Alright, it's about time for me to write my novel.....here it goes:
I purchased a crap-for-quality meta42 from another person who I feel doesn't deserve membership to head-fi....yes, Shutakagi, I mean you. I had one hell of a time trying to get this meta42 to work right....I had tangent, JMT, and other big-time DIY'ers out there trying to help me, a complete newbie, troubleshoot this amp.
IN SWOOPS MISTERX! he Pm'ed me, offering sympathy and the solution to my problems.....I shipped my amp to him, he fixed it, and sent it back....this kind of service was unheard of to me!
He was such a pleasure to deal with, and obviously such a great guy that I just had to deal with him again....I sold my now working meta42, and had MisterX build me a pimeta.
I waited in anticipation.....shivering with excitement, all the while keeping contact with MisterX via AIM, with constant updates on the status of my new amp, and many other great conversations.
When I did recieve my pimeta, I was BLOWN AWAY! First off, it looked AMAZING. the attention to detail was astouding, and it was so pretty.....I love showing it off! It sounded AMAZING as well. Now, I only had my previous meta42 to compare it to, and needless to say, this pimeta....well.....freakin' killed that thing.
MisterX coustomized my amp expertly to match my AKG K501 headphones, wich were fairly hard to drive. Simply amazing coustomer service and attention to detail.
Shortly after I recieved my new pimeta, I decided to test battery life. There was some problem in the amp, as it only got 3 or so hours off of 2x 9v batteries. MisterX did EVERYTHING he could to make sure the problem was rectified....he reminded me of chinese room service at a fancy hotel.....they forget to put the mint on the pillow and they feel like they have commited a mortal sin, apologizing profuseley.....
MisterX repaired my amp incredibly fast, and was incredibly helpful throughout the whole process...again, coustomer service I'd never seen the likes of before.
Throughout the next few weeks, I continued to have battery life issues, so I shipped the amp to MisterX again for repairs....odd thing is, all the parts are working fine....he replaced the board and shipped the amp back to me, wich is where I am now....it should have arrived via parcel post monday, but it's now Friday....you know how parcel post is.....
My near-future plan is to get a PPA from misterX, after I sell this gorgeous pimeta....I just love dealing with him!
Aside from that, MisterX started me on my path to DIY amps....he guided me every step of the way through building my first CMoy....patiently putting up with all of my incredibly stupid questions....setting up parts lists for me.....showing me where to get parts.....teaching me everything I need to know to build on my own.....now I've found SOME sort of income in DIY amps and now I'm on to building pimetas!
MisterX's prices are, as far as I've seen, more than fair....more competative than any other amp builders that I've seen.
I consider MisterX my mentor, advisor, Jedi master, and most importantly, friend. I cannot thank you enough.