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Old 6th May 2007, 04:53 AM   #1
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Default Shanling A-3000

Has anyone heard the Shanling A-3000 ( or is it A300 ? ).

Audioadvisor.com is advertising it but I couldn't find any review about the sound.

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Old 7th May 2007, 12:13 AM   #2
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Just be warned that shanling have a very inflexable wrnty/service system.
Basically if you didn't buy it from them or a proper authorised dealer then it will be hard (impossible for some models) to be repaired.
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Old 8th May 2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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Heard this Shanling a while back. The amp is really laidback sounding. Not very transparent either.

Great build quality though.

The matching look CD-3000 is a much better proposition.
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Old 8th May 2007, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanks. Another amp had a similar review in a hi-fi magazine.
Great build but not so great sound. Wonder why .
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Old 8th May 2007, 04:22 PM   #5
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http://www.china-highend-hifi.com/prod0112314133.htm ?? Is this it ??

" ... if you didn't buy it from them or a proper authorised dealer then it will be hard (impossible for some models) to be repaired. ..."

"... The amp is really laidback sounding. ..." "... Great build but not so great sound. ..."

Sounds like a job for a Super DIY Guy ... ... someone with lots of plastic caps, metal film resistors and a pocket full of LEDs ... Sy?
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Old 9th May 2007, 03:21 AM   #6
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I'll probably point the finger to the Alps motor pot used in the volume control as the main culprit for poor transparency. Not sure about the other parts, but they are rather respectable bits an pcs in there.

If you wanna buy this amp because it's cheap(not sure about American of European pricing), for the power (200W RMS)then super diy would be a great idea.

It's got 2 pcs 6922 tubes in the input section and mosfets in the power amp section. And did I mentioned great build?

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Old 9th May 2007, 04:41 PM   #7
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" ... 6922 tubes in the input section and mosfets in the power amp section. And did I mentioned great build? ..."


Yes, a worthy candidate for DIY tweaks. Just add plastic snubbing caps, resolve the motor driven gain control problems, if any, add LEDs to the tube power circuits (ala Sy's formula), replace any suspect parts (probably not too many) ... =
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That will probably add $1500/- or more of labour and parts cost when the DIY part is completed. Effectively it will become a $3,500
or $4000 amp. Not taking into consideration the "cost" of adding 1,500 or 2,000 dollars worth in time and parts.

DIY IS expensive ! It's just that we don't see the real costs .


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Agreed, DIY is not cheap. Due to lack of scale quantity.

Think of DIY as a csutom effort, then it all seems reasonable?

Plus, we do it because it's fun! Maybe not to others though.
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Old 10th May 2007, 03:57 AM   #10
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"....because it's fun..." and because we alter it " the way we want it".
It has never been cost effective and by any standards it's a loss , monetarily . But then the hidden costs and losses do not show and so it hurts the pocket much less !

Edit : Could possibly make a much better amp for less , from scratch , rather than buy a 2K amp and then mod it !
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