Fair point I guess. But the context of the discussion is that OCnoob already has the burson. So the question is...should OCnoob get the darkvoice amp. The answer is no unless he just wants something to play around with.
Plus the darkvoice at full price (which excludes you considering you can actually make a small profit) is a total waste. You can replace all of the internal components with VERY basic capacitors and resistors, and the sound quality just shoots up. This tells me that who ever built it used the bottom of the bottom of the barrel components to build it. It is the same thing with this gem tune amp I have. It is a 800 dollar amp. I replaced two caps for a grand total of 11 cents and the difference was incredible.
So it goes to show that these chinese amps are not something you would not want to invest your money into. Actually if I can make a suggestion, I would return the dark voice or sell it and go for an antique sounds labs amp. They at least use decent parts and actually sound really nice for the price.
Can you give a suggestion of a chinese amp that doesn't cost that much that would be "worth" modding? I'm more interested in something to play around with than actually getting the best audio quality out of. Something sub-100 preferable.