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post #2281 of 3724
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This deserves a PIC re-quote!!!  thats an absolutely stunning build!  thanks for sharing.

 

What kind of wire is that? it looks like Brass stock.


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post #2282 of 3724
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Nooooo......what did they think it was, a bloody bomb or so?  Was this sent back before shipping in China or upon arrival in the US?  I know that US Customs can issue 'do not ship' orders for items that are to be imported but they deem to constitute a risk.  Shipping back for security reasons once it's already arrived in the US seems to defeat the purpose, imo.

 

Hope it gets sorted out, international shipping is always a bloody hassle....hope it'll go smoother with the tube order I've got going (they sent me a paypal payment request, just paid it).

 

@Ultra:  I'm really considering a super premium 339 build provided I can convince myself that it's a clear upgrade over the 337 I own now and which is doing a very nice job, btw.  And provided of course that Yuking's interested in building the unit.  Will keep you posted.


It was shipped back to China... Extremely frustrating as I know it isn't the fault (or ostensibly) of the shipper. Not sure when I'll see it at this point.

post #2283 of 3724

And who is going to pay for shipping it back to you again?

It's so weird it was sent back didn't it come with the necessary docs/invoices?

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I have no idea what happened. Still waiting to hear from Yuking. All the info I had was from FedEx. I can't imagine I would be covering shipping again though, if that's what you mean...

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I have no idea what happened. Still waiting to hear from Yuking. All the info I had was from FedEx. I can't imagine I would be covering shipping again though, if that's what you mean...

 

Can you call fedex and try to get more information as to why it was denied?

post #2286 of 3724
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Can you call fedex and try to get more information as to why it was denied?


I tried, but that's all the info they would provide me. Yuking probably has all the info needed. It's just a lot harder getting in touch with him.

post #2287 of 3724

Gold-plated wire line, good electrical conductivity, but also artistic and beautiful to share

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I've been chatting with the boss a little bit, and here is some product information that may be useful to people.  I wish there was a way I could make this post more prominent in this thread as it will likely get buried and people will just continue to have the same questions/problems.  

 

Standard 339 - What most of us have / ordered from the yuking09.com website.  You can choose black or silver plates now (not on the website though).  There are two versions of these in the wild, the 2011 version and the 2013 version.  The 2013 version has some upgraded components but both use the 6SJ7/6Ж4С tubes.  You can also get the EF80 and EF86 adapters for this.  From what I can tell, the transformer cover of the 2011 version and the La Figaro logo on top are silver.  The 2013 version are gold (this may not be true 100% of the time, just an observation).  

 

Customized 339 - They will customize a La Figaro 339 to your preferences if you'd like.  Preferences may be certain tube types you wish to use, which headphones you want to drive, what components (higher end) you want to use.  Each of these would be a special order and they'll gladly price/spec something for you.  We've often seen customized versions of the 339 whether it be the reference version, Rosenkavalier, 339's using 6C5/6J5's rather than 6SJ7/6Ж4С, etc.  That's what this is.  

 

Platform 9 3/4 - This is their best amp and you can purchase it for approximately $2800. This does not include shipping and minor customizations/changes that you may want.  It's a ballpark number. 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/611348/help-needed-to-upgrade-the-capacitor-in-otl-tube-amp/90#post_9193890

 

If you want to order something custom or if you have any communication or customer service problems, feel free to send me a PM and I will help in whatever way I can.  I'm strictly doing this to help the community and this company.  I receive no compensation but don't expect the volume of people who need help or custom work to be significant. 

post #2289 of 3724

I want those black plates! So we should just contact Yuking for info/pricing?

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I want those black plates! So we should just contact Yuking for info/pricing?

 

I'll ask him if it's even possible to do a plate swap if you have the original plates.  I think they're riveted or welded to the chassis so it may be very difficult.

post #2291 of 3724

keep us posted. I'm interested too. thanks!

post #2292 of 3724
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keep us posted. I'm interested too. thanks!

+1

post #2293 of 3724
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I'll ask him if it's even possible to do a plate swap if you have the original plates.  I think they're riveted or welded to the chassis so it may be very difficult.

I haven't tried doing it yet but I have a plate to replace a mangled plate on my amp and they're held on by screws but possibly something additional as well. The bad news is that some of the screws are not accessible and will require some disassembly and soldering work.

post #2294 of 3724

1. Gold plated wire I like too! I used gold plated copper on mine.

 

2. The black plates aren't for sold separately. Good news is if you are in the market for a new 339 just ask Yuking.

 

3.@ Kramer: awesome paint job! You give me lust!

 

4. 337 is old design with possible source of hum because of positions of tubes. 339 is the better design of the two if one wants a super boosted config, also 339 has more internal place and an optimized layering. Just ask Yuking about it.

 

5. Just do it yourself, it is Worth it :

 

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For anyone wanting to get the black plates:  if the mountain doesn't want to come to Moses then I guess Moses'll just have to do so walking and go to the mountain.

 

Check out these guys, you can send in your own designs, pay and they'll send everything to you.  Very reasonable pricing, too.  Just takes some effort to design the original files.

 

www.cam-expert.com (USA, never used them but said to be good)

 

http://www.frontpanelexpress.com ( mainly USA, design software)

 

http://www.schaeffer-ag.de/en/ (one stop solution in Europe, from front plates to entire cases, excellent work)

 

I'm trying to get my head around the model 9 3/4 and understand what it is that I'm seeing, exactly, and what are the benefits of splitting up stuff in 2 discrete units.  

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