Heard some great comments about the above, which is going for below $400. Anyone tried them? Interested to find how they sound compared to other mini amps like Dared etc. Some reviews from their site:http://www.miniwatt.com.hk/testimonials.html
So Quest, u heard it with the Omegas?
Please. 1. I have other spks besides Harbeth 2. I didnt say I wanna buy it for myself3. Have u tried em with Harbeth to come to this conclusion?4. Besides the sensitivity of your speakers, can drive or not depends too on how loud u play, the kind of music u play and the size of yr listening room So Quest, u heard it with the Omegas?
well ddtrr, maybe u are right.. it was an interesting read, assuming all facts are correct. but at least it isn't a goldmund price jump.i noted that the price difference was just S$30 vs the resellers/dealers in singapore for the two brands at the time of my post previously (not sure if things have changed since).. it was small enough a disparity that i'd be willing to pay for the opportunity to audition it properly and be given service and warranty.of course if u can get a hold of the appj directly from china at a substantial discount, story might be abit different.
OTHERWISE THE SAME right down to the last screw, a la Goldmund Pioneer remote, a la MHZS, remove the Miniwatt sticker, you'll see!"The HK company you dealt with bought this amp from APPJ, renamed it and sent it to you for review."from the MANUFACTURERhttp://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/synergy/300B.html
Granted not as badly as Lexicon—who took an Oppo and dropped it unchanged and with the original casing into a flashy outer enclosure to charge $3.000 more for its BD-30 if Audioholics is to be believed—Derek of MiniWatt had engaged in a bit of deception. Having been the first to formally review 'his' amplifier, it seemed only fitting to set the record straight. Hong Kong-based MiniWatt really only distributed and rebadged that marvelous little amp
U know, this is SG, where there are tonnes of people who buy cheap things and resell at higher prices. Where audio is expensive.I mentioned in the other forum also, the price of the APPJ is only 698RMB, this is the price from the manufacturor's taobao store.http://shop36535841.taobao.com/
Can you tell me which business in the world does not buy stuff at distributor/OEM prices (= cheap) and re-sell to you for a profit ?Even the hawkers do that, eg the mama store buy their canned drinks cheap and sell to you for >=100% profit, but people still buy. right ? Note that as a rule of thumb for any biz to survive (paying fixed overheads etc), you need at least 30% profit from all the stuff you sell,otherwise it's better to work for others
Main thing is REBADGED, caught, but twisted that its better. Never about the price.