beautiful. Construction is top notch, even internally the soldering was professional and everything is well laid out. I rushed off to the nearest convenience store and bought 8AA batteries and put them in. It sounds amazing…the bass off my Sony MZR-900 an my Panasonic 570’s line out is just smooth as silk or should I say as smooth as a baby’s bottom
. The highs and mids are just perfect. Even though this amp was designed for the Etys, my Koss KSC-30’s sound amazing on them. Turn the volume to max and what to I hear? Nothing! This amp is utterly hiss less. What can I say, I am in acoustic bliss. Eargasms galore.
Let me tell you a rough quote of what JMT told me once in a PM “I am not interested in profit, I want to share my love for music by helping people achieve better sound. That’s why I try to make amp’s for everyone in my free time.” What can I say to such a good kind-hearted soul? His ethics are impeccable. His patience and trust in people is unparalleled. If it was anyone else was in the situation I faced with him they would have probably withdrew from their offer or possibly even ignored me. Words can’t express what I think of this man who I haven’t even seen.
I feel as if me and JMT have gone through a lot and I have learned a lot about the banking system here. Similar mistakes shall not be made again. I only wish there were more people like him were around (Do you perhaps have a clone brother? With all the amps you make I wonder
I thank you, JMT, and all the people of this wonderful community who got me into this hobby that makes my wallet a lot lighter
but makes me a lot happier in life
Disturbed AKA Fruitsalad AKA Anirudh H