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post #1336 of 1953
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Large quantities of money does that to people. But then again, so does the ice cream truck coming down the road, on a hot summer night.
mmmmmmmmm ice cream
post #1337 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post

I actually do have a degree in psychology, though.
LOL.
post #1338 of 1953
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Originally Posted by bobsmith View Post
I am a lawyer. If I were to scam even one client, I would fully expect to be disbarred. The number of clients involved is irrelevant, its what you do that matters...
I'm a lawyer also, and I don't think the situation is quite analogous, but in any event, it depends on what you mean by "scam" a client. I would say there are many of our profession who scam clients, if scamming includes overcharging for services that could have been rendered more competently or for less money -- which might be somewhat equivalent to some of what Mikhail has done. As to more serious lawyer malfeasance or misfeasance, there are many, many lawyers who have seriously scammed" a client, who have been suspended for a time or otherwise sanctioned, who still practice law.

Anyway, we're probably beating this horse more than it deserves.
post #1339 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
I actually do have a degree in psychology, though.
You and half of the sorority alums in the world
post #1340 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
You and half of the sorority alums in the world
funny
post #1341 of 1953
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Originally Posted by .coco View Post
funny
It's more true than some want to believe.
Education, Psychology, English.
post #1342 of 1953
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Originally Posted by markmaxx View Post
Ok the 5%
Mikhail will return my e-mails too.
He did return one phone call this new year 11.00 PM. EST. (I was asleep)
But the statement that only 5 % of his customers make mikhail's business look bad? He makes his business look bad, we are just telling our stories,
that hopefully, will help another fellow head-fi member make his or her own informed decision.

The hi end stuff? Is open for interpretation, did you see the inside of my amp a few pages back! There are no hi end anything in there. In fact there are hardware store crimped on connectors in there! Look in there again Please.

He loves plastic zip ties, they secure half of the components in my amp. The other half of the components are soldered to the zip tied componets.

So let me say this, "Mikhail has no skill as a builder of amps".(designer maybe/builder skilless) Look at his work, it's not just messy. His work is not thought out at all. The solder joints are sloppy and some of my amp componets have no solder. Hi-end/quality is not just how it sounds it is through out the entire product. His chassies are nice but he dosen't make or finish them.

He has also always!!! tryed to charge me more for anything he has ever sold me, For example 2 Bendix red label 2C51 tubes he asked $150, I said wow that seems high next email well $125 is as low as I can go. Why not say Mark $125? I asked a fellow headfi member if he had any yep. $70.

This stuff is all true we are not making this stuff up!

I sent Mikhail a batch of hi end NOS tubes for testing Hundreds of dollars worth, I finley asked him did you ever test those tubes I sent you? Makhail said they were all junk!!!! He through them away, I was expecting the tubes to come back to me with some sort of value written on them (88/92) nope he tossed them in the trash for me.

more:..OK, I have never gotten anything that said what options are in my amp, or my MPX3 or my PPX3 I asked Makhail! all I got was, It is the best sounding one I have ever built. I wanted him to say piltron transformer/blackgate/auto biasing/cardis 1/4/jacks/so and so caps/etc.

My original amp that was ordered was a SDS/XLR There is no Super duper anything in my amp. Plus this really pissed me off, There is a switch on the top of my amp. The original purpose was I was going to use the amp as a supra ie. SDS/XLR which I originaly ordered.Then Makhail called me to say he was so happy with the new circuit he invented with the Extreme amp. series and he wanted to build that into my new amp. Makhail said with a switch/ my amp was to become a Extreme XLR also. The first of it's kind.

I call Mikhail and asked what tubes can I use with the supra output section? (Makhail had sent me 4 tubes for the output section of my amp in extreme mode @$100 per, but no tubes for the supra mode) Mikhail said I would never need the supra section because the Extreme curcit sounded so much better!
Makhail also asked for like a 1000.00 more than we originaly agreeded upon.

Then like you have read here before the shipping department wouldl not release my amp. (which was way late)
untill I paid the ballance of the amp!!

Anyway Makhail makes himself look bad. I am just telling my side of the interaction between me and Singlepower.

I am very sorry to hear that bro. All I can do right now is to hang on. I hope, now just hope there is no major issues with my order.
post #1343 of 1953
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Originally Posted by mbd2884 View Post
He said he called Mikhail and Mikhail replied they are junk, I threw them away. I think that's about as clear as it can get of how thoughtless Mikhail can be. But you know what, at this point with what Markmaxx has experienced, I'm sure Mark needs to fabricate stories to enhance his horror experience.

Still, that sounds unreal. How could......
post #1344 of 1953
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
You don't level amps tho, you level shelves. Which are a LOT more stable than a tripod base on an amp.
You should level both. I too have hard time to level 4 feet. never get problem with 3 feet.
post #1345 of 1953
Has anyone taken any legal action yet?
post #1346 of 1953
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Originally Posted by PhilS View Post
I'm a lawyer also, and I don't think the situation is quite analogous, but in any event, it depends on what you mean by "scam" a client.
Agreed. When I used the word scam, I meant it in the sense of intentional misconduct, e.g. misappropriation of client funds/property, lying to the client etc. I believe those can get you disbarred or suspended indefinitely pretty quickly. My point was only that if you do really bad things, it does not matter how many people you do it to. That said, I not saying that what Mikhail did falls into that category.
post #1347 of 1953
Thread Starter 
Well I'm trying to open my chassis. Mine is also one of the amps in the $$$$$ category. However because I have wood paneling on the front, it is harder then just taking out the hex screws. There are these little round screws in the wood, same as on the top middle of the amp, and they have a hex insert that is larger than my smallest hex which is a mere 1.5mm. The next larger one is too big. So I don't know how to take these out.

Any help?

Neil
post #1348 of 1953
He's probably using non-metric hex so you need the keys to match. You could also ask Andy as his amp is being worked on so he might have some info.
post #1349 of 1953
I'm pretty sure he uses inch based hexes. I bought both sets for ~20 bucks or something and the inch based ones were what I used to open my amp up.
post #1350 of 1953
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys. Andy actually sent his amp back? Recently?

Neil
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