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Old 1st August 2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default interesting eBay "listing" for tube amp

Just found this. The "seller" is really trying to make a point with the listing. I won't spoil it for everybody, but it makes for a good discussion.

Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ULTRA-HIGH-END-K...QQcmdZViewItem

By the way, the listing picture is hilarious.
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Old 1st August 2006, 11:55 PM   #2
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"SAFETY output transformers" LOL

wait, sorry, that's "EXPENSIVE SAFER SAFETY output transformers". can't beat that for the price.
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Old 2nd August 2006, 12:07 AM   #3
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ENORMOUS. UNBELIEVABLY HUGE!!!!!

It was interesting, as I read this, I kept thinking, "This guy doesn't sound British, he sounds Chinese." Lo and behold...

He mentions "Mexican" tube amps. Are there actually any Mexican tube amps?
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That was a good one! Really, I almost rolled on the floor laughing.

This one I like-

"EXCELLENT HUMAN VOICES + TREBLE , WHEN THERE IS A LOUD BASS DRUM ,
AT THE SAME TIME
( If there isn't any LOUD bass drum, then the HUGE difference in human voices will be much smaller )"

Seriously, that amp looks like an Audio Space/Duntonic/Houston amplifier from HongKong - http://www.audiospace.com.hk/?langid=175
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Old 2nd August 2006, 12:27 AM   #5
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This one's great:

"THE AMPLIFIER MUST WORK WHEN YOU SWITCH IT ON.
THE AMPLIFIER MUST NOT BURNT OUT (REALLY, SERIOUSLY) YOUR SPEAKERS
OR ELECTROCUTE THE USER."

Sad, isn't it? So many super-expensive hi-fi amps, and this is the requirement for them to be sold. At those prices, it seems that few even listen, they just look at the tag.

Also:

"EXCELLENT BASS (if you are using any half decent BIG speakers.) "

well, duh...
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Old 2nd August 2006, 02:13 AM   #6
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This is a made in china crap.
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Old 2nd August 2006, 02:44 AM   #7
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Oh, those!

Lee's Electronics in Vancouver has those for $699 CAD
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ENORMOUS. UNBELIEVABLY HUGE!!!!!

It was interesting, as I read this, I kept thinking, "This guy doesn't sound British, he sounds Chinese." Lo and behold...

He mentions "Mexican" tube amps. Are there actually any Mexican tube amps?
Mexetas tube amps.
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OMG that has got to be one of the stupidest auctions I have ever seen.. ROFLMAO

I think I'll run out and get me some of them new fangled safer safety transformers so I can keep from electrocuting speakers not to mention the human beings. They're so huge...

Now I can save thousands of dollars by deleting the ungodly expensive safer safety transformers, land o' goshen I'd never figure that one out. I guess that is why the second most expensive amplifier I ever built didn't have any.

I figure that amplifier shouldn't cost more than a quarter of the opening bid price and perhaps even less.

And I thought people spending over $100K for a pair of Keegons were nuts.. hehehe
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Oh, those!

Lee's Electronics in Vancouver has those for $699 CAD

Mr. Lee retired and Lee's no longer carries tube amps.
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