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Old 4th January 2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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Ok as search comes up dead like everytime (possibly due to name changes), i decided to give you guys an ask...
I currently have this amp:
MENG 6P1 6AQ5 x4 Push-Pull Valve Integrated Tube Amp bk on eBay (end time 04-Jan-10 07:18:00 GMT)

I have done no modifications to it at all. I'm very impressed with it, however I feel I could do with some more power, with 50%+ volume my current input (PC via soundcard ,yuck, i know, i'll soon have a DAC to run spdif out of my PC, then convert right next to the amp into analogue) clips, (well starts to distort) visibly with an oscilloscope.
However this isn't loud enough really, so i've been looking at this...

MA XDSE YC-808MK KT88 Integrated Vaccum Tube Amplifier on eBay (end time 05-Jan-10 23:29:08 GMT)

For 250 it looks great!
I know it's nothing on what some of you guys make, but what do you think? I'm enjoying the sound of my current valve amp over anything I have heard to date... So do you think this will live up to similar expectations but provide more grunt?

Does anyone have one and wish to pass comment?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 4th January 2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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Try a search on Music Angel here, I am pretty sure this brand has been discussed in the past.

Expect to have to do some significant work on it at that price to make it long term reliable and safe.. (That low, low price seems too good to be true - IMO even in China good amplifiers cost some money to make.) QC may leave something to be desired.

Caveat Emptor the Romans used to say, and I'd say that applies here.

Recommend searching before posting - here is a recent and relevant thread in so far as the brand is concerned (not the same model): My Experience with "Music Angel" EL34 PP
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Old 4th January 2010, 05:05 AM   #3
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That's a niceamp Is everything included? Power supply, case etc???
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The "specs" say 10 W. With reasonably efficient speakers that should be plenty to go loud. Assuming you aren't trying to fill a packed Wembley Stadium with loudness or rock your house off its foundation. I'm in the process of wrapping up the mechanical design of a tube amp that delivers 4.5~5 W before clipping and with my 87 dB/W*m speakers it's quite loud.

There have been several threads on the Music Angel amplifiers on this forum within the past couple of months. In one case, I recall someone drawing the schematic of one and realizing something was a little odd. I think he corrected a wiring error, removed a couple of components and made the amp sound quite good.

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Old 4th January 2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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Try a search on Music Angel here, I am pretty sure this brand has been discussed in the past.

Expect to have to do some significant work on it at that price to make it long term reliable and safe.. (That low, low price seems too good to be true - IMO even in China good amplifiers cost some money to make.) QC may leave something to be desired.

Caveat Emptor the Romans used to say, and I'd say that applies here.

Recommend searching before posting - here is a recent and relevant thread in so far as the brand is concerned (not the same model): My Experience with "Music Angel" EL34 PP
I did do a search as I said in the above post....
However nothing for the KT88 came up.
So I decided to post something up...
It does include everything though.

The 10w spec is what I currently have, which I think is overrated before clip tbh.
So I was looking at more power.
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Old 4th January 2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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This site has a thorough go through of this amp. check it out.

Music Angel XD-800MKIII reworking
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Old 4th January 2010, 03:15 PM   #8
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Ah thats great thanks.
I think i'll get one then.
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Old 5th January 2010, 02:25 AM   #9
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I'm so tempted to get one now!!!!

BTW is that a DIY kit??

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Old 5th January 2010, 04:23 AM   #10
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No it's all built all in one package ready to run. Just plug and play.
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