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Forgive my noobishness, but could anybody give an explanation as to why the wood casing is a bad idea? I mean, I know that you don't have a ground plate that way (but I was under the impression that you could just wire the ground), and I know that that build gives me a "ticking time bomb" sick feeling in my stomach, but I'm just curious as to the theory.

post #92 of 96
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Forgive my noobishness, but could anybody give an explanation as to why the wood casing is a bad idea? I mean, I know that you don't have a ground plate that way (but I was under the impression that you could just wire the ground), and I know that that build gives me a "ticking time bomb" sick feeling in my stomach, but I'm just curious as to the theory.


If a part should overheat, there is a bigger risk of fire than with a metal cased amplifier. Considering this seller's poor design practices, the risk is pretty high. 

post #93 of 96

Just a heads up-

 

He's still at it but using a different Seller ID- 2930luo......but it is David Yee and DavidYee Audio

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Davidyee-Audio-tube-Stereo-headphone-amp-6DJ8-6ES8-6922-/300577291217?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item45fbcd7bd1

He mostly sells cheap items like labels and lamps- thus the very high positive feedback.

 

I just got suckered into buying a pair of very undersized output transformers... very deceptive ad which didn't mention dimensions or weight.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/parts/192564-transformer-opinions-needed-size-matters.html

 

Given his record in dealing with problems, I don't think I'm going to try to get a refund - I can use the transformers in a very low-power amp some day. I'm already getting the emails about not damaging the item ('no cut wire'), so the setup is obvious.

 

My advice:Stay away from this guy.

post #94 of 96
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wow, I completely forgot about this nightmare..thanks for reminding me! :)

 

The beauty of being a buyer on ebay paying with paypal today is all you have to do is file a complaint with ebay.  Ebay pretty much is no-questions-asked in favor of the buyer.  They might even give you a paid shipping label so you don't have to do it on your own dime.  It takes a little while, but basically after the tracking shows that it was returned....ebay issues a full refund.  Doesn't really matter what the buyer says as far as "no returns".

Kinda sucks to be a seller on ebay because of this....but for the buyer it sure is nice.

 

 

Here's the belly of the beast linked above from his facebook page

 

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post #95 of 96

Thank you guys for this great thread

 

was almost going to purchase this off him

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300577291217&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:CA:1123

 

I"m after a nice headphone amp that I can roll my 6dj8 miniwatt and amperex into

 

any suggestions?

 

tossing between Little dot and woo Audio maybe even Schiit's Lyr ?

post #96 of 96

I am thankful that I can ask questions and/or express my opinion.  I am also thankful that various respected industry experts, many audiophiles and the average layman can have an amicable conversation.  Many thanks to Jude and the staff for providing this forum.

 

Freedom of speech does not exist in a private forum, which this is.

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