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post #811 of 1960
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Originally Posted by olblueyez View Post
All this time I thought This thread could only have one of two conclusions. Mikhail would put his nose to the grindstone or loose most of his headphone amplifier buisness and now I realize I was completly wrong about this whole thing. The last few pages have demonstrated to me that Mikhail was never the problem. He is continually enabled by people who are willing to put up with exausting amounts of abuse from him and keep on comming. And Here I thought all of this shenanigans brought out into the open would force his hand and that is why I have been foaming at the mouth in this thread the whole time. I now realize the entire time I was doing this, most of the people in this thread wanted the opposite, they wanted others to continually offer positive spin no matter the circumstances as to feed the illness that makes someone purposely go through these ordeals with Mikhail. I really dont know if I should salute SP customers for going through so much for a headphone amplifier when we all know other nice amps are out there or if I should feel sorry for you guys? I think I will go with both since I am personally not capable of dealing with something as fustrating as dealing with Mikhail. Also, because even when you give him months for a few hours work some of you have received damaged goods, lies, disrespect, and indifference from Mikhail. Good Luck to outstanding and future customers.
I couldn't have put it better myself. No disrespect to the people who are currently bending over backwards to make this easier FOR MIKHAIL, but you display all the classic signs of Battered Wife Syndrome. He dumps on you over and over, and instead of leaving him, you beg your friends to realize that, deep down inside, he's really a nice guy who cares about you... after all, he did send a UPS tracking number. Of course, we all know how this will turn out; UPS will contact you in a couple of days stating that they attempted pickup but Mikhail failed to send anything. And the whole cycle will start again.

Sorry if this ticks anyone off; it's honestly said out of sorrow, not anger. But it needed to be said.

EDIT--After posting this, I went back and read that the package was actually accepted. I still think this is an exception (it occurs maybe once in twenty times), so I'm not changing the gist of my point.
post #812 of 1960
fraud is fraud is fraud.........when a tracking number is sent that is not legitimate what other explanation is applicable? It's NOT a mistake. Reading thru the thread - it has not been a one-time thing. Keep up the hope folks. If I get around to replacing one of my home amps - it will be a Woo.
post #813 of 1960
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Originally Posted by BushGuy View Post
fraud is fraud is fraud.........when a tracking number is sent that is not legitimate what other explanation is applicable? It's NOT a mistake. Reading thru the thread - it has not been a one-time thing. Keep up the hope folks. If I get around to replacing one of my home amps - it will be a Woo.
Not to defense Mikhail, but he might take forever and misses several deadlines but he always come through at the end. Even for Tom, I think Mikhail will come through. Trust me, dealing with him is very frustrating but his amps do sound amazing. And yes, I have compared the Woo Audio 5 with SP Supra SE side by side using my reference headphones.
post #814 of 1960
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
And yes, I have compared the Woo Audio 5 with SP Supra SE side by side using my reference headphones.
And???
post #815 of 1960
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Originally Posted by BushGuy View Post
If I get around to replacing one of my home amps - it will be a Woo.
Don't forget about the 307A. It sounds SPECTACTULAR. Although I must admit that the Woo Audio 5 is one of, if not THE most beautiful looking headphone amps being made today.
post #816 of 1960
Sure the 307A is up there with best sounding amps bar none. The most attractive thing about Mikhail's amps is the flexibility you have with tubes. If one loves tubes and can't afford a different amp for every complement... Mikhail's amps are a next best solution.

Of course the only amp I own from him is now a solid state one But even that has a tune-able section.
post #817 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Icarium View Post
Sure the 307A is up there with best sounding amps bar none.
That one costs six thousand Shamolians (or about 33.500 DKK)! Why do hydrostatic head amps cost such a bundle! The original Quad '57 was perhaps the most reactive speaker ever built and yet is easily driven by many 20-25W tube amps (and don't forger the original Naim Nait for SS). Making a tube amp that can drive a reactive amp is not the reason for the high cost of these amps. What is? Hype? Ignorance? Only rich guys can afford electrostatic headphones? What?
post #818 of 1960
The 307A isn't an electrostat amp.

The KGSS, Aristaeus, and Blue Hawaii are expensive because of a lot of things, including cost of parts, work involved in building, and the quality of the chassis they come in.

If you are of the opinion that it's cheap and easy to build electrostat headphone amps, you could easily go into buisiness doing it, and you'd probably do quite well. There's demand for inexpensive high end electrostat amps. I'd love something on a par with a KGSS or Blue Hawaii for my ESP950s
post #819 of 1960
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Not to defense Mikhail, but he might take forever and misses several deadlines but he always come through at the end. Even for Tom, I think Mikhail will come through.
But this is not the case for Tom. Because what he received was supposed to be the end, and it came with less than desirable components, and a few items that were not part of his OEM stash that were swapped out without his knowledge.
So, I guess what can be said, is that if you are willing to wait for multiple "endings", then a "happy ending" will eventually come to fruition.

If you say that "the end will justify the means", then as an optimist, this will eventually hold water.


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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Trust me, dealing with him is very frustrating but his amps do sound amazing.
I don't think that this has ever been questioned.

I think that what is needed here, to end this chapter in Singlepower's relationship with it's outstanding orders, is a delicate balance between fine craftsmanship, quality sounding amps, and some solid business promises and practices.

This thread was originally started in the hopes of fixing the problems of what some current outstanding customers were suffering through, but it seems, with situations posted in the last several months, that the same problems are still being experienced and some work credos and changes still need to take place.
post #820 of 1960
/a bit random...
(but I'll post it anyway for the curious minds)

As a continuation of my last post in this thread, Mikhail received my mpx3 SE shipment for repairs...

I hope he's doing okay. But more importantly to everyone with their amps, floating cash, parts, etc, in Mikhail's possession, hopefully you all will resolve the situation as soon as possible.

For now I'll take my leave.
post #821 of 1960
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
Not to defense Mikhail, but he might take forever and misses several deadlines but he always come through at the end. Even for Tom, I think Mikhail will come through. Trust me, dealing with him is very frustrating but his amps do sound amazing. And yes, I have compared the Woo Audio 5 with SP Supra SE side by side using my reference headphones.
"Sure, he beats me badly enough that I'm missing half my teeth, but the important thing is he really loves me!"

Regarding the amazing amp angle... let's say I could get you a kiss from the hottest woman (or man, if that's your thing) on earth. And there are bonuses, as this person is an amazing kisser that puts everyone else to shame. All you have to do to get this kiss is let him or her humiliate you for a period of a year or so. It will only be little things... making you crawl down the street like a dog, wear diapers in public, etc. Also, the person has a reputation for not coming through on their end of the bargain; either the kiss never comes through, or some times they send a broken, run down lookalike in their place.

Nobody in their right mind would put up with this crap for a woman, but they're taking it over and over for a freaking headphone amp, and, even worse, publicly apologizing for the crook that's screwing them. It's sad.
post #822 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Frihed89 View Post
Why do hydrostatic head amps cost such a bundle!
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Originally Posted by grawk View Post
The 307A isn't an electrostat amp.
It's also not a "hydrostatic" amp!
post #823 of 1960
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"Sure, he beats me badly enough that I'm missing half my teeth, but the important thing is he really loves me!"

Regarding the amazing amp angle... let's say I could get you a kiss from the hottest woman (or man, if that's your thing) on earth. And there are bonuses, as this person is an amazing kisser that puts everyone else to shame. All you have to do to get this kiss is let him or her humiliate you for a period of a year or so. It will only be little things... making you crawl down the street like a dog, wear diapers in public, etc. Also, the person has a reputation for not coming through on their end of the bargain; either the kiss never comes through, or some times they send a broken, run down lookalike in their place.

Nobody in their right mind would put up with this crap for a woman, but they're taking it over and over for a freaking headphone amp, and, even worse, publicly apologizing for the crook that's screwing them. It's sad.
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That was very funny.

What I'm trying to say is he was able to come through at the end for me after a several months of delayed and his stuffs sound great. Does it worth it in the end, the answer is "yes" for me. Like others have been saying, I hope he can come through at the end as it will be such big loss for this hobby and his existing customer for SP to go under.
post #824 of 1960
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Originally Posted by purk View Post
That was very funny.

What I'm trying to say is he was able to come through at the end for me after a several months of delayed and his stuffs sound great. Does it worth it in the end, the answer is "yes" for me. Like others have been saying, I hope he can come through at the end as it will be such big loss for this hobby and his existing customer for SP to go under.
Glad to see you have a sense of humor. Some folks get a little touchy on the SinglePower issue.

I understand where you're coming from, but I consider top-notch customer service part of the package with big ticket items. I guess if I already owned one of their amps, I'd probably have more in the game, as I'd run the risk of having an audio version of the DeLorean.

However, not being an owner, I've got to look after the general good and hope the current iteration of the company fails. There's just too much underhanded stuff going on. I hate to sound like a hippie (I really, really hate to, honestly) but there's some seriously bad karma floating out of Mikhail's laboratory.
post #825 of 1960
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