Karma - Monoprice Fabulousness!

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,226
    Hah! I sincerely doubt it. I just took a look at it, it's box, and the manual I don't see any references to UL or CSA.

    The only thing it has is a FCC ID number because it has Bluetooth.

    Anyway this is boxed back up now!
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Is this item Underwriters Labs (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved?

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,804
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Viking64 wrote: »
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    Oh yeah, that was right next to the other logo! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,392
    My suggestion - FWIW - dont' buy a toy.
    If you want something along the lines of SE KT88, maybe consider something like this instead.


    http://www.decware.com/newsite/TORIIJR.html
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  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    If there is anybody amongst us esteemed Polkies, that could get that Monoprice to sing, I believe it is @mhardy6647 ! What do you say professor? Up for a challenge? :smile:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,226
    edited April 14
    I think the issue is the input gain structure of the RCA "CD" input is too high. Maybe there's a way to reduce it with a resistor or something.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,392
    verb wrote: »
    If there is anybody amongst us esteemed Polkies, that could get that Monoprice to sing, I believe it is @mhardy6647 ! What do you say professor? Up for a challenge? :smile:

    I suspect it's chockablock with soiled state gimcrack inside; that stuff gives me the heebie-jeebies.
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    If there is anybody amongst us esteemed Polkies, that could get that Monoprice to sing, I believe it is @mhardy6647 ! What do you say professor? Up for a challenge? :smile:

    I suspect it's chockablock with soiled state gimcrack inside; that stuff gives me the heebie-jeebies.

    Travelling Karma here we go! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
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    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    Karma has befallen our Canadian brother! Drew I'm in! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,226
    It's yours if you want it, I'll cover the USPS shipping.
    nbrowser wrote: »
    I'd be willin to give it a shot but that means international shipment, etc. USPS recommended...cheaper and can do the docs...lol

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  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,735
    nbrowser wrote: »
    I'd be willin to give it a shot but that means international shipment, etc. USPS recommended...cheaper and can do the docs...lol

    I guess we’ll know where to look when the forests start on fire this summer.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,776
    This song probably Rocks on that little guy

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,226
    I just looked up the USPS shipping terms and conditions for shipping things to Canada, and it says anything hazardous or flammable isn't allowed. Sorry @nbrowser.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,197
    Right then. If ever there was a time for smuggling...
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,197
    ... It's not now.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,405
    Wait so there is another karma? Two karmas in one post. Didn’t expect that.
    I also didn’t expect @clipdat ‘s house to still be standing at this point, but I guess I was wrong on that one too. :lol:
    2 channel
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    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

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    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

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    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,226
    A second Karma is in the works. Details are currently being worked out.
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Wait so there is another karma? Two karmas in one post. Didn’t expect that.
    I also didn’t expect @clipdat ‘s house to still be standing at this point, but I guess I was wrong on that one too. :lol:

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  • verbverb Posts: 2,732
    msg wrote: »
    ... It's not now.

    Are you a good swimmer? St Clair river is not that far across! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,523
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I just looked up the USPS shipping terms and conditions for shipping things to Canada, and it says anything hazardous or flammable isn't allowed. Sorry @nbrowser.

    It's safe to ship...as long as no electrical pixies are present...it's in a stable condition. Inert would be a word I'd use lol.

    Speaking of pixies: are you familiar with your canukian brethren, AvE and his hi-larious YouTube channel?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,523
    I was just regailed of his tellings of the functionality prospects of the non contact pixie detector. His home made version would be a top seller here in the states.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,523
    That's the one! Or at least a close facsimile to the real thing. though the greater 2/3 may have something to say about it.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,392
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I just looked up the USPS shipping terms and conditions for shipping things to Canada, and it says anything hazardous or flammable isn't allowed. Sorry @nbrowser.

    It's safe to ship...as long as no electrical pixies are present...it's in a stable condition. Inert would be a word I'd use lol.

    perhaps metastable ;)

    on the bright side, at least there're no lithium-ion cells in it :)

    in seriousness, though...

    You should have fun with that box and report back on your findings when you... umm... find them. One is most curious.

    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,804
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,312
    This is like an audio hot potato game. Pass it around, first to draw flames is out. :)
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,405
    tonyb wrote: »
    This is like an audio hot potato game. Pass it around, first to draw flames is out. :)

    Hopefully not me :flushed:
    2 channel
    Speakers: Mission 770 Freedoms
    Integrated amp: Technics SU-v75 and matching tuner
    CDP: Technics SL-PC20
    Cables: Monoprice, Monster, Acoustic Research, and a few generic ones
    TT: Technics SL-3200, direct drive
    Cartridge: Shure M97xE

    Pc gaming setup
    Receiver/amp: Yamaha RX-V665
    Computer: Lenovo g50 (soon to be upgraded to a Dell Precision 690 which is far from stock!!)
    Interconnects: Amazon basics HDMI, Acoustic Research HDMI, Monoprice speaker cables
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics CR75s

    Random equipment on standby:
    Onkyo TX-v940, JBL woofers and tweeters, single Klipsch KG .5, Yamaha guitar amplifier, Peavey Rage 158 guitar amplifier, Kicker comp 12” subwoofer, single Bose 802 series II, a whole bunch of 1”-3” full range drivers, Infinity Crescendo 3007s (on sale), Polk LSi25s
    txcoastal1 wrote: »

    You don't tell her you read the manual, and you tell her you know what the problem is, and you fixed it, because that what men do, fix things
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,392
    This thread seems like such a good place to mention that Monoprice is apparently slapping their moniker on some other Chinese amplifier that is really, truly a vacuum tube amplifier.

    Lucky us.

    https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=109&cp_id=10919&cs_id=1091903&p_id=27222&seq=1&format=2&AID=11051853&PID=3696791&ref=cj&utm_source=cj&utm_medium=11051853&utm_term=Skimlinks-2617611

    as seen at: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/so-monoprice-has-an-actual-tube-amp-now.820739

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    strictly FYI and FWIW. :|
    "It's like watching a roomful of people who couldn't get through college algebra discussing the flaws of quantum physics theory. I guess it could be fun, but it's ultimately a waste of time." -- seen on audiokarma

    "Some amps run on self bias, some amps run on fixed bias. But his amps run on confirmation bias." -- seen on audioasylum

    "Writing about hifi is like dancing about architecture" -- paraphrasing some wag (possibly Frank Zappa)
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