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  • schwarcw wrote: » How about 22 years ? Sorry but I ran out of fingers! You are correct.
  • For its original price I wouldn't have expected that many different things to break in 12 years! What happened to it? In the basement during a recent hurricane?
  • CH46E wrote: » halo wrote: » CH46E wrote: » I wanted to go with a true tube intergrated. No solid state amp section. Doesn't seem like a lot of options these days for under $500.00 The 10 wpc monoprice all tube integrated is und…
  • My guess is lightning. I find it hard to believe you can turn an amp up so much it can vaporize a resistor and melt an inductor at the same time. From his later pics you can see the totally gone resistor is a sand cast one. How do you vaporize…
  • CH46E wrote: » Thanks guys. When I searched the forum for monoprice tube amp I did not find much. I must have missed something. Anyways I think I've read enough to know that it's not worth the gamble. I think I'll pass on them. Don…
  • I know it is tempting but I WOULD NOT plug it in until you replaced all of those old caps. Caps are easily replaced but if you fry one of the original transistors you will have a real problem. At the very least power up slowly with a variac to …
  • Theheadsn wrote: » mrloren wrote: » why not just put the amp next to the AVR? it is now. Was just curious if having a short over expensive speaker wire with the amp right next to the speaker would actually show any noticeable difference…
  • codycatalist wrote: » pitdogg2 wrote: » codycatalist wrote: » delkal wrote: » F1nut wrote: » delkal wrote: » AFAIK you call Polk, talk to customer service, and place your order. Then tell them you are a member here and they a…
  • F1nut wrote: » delkal wrote: » AFAIK you call Polk, talk to customer service, and place your order. Then tell them you are a member here and they apply any discounts. I was never placed on hold while they looked up my username or number o…
  • Sorry but buying something for many times the MSRP just because a company stops making them is foolish at best. Oppo was good.............but not $3400 good (current Amazon price) for a 205. Maybe if Oppo sold them for that in the first place …
  • kwells920 wrote: » Thanks delkal! I was starting to think that it was something exclusive and you had to be in the “know”. I’m glad that’s as simple as just making a call. You are in the know. You know about the discount. So it is worth …
  • AFAIK you call Polk, talk to customer service, and place your order. Then tell them you are a member here and they apply any discounts. I was never placed on hold while they looked up my username or number of posts. Not sure where that came f…
  • Sorry to be a buzzkill but here is an older article from Forbes. Not sure if anything changed but it was clear at the time that Oppo was cashing out (or taking the money and run?) and letting a third party be responsible for warranty work. They…
  • pitdogg2 wrote: » Would something like this void the oppo factory warranty on anything? I thinking if you have loading and drive problems under factory warranty time frame. You are assuming there is still a warranty. Last I heard OPPO…
  • pitdogg2 wrote: » kharp1 wrote: » I ordered some Raytheon from the Russian guy. I hope the screen print is dry..... LOL Kidding Kerry At least it wasn't done with a Sharpie! Has to be legit.
  • Toolfan66 wrote: » Tube mod includes: Total redesign and replacement of op-amp based stock analog stage with a fully balanced, pure Class A, tube/transformer coupled analog stage (6922 driver tubes). External PS 9.0 v. 10 with tube rectifier (…
  • Any idea where they put the tubes in the audio circuit (and other upgrades /changes). Hopefully this mod does more than you can do yourself by just adding a tube buffer.
  • verb wrote: » krazypolk wrote: » https://treasure.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-srs-speakers/6715402917.html Ad says 1499 obo. I'm digging the Mac, but is that a Monoprice amp below it? Looks like we both saw that and p…
  • krazypolk wrote: » https://treasure.craigslist.org/ele/d/polk-audio-sda-srs-speakers/6715402917.html Ad says 1499 obo. Is that a Monoprice tube amp? Running a McIntosh amp via Bluetooth? Oh the horror!
  • I do have some confusion whether to order the 6N1P or 6N2P version. My manual says 6N2 but I saw you used the Russian 6N1P version. I read the 6N2s have a higher gain. Do you notice a difference between them and the stock tubes when using the…
  • In with 75. These will be put to good use. The wires I have now are a bit too short.
  • My amp came in and I had a couple nights listening to it. I have to say for the price I am extremely impressed. My amp is quiet (so far). If you put your ear right up to the tweeter you can hear a static grinding noise but you can't hear it when…
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » stumbled across this ol' sticky @ AK (looking for something else): http://audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/amplifier-sensitivity-decibels-and-you.58829/ gmcman wrote: » If I'm not mistaken, .5 db is roughly 16% l…
  • mhardy6647 wrote: » On topic -- no doubt some folks can hear 1 dB or less differences. 120 dB = 12 orders of magnitude dynamic range from the threshold of sound to the limit of pain/auditory system saturation. Nature is pretty amazing stuff …
  • F1nut wrote: » So lets assume you have a 100 watt amp. Most DB displays max out at +10 to +15 DBs but lets assume your amp maxes out at +10DB. That means when you play music at 0DBs (very loud) you are only using 10 watts. That's a po…
  • The OP needs to find an amp with the volume displayed in DBs and experiment some. I doubt he rarely used more than 10 watts. For a reality check think of this. It takes10 times the power to get an increase of 10 DBs. So lets assume you have a…
  • If you connect a speaker to the L-R positives it is not mono. It is the difference signal you hear like on the SDA driver side. It will not sound like regular music. Some people try and use a wye splitter run in reverse but that doesn't work…
  • I guess I always thought for most of the original Monitor line.......... The A's had the fuse and Peerless tweeters The B's had the polyswitch and the Sl-2000 tweeters (like yours has) And the Series 2's had the newer SL-2500 tweeters. This …
  • Well I had to do it. Just ordered one. They are still on sale for $160 and there is another 20% off from the promo code on their home page today. Add back $18 shipping and it should be here Mon or Tues for $147. I hope I get a good one......…
  • Irishwin wrote: » I plan to replace the Sl2000 tweeters and replace caps and resistors. I see some here recommend Sonicap and some recommend Clarity. I have not seen any new threads in past couple years, any recommendations between these 2. Als…
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