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The MYSTERY AMP ! (Read 129081 times)
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The MYSTERY AMP  - PRE ORDERS
Reply #150 - 09/24/13 at 03:37:49
 


I've been asked by quite a few people if they can place a pre-order for the Mystery Amp in an effort to be the firsts ones in line for it... or put another way, get one as soon as humanly possible.

The base price on the amp is $4695 and here is a non-published pre-order link:

http://secure.ultracart.com/cgi-bin/UCEditor?merchantId=DIY&ADD=MYSTERY-AMP

Keep in mind this will position you in the list against other Mystery Amp Orders only.  The 8 to 12 weeks production time will start once we have the amp published on the web site in the next month or two.





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Reply #151 - 09/24/13 at 06:08:44
 
That amp is stunning! absolutely beautiful. Just knowing who made it... you know it sounds as good as it looks. I have to quit looking at it before I do something that will wind me up in divorce court!
 
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Reply #152 - 09/24/13 at 06:36:53
 
I tried out the link, a fully upgraded Mystery Amp would cost about US$6 grand, that's about 2x the cost of the Torii MK4 with all options included.

Dear Steve,

Could you please elaborate on the NOS Red Mallory power caps option?

That's really new to me.
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Reply #153 - 10/07/13 at 22:20:13
 

Well, while waiting for DM945/Passive Sub & Mystery Amp to make it onto the Website.....I went and pre-ordered the Mystery AMP!

I'm assuming you guys listened to it at the Fest with a Stepped Attenuator and the Black KEMET Power Supply Caps?! Also, short run RCA connection....XLR only needed for long runs of cable....if you're not using a Reference Single Ended RCA cable (ie - Kimber Select 1030 RCA). -S  
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Reply #154 - 10/07/13 at 22:33:19
 
the Mystery amp "seemed" to have the Std. Decware input attenuator... smooth rotation.  At least I didn't feel any "steps" in it, like the stepped attenuator in my Torii III has.  The MA on display also did not have the XLR input option.  The std. Decware silver ribbon, single-ended RCA IC's were in use.  And the big power supply caps on the M Amp were "black"... I don't know brand/model.
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Reply #155 - 10/07/13 at 22:40:04
 
I remember seeing a big pile of those old Mallory PS caps up high on a shelf there. They caught my attention. I don't recall the amp we listened to having them though.

It also had the smooth volume I thought, not the stepped. I didn't fiddle with volume much on the Mystery, it was easy to get going.

The setup, as I recall, was Apple Laptop, to TEAC DAC (sorry, I don't know the model), Decware Silver reference (1 Meter I believe), Mystery Amp powered by Decware DHC-1 power cord, plugged into a little Trip Lite power isolation transformer. 10' Zen Styx into whatever speakers were on hand. The Mystery amp sounded excellent with every speaker plugged in.


Oh, and thanks for reminding me about this Pre-Oder link...I just put my order in!!!!!!!!!11!1!!   Cheesy
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Reply #156 - 10/07/13 at 22:51:31
 
DAC was this one I believe
--> http://audio.teac.com/product/ud-501/
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Reply #157 - 10/07/13 at 23:13:13
 
I guess I was typing too slow (or doing too many things at once) and didn't see your post before mine. Yes, that's the DAC in question.
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Reply #158 - 10/07/13 at 23:13:55
 
I would like to know more about the Red Mallory NOS caps as well ...

I was playing around with the cart as well and this is what I chose:

  • Dark Walnut Base.
  • Stepped Attenuator.
  • Cream Chicken Heads.
  • 4-8 Ohms Output Transformers.
  • Single-Ended RCA Inputs.
  • Red Mallory NOS Caps.


Total = $5345 - 10% Coupon = $4810.50 (there was a 10% Coupon for you lucky guys who attended Decfest right?)

Well, this old sailor can dream can't he? Grin
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Reply #159 - 10/07/13 at 23:15:35
 
Quote:
Lonely Raven said,
Yes, that's the DAC in question.


That can do DSD I believe ... Never heard it, but it is reasonably priced DSD DAC.
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Reply #160 - 10/10/13 at 19:29:21
 
Is mine done yet.   Tongue
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Reply #161 - 10/10/13 at 19:53:45
 
Beowulf....I got:

Walnut Base.
•Stepped Attenuator.
•Walnut Knobs
•4-8 Ohms Output Transformers.
•Single-Ended RCA Inputs.
•Black Kemet Caps...is what he had burned in at the Fest?

I would like to know more about the NOS Mallory too.
I should just get them like you did....will see if Steve chimes in. I have seen both in the pictures of the Amp. They were the Kemets at the Fest per Maddog I think mentioned.

Lone Raven...you mean is mine done yet?!   Roll Eyes
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Reply #162 - 10/11/13 at 01:37:56
 
Quote:
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I should just get them like you did...


LOL, the difference is that I was only playing with the shopping cart ... you actually bought one!  Lucky dog! Grin
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Reply #163 - 10/11/13 at 05:02:56
 
beowulf, living the life of Walter Mitty?  

It's all good!

I hope you know their is a difference?  Decware & this Forum exists because their is a difference.

As the late great Harvey Gizmo ALWAYS SAID: Gifted Listeners Unite!

Oh, please tell me you're not a TROLL....are you nit pic reincarnated!!!????  ....oh, he was fun! Grin

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Reply #164 - 10/11/13 at 06:49:23
 
Quote:
Stone said.
beowulf, living the life of Walter Mitty?  

It's all good!

I hope you know their is a difference?  Decware & this Forum exists because their is a difference


I'll have to stick to my little Decware Taboo MkII for now (and live vicariously through you and your revolving door of electronic goodies Cheesy) ... because, I'd have to pull a bank heist to afford the Mystery Amp any time soon. Cry

I do find myself adding stuff in the shopping cart all the time though .. hmmm maybe my realities are getting skewed ... Walter Mitty huh? hmmm Huh ... Grin
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