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post #391 of 407

Stay far away from any amp with the HV option.  They are the worst I've seen, crucial parts under spec but driven very hard and when something goes wrong the headphones are toast and there might be some injury to the user as well. 

 

I would never pay more than 100$+shipping for anything Single Power as it takes a lot of work and money to get these right.  In many cases it just easier to throw everything away and start anew. 

post #392 of 407
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

Stay far away from any amp with the HV option.  They are the worst I've seen, crucial parts under spec but driven very hard and when something goes wrong the headphones are toast and there might be some injury to the user as well. 

 

I would never pay more than 100$+shipping for anything Single Power as it takes a lot of work and money to get these right.  In many cases it just easier to throw everything away and start anew. 

Ok thanks for the suggestion, I think you have a point. Just not worth the risk, time, effort and money involved.

post #393 of 407
That's a Q I've been wondering lately, have you drawn any conclusions yet? If I get to A/B my SE Slam I'll post findings.

Cheers,
SL
post #394 of 407
Oops, forgot to include quote I'm replying to:
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

How well do the old MP3X SE with Supra upgrades fair up against today's tube amp's within $1k?

That's a Q I've been wondering lately, have you drawn any conclusions yet? If I get to A/B my SE Slam I'll post findings.

Cheers,
SL
post #395 of 407
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Originally Posted by Inter View Post

I have a Singlepower MPX3-slam and I was wondering if anyone could te


ll if this is one of the safe ones? Never had much trouble with it, except for some noise in the right channel every now and then. It gets quite hot but I've used it for years.. 


Bought mine from previous owner in '07 who had it in '06, I would have to open up to get s/n. Nevertheless, mine sounds pretty good and switched to a Goldpoint attenuator. I should feel lucky by the results of Singlepower lately. I wonder if anyone on the boards lives in Denver and has stopped by Mikhail's lately.
post #396 of 407

Hi

 

Nah I haven't heard or bought the Slam, it's risk I'm not willing to take given the amount of time and effort you'd need to sink in to get it fixed.

 

Would like to hear your findings though.

post #397 of 407

Anyone out there still running a Singlepower amp? I'm still using mine (Singlepower Extreme Platinum - no repairs/modifications applied) and it's awesome.

 

C'mon guys, lets have some stories.....:)

post #398 of 407

Post pictures of your Singlepower? I haven't seen all of the amp products Single power had back in the day, so many Extreme's.

post #399 of 407
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Originally Posted by thathertz View Post
 

Anyone out there still running a Singlepower amp? I'm still using mine (Singlepower Extreme Platinum - no repairs/modifications applied) and it's awesome.

 

C'mon guys, lets have some stories.....:)

 

The "Platinum" didn't have the same transformer problem/danger as the regular Extreme?

post #400 of 407
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Originally Posted by thathertz View Post
 

Anyone out there still running a Singlepower amp? I'm still using mine (Singlepower Extreme Platinum - no repairs/modifications applied) and it's awesome.

 

C'mon guys, lets have some stories.....:)


After changing out the transformer, my Extreme is in use almost everyday with no issues. I plan on keeping it. Pictures of my Extreme are still in recent images.

post #401 of 407
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Originally Posted by thathertz View Post
 

Anyone out there still running a Singlepower amp? I'm still using mine (Singlepower Extreme Platinum - no repairs/modifications applied) and it's awesome.

 

C'mon guys, lets have some stories.....:)

 

My MPX3 is working fine :)

post #402 of 407

My MPX3 was working fine until last week when it stopped working. No drama, no loud pop, no burning smell, no smoke, it just stopped and went cold mid-CD. I'm now trying to learn what is wrong with it and if it will be repair, or replace.

post #403 of 407
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Originally Posted by augustwest View Post
 

My MPX3 was working fine until last week when it stopped working. No drama, no loud pop, no burning smell, no smoke, it just stopped and went cold mid-CD. I'm now trying to learn what is wrong with it and if it will be repair, or replace.

 

Sh**. I hope you can get it sorted. Did you try replacement tubes?

post #404 of 407
My darkvoice did that once... It was just the fuse that popped. Not sure what caused it
post #405 of 407

"Sh**. I hope you can get it sorted. Did you try replacement tubes?"

 

 

"My darkvoice did that once... It was just the fuse that popped. Not sure what caused it"

 

 

I check the fuse and it was burnt. Replaced the fuse and it immediately burnt again. The amp is currently with someone who repairs guitar amps and builds the custom Red Jones Amps. If you play electric guitar, or just appreciate fine craftsmanship you might want to check these amps out < www.redjonesamplification.com >. They are a thing of beauty.

 

Depending on what is found, I hope to have the amp back soon. Sure am missing some quality sound.

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