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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007, 22:37 »
Guys what do you think of this Trends TA-10 Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier?

About $190 dollars damm cheap!



Not for long.  :P
http://www.echoloft.com/cgi-bin/buysell/YaBB.cgi?board=hifi&action=display&num=1179155780

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2007, 19:01 »
Just realise the DaredMP5 are left with red and black in stock  :-\ Wonder when will they have stock for the Silver or White  ???

Price is 200USD + 19 USD (shipping)

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2007, 21:21 »
Bro
where do you get this from, interested in trying a tube amp, and I guess this is the cheapest entry into it.
Wondering if its enough to drive a pair of Usher 520?
Wanna MO this?

Just realise the DaredMP5 are left with red and black in stock  :-\ Wonder when will they have stock for the Silver or White  ???

Price is 200USD + 19 USD (shipping)
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2007, 22:11 »
MIC Arai 6P1 full tube integrated at 10watts into 8 ohms is enough to drive my Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 in my 5by6m living room

However, demanding track may sound demanding...after all this is a mini tube amp.
With vocal like cai qing and fei yu qing, no problem at all.

So far have problem playing sister drum and hotel california where the bass "octave" is not convincing.
Anyway, the only time i heard sister drum playing nicely was during 1997 or 98 i think when i was at the hifi show listening it on Wilson Watt Puppy setup.
other than that, worth my S$350+ bucks.

What surprises me is that some CDs which sound okie in Solid state amp actually sounds like "dung" when play thru this amp. I wonder if it is so revealing for tube amp. CDs involve are those songs converted from LPs.

In the process to bid more different MIC tube AMP.
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Bro
where do you get this from, interested in trying a tube amp, and I guess this is the cheapest entry into it.
Wondering if its enough to drive a pair of Usher 520?
Wanna MO this?

« Last Edit: May 20, 2007, 22:15 by tinytok »

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2007, 22:13 »
the MP5 is not a true tube amp, its has 2 x 6N1 preamp tubes with a SS power output.  

if u want a true amp, can consider tis -


pretty decent power, 35W x 2, with EL34 power tubes, the last bid won incl shipping/ ins was 100GBP, so about $300, so its even cheaper than the MP5. however, the MP5 is very well built and real value for $, so end of the day, its depends on what u like..

i m now entreat to see which one (MP5 or mini tube) will outlast the other,  ;D
« Last Edit: May 20, 2007, 22:35 by hifiluv »

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2007, 23:00 »
Can you bros put the links to these amps
Hoping to get something under $300?

Thanks
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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2007, 23:01 »
Bro
where do you get this from, interested in trying a tube amp, and I guess this is the cheapest entry into it.
Wondering if its enough to drive a pair of Usher 520?
Wanna MO this?


Dont think this one can MO. It should be able to drive the Usher 520.

Another cheap mini amp iam considering is the Trend TA-10.1 which cost $190. Note it wont go loud but if you are going to put it in the bed room like me then it should be sufficent.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2007, 23:02 »
Can't find any dared for USD 200, where did you get that darth?
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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2007, 23:06 »
Can't find any dared for USD 200, where did you get that darth?

http://www.echoloft.com/cgi-bin/buysell/YaBB.cgi?board=hifi&action=display&num=1179464428

They posted in echoloft. I have emailed them they only have red and black in stock at the moment. I told them to email me once the Silver is in stock. There are a total of 4 colours red, black, white and silver.



Here is their website http://www.johnblue-audio.com/
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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2007, 23:15 »
Thanks, red will suit me fine.
Going to get soon, wanna do it together.
PS: pm you on racks
http://www.echoloft.com/cgi-bin/buysell/YaBB.cgi?board=hifi&action=display&num=1179464428

They posted in echoloft. I have emailed them they only have red and black in stock at the moment. I told them to email me once the Silver is in stock. There are a total of 4 colours red, black, white and silver.



Here is their website http://www.johnblue-audio.com/

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2007, 23:25 »
Actually i can consider the black since the Ushers are piano black themself. Anyone here have the black MP5 can comment on the colour?

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2007, 23:49 »
Actually i can consider the black since the Ushers are piano black themself. Anyone here have the black MP5 can comment on the colour?


What comment do you want?  ;D



Black MP5 will match better with piano gloss speaker rather than silver one.


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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2007, 23:51 »
wah so nice... ;)
ProJect Q.

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2007, 23:56 »


What comment do you want?  ;D



Black MP5 will match better with piano gloss speaker rather than silver one.


Is the black MP5 yours? It looks pretty alright in your pic, the one on the web was so so looking.

Actually you are right the black should match the speakers bettter than Silver  ;D

Hey Pete when are u ordering? I dont need it till 2nd week of June when my place is up, unless you dont mind if i leave it at your place first?

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Re: Poison me with a cheap tube amp
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2007, 00:27 »
Btw the usb portion where you connect to the pc is for?