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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2010, 11:21:51 PM »
the only commercial amp that i have heard which stands up to the mingda special is a vac amp($13,500) no other amp in any retail shop in perth does what this baby can do audio research better do some more researching
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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2010, 10:21:34 AM »
i bought mine direct from mingda.

i reckon its the way to do it. good for our power. in retrospect i would buy again without the stock valves.. get a discount and put the extra cash to svetlana wnged c's and better glass.

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2010, 02:25:08 PM »
As I have modded my Yaqin as much as I can, after comparing it to flemo's MingDa..  I have to agree with flemo and will say the MingDa is noticably better than the Yaqin.  The power is perfect to drive the ML-1s.   the bass response is so impressive I actually couldn't believe it and thought flemo had hooked up his subwoofer...   what the?!

the amp is perfect match for the ML-1 Ultras ;D

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2010, 02:32:40 PM »
Murray... you gonna pimp your MD up after hearing flemo's?

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2010, 02:36:33 PM »
I must admit, I am looking forward to starting the major mods on my amp.  Just waiting for clever ideas to house all the caps to be finalised.  Then I have to decide if I am brave enough, or get someone to help me.  At least the Jensens are in the house.

I have not made up my mind yet regarding the 0.22uf caps for the front row of valves.  I am still considering the Russian K40-9's.  A couple of other possibilities are the Obbligato Gold Premiums or some Ampohm FE-XAL-AL (if I can find any).  Any other thoughts on caps to consider?

I hope Mario gets one and gets serious with the mods.  It can only be good for us Ming-Da owners. ;D

Other bit of good news (for me) is that my ML1's are currently with Lenehan Audio, having the Ultra upgrade done.

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2010, 02:39:14 PM »
Jeez would love to hear the Ming Da in triode mode. I have run my SET 15W amp into the ML1+R and it sounds great but must be using most of the 15W when the wick is turned up. Have a friends Music Reference RM10 EL84 PP amp running at the moment think it is about 35W and F**k me it sounds great. 40W triode mode with a modded Ming Da must be impressive.

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2010, 11:17:59 PM »
How much is the ultra upgrade costing you Murray?

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2010, 11:24:38 PM »
How much is the ultra upgrade costing you Murray?
$2000 plus postage
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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2010, 11:47:10 PM »
How much is the ultra upgrade costing you Murray?
$2000 plus postage

what he said!

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 10:22:04 PM »
its so hard to find a second hand mingda 34ab what is wrong with people its time to upgrade plenty of other amps from china
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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2010, 10:09:28 AM »
http://www.stereo.net.au/forums/showthread.php/29778-FS-Ming-Da-MC-34B-Integrated-Valve-Amp

There ya go Mario. $600 for 2nd hand ming da on SNA. GO GO GO!

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2010, 12:07:10 PM »
Oops sorry, disregard my previous post. It isn't the same model.  Thought it was too good to be true :)


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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2010, 11:09:43 PM »
i would of bought it if it was the one mrs kajak12 would be pissed at me really bad
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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2011, 07:36:37 PM »
After flemo finishing a belly box for my amp last year (same as he built for his amp), I finally started changing the amp caps on the weekend.

Given my lack of experience with these mods and total lack of expertise with a soldering iron, I decided to start with the four caps for the front row of valves.

The good news is that I completed the task, the magic smoke did not escape and the amp still works.  Hopefully I will get to change the electrolytics next weekend.

I was going to add some photo's but I keep getting a message that the uploader is full!

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2011, 07:42:26 PM »
Great work Murray!

Very keen to see the photos :)

"I keep getting a message that the uploader is full!"  - Is that an error that the forum page is spitting out at you when you try to upload photo?

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2011, 07:50:20 PM »
good job murray.. soldering is addictive... :P

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2011, 07:58:02 PM »

"I keep getting a message that the uploader is full!"  - Is that an error that the forum page is spitting out at you when you try to upload photo?

Yep,  resized the photos a couple of times, rebooted the laptop and tried reposting a couple of times.  Stuffed if I know what the problem is.

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2011, 08:03:09 PM »
Hey Murray,

Please just use http://www.tinypic.com/

Upload the photos and post the 'forum url link'.   thats how I do it and tinypic never fails me! :D

Cheers

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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2011, 08:16:53 PM »
Thanks Tuyen,

Lets see if this works









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Re: Ming Da MC34-AB
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2011, 08:31:11 PM »
Jeez thats nice work...very neat, bet it sounds a treat