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    Warning About The Singlepower Extreme - Owners Please Read

    Quote: Anyone know when he switched from point to point to PCB? I know this is a mainly a discussion about Extremes, but I had a correspondence with SACD-Lover a little over a year ago when I was trying to establish the build date for my standard MPX3. I'd bought mine used, and Earl...
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    If you're gonna open your Singlepower box...

    There are several reports from folks who say the screws are in extremely tight, and a few have said that the front right screw is the worst. I was for me, too. I tried to take it out first, but ended up having to drill it out last. The screws in my MPX3 were *very* tight--3 made that big...
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    My Singlepower Supra Experience - Why mine almost blew up like a Hand Grenade (and yours might too)

    The screws in my MPX3 were *very* tight--3 made that big cracking sound when they were broken free; I had to drill out the fourth screw head. I twisted a Snap-On Allen wrench beyond its' tensile strength, and that was after heating the head with a soldering gun. But the threaded shank came right...
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    Warning About The Singlepower Extreme - Owners Please Read

    Skylab, Have you tried putting a soldering iron to the screws before trying to unscrew them? Heating the screws might allow you to break them loose.
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    My Singlepower Supra Experience - Why mine almost blew up like a Hand Grenade (and yours might too)

    My MPX3's transformer is warm, but definitely not what I'd call "hot", after playing for several hours. I can keep the back of my hand on the cover as long as I like. (the back of the hand is much more sensitive to temerature than the palm-side) Mine is 110V. Thank you, Kevin, for explaining...
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    My Singlepower Supra Experience - Why mine almost blew up like a Hand Grenade (and yours might too)

    Here's a mighty ignorant "dangerous" question... I just finished having to have a bad capacitor serviced on my home's heat exchanger. I just learned how to test it--I was told to remove the capacitor and give it a charge, "any" charge would do--in my case, a 12V auto battery charger connected...
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    MPX3 6BL7 question

    Frankly, I don't have a lot of hours on my set up. Earl's email replies date from 5/28/08, and I probably have 2hr/week on the MPX3 SLAM since then, so to be safe, call it 80hr with the 6BL7GTA's mostly driven by the 2c51. No problems at all.
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    Best Amp for the Denon D5000?

    Thanks, Skylab! Your answer just begs the question... did you try the D5000's with your SP MPX3, too? Thanks again.
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    Tube amps--dielectric grease?

    Thank you! I never heard of that before but Google's a big help. I'm off to Sh!t Sha..er, ahh, Radio Shack tomorrow.
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    Is everyone dumping their SinglePower amps?

    Quote: If you're looking for a culprit - the stagnant economy/inflation, ridiculous gas prices, and the imminent start of a new school year would seem to be the most likely candidates imo. Skeptic hit it on the head.. Wait 'til early next year when the economic woes really flex their...
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    recommendation needed for an "audiophile" SACD Changer

    Thanks to all ya'll!! I'm still readin' up on this... there's a lot that's brand new to me, so re-reading is a requirement before I make a decision. Soundboy, have you heard both the Marantz VC-6001 and the Sony CE-595? Thank you.
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    recommendation needed for an "audiophile" SACD Changer

    Hello All, I have an OPPO DV-970HD and a Sony SCD-CE595 5-disc changer. The Sony's pretty good for the price, but the OPPO flat kills it in regular audio CD scanning--the comparison is akin to Bambi vs. Godzilla. The OPPO's mids are clearer, the stage is broader and the sound is cleaner--each...
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    mullard tubes any good?

    Quote: could anyone tell how could these tubes are that i use with my earmax pro? I think he meant to say, "could anyone tell how good these tubes are that i use with my earmax pro?" and if that's the case, my answer is, I'm using a different Mullard (ECC32). Obviously, I wasn't...
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    recent Singlepower service

    Moderators please delete if this is another dead horse. I ordered a single 2c51 adapter from Singlepower on July 8, 2008. (I didn't visit Head-Fi for > a month and didn't see the cautionary threads beforehand.) My CC was charged on 7/10, and the transaction "posted" on 7/13. The total cost...
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    terrible modded Denon AH-D5000s... what'd I do wrong??

    Quote: moredes, I'm using a Rudistor RP010, soon to be replaced with an RP010B (going balanced). The reason ya'll need to modifiy your D5000's is, you're using the wrong amp format to begin with... It's not just a matter of amplification, any number of my customers have been using...
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