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post #1006 of 1421

I have no idea why with such good phone like Koss, they build the amp out of plastic box and external power supply~~~~ If they release the MKII system with better amp and exact same phone for $1000, I will buy it~~~~

post #1007 of 1421
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Originally Posted by AlanHell View Post

I have no idea why with such good phone like Koss, they build the amp out of plastic box and external power supply~~~~ If they release the MKII system with better amp and exact same phone for $1000, I will buy it~~~~

I agree about the metal box and good power supply. But you can always buy/build a 9-12v linear power supply with minimum cost. I am also thinking about fitting the amp in a metal box, but I need to plan it well so that I can easily put the amp back in the plastic box for any potential warranty repair. 

 

Given that you can buy one in like new shape for around $600-700 (damn inflation), it's still a very good buy. 


Edited by mudihan - 7/19/13 at 4:43pm
post #1008 of 1421
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Originally Posted by mudihan View Post

I agree about the metal box and good power supply. But you can always buy/build a 9-12v linear power supply with minimum cost. I am also thinking about fitting the amp in a metal box, but I need to plan it well so that I can easily put the amp back in the plastic box for any potential warranty repair. 

Given that you can buy one in like new shape for around $600-700 (damn inflation), it's still a very good buy. 
Well,I got mine for 650 new, nothing to complain here.just wondering if the can make A more explosive version with better amp,I will be happy to buy...
post #1009 of 1421
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Well,I got mine for 650 new, nothing to complain here.just wondering if the can make A more explosive version with better amp,I will be happy to buy...

It raises the price, especially when you have a super lifetime warranty.

 

I do agree, though, I'd love to see an ESP-950 made of some nice strong materials. Or at least an E90 without that damn dual volume knob. :/

post #1010 of 1421
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Well,I got mine for 650 new, nothing to complain here.just wondering if the can make A more explosive version with better amp,I will be happy to buy...

Where did you get it for 650? I want one.
post #1011 of 1421

There were a few up on ebay listed for $550-650 over the past few weeks. There is currently one going for $750 which imo is still a good price.

post #1012 of 1421

There is a good reason why the E.90 box is plastic.... +/-600V inside...

post #1013 of 1421
is it safe buying from ebay? thanks for the info, i will check out.
post #1014 of 1421
I dont mind plastic case, but why stax amps can come with metal? are they lower voltage inside?
post #1015 of 1421
Because they are better designed. Not to mention Koss like to skimp on quality to price on parts which is why you can buy a complete package for less than 1k.
post #1016 of 1421

stax amps are +/-350

 

the reason its plastic is that its

a) cheap

b) designed to be portable and run off of batteries.

(not that anyone actually does that)

post #1017 of 1421
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Because they are better designed. Not to mention Koss like to skimp on quality to price on parts which is why you can buy a complete package for less than 1k.

 

Wasn't the system well around 2000 dollars when introduced?  That was at least the MSRP.

post #1018 of 1421

Unfortunately, I need a new preamp, so I have finally decided to sell my ESP-950's (if I can find a buyer).

post #1019 of 1421
Unfortunately you only sell in the US frown.gif
post #1020 of 1421

Yeah, sorry. I had a guy from Europe steal a pair of IEMs from me here. I got them back in the end (since he scammed at least another dozen people at the same time and they found his address, high school, name, and his local police phone number), but I'm still a bit wary considering I have no control over a package once it leaves the US.

 

EDIT: If I cannot find a buyer, and you cannot find one being sold for a decent price, I'll let you know, and we may be able to work something out.


Edited by Taowolf51 - 7/20/13 at 3:51pm
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