Karma - Monoprice Fabulousness!

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,112
    I received a pair of Rooshian (actually, Soviet, i.e., "vintage") 6N1-P twin triodes today and plopped them into the little Monoprice.

    Placebo effect or otherwise, it does sound better. Quite a bit better, as I sit here listening to a Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits album on it (still on the Monitor 5s, for now).

    :)
  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    Clipdat wrote: »

    I had to smile after reading the history of the amp, as having sent back to Monoprice twice for repairs! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • seeclearseeclear Posts: 1,245
    In with 69, please. Thank you.
    "Don't forget to change your politician. They are like diapers they need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason."
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,112
    edited April 16
    heh. heh. heh.

    The (in)famous MP 25 watt "hybrid" (at best?!) amp... has Bluetooth.
    I now have a NAS.

    I am not sure if I should be proud, or ashamed, to admit this -- but I am sittin' here, umm... streaming (is that what you young punk kids call it?) music from my little NAS thingy... to the Monoprice amp via Bluetooth.

    I feel so... modern.

    B)

    3xfh6v8s69ct.jpg
    (not a "live" photo -- the source switch is now flipped the other way -- to Bluetooth)
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 250
    How bout mamba 24!
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 17,091
    edited April 16
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    heh. heh. heh.

    I feel so... modern.

    B)


    Well ... Um .. until you look down at the cat fur covered argyle socks

    🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺


    😆

  • verbverb Posts: 10,235
    Looking good Doc! 😀
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS,Cary SLP-05 Pre,Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport,Northstar Designs Excelsio DAC,Cambridge 851N streamer,Marantz SA-14 SACD,McIntosh MC300 Amp,Silnote Morpheus Ref2 Digital Cable,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Pangea Power Cables,Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's,MIT Shotgun S3 IC's,MIT Shotgun S1 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC,EAR Acute CD Player,EAR 834L Pre,Northstar Designs Intenso DAC,PASS ACA Monoblocks,Denon UDR-F10 Cassette,Acoustic Technologies Classic FR Speakers,SVS SB12 Plus sub,MIT AVt2 speaker cables,IFI Purifier2,AQ Cinnamon USB cable,Groneberg Quatro Reference IC's
    Spare Room: Antique Sound Labs Wave AV-8 Monoblocks,Tisbury Mini Passive Pre,Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38),Analysis Plus Oval 9's,Zu Jumpers,AudioEngine B1 Streamer,Klipsch RB-61 v2,SVS PB1000 sub,Blue Jeans RCA IC's
    Living Room: Peachtree Nova Integrated,Cambridge CXN v2 Streamer,Rotel RCD-1072 CD player,Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner,Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers,Polk DSW Pro 660wi sub
  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,248
    Funny...I recently (not kidding) had a dream about this amp - and no, that doesn't mean it's the amp of my dreams! Get no ideas, Hardy! If I remember right, the gist of the dream was that someone's house was torched by the amp's flaming tendencies. Somehow though, I thought it had made its original appearance at CP by Drew.

    Anyhoo...glad you're having some fun with it, Mark. It does look kind of cool - not temp-wise! - in the pic above. You are keeping a fire extinguisher handyish, no?
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 26,112
    Careful... it could be yours... bwahahahahahaaaaaa!

    The nearest fire extinguisher here is about 50 feet away, but... if the amp blazes, it goes out the window onto the driveway (which is nonflammable)!
  • Dr_WuDr_Wu Posts: 203
    Gracious gesture, verb! Good karma to ya.
    Speakers: Polk SDA-CRS+ 4.1TL; Amp: Parasound A21 Halo; Pre: NAD C165BEE; Regenerator: PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant3; Streamer: Auralic Aries Mini/TeraDak; Phono: AT LP-3/VM540Ml; CD: Onkyo C390>ProJect DAC Box S2+/TeraDak; Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse7 speaker, High Fidelity Cables Reveal IC, Wireworld Silver Eclipse8 IC, Wireworld Silver Starlight digital coax; Power cables: NRG Custom Cables "The Five"
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