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post #601 of 1953
Update; Got USPS tracking number from Mikhail.
post #602 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tagosaku View Post
Update; Got USPS tracking number from Mikhail.
A USPS tracking number means nothing until the tracking shows the pick-up. Last time I had an amp coming from SP, Mikhail told me it had been "shipped" and gave me a tracking number. As I discovered later, he'd only generated the postage/tracking number online, and the amp wasn't actually picked up by USPS for another two weeks.
post #603 of 1953

Precisely...

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Originally Posted by Bob_McBob View Post
A USPS tracking number means nothing until the tracking shows the pick-up. Last time I had an amp coming from SP, Mikhail told me it had been "shipped" and gave me a tracking number. As I discovered later, he'd only generated the postage/tracking number online, and the amp wasn't actually picked up by USPS for another two weeks.
Precisely... rely only on the actual email notices you receive from the shipper with the weight of the package, or the status report in the shipper's system of the location of the package. You can get the tracking number merely by printing the online shipping label from the shipper - it means nothing, until the package is scanned into the shipper's systems and the shipper reports the location of the package... and you've confirmed the weight is the weight of the amp.
post #604 of 1953
The tracking still shows no pick up but the MPX arrived a bit ago.
post #605 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tagosaku View Post
The tracking still shows no pick up but the MPX arrived a bit ago.
Congrats.

Give us your impressions.
post #606 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tagosaku View Post
The tracking still shows no pick up but the MPX arrived a bit ago.
glad to hear it... hope you enjoy.
post #607 of 1953
Thanks.

Not much of an impression here. Just trying to recover from the four month that it was missing. (and trying to figure out the tube combo to put in)

Sound wise, I have happy from the start and changing transformer to Piltron was pretty much 'it' for me.
post #608 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tagosaku View Post
Thanks.

Not much of an impression here. Just trying to recover from the four month that it was missing. (and trying to figure out the tube combo to put in)

Sound wise, I have happy from the start and changing transformer to Piltron was pretty much 'it' for me.
How much did the Piltron set you back ?

Peete.
post #609 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
How much did the Piltron set you back ?

Peete.
If you mean the time it took, was about 6 week total I think. Was in spring 2007.
post #610 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tagosaku View Post
If you mean the time it took, was about 6 week total I think. Was in spring 2007.
Sorry I should have been more specific. How much was the Piltron upgrade ?

Peete.
post #611 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Pricklely Peete View Post
Sorry I should have been more specific. How much was the Piltron upgrade ?

Peete.
Nah, I am not an native English user. Should have asked what you meant.

Think it was around $400 then. If you want precise price, I will try find the email.
post #612 of 1953
Hello all, I need a piece of advice on something...

According to a head-fi'er diagnosis, I may have a bad power supply cap. Here's a link to the complete post (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/sin...ml#post4805313)

Would it be smart to send an amp back to Mikhail over something like that? I mean I hope it's nothing too serious, and about the wildly varying turnaround time.
post #613 of 1953
It really is a tough call.

I just got my MPX back from repair. It had noise in the right channel. Took four month to get it back and was very frustrating.
At the same time, when it arrived I noticed some improvement right away so asked what Mikhail did.

from Mikhail;
'The amplifier was reconfigured and partially rewired. I cleaned the sockets, tighten each and soldiered some of the connections to the sockets themselves. Disassembled and cleaned the attenuator, replaced the capacitors on the heater supply.'

Now that I have it back, I am very happy with it. But was it worth the time and frustration, I am not sure. It really becomes like going to the dentist. Once it is over, you are fine. But not fun when you are stuck in their chair.

If there is any problem with my MPX in near future, I think I will look for local help. But if I see improvement in SP's business practice, or when I recover from the recent experience, I could be sending it to Colorado.
post #614 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Akabeth View Post
Hello all, I need a piece of advice on something...

According to a head-fi'er diagnosis, I may have a bad power supply cap. Here's a link to the complete post (http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/sin...ml#post4805313)

Would it be smart to send an amp back to Mikhail over something like that? I mean I hope it's nothing too serious, and about the wildly varying turnaround time.

What gain tube were you using and did you replace the gain tube? I read your linked post and you mention changing the outputs but not the gain tube.
post #615 of 1953
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What gain tube were you using and did you replace the gain tube? I read your linked post and you mention changing the outputs but not the gain tube.
nice catch... the gain tube can cause one channel humming too... try another input tube to
see if the hum is still present...please check this before doing anything else.
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