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post #121 of 146
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Welcome to head-fi, sorry for your wallet :)

I currently have Sylvania 6V6GT's and 6AU6's in mine (which is actually being used by my son as a speaker amp). They do a very respectable job.
post #122 of 146

Have you ever tried the metal clad 6v6's? Also on MP-301 web site it mentioned using a 6L6 instead. Seems to me they are not interchangeable. Just learning.

post #123 of 146
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I don't like metal envelope tubes. Too microphonic.

I wasn't aware the MP301 would accept the 6L6. Many 6V6 amps will, though.
post #124 of 146

Yes, I asked the same thing to Garry Huang. And he stated 6L6 can be used and it will give you 0.5 more watt on output. Now that to me now makes it a lot more interesting. If not confusing.

post #125 of 146

Do you have any pictures of the back/inputs of this? Looks to be really nice! Thanks for the great review

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MP_301_02.jpg

post #127 of 146

How would this do with HD650s? Against the Bottlehead Crack (for those who have heard it)?

post #128 of 146

Is this amp still in production ? Cannot find it on Musical Paradise web site.

 

post #129 of 146
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My understanding is that it is not, but that a "MkII" version is being worked on.
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

My understanding is that it is not, but that a "MkII" version is being worked on.


Thanks! 

post #131 of 146

I found the one I just received used and be offered in the trading post of another forum. After researching a bit and finding out that a bunch of folks mod these with the help of the products designer in some cases, I did see a post in which he (Gary Hueng) says they are working on MKII like skylab mentioned and it is tenatively coming out in March. Another gentleman posted that after contacting MP he was told the release date of March also and a rough estimate of around $ 250.00 for each unit. After owning an original version for 5 days and playing it continuously during that time and only tweaking it with one of the simpler mods...it just gets better and better..easily worth more than its retail price point in my opinion. My intention was to use this amp for headphones only but have been driving my mains with it and really enjoying the sound.

 When it popped up for sale, I came here and read skylabs review and then bought it based on that review as my only resource....worked out well, very well in fact.

post #132 of 146

Do the headphones see the 6 watts of power or only the speaker output?

 

If not how much power is available to the headphones at what impedance?

 

Thanks

Alex

post #133 of 146
Thread Starter 

Good question - and I don't know the answer.

post #134 of 146

Either do I..... LOL...I'll work on it though as now I'm interested. 

post #135 of 146

I am very interested in the MP301 V2.

 

Been emailing with Garry, about 1 dozen emails and each and every time he answers me!!

 

Good cutomer relations !

 

I asked him about the new MP301 and he told me its 1 watt for the headphones.

 

Alex

 

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