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post #46 of 1953
I'm curious about something here guys...those of you ordering these hot rodded amps from Mikhail...was there an alternative for you in building these amps exactly the way you wanted them? Was there someone else with the skills and willingness to do the job?
post #47 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Beav View Post
I'm curious about something here guys...those of you ordering these hot rodded amps from Mikhail...was there an alternative for you in building these amps exactly the way you wanted them? Was there someone else with the skills and willingness to do the job?
Well most of the amps in question are electrostatic amps i believe, of which the Singlepower ES and Headamp BHSE are probably the best of the best you can get. Sadly if you want either its going to be a looooooooong wait For the other dynamic amps like the Singlepower SDS I'd say everyone who has gotten one hasn't regretted the wait
post #48 of 1953
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I'm curious about something here guys...those of you ordering these hot rodded amps from Mikhail...was there an alternative for you in building these amps exactly the way you wanted them? Was there someone else with the skills and willingness to do the job?
No,I only know of Mikhail who is wiiling to even try something so extreme
post #49 of 1953
IMO, the whole thing seems a bit weird. From what I read, it seems like he's working 24/7 building the amps, but people are waiting years for them to come? He's so busy that he cannot answer the phone and mail. Maybe he should stop taking new orders and finish his current projects, or expand with more employeers if there is so much to do? I suppose he could afford that if there are so many orders and the buisness must be going well if he's working all the time??
Every "project based" company got to have a time frame where they have to be finished? I just don't understand it. At least he should give the ordering customer a realistic time when he can expect the amp to be finished, and that doesn't seem to be the case as I've read.

For a better website, it would take a few days work to make a much better website with the right info, and that would probably have saved him and the customers a lot of frustration. He would have made up for the expense in no time.

It's not my intention to bash him, I'm sure he is a great guy, but all this just seem weird to me.
post #50 of 1953
Uh-oh. Another Xin?
post #51 of 1953
I tend to agree with nor_spoon's sentiments. Someone stated earlier "Sounds like Mikhail may be reaching critical mass in regards to the amount of business he can handle"...it seems as if critical mass was reached a couple of years ago.
post #52 of 1953
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Uh-oh. Another Xin?
Hmmm..?
post #53 of 1953
This is the mail reason why I did not get an SP amp when I decided to upgrade from my LD MKIII. I wanted to get an extreme with some upgrades, but there was no way if I was going to spend $1500+ that I was going to wait 4+ months to get my amp. I am not a very patient person to begin with, and for that kind of money, I shouldn't have to wait. I can only imagine how someone who's spending 2-3X that much feels about the wait.

I decided to go with RSA and Woo Audio. Their products have the reputation of sounding great, and I don't think you will find two vendors with a better customer service reputation. I can say after dealing with both and deciding to keep products from both, I have not been disappointed one bit with sq or service. In fact, they are even better than I anticipated.

I have no doubt, especially with the following here, that the SP amps are incredible. I have no doubt that Mikhail is a great guy that is incredibly passionate about what he does. Maybe someday, I'll get a chance to own one of his excellent products. In reality, until he gets his business side squared away, he will keep losing people like me to other vendors.
post #54 of 1953
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This is the mail reason why I did not get an SP amp when I decided to upgrade from my LD MKIII. I wanted to get an extreme with some upgrades, but there was no way if I was going to spend $1500+ that I was going to wait 4+ months to get my amp. I am not a very patient person to begin with, and for that kind of money, I shouldn't have to wait. I can only imagine how someone who's spending 2-3X that much feels about the wait.
Not 2-3x, more like 10x that price. No Joke!

Neil
post #55 of 1953
How much is that amp going to cost, Rob ?
Does it have the same tubes, caps and transformers as the (best) stock models ?
post #56 of 1953
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Not 2-3x, more like 10x that price. No Joke!

Neil
God damn, that amp better reveal some kind of new dimension of music for that kind of money!

Always wanted to own a Singlepower amp, and probably will in the future. Sometimes people find themselves in a crisis that they can't really get out of right away, and everyone suffers. I doubt he is interested in stealing people money and making them wait. I think he just took on more than he can handle. I don't know whats going on with him, but I hope everything works itself out.
post #57 of 1953
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God damn, that amp better reveal some kind of new dimension of music for that kind of money!

Always wanted to own a Singlepower amp, and probably will in the future. Sometimes people find themselves in a crisis that they can't really get out of right away, and everyone suffers. I doubt he is interested in stealing people money and making them wait. I think he just took on more than he can handle. I don't know whats going on with him, but I hope everything works itself out.
The most expensive one that I know of is around 18k to 20k I guess. The wait is definitely long and could be some times way too long, but Mikhail going to resolve that soon I think. And "yes" the sound of his amps are the best I've heard.
post #58 of 1953
Purk,

I've heard that he is charging double that for some.
post #59 of 1953
Thread Starter 
Just to put it out there, he sold my exact amp to someone for 30k+ Well... maybe it had the tube'd power supply

Neil

Btw - I think Blubliss has the record for quickest ever received high end SP amp. And also quickest ever received NWO. Just amazing. hahaha
post #60 of 1953
Yeah, I got Mikhail's personal ES-2. I was not going to wait again like i did for the SDS-XLR.

On the NWO, someone backed out so i got lucky. Still have to send it back to get the WiFi board installed.
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