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post #451 of 1953
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
When I asked Mikhail about Elephas's Supra XLR at the Colorado Meet he said his wife drove off with it in her car, and he grabed his keys and offered to go take me to see it.

I didn't want to leave my 10 year old son who was guarding $10,000 worth of my equipment, so I told him not to worry about it. Then I forgot about it when she returned at the end of the meet.

Sorry.
Do you think he was being honest, or was this just another dodge? I'm guessing the latter... if I travelled cross-country with the long-promised goods of an angry customer, I wouldn't "forget" that it was in the car that conveniently took off. This is starting to look like a Billy Mitchell from "The King of Kong" situation (if you don't get the reference, go see the best documentary film in the last five years!).
post #452 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
This is starting to look like a Billy Mitchell from "The King of Kong" situation (if you don't get the reference, go see the best documentary film in the last five years!).
That is a great movie! Seen it a couple of times. Billy Mitchell is a sad, sad guy.
post #453 of 1953
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Originally Posted by TreAdidas View Post
Howdy All,

I spoke with Mikhail today. Seems my amp should be in my hands this coming week.

I have really mixed feelings about how people are going with a "hang 'em" mentality. Mikhail is aware of the issues and is very apologetic about the situation. I for one have chosen not to lay into the guy.

Karma exists and I'll give the guy a break.
Do post back if you get your amp. Rob N was promised his amp a couple of weeks back and by the sounds of it his has not yet arrived.

In my experience Mikhail does apologetic very well, but in the end it is the actual behavior that counts. And that is the true measure of the sincerity behind the words.
post #454 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
Do you think he was being honest, or was this just another dodge? I'm guessing the latter... if I travelled cross-country with the long-promised goods of an angry customer, I wouldn't "forget" that it was in the car that conveniently took off. This is starting to look like a Billy Mitchell from "The King of Kong" situation (if you don't get the reference, go see the best documentary film in the last five years!).
He didn't travel cross country - the meet was held locally to Mikhail, at a hotel in the same town that would have enough room for 25 of us and all our stuff. His wife took of to run errands or something once he was set up, but we didn't have enough room for him to set up everything he brought.

When we arrived at 10AM for the start of the meet, Mikhail was hogging the room ( ) and he was in the process of unloading enough stuff to fill the whole room (6 tables divided into 4 stations). We made him put away a lot of stuff to make room for those of us who brought complete head-fi rigs. We had to get 2 more tables to make 6 stations, and we cut him down from 6 tables to only 3 of the 8 total. So, he didn't have the opportunity to unload everything like he planned. He'd never done one of these meets and didn't realize how much stuff everyone else was bringing. I'm certain that if we'd shown up empty handed that he would have completed his unloading and setting up the Supra XLR.

I mentioned the Supra XLR not being set up on 7/27/08 here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/im...ml#post4531203

See photos of just how much stuff we brought to displace Mikhail's stuff here: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f45/im...29/index2.html
post #455 of 1953
I'm still waiting for Mikhail to send me an e-mail,he's been promising to send it for 2wks now.
post #456 of 1953
Rob I hope you get a response soon. I sent Mikhail two email this past week and both were responded inside one hour.
post #457 of 1953
I brought up Elephas' Supra XLR (not knowing that Larry had as well) and got the same answer, later in the day. Well, not exactly the same, as he didn't offer to take me to see it, but he said it was in his wife's car.

Considering all the gear he brought in (30+ amps, 6 3x3x3 boxes of tubes, a CRT projector, a pair of vandersteen's... etc....) he didn't have room for it. Heck, he had one Supra sitting on the floor all day with no tubes in it.

Honestly, I had no reason not to believe him then, and I don't now. Mikhail isn't running RAL. He's not going bankrupt or becoming a hermit. He's backlogged, overburdened, and scatterbrained. I fear the day some amp of mine goes in for service to him, but I trust him plenty.
post #458 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
I brought up Elephas' Supra XLR (not knowing that Larry had as well) and got the same answer, later in the day. Well, not exactly the same, as he didn't offer to take me to see it, but he said it was in his wife's car.

Considering all the gear he brought in (30+ amps, 6 3x3x3 boxes of tubes, a CRT projector, a pair of vandersteen's... etc....) he didn't have room for it. Heck, he had one Supra sitting on the floor all day with no tubes in it.

Honestly, I had no reason not to believe him then, and I don't now. Mikhail isn't running RAL. He's not going bankrupt or becoming a hermit. He's backlogged, overburdened, and scatterbrained. I fear the day some amp of mine goes in for service to him, but I trust him plenty.
I'll have reason to beleive him when the amp gets delivered. I like SP and hope he can dig out but it would be nice if Elephas can get his amps after what is a very very long wait.
post #459 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
I brought up Elephas' Supra XLR (not knowing that Larry had as well) and got the same answer, later in the day. Well, not exactly the same, as he didn't offer to take me to see it, but he said it was in his wife's car.

Considering all the gear he brought in (30+ amps, 6 3x3x3 boxes of tubes, a CRT projector, a pair of vandersteen's... etc....) he didn't have room for it. Heck, he had one Supra sitting on the floor all day with no tubes in it.

Honestly, I had no reason not to believe him then, and I don't now. Mikhail isn't running RAL. He's not going bankrupt or becoming a hermit. He's backlogged, overburdened, and scatterbrained. I fear the day some amp of mine goes in for service to him, but I trust him plenty.
30+ amps and he couldn't bring the one amp that he's promised someone for god knows how long? Someone asked him about it earlier in the day and then later in the day he still hadn't taken it out of his wife's car? Sorry, but my BS meter is going crazy.
post #460 of 1953
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
Rob I hope you get a response soon. I sent Mikhail two email this past week and both were responded inside one hour.
I still haven't had the e-mail (supposed to be a long write up of the amp construction etc) but I did speak to Mikhail yesterday.He said he still has nine amps (all custom?) still to finish and ship but I still couldn't get any real indication of when mine would be ready
post #461 of 1953
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Originally Posted by TreAdidas View Post
Howdy All,

I spoke with Mikhail today. Seems my amp should be in my hands this coming week.
any luck?
post #462 of 1953
Talked with him this weekend and it sounds like he had just finished #7 of what's left of his custom amp backlog and there are 6 to go.
post #463 of 1953
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Originally Posted by earwicker7 View Post
30+ amps and he couldn't bring the one amp that he's promised someone for god knows how long?
To be fair, he has 2 amps for Elephas, and one of them (ES1) was in the room being listened to near-constantly.

That amp happens to sound absolutely stunning.

Nonetheless, the time has come for him to ship those amps. It has come, and gone, and lingered for awhile and gone again.
post #464 of 1953
Sherwood, I'm glad you had the chance to hear the ES-1. I'm expecting to receive it by the end of this month, but given past history I don't have my hopes up.

I was disappointed the Supra-XLR was not present at the Colorado Meet. Mikhail gave me some reasons why. However, I consider it a broken promise because he said it would be there and it wasn't.

The Supra-XLR still has an unresolved issue with the front faceplate.
post #465 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
To be fair, he has 2 amps for Elephas, and one of them (ES1) was in the room being listened to near-constantly.

That amp happens to sound absolutely stunning...
Which headphones were being used, HE90s, OIIs? Any preference between them?
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