"Shortest Way" SW51 Amp Impressions (Simple SET Amp)

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  1. ColdsnapBry

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    Same here, I still waffle a bit but sw51+ with Sennheisers has been my mainstay since I purchased it.
     
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    Mine is still in limbo. I don't have any idea if I will ever see it. It's fun to read about everyone's experiences with it though!

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    Likewise, I got in on the last batch before the prices were slated to go up. Earlier this year, I received an update that Zampo was going to start building my amp soon. Unfortunately, he got sick and, understably, could not do much (let alone build amps) during his battle with whatever illness he had. Not long after he recovered, Putin's invasion of Ukraine began.

    Hopefully, the amp lands in my hands one day, but I doubt it given the turmoil happening in that part of the world. I recently picked up a used WA6 2nd Gen after finding a pretty good deal. Although a lot of things went down beyond his control, this experience made me all the more wary when it comes to international ordering having lead times of several months or longer.
     
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    I have tried this setup as well now, from J2 to to SW51+, and then to MP-301, volume on MP-301 maxed out, volume control done on SW51+. I actually like the way this setup sounds, I think it brings something to the table in terms of sound, but I have not listened with critical ears, so can't really tell what exactly, just enjoying the music at the moment. but it definitely adds a degree of convenience as I can use one DAC to feed both devices without having to fiddle with the cables much.
     
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    Hi everyone - We would like to provide a brief update on the status of the incoming SW51+ amplifiers:

    Unfortunately the import process has taken longer than we expected. There have been some difficulties with regards to customs on both sides. However, the amplifiers are still in the process of being shipped over. These are not banned by the current sanctions.

    Additionally, @Zampotech has had difficulty logging onto this website recently. This may be due to recent restrictions in Russia. He would like to apologize for anyone who may have been trying to reach him on SBAF. For anyone who needs to reach him, please email him directly.

    @Zampotech also specifically requested "Yuri from Canada" to email him - apologies that I cannot message you directly as he does not remember SBAF your user name.

    We will continue to provide updates for the community as they become available.
     
  7. Senorx12562

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    This you, @YMO?
     
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    He is Floridaman.
     
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    Only way I'll live in CA that if I share a bedroom with @penguins.

    Now lets back on-topic. ;) I don't have my SW51+ anymore but I do miss that neutral tube sound at times with stock.
     
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    Glad to hear @Zampotech is doing okay. Still feel sad about the current situation there. Hope things do get better despite what we're seeing right now.
     
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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Yeah, I knew that, but I didn't know if zampotech did.
     
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    Hope the situation gets better. I just bought a vintage pair of AKG K240 Sextett and is looking for the amp for them. Found good feedbacks on SW51+ and would like to order one.
     
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    Good luck, I've been waiting forever for mine. Putin can go eat a bag of dicks.
     
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    I would honestly not recommend something like SW51 for the current hungry fuckers that the vintage K240 are.
     
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    What do you recommend? I can rewire them for balance cable if I have to or leave them as single ended depending on the amps. Found out they are MP Sexett.
     
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    I have a mid production Sextett. The amps I enjoy them the most out of are my Bottlehead Crack (with Speedball) and Night Blues Mini. NBM wins for sweeter mids and sense of space. But with the meatier Crack you will be able to tell what the passive filters/resonators are doing. Both out of a Bifrost 2.

    If you have any questions, ask away.
     
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    Thank you for your recommendation. That will help me narrow down the choices. I will look for NBM since it is more versatile than OTL amp
     
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    Hello friends - we have some great news:

    The first batch of amplifiers will most likely be ready for sale EDIT: pre-order in the US and Canada sometime next week. We do not have an exact date yet as there is still always the possibility of a final surprise or two. The website will go live soon and the amp may be pre-ordered at that time.

    We will also be making another announcement soon once everything is finalized!
     
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    Hello everyone. We have another update:

    Initial pre-orders will most likely be available next week. We will update this thread if they are available sooner.
    EDIT 29 Sept 2022: Orders will most likely ship within 2 weeks after pre-orders are placed.

    Customs split this batch for additional inspection - most likely due to the current global situation. About 60 percent of this batch of amplifiers should be arriving this week. The majority of the amplifiers that are arriving this week have a bronze colored cat on the face plate.

    The other amplifiers, most of which do not have a cat on the face plate, as well as all spare tubes, face plates, and other parts, appear to be stuck in a figurative shipping and customs purgatory. We do not have any information regarding an estimated delivery date for these components. For anyone who wanted to order spare tubes or face plates, unfortunately these cannot be purchased with the amplifiers right now.

    Also, know that we support our products. But due to the delay in spare parts, this also means that we WILL NOT be able to perform any potential warranty or repair work until parts are received. Although the units will be tested and will undergo a QC process, we feel it is fair to notify potential customers of this beforehand. We will provide another update once parts are received for those who would feel more comfortable ordering an amp that can be immediately supported when needed.
     
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    So glad I got mine from Ruslan before Poutine decided to fuck up the world big time. Worth the wait for anyone buying one now from ZampotechNA.
     

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