Are Yaqin integrated tube amps decent?

https://quadcities.craigslist.org/ele/d/yaqin-ms-30l-el34-integrated/6414481189.html

Seriously thinking about this ML 30 with EL 34s the price seems right and I'm asumming it should drive my CRS+s, or my 2bs thoughts anyone?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 13,736
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,959
    $350 is a good entry price. If you've been wanting to try a tube amp that isn't a bad one for the money. You could do MUCH worse.
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,023
    The MS30L is a solid entry into the lighter powered EL34 world. It won't drop your jaw to the floor but it will do a good job of controlling smaller, less demanding speakers (or big high efficiency ones).
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,260
    That seems like a very fair price. I have a Yaqin 100B and it seems to be fairly well made and has worked without issue the few years I've had it. I tried it on my 1.2tls a while back (all 60wpc) just for grins. It drove them yes; but tube amps on SDA's just aren't my cup of tea. Where'd that bass go and hide???
  • FaustinFaustin Posts: 883
    I second motorstereo.
  • I have the MC-30L on my 1.2TL's. Sounds great, plenty of bass. For that price it's definitely worth an audition.
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • dhart86dhart86 Posts: 1,530
    Had one, liked it. 1st tube experience and drove all my polks speakers w/o any problem
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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,131
    DSkip wrote: »
    $350 is a good entry price.

    Looks like he already dropped the price. It's down to $280!

    Go for it, Steve! You definitely need a new rabbit hole!
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,959
    That would concern me.
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,131
    Maybe there's local competition and he was priced a little too high.

    Just looked at the spec's. That thing really weighs 55 lbs?
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,429
    The KT88 based MC100B's can punch up a bit more bass for sure... Then with a tube upgrade... you can drive most anything.... I had mine with my 2.3's and it was sweet.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,260
    The KT88 based MC100B's can punch up a bit more bass for sure... Then with a tube upgrade... you can drive most anything.... I had mine with my 2.3's and it was sweet.

    Just curious; I see you're using your description of the MC100B on your 2.3s in the past tense so I'm just wondering what amp did it replace and what amp replaced it?
  • teekay0007 wrote: »
    That thing really weighs 55 lbs?

    Yes, and the remote control is made out of solid aluminum.

    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • ConradiclesConradicles Posts: 5,832
    I used one with my SDA 2.3TL's and it was a great combo. Hard to beat for the $.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,429
    Right now the 2.3's and the Yaqin are "on the shelf" I use a Peachtree Nova 125SE in my office rig.
    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    HT:Polk LSiM 706 LSiM 705's VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's| Marantz AV7704 | Sunfire TGA-7401 | Oppo UDP 203 | Sony PS4 Pro| Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | SVS PB13 Ultra | MIT EXP 2's (Fronts & Center)

    ManCave: Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro | Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's | Usher BE-616 Center | SVS Ultra Surrounds | SVS SB4000 Sub | SVS SB2000 Sub | Oppo UDP 203 | MIT Shotgun S3's | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life | Samsung 50" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office |Cocktail Audio X14 | KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 | Bluesound Node |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 |
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,895
    edited December 2017
    Passing on this deal, got two weekends of deer hunting starting tomorrow and as much as I would like to try this at this price it will cut into my beer spending money. I'm happy with my Vincent Preamp for now. Thanks all for all the advice I guess If I wait a while a better integrated tube amp will become available.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,260
    I'm thinking you're going to have to wait a very long time to find a deal that'll better that one. I wouldn't be surprised if it's long gone anyways and the seller hasn't gotten around to taking the ad down.
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,895
    edited December 2017
    I'm thinking you're going to have to wait a very long time to find a deal that'll better that one. I wouldn't be surprised if it's long gone anyways and the seller hasn't gotten around to taking the ad down.

    Hey I'm already upset about passing on this one at this price if it's still available Sunday night when I get back I might give it a shot. If anyone is interested in this and close to the Quad Cities I would be more than happy to get it hold it and meet at a half way point.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,882
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Passing on this deal, got two weekends of deer hunting starting tomorrow and as much as I would like to try this at this price it will cut into my beer spending money. I'm happy with my Vincent Preamp for now. Thanks all for all the advice I guess If I wait a while a better integrated tube amp will become available.

    You must have a huge beer budget. Especially living in America. You should try buying beer in Canada.
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,260
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Passing on this deal, got two weekends of deer hunting starting tomorrow and as much as I would like to try this at this price it will cut into my beer spending money. I'm happy with my Vincent Preamp for now. Thanks all for all the advice I guess If I wait a while a better integrated tube amp will become available.

    Excuses; A quick story about how I picked up my Yaqin. I had just gotten laid off from work that week when I found a fair deal on a 2nd Mac mc2500 halfway across the continent. I was terribly disappointed when the seller decided the 129lb amp was too much to ship. So I find my Yaqin locally as a consolation unit; buy it and I'm in the car with it when I get a text from the seller of the 2500. He's changed his mind now and will ship it after all. Sooo with no job, near Christmas and budget beyond stretched thin I went for it and still have both units. I had plenty of excuses to and I'm glad now that I didn't use them :) .
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 22,055
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Passing on this deal, got two weekends of deer hunting starting tomorrow and as much as I would like to try this at this price it will cut into my beer spending money. I'm happy with my Vincent Preamp for now. Thanks all for all the advice I guess If I wait a while a better integrated tube amp will become available.

    You must have a huge beer budget. Especially living in America. You should try buying beer in Canada.

    Wait, what? You don't have socialized beer in Canada?

    ;)

    (I'm sorry -- I couldn't resist!)
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,973
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Wait, what? You don't have socialized beer in Canada?

    I've had a lot of ANTI-SOCIAL beer in Canada. B)
  • teekay0007 wrote: »
    DSkip wrote: »
    $350 is a good entry price.

    Looks like he already dropped the price. It's down to $280!
    Wow. Fantastic deal!
    SDA SRS 1.2TL's
    SDA 1C's w/Clarity Cap ESA; PA, Mills, RD0194-1's
    SDA 2B TL's w/RD0198-1's
    Yaqin MC-30L integrated tube amp
    Yaqin MS-20L integrated tube amp
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,895
    edited December 2017
    It's sold I don't feel bad now that I hesitated, it was a great deal someone got. The Vincent Preamp, and the Vincent phono stage will still be in the 2 channel if it was not the holidays and hunting season, I would of got it the minute it posted.
    Home Theater
    Parasound Halo A 31 OnkyoTX-NR838 Sony XBR55X850B 55" 4K RtiA9 Fronts CsiA6 Center RtiA3 Rears FxiA6 Side Surrounds Dual Psw 111's Oppo 105D Signal Ultra Speaker Cables & IC's Signal Magic Power Cable Technics SL Q300 Panamax MR4300 Audioquest Chocolate HDMI Cables Audioquest Forest USB Cable

    2 Channel
    Adcom 555II Vincent SA-T1 Marantz SA 15S2 Denon DR-M11 Clearaudio Bluemotion SDA 2.3tl's (Z) edition MIT Terminator II Speaker Cables & IC's Adcom 545II Adcom Gtp-450 Marantz CD5004 Technics M245X SDA 2B's, SDA CRS+

    Stuff for the Head
    JD LABS C5 Headphone Amplifier, Sennheiser HD 598, Polk Audio Buckle, Polk Audio Hinge, Velodyne vPulse, Bose IE2, Sennheiser CX 200 Street II, Sennheiser MX 365

    Shower & Off the beaten path Rigs
    Polk Audio Boom Swimmer, Polk Audio Urchin B)
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