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Offline hifiluv

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Dared MP5
« on: May 29, 2006, 19:33 »


Received package tis afternoon. 

Inside got -

gloves, brush (macham the type girl used to apply blush on),
RCA cable, RCA/mini-jack cable, USB cable, minijack adaptor,
power cord, 3 pin (but China configuration), not a problem becos u can either use an adaptor plug or swap the cable for a normal computer type of power cord.

user manual and a gloss full colour brochure (in a zip lock bag).

now for the amp - cute as a button  :o

its really as good looking as the image fm the web, the preamp tubes sits on a brush stroke gold metallic piece, really adds a touch of class to it. my model is Gleam Silver, sides and transformer is spray metallic silver (reminds me of my Toyota Vios, when it first came out of the warehouse), rest of the body, mirror chrome finish, right up to the volume button.  the volume turns in clicks.

only the cage looks a little flimsy, but i intend to remove it anyway. tried to remove the 2 screws in the office, but could not find a good screw driver. will bring it home to do it later.

power up and use Panasonic portable CDP, as souce, running my office Fidek Speakers, Canare 4S11 wires. immediately can hear the difference from the Harmon Kordon :

more details, mids comes out finer, vocals, timbre, strings.
bass is as expected, not that heavy, (13W x 2) but still punchy.

power rated 220-240V, 50-60 Hz

first impression and first one hour usage verdict -  its just stunning, :o, the look itself is worth twice as much tat i paid for.....bottomline.... buy it man!!

will be posting up some pics shortly... akan datang ah...
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 20:17 »
very beautiful tubey...where did you order it from, care to share  ;D

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 22:23 »
MO MO MO MO MO MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 22:52 »
Ya man. The set looks really chio. :)

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006, 07:54 »


front view, check out the metallic gloss finishing on the trims and transfomer, a real looker



rear view... surprising good quality connectors...
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006, 07:59 »

finally, got the cage removed.. ;D


closed-up view of the preamp tubes and Cat's eye
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006, 08:02 »


hook up with Marantz CD5400, IC is Klotz GY107 with Canare RCA plugs, tats where the baby really starts to sing... sweet vocals, resounding strings, tight bass.... whooo lah lah.....



the finger licking looks, absolutely smashing... :o
« Last Edit: May 30, 2006, 09:07 by hifiluv »

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2006, 08:10 »
Guys,

its been a bewildering experience to bring in tis baby, i have not even start to explore the various options, the headphone amp, the USB connection, totally knocked down just using it as an integrated amp.

Contact email - dared@daredtube.com
Contact person - Ms Julia (very responsive, replied all my emails on the same day, she is part of the reason why i made the buy).

 :)
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2006, 10:18 »
I got an SUPER fast reply from Julia - she said only up to 50pcs then a discount will work. I guess 50pcs is out of question. Anyone wanna start MO? :p Apparently their courier rates are 53USD not sure if it is for one unit or for all 5 units.

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2006, 10:31 »
i did be interested if there is a MO going on.... ;D
Stereo Setup:
CD Player - Marantz CD6000OSE LE
Pre - Class A Discrete Buffer by Decibel Dungeon
Amp - DIY AKSA55 by Aspen Audio
Loudspeaker - ProAc2.5 Clone

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BD Player: Sony S-790
Denon 1610 AVR
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2006, 10:47 »
Bigger order will incurs GST (5%)! ;)
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2006, 10:59 »
MO no point just got a reply from Julia - shipping is PER UNIT. lol i think just deal direct with them.

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2006, 11:20 »
MO no point just got a reply from Julia - shipping is PER UNIT. lol i think just deal direct with them.

so if MO doesnt work, then bring in direct will be a good idea, all can be done within a week, confm order and TT on Tuesday, TT cleared on Thursday, shipped out on Fri, got it Mon afternoon. frm my experience, rather hassle free.  MP5 comes packed solid with foam all round.  ganlentee wont regret one... ;D

btw, trimings got 3 choice, silver, black or white.  :)
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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2006, 11:26 »
bro where u stay or where your mp5 staying now :p might want to take a listen

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Re: Dared MP5
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2006, 11:38 »
bro where u stay or where your mp5 staying now :p might want to take a listen

can arrange for MO (Mass Observation)  ;D... but tis week a little diffiicult, becos i m preparing for biz trip, will be back on only 12 Jun... intend to leave it in the office after tat, will let u guys know.