I just found this thread after having difficulties getting onto Mikhail. I have two young children now and don't find the time to visit this forum much anymore. I got very enthusiastic about Singlepower after reading many good things from this website & being from Australia it is difficult to listen to many good headphone amps.
I started making regular deposits with Mikhail about 15mths ago for an amp yet to be determined. I just asked Mikhail if i could make regular deposits and once i had enough money banked up i could decide on a model & specification for an amp.
I have deposited a total of $US2400.00 (via paypal) over a 15mth period. It was only recently that i wanted to finalise an order with Mikhail for a Supra XLR Extreme. Which is quite a few dollars more. When i started asking for specs etc and that i had decided to purchase a Supra XLR Extreme correspondence with Mikhail was very good. It was only when i came on here to read up again about how good his amps are to regain that enthusiasm i started reading about these posts. (Due to having two kids under the age of 2 doesn't leave alot of time on the internet nowadays.). So it came as quite a surprise when i came back on here to read all this about Singlepower.
Thinking that it is probably not a good thing to continue sending him money i decided i would opt for a lesser expensive model. One that i knew would cost about the same amount as i have deposited - $US2400.00. So i asked him if i could have him build me a supped up MPX3 Extreme. I received a few more emails from him telling me that my decision was a bad one and that i would regret not going for my original plan of a Supra XLR Extreme. When i said that i had made up my mind i have not heard anything back from him.
I send him an email everyday to the three different email addresses he has used to correspond to me. I also leave a message on his answering service once a week. But to no avail. I think i have lost my $US2400.00. I am going to file a report to the Australian police believing this guy is a fraud. I don't suspect much will come of it but if enough complaints are lodged then the police will need to act or at the very least check this person out.
I think we should all write emails to the editor of 6moons.com (srajan @ 6moons.com) asking him to revoke the fantastic review they did of the Singlepower amp which is likely to still be sending unsuspecting purchasers to the singlepower website.
The only question i have is whether or not anyone here lives near the Singlepower factory? I thought i read on here sometime ago (when i was reviewing these amps) some saying they were very close to Mikhail? Also please tell me that Mikhail won't be attending this years CanJam (International HeadFi) meet?
I have all the correspondence and evidence of all my paypal payments should anyone wish to verify this particular story. Just PM me for my email address.
Originally Posted by immtbiker
Based upon previous threads, let's get an idea of how much member
money Mikhail is holding onto to, to see if serious action needs to be taken.
Before anyone gets defensive or protective, please read the thread below, then add your deficit to the list:http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/whe...ikhail-333677/
1 - Please list how much money you have sent to Mikhail which has long past it's promised date...
2 - How far past the promised date it's been...
3 - What amp/amps you have sent in for an upgrade which has long past it's promised date (this also counts as thousands of dollars that are outstanding)...