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post #1111 of 1953
There is just one thing I can't understand about this $15,600 amp...... why on earth has nobody previously posted internal shots of one of them before?

Surely somebody has opened one up before now, and been horrified at what they have got for their money?
post #1112 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
There is just one thing I can't understand about this $15,600 amp...... why on earth has nobody previously posted internal shots of one of them before?

Surely somebody has opened one up before now, and been horrified at what they have got for their money?
They did! As far back as 2003. At that time Singlepower's supporters claimed the photos were fake or part of a plot to undermine Singlepower that was being run by one of his competitors. Mikhail alleged that he had a patent pending and this somehow made it necessary to have the pictures taken down.
post #1113 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Wodgy View Post
They did! As far back as 2003.
Hmmm, well that is far before my time.

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At that time Singlepower's supporters claimed the photos were fake or part of a plot to undermine Singlepower that was being run by one of his competitors. Mikhail alleged that he had a patent pending and this somehow made it necessary to have the pictures taken down.
As far as I'm concerned, scrutiny of commercial designs should become the primary concern of everyone on this forum. It is the only way to cut through the bollocks that is so pervasive in this hobby, and keep the designers honest.
post #1114 of 1953
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Originally Posted by QQQ View Post
All singlepower customers are absurd.

fixed!

as said many times in this and other threads that the warnings where out there before, instead of thinking there was Agendas working against SP from the mods or another amp makers maybe you (SP customers that like to get reamed up the pooper) should of listened to the warnings...

you all got yourself in this but the best part is all the other SP customers that experienced the ******** first hand are still to ***** to speak up and will let another member get screwed...

oh well maybe its a normal part of being human, after all humans make mistakes right?
post #1115 of 1953
Even though some of the things written here surly must have cost SP some customers, it can not be compeered with the effect form those pictures. I felt sick watching them. To see an man fail and fall so badly is just sad. Made me feel sick. And that's even before I started thinking about this customers.

I could imagine that the waiting and complaining is a big load for everybody, but then when it finely arrives, all the waiting is suppose to be worth it. It is not suppose to be like that! Damn it man! (Mikhail)

I can not even start do describe the sympathy I feel for some of SP's customers. This whole thread makes me sad
post #1116 of 1953
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Originally Posted by bhd812 View Post
fixed!

as said many times in this and other threads that the warnings where out there before, instead of thinking there was Agendas working against SP from the mods or another amp makers maybe you (SP customers that like to get reamed up the pooper) should of listened to the warnings...
Like any con-man, he was charming, smart, full of information! a joy to talk too.
Then when my amps were late, cost was higher than expected, etc. for me he always cut the price back down, did finally send me my amp,(3 in all PPX3/MPX3/Supra XLR) cable tube what ever! I felt he was just overwhelmed because he made such a fine product! Boy was I wrong!

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you all got yourself in this but the best part is all the other SP customers that experienced the ******** first hand are still to ***** to speak up and will let another member get screwed...
I believe we were (and still are) good and trusting people, who love music and the equipment that reproduces it! We wanted to believe Makhail was an absent minded professor! (Makhail did do some nice things! he sent me a PPX3 to use when I was waiting for my MPX 3, It was shipped to me for free by Mikhail) But now he is just a crook! I also didn't hold any punches back when talking about Mikhail or Singlepower audio, if anybody asked me I told them it will be late! you will have to call him many times! and it will come in over budget! My amps sounded good to my ears, so I was still a beliver that he could and did build a fine product! Selfish thought wasen't it!

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Originally Posted by bhd812 View Post
oh well maybe its a normal part of being human, after all humans make mistakes right?
I think it was Thomas Edison who said while making the first light bulb, that he never failed, he just found 2000 ways not to make a light bulb!

I just learned life lesson 2000!

My light bulb just got turned on!!!!!

I am truley sorry for everyone! who has gotten scamed by someone I belived in!

I also edited my signature! Hope this helps someone.
post #1117 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
There is just one thing I can't understand about this $15,600 amp...... why on earth has nobody previously posted internal shots of one of them before?

Surely somebody has opened one up before now, and been horrified at what they have got for their money?
This was actually the first of its kind to ever be built. At least bearing this model name.. squarewaves of course have existed since and in fact may have been born from this project. I don't know how many of these things are out there.. Mikhail has claimed ~5 or 10 or some ridiculous number. I think I know of one that the guy who bought my R10s in China bought (After hearing about mine.. heh am I sorry about that)... but I have no idea as nothing he says can be trusted.
post #1118 of 1953
I don't think it's fair or accurate to suggest Mikhail has always had these problems, or that his customers have always been duped. I bought a Singlepower Supra in 2004, and I still listen to it regularly. I still haven't found an amp that sounds as good, and it's worked perfectly since the day I bought it (and it hasn't blown up like some folks suggested in the 2003 threads all the SP amps would). Although I haven't spoken or dealt with Mikhail in a few years, he was always very helpful to me, and his service was good, including sending me things I ordered very quickly and sending me additional tubes and adapters, sometimes for free.

I don't know what happened since then, and I am not making any justification for what he is doing now. Like others, I am very saddened to hear about what is happening. It's not too much of an exaggeration to say this is a tragedy. But I think it's a little overstated to act like Mikhail is the anti-Christ of the headphone amp world, that he has always made krap, and that his intent all along was to dupe people. There are many instances in business where people who start out with good products and the best intentions end up, for whatever reason, engaging in conduct that is reprehensible. Sometimes this is the result of addictions, sometimes it is the result of financial difficulties, sometimes marital difficulties are the cause, or there may be other causes.

Again, I'm not being an apologist for what Mikhail is doing now. It is inexcusable. But my take on the situation is that some set of circumstances or something else has changed the way he does business, and what started out as good thing (although not without some issues) has turned into a disaster. It's really too bad.

Just my $.02.
post #1119 of 1953
Markmaxx,

I like your idea of a warning in the sig. If I am going to advertize his amp in it, I can balance it with your suggestion. And will be happy to take it out when our members are fully addressed by this thread.

To any members having an issue with SP, please participate in this. SP has an opportunity few get. A chance to correct a problem and get back into good (not all) graces with our members. As much as I regret this action, I would not want to be one of my brethren in this mess.

Come on SP. You don't know how many SP customers are pulling for you to get this done. I'm one. I have had nothing but positive with my SP dealings and want to recommend enthusiastically. If I recommend them now, it's to buy used here.

David
post #1120 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post
Markmaxx,

I like your idea of a warning in the sig. If I am going to advertize his amp in it, I can balance it with your suggestion. And will be happy to take it out when our members are fully addressed by this thread.

To any members having an issue with SP, please participate in this. SP has an opportunity few get. A chance to correct a problem and get back into good (not all) graces with our members. As much as I regret this action, I would not want to be one of my brethren in this mess.

Come on SP. You don't know how many SP customers are pulling for you to get this done. I'm one. I have had nothing but positive with my SP dealings and want to recommend enthusiastically. If I recommend them now, it's to buy used here.

David
Why would you possibly be "pulling" for SP at this point? Nothing he ever does can make up for his behavior. You can't take wall warts that look like they were taken from an Xbox and sell them for $15k (if and when you ever decide to ship it at your convenience). He is a thief, a scammer, and a low-life.

What does Mikhail have to do to lose your support? Does he have to put a bomb in a chassis and charge someone $30k for something that kills them?
post #1121 of 1953
I have to agree, considering other alternatives with great service and quality control, why bother with this aggravation and continue to support Mikhail?
post #1122 of 1953
Call the police!
message in a bottle... doo do doo

On a serious note, Eff this dude, 15000 down the drain...
post #1123 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
Why would you possibly be "pulling" for SP at this point? Nothing he ever does can make up for his behavior. You can't take wall warts that look like they were taken from an Xbox and sell them for $15k (if and when you ever decide to ship it at your convenience). He is a thief, a scammer, and a low-life.

What does Mikhail have to do to lose your support? Does he have to put a bomb in a chassis and charge someone $30k for something that kills them?
X 2

After all this, I seriously can't believe I'm reading that he's still pulling for this conman to pull through.
post #1124 of 1953
This is horrendous.How he cannot be embarrassed sending something like this out is beyond me
post #1125 of 1953
now i really have seen it all. this has to be the nail in the coffin....
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