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Technology from USA, counterfeited in P.R. China... LOL


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Elliot Thompson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2022 at 2:29am

For many of us that have been in the industry for decades, we need to keep in mind the now generation are going to gravitate towards more Chinese orientated amplifiers as, it is more common than, the old iron core we grew up on.


It reminds me when the old folks would say valve amplifiers offered better bass than transistor amplifiers. Their opinions never steered the market away from Transistor Amplifiers. Evolution super-cedes everything.


The majority of Chinese Amplifiers are copies of something else. If you are a puritan, that is not going to help you buying amplifiers from China. Focus on what is reliable. Levette already mentioned the ones that have a history of reliability.


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I can assure you the inside of a Macrotech looks nothing like that ha.
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its about 12kg lighter as well LOL
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Quote Adopting Original ON Semi MJD340G & MJD350G high-class-special-used triode transistors
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Btw, any audiophoolers on Speakearplans.com ? Wink




Btw, Dave nailed it back then.




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Originally posted by M4trix M4trix wrote:


Btw, any audiophoolers on Speakearplans.com ? Wink
Audiophoolers/Audiophiles biggest weakness = Aesthetics LOL 



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Originally posted by Elliot Thompson Elliot Thompson wrote:

Possibly the ratings are based upon burst for, the Electrolytic voltage they claim cannot offer such power long-term.

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I contacted Skytone and asked about the conditions of their power rating tests. The reply I got was that they were "long-term sine wave". The technician they asked said they didn't know what I meant by crest factor! => AVOID
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Originally posted by snowflake snowflake wrote:

Originally posted by Elliot Thompson Elliot Thompson wrote:

Possibly the ratings are based upon burst for, the Electrolytic voltage they claim cannot offer such power long-term.

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I contacted Skytone and asked about the conditions of their power rating tests. The reply I got was that they were "long-term sine wave". The technician they asked said they didn't know what I meant by crest factor! => AVOID

Remember, what a manufacture considers long-term and the user considers long-term are not always the same.

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