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post #361 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Gradofan2 View Post
Truly amazing... such great sound comes from "such a mess."

And... they have to be, quite literally - "a fire hazzard."
Thats why i bought a fire extinguisher ($60) and put it in the room where my amp ( mpx3) is.
post #362 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
Not all of Mikhail's p2p wiring is messy. For example, Voltron's SDS-XLR Accent T:

Dang, my amp is looking good!
post #363 of 1960
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Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
Thats why i bought a fire extinguisher ($60) and put it in the room where my amp ( mpx3) is.

Mikhail should have the fire extinguisher as an option for all of his amps (joking)!!.
post #364 of 1960
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Mikhail should have the fire extinguisher as an option for all of his amps (joking)!!.
a more expensive option /upgrade is the sprinkler system in the house - stage 2

kidding again....
post #365 of 1960
"I take amazing sound out of a messy P2P than a neatly done P2P with good sound any day."

But in all honesty you don't know what it would sound like if it was nicely and properly built Point to Point wiring.


Mitch
post #366 of 1960

Much Better...

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Originally Posted by Asr View Post
Not all of Mikhail's p2p wiring is messy. For example, Voltron's SDS-XLR Accent T:
Much better... Mikhail!

Now... keep up the good work!
post #367 of 1960
I've always liked the layout in my Maestro XLR. I do not feel any regrets in owning this amp in P2P. Would I buy it again, provided shipment and production were up to speed, and communications with SP were good? You bet!
This pic was taken with a phone a long while ago, so the quality of this picture is far from good. This is the audio section, the external PS is not pictured.
post #368 of 1960
Voltron's & CD44hi's amps are beautifully put together. Kudos to SP for those. Hard to believe they were constructed by the same person as Elephas'.

How does one know if the amp ordered will be one way or the other?
post #369 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
Dang, my amp is looking good!
your amp looks pretty clean and good inside , wow....
post #370 of 1960
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
Voltron's & CD44hi's amps are beautifully put together. Kudos to SP for those. Hard to believe they were constructed by the same person as Elephas'.

How does one know if the amp ordered will be one way or the other?
Elephas' amp had a second large stepped attenuator, another jack and banks of capacitors added to the design. I don't believe it was designed to hold that many components.
post #371 of 1960
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
Voltron's & CD44hi's amps are beautifully put together. Kudos to SP for those. Hard to believe they were constructed by the same person as Elephas'.

How does one know if the amp ordered will be one way or the other?
Perhaps by ordering it stock or considering the impact of adding many big caps, a second jack, and another stepped attenuator into the same box designed for different parts. Maybe Mikhail should advise people against some changes like those pictured in Elephas's amp, but Elephas did ask for the additional HP jack and the additional attenuator and either he or the prior owner upgraded the caps (or maybe they both did in different respects). I don't fault Elephas for upgrading but I think he and everybody else should recognize that there's going to be some cramped quarters and some crazy wiring when such significant changes are made in iterations.
post #372 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
Elephas' amp had a second large stepped attenuator, another jack and banks of capacitors added to the design. I don't believe it was designed to hold that many components.

His amp was upgraded with extra parts I think. I believe this amp used to belong to KenW.
post #373 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
You had a second Shallco stuffed in there? Those things are big, like 2.25" square and 4" deep. Add in the banks of caps and another jack and it will get crowded inside. But that's like putting eight sofas in your living room and then saying there's something wrong with your apartment. Also, it is a huge amount of work to take a point-to-point amp out of its case and put it in another one. It's almost like building two amps - deconstructing one and then building a new one. I'm not going to apologize for Mikhail, but that is considerable work. You probably should have a custom chassis built to hold it.
This is great info, thanks.

Mikhail did say that the upgrades/changes to the amp took a lot of work, but he never mentioned anything else except improved sound quality. He didn't tell me that two Shallco attenuators would take up so much room or that the case might be too small.

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Originally Posted by purk View Post
His amp was upgraded with extra parts I think. I believe this amp used to belong to KenW.
Yes.
post #374 of 1960
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Originally Posted by guzziguy View Post
Add HeadAmp and Eddie Current to this list.

Edit: Oops, forgot about Pete Millet. His amps are great too.
Unless people have received their Blue Hawaii SE (I'm pretty sure nobody has) I don't understand why you'd put HeadAmp on the list. I got SinglePower-esque jerk arounds from Justin on mine; I ended up cancelling my order. My understanding is that the Aristaeus was just as bad. Justin seems pretty good at getting Picos out, but he (IMO) screws his high-value customers just as badly as Mikhail.
post #375 of 1960
In the interests of fairness I am compelled to report that Mikhail sent me an unsolicited email offering to repair my ES-1 with shipping both ways on his account. I must point out that I have never contacted Mikhail about repairing it preferring to just store it until I could deal with it one way or another at a later date. For my part there is zero urgency in getting the amp repaired but Mikhail's offer is nevertheless appreciated.
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