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Old 25th May 2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Chinese "knock off" kits from ebay

Has anyone ever ordered one of these kits from ebay, or elsewhere: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Complete-Power-Am...1|293:1|294:50

I have seen mention of some of the naim knock offs etc, but couldn't find anything on this one. Claims to be an Accuphase A-50 knock off, I doubt it but might be reasonable anyways.

Any input is always appreciated.

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Old 25th May 2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Undoubtedly they will come with low quality parts and fake output transistors.

To make matters worse they have been knocking off designs from here at diyaudio.com for profit!
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Old 25th May 2009, 11:15 PM   #3
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Good to know. After doing more reading I was approaching the conclusion of the low quality/fake parts.
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Old 26th May 2009, 05:24 PM   #4
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$260 Shipping?
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Old 26th May 2009, 05:58 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's not so hot either! Seems like there are lots of better ways to go.
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Hi tmort,
No, that's where they are making their money. Most Chinese outfits are like that on Eeeekbay.

From what I have seen brought in, most of those kits are really poor quality. Anything using a chassis will be far too light for the job. Ever see components attached to the chassis with ..... hot .... glue ? ???! Yup, it was a tube amp too.

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Old 26th May 2009, 06:46 PM   #7
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Wow on the hot glue. That's quite something. Well I think i've definitely picked up enough to know to stay away now!
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But some come with Wima caps, wow
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Old 26th May 2009, 09:06 PM   #9
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Hi rok-n-rol,
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But some come with Wima caps, wow

True, true. Also hot glued to the chassis with flying leads on top of that.

But then again, the case says Wima. What's inside?

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But then again, the case says Wima. What's inside?

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