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post #391 of 1953
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Originally Posted by jpelg View Post
Assuming that particular SDS unit is one of the first from when Mikhail begain selling headphone amps, it would have had to been in use over 4 hrs a day, 365 days per year. No vacation or time off.

Knowing that both you and Tom have quite a few other amps in your stables, that's a pretty agressive number.
Before I landed the Orpheus system last year, the SDS was my primary amp. I usually left the SDS on for around 6 hours every night during the work week and turned it on through out the weekend. So that number is definitely on the low side. The SDS has been very reliable and the best sounding dynamic amplifier I've heard short of the SDS-XLR. I've audition the Woo audio 5 and Zana Deux in my environment and my SDS was clearly more superior. Again, I still have to work out an issue with Mikhail but it isn't about an amp. I went through the exact same things that others have experienced with Mikhail with long wait time and delayed shipping date. However, I have nothing but a very positive experience to say on my SDS.


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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
If anything that number is on the low side. First it is still the #1 used dynamic amp of Purk. Second when the first amp wars hit I ran that amp for close to 5 months 24 hours a day with music through it. I also had it on even when not listening for almost the entire 2 years it was here. I did the same with my SDS-XLR, first month it got nonstop play through it. After that almost never turned off the whole time I owned it. The numbers are on the light side if anything.
It is the first SDS evr made, and I would think one of the first 5-8 Supras ever produced.
Tom.....it is probably closer to 10,000 hours then. I didn't know that you left it on for that long during the first 5 months.
post #392 of 1953
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
I went through the exact same things that others have experienced with Mikhail with long wait time and delayed shipping date.
Is this Mikhail's standard operating procedure?

I can understand long wait times. I'm happy to place a deposit on an amp and wait for a long time (ex. HeadAmp BHSE since late 2007).

But lying and broken promises make me angry. When a vendor tells me my item is ready to ship and I send the money, I expect the item to be shipped immediately. What excuse could there be for any delay?

When we engage in transactions among ourselves in the For Sale Forum, we are expected and required to be 100% honest with each other.

I demand nothing less from a Member of the Trade.
post #393 of 1953
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Before I landed the Orpheus system last year, the SDS was my primary amp. I usually left the SDS on for around 6 hours every night during the work week and turned it on through out the weekend. So that number is definitely on the low side. The SDS has been very reliable and the best sounding dynamic amplifier I've heard short of the SDS-XLR. I've audition the Woo audio 5 and Zana Deux in my environment and my SDS was clearly more superior. Again, I still have to work out an issue with Mikhail but it isn't about an amp. I went through the exact same things that others have experienced with Mikhail with long wait time and delayed shipping date. However, I have nothing but a very positive experience to say on my SDS.
What was the (total) price of that SDS ? And what tube configuration and power supply type was it using ?
post #394 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Von Soundcard View Post
What was the (total) price of that SDS ? And what tube configuration and power supply type was it using ?
According to Mikhail, the same SDS configuration will cost you around 4 to 4.5k (I bought it used from Tom Hankins so I got it for way cheaper). The power supply is a standard Supra PSU but the parts are better and the circuit is more extensive. I'm using 6BX7s, 6BL7s, or 6SN7s for output tubes and vast variety for input tubes. It truely work wonder on all headphones. Again, I have experience the same issues as everyone else but I have to admit that the SDS is my favorite dynamic amp.
post #395 of 1953
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Originally Posted by riceboy View Post
I'm not sure what amps guzziguy heard to put HeadAmp on his list, but I really do like my GS-X and the Pico with DAC when I had it. The GS-X is one of the best SS amps I've heard and owned. I never did hear the Aristaeus so I can't comment on that. I only heard one of Craig's offerings but I did like it a bunch. I still have yet to here a ZD, but I hope to one day. IMHO I would put HeadAmp on the same list as guzziguy did
Justin certainly has talent and knows how to make great amps. But he's done exactly what SinglePower is doing with his electrostatic amps (the Aristaeus and the Blue Hawaii SE)... taking money and not delivering the amp for well over a year, shifting explanations for why it hasn't arrived yet, promised delivery dates that aren't met, etc.
post #396 of 1953
Man, I got really lucky! A couple of weeks ago I contacted Mikhail that a 2C51 adapter was no longer working and I received a replacement yesterday. I wish you all luck to receive your amps shortly.
post #397 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
Justin certainly has talent and knows how to make great amps. But he's done exactly what SinglePower is doing with his electrostatic amps (the Aristaeus and the Blue Hawaii SE)... taking money and not delivering the amp for well over a year, shifting explanations for why it hasn't arrived yet, promised delivery dates that aren't met, etc.
you just don't get it do you? When you buy into an amp that is in development it takes time and can take a year. I had an amp made for me and it probably took a year from concept to delivery. This is not outside the norm for small number runs of a new or changed design. Please take your one man crusade somewhere else. You asked for a refund and you were granted one at no time where you out any money.

This thread is not about you and it is not about Justin, there are other threads for you to crap in some of them actually have to do with HeadAmp.
post #398 of 1953
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Originally Posted by jp11801 View Post
you just don't get it do you? When you buy into an amp that is in development it takes time and can take a year.
Whoa? Dude? Why all the hostility? I don't think anyone has a problem with waiting a long time for a boutique amp to built. I already think SP buyers have the patience of angles. But when one is dropping that kind of money, it is only considerate to have immaculate communication between buyer and builder. There is especially no excuse *IMO* considering we live in the internet age. eMerchants are going to live or die by how they treat customers, especially considering there are merchants on head-fi with what I consider great communication and set a high standard for the industry. If long wait times and unreliable communation don't turn you off buying your dream amp, more power to you. Do you want to censor these types of threads? JP is not a SP fanboy. All of which is totally ok but I just want to put it out there: I believe, as well as others, that given the right context, this info is vital to potential SP buyers.

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post #399 of 1953
nums wasn't responding to the complaints against mikhail and singlepower, he's responding to earwicker's 1 man campaign to impugn Justin and HeadAmp.
post #400 of 1953
JP is definitely not a fanboy of any company...he is an equal opportunity investor of fine brewskis and componentries.


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Originally Posted by wower View Post
I already think SP buyers have the patience of angles...
He does however, have the patience of angles and of Job.
post #401 of 1953
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
nums wasn't responding to the complaints against mikhail and singlepower, he's responding to earwicker's 1 man campaign to impugn Justin and HeadAmp.
You beat me too it.
post #402 of 1953
Well, if that's the case, how I see it is that SP is by far the first worst offender in the late non-communicating mis-communicating arena. Enough so that threads like this are helpful to potential buyers making a choice. The new off topic direction wasn't clear from the post. A while ago Justin was kind enough to answer some of my detailed questions even though I was only shopping around for electro amps, by email even. I'll leave my other post up tho.
post #403 of 1953
Are you an actual SP customer with this experience. My experience is that he communicates plenty, just not accurately concerning delivery.

I did post about him not responding to me, but it was only for a day or two when i was quite agitated. That is not late, non-communication. I was pissed because he said he would ship something many times and he didn't.

The main problem i see with SP is false delivery promises. And I have seen/heard many others post about that in this thread. When people call or email him he generally gets back to them most of the time.
post #404 of 1953
Haven't there been some issues with amps being sent in with a particular serial # and coming back with a different one?
post #405 of 1953
That was a complete non substantiated rumor that should not have even been posted. The poster obviously had some agenda.
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