Karma - Monoprice Fabulousness!

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,841
    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?

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,841
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,862
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  • verbverb Posts: 6,608
    Viking64 wrote: »
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    Oh yeah, that was right next to the other logo! :smile:
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,824
    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
  • verbverb Posts: 6,608
    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: 6,841
    edited April 2018
    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.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,824
    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.
  • verbverb Posts: 6,608
    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:
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  • verbverb Posts: 6,608
    Karma has befallen our Canadian brother! Drew I'm in! :smile:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,841
    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

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,876
    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: 10,430
    This song probably Rocks on that little guy

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,841
    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.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,909
    Right then. If ever there was a time for smuggling...
    I disabled signatures.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,909
    ... It's not now.
    I disabled signatures.
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,573
    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:
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD C352, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,841
    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:

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • verbverb Posts: 6,608
    msg wrote: »
    ... It's not now.

    Are you a good swimmer? St Clair river is not that far across! :smile:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,534
    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: 3,534
    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: 3,534
    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: 21,824
    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.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,862
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,031
    This is like an audio hot potato game. Pass it around, first to draw flames is out. :)
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,573
    tonyb wrote: »
    This is like an audio hot potato game. Pass it around, first to draw flames is out. :)

    Hopefully not me :flushed:
    Not Tom or Trey or Jim just Micah
    KEF Q150s, NAD C352, BJC Belden cables, Technics SL3200, Marantz CD6004 courtesy of Clipdat, Salamander Archetype rack, Millenium Falcon :)
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,824
    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. :|
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