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post #736 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
Well I opened my delivery last night. The added jacks on the back look bad. The tubes are not the same that went back to him. I shipped back Bendix 2c51s and got back tungsols (one broke and one cracked).
The power supply is not even the same one that left. it looks like it was made by a four year old. its tin and copper and the sides can be pulled completely off. the transformer on top is used, beat up, and has a big dent in the top of it.
At this point I figure I am out $6K. Or i guess if it works and sounds good i have very $$$ bedside headphone amp I will never use.
I'm screwed either way.
I hope every one else does better at recovering there product or money than I have.
Seriously...WTF is going on...?
post #737 of 1953
In my case I think its pretty much cut and dry. I kept telling him what a POS I think he is for jerking me around. So he just screwed me even worse. Thats my take on it.
His phone is filled up now from my call after call and plus he wont answer my emails. This was no accident.
post #738 of 1953
Wow...what are you going to do about it?
I just called to check up on the status, and indeed his message box is full...
post #739 of 1953
That's bad Tom.

Anyone received anything recently that they are happy with?
post #740 of 1953
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That's bad Tom.

Anyone received anything recently that they are happy with?
Yeah it sure is. Now I'm out the $6K I spent with him to get the preamp plus I bought a new BAT VK-42SE that I should not have had to do if Mikahil would have built the preamp to the specs we agreed on in the first place.
He has lost it.
post #741 of 1953
Ugh Tom, sorry to hear about this. Sounds like a giant suck pill after all the waiting.
post #742 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
Well I opened my delivery last night. The added jacks on the back look bad. The tubes are not the same that went back to him. I shipped back Bendix 2c51s and got back tungsols (one broke and one cracked).
The power supply is not even the same one that left. it looks like it was made by a four year old. its tin and copper and the sides can be pulled completely off. the transformer on top is used, beat up, and has a big dent in the top of it.
At this point I figure I am out $6K. Or i guess if it works and sounds good i have very $$$ bedside headphone amp I will never use.
I'm screwed either way.
I hope every one else does better at recovering there product or money than I have.
Pictures please?
I'd be interested to see this myself.
post #743 of 1953
Why didn't he make the preamp to your originally agreed specs?
post #744 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
Well I opened my delivery last night. The added jacks on the back look bad. The tubes are not the same that went back to him. I shipped back Bendix 2c51s and got back tungsols (one broke and one cracked).
The power supply is not even the same one that left. it looks like it was made by a four year old. its tin and copper and the sides can be pulled completely off. the transformer on top is used, beat up, and has a big dent in the top of it.
At this point I figure I am out $6K. Or i guess if it works and sounds good i have very $$$ bedside headphone amp I will never use.
I'm screwed either way.
I hope every one else does better at recovering there product or money than I have.
Wow, that really sucks.
post #745 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Rob N View Post
Why didn't he make the preamp to your originally agreed specs?
We originally agreed on size and number of inputs and outputs. Also Vcaps and some other things. I needed to be able to run two balanced and one SE componant off it. He sent it without the two balanced inputs. He also did not meet the size it needed to be for it to fit into my rack.
Might not sound like much but try replacing all your cables so they can reach. It also was having some tube noise issues. So back it went. It was also supposed to be one box. But that I agreed to change after he told me he could not do it.
It went back and he had it for 2-3 weeks and I asked him what the holdup was. He said it was a transformer problem and it was fixed. Only a couple hours to add the inputs and it would ship back. So six weeks more of him either avoiding or lieing to me and I am getting really pissed at his constant lies.
A couple more weeks go by and he tells me he has had to redesign the thing and has added two replay tubes on the preamp section and once again its ready to ship and so a couple more weeks go by. All this time I am on him hard every time I can get him to talk or reply to my emails.
Anyway he missed two more deadlines over the last two weeks. Then I get an email saying how he cant wait for me to see the PSU hes sending. I guess thats what you get when you bitch to much. A new tin PSU with used parts. And it still wont fit in my rack if I did use it.
post #746 of 1953
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A new tin PSU with used parts.
I really want to see that!
post #747 of 1953
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Originally Posted by tom hankins View Post
We originally agreed on size and number of inputs and outputs. Also Vcaps and some other things. I needed to be able to run two balanced and one SE componant off it. He sent it without the two balanced inputs. He also did not meet the size it needed to be for it to fit into my rack.
Might not sound like much but try replacing all your cables so they can reach. It also was having some tube noise issues. So back it went. It was also supposed to be one box. But that I agreed to change after he told me he could not do it.
But no of inputs/outputs and size are basic things that should be right,you as a customer ask for these for a reason.

Is he working alone now? A year/18mnths ago he had a number of staff but now when you ring and actually get to talk to him it seems pretty quiet in the background
post #748 of 1953
Well that sounds pretty terrifying... My condolences Tom. I hope you are able to resolve this satisfactorily and my case does not mirror yours.

He just gave me a call and said he'd be sending an email with a timeline and he might be able to get the headband out to me asap. Also there will be an invoice.

I told him basically like I've given him a lot of little extensions but if he needs more time to deliver something I will be satisfied with then make an estimate that is actually realistic.. tack on some buffer time, but deliver when the deadline is up...

He agreed, but who knows. Hopefully he takes it seriously.

I do note that this call and the last call Friday he sounds like he is really beat. The worst I've ever heard him sound. I don't think its an act... so I hope he doesn't kill himself getting these things out of the door, but at the same time I do want my amp. Meh.

Hopefully it all works out :/
post #749 of 1953
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Originally Posted by Rob N View Post
But no of inputs/outputs and size are basic things that should be right,you as a customer ask for these for a reason.

Is he working alone now? A year/18mnths ago he had a number of staff but now when you ring and actually get to talk to him it seems pretty quiet in the background
What pisses me off is I asked several times if the PSU was giving him trouble just build me a SS one. But then he gets it back and decides to change the whole thing up and sends it back in a screwed up POS homemade case.
post #750 of 1953
Wow Tom, I'd seriously consider a lawsuit at this point.
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