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New info: Musical Paradise MP-301 MK2

post #1 of 475
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I've been corresponding with Garry at Musical Paradise and he shared some information on the upcoming update of the MP-301. He said it would be okay if I posted this information here. I thought it might be of general interest, given the good reception the original MP-301 tube amp received. 

 

Here is a list of improvements found in the MP-301 MK2.

  • The output power will has been increased by 25% (6W Class A single ended).
  • The power transformer is larger and uses better Z11/M6 EI core.
  • It supports 6V6, 6L6 and EL34 tubes. 
  • The pre-amp tubes have been upgraded to 6SJ7.
  • Two pairs of RCA inputs with switch have been added.
  • 24K gold-plated RCA terminals and speaker terminals have been upgraded. 
  • The headphone plug has been moved to the front.
  • A manual speaker and headphone switch is added, so the users do not need to unplug the headphone whenever they want to use speakers.
  • Output transformers are upgraded to slightly larger and better Z11/M6 EI cores.
  • The chassis is upgraded with aluminum face and back plates.
  • Coupling caps have been upgraded to higher grade Wima and Rifa MKP.
  • Cathode caps have been upgraded from Nippon to Big Blue Philips BC.
  • Cathode resistors have also been upgraded to Dale. Made in USA. 
  • A choke has been added.
  • It will be available in March. The price will be about $250.
post #2 of 475

Looks interesting!

post #3 of 475
Thread Starter 

Looks like a solid upgrade all around. I really like the original, so it makes sense to keep the fundamental architecture while improving the components and adding the features that users have requested. 

post #4 of 475

Sounds very intriguing!! Very interested!! Did they give you a estimated release date?

post #5 of 475

Actually found my answer here: http://www.musicalparadise.ca/wordpress/

 

Looks like it will be available sometime in March.

post #6 of 475

This sounds great! I just heard about the MP301 and am very interested. The upgrades seem worth the $50 price increase.

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This sounds great! I just heard about the MP301 and am very interested. The upgrades seem worth the $50 price increase.




 



For how much will it sell then?
post #8 of 475

It will be available in March. The price will be about $250.

 

I was speaking to Garry the other day and was told the HP jack will only see about 750mW to 1W.  I think it's just the speaker terminals that will see 6W. 

post #9 of 475
Wow, that is cool that it will use the 6SJ7. I did not know that. I will get to use all the nice 6SJ7GT's I have that have been sitting idle since I sold my DV337. I think I am going to get a review loaner; I hope so, since this seems promising.
post #10 of 475

That is still fine by me! This is perfect, actually, since I have been wanting to try out the tube sound for both speakers and headphones. This seems like a great way to get my feet wet.


 

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

It will be available in March. The price will be about $250.

 

I was speaking to Garry the other day and was told the HP jack will only see about 750mW to 1W.  I think it's just the speaker terminals that will see 6W. 

post #11 of 475

Will follow this thread with great anticipation. Thanks for the info.

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Will follow this thread with great anticipation. Thanks for the info.



Too bad we in Europe will have to pay like 25% import taxes and stuff ;)

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

It will be available in March. The price will be about $250.

 

I was speaking to Garry the other day and was told the HP jack will only see about 750mW to 1W.  I think it's just the speaker terminals that will see 6W. 

6W speaker out? I smell a cheap Orthro amp
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by leesure View Post

It will be available in March. The price will be about $250.

 

I was speaking to Garry the other day and was told the HP jack will only see about 750mW to 1W.  I think it's just the speaker terminals that will see 6W. 

6W speaker out? I smell a cheap Orthro amp
 

That's EXACTLY what I'm hoping! 
 

post #15 of 475

In the meantime... is there anything that's similar to the MP301 in terms or price or feature (both headphone and speaker amp)?

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