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Yaqin MS-300C 300B Amp

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The Yaqin MS-300C  300B Amp is a mighty fine looking bit of kit BUT what is the SQ like.

 

At its price point $1000 delivered it must be one of the most impressive looking amps around.

 

Has anyone ever listened to one or its stable mates,at around 8 watts it makes an ideal companion to the K1000,and besides that it has a headphone out that is taken from speaker outs(470 ohm resisters)

 

 

 

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post #2 of 10

It seems to have a good reputation, however I cant find any review, but just little thing online on other forum, however I found this one, but based on KT88 amp, so, maybe that helps http://www.enjoythemusic.com/Magazine/equipment/0108/markhill_audio_mc100b.htm

 

 

 

post #3 of 10

The amp looks like the A534 sold by Grant Fidelity http://grantfidelity.com/site/A-534+300B+SET+Tube+Amplifier. The web site links to a very favorable review of the A534.

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I own the Grant Fidelity version of this amp with premium tubes, and think very highly of it. Note, that although I've tried the headphone output, I mainly use it as a speaker amp. The headphone portion is good with low imp. phones, but only decent with high.

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Originally Posted by crucial View Post

The amp looks like the A534 sold by Grant Fidelity http://grantfidelity.com/site/A-534+300B+SET+Tube+Amplifier. The web site links to a very favorable review of the A534.



I would say it is a rebadge.


Edited by ford2 - 9/3/10 at 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by santacore View Post

I own the Grant Fidelity version of this amp with premium tubes, and think very highly of it. Note, that although I've tried the headphone output, I mainly use it as a speaker amp. The headphone portion is good with low imp. phones, but only decent with high.



My only concern is how much noise the amp has.If there is one thing that turns me away from tubes is the dreaded hum,mains or other.

post #7 of 10

Although I haven't used it in a while I don't remember any hum issues, with speakers or headphones. Overall I think it's a quiet amp. 

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I would say it is a rebadge.


That is just the point and agreed! Caution and alert to the fact that most Chinese consumed products are "re-badged" and are marketed under various brands.

 

Let me just say the "A534" looks grand from the exterior presentation, I guess the million dollar question is also the workmanship. What about the interior results under the hood, such as follow:

 

1) The point to point wiring and Quality done.

 

2) Selection of  components used.

 

3) Quality of materials and service.

 

Remember Single Pow....Doors close!

 

On the other side of the coin look at Woo products for example very thought out. Resulting loyal customer base.


Edited by Audiogalore - 10/2/10 at 8:33am
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Correction not point to point wiring, designer has chosen PC board instead claims they have better QC.

 

A534 inside picture.jpg


Edited by Audiogalore - 10/12/10 at 9:07am
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Yeah, I was gonna say "what point to point?"

Looks like a decent quality build, but they have to use a pcb

to keep the production costs down, thus offering it that cheap to the consumer.

 

Oh! And it is definitely a rebadge with a few minor tweaks.

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