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I'd send rockhoppper audio an email, he just remade the site and I can't find them anymore, but he used to have some prebuilt B22s for sale, and I know hes done them... maybe ask him for a quote...
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I don't want to build an amp. From what I have been reading, they are expensive and complicated. $700 if I don't make any mistakes and well over $1000 if I start to mess things up along the way. For that much money, i'll buy an amp.

Any other suggestions for $800? (the upgrade cycle is not so much fun all the sudden)
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I don't want to build an amp. From what I have been reading, they are expensive and complicated. $700 if I don't make any mistakes and well over $1000 if I start to mess things up along the way. For that much money, i'll buy an amp.

Any other suggestions for $800? (the upgrade cycle is not so much fun all the sudden)
yeah, buy a used one.
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post #4594 of 37767
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Any other suggestions for $800? (the upgrade cycle is not so much fun all the sudden)
I hate to say this, because it makes me look somewhat like a snob if you understand where I am coming from with this point of view. You have been mislead Gollie, by a few people and resources that are completely devoid of objectivity. No, I am not saying that everyone and everything is like this, but there are without a doubt people who subside in our favorite resource that are really putting a damper on the honesty and integrity of the hobby.

What you need to do - and I understand the difficulty of this - is attend a meet at some point. I just cannot stress enough how much help it will be for you; discovering what you like, what you don't like, the nuances of rigs, hanging with people and getting a sense of how they handle things, etc. It is really a terrific experience that will develop and shape your own sense of how you best enjoy music.

It is perfectly alright to buy components blindly without hearing them first. Hell, I've done so twice with expensive amps. The difference is that I know what I'm looking for, I know that I cannot enjoy music without tubes sitting in my rig. It is so very hard to know what you want when you are listening to the opinions of others, and who knows how biased and misinforming they really may be.

One last thing - in the face of poor resources, I speak for everyone here when I say that this club will always try to remain objectified and true. I might be blunt, but only on the basis of what I have seen and heard. A brand like Rudistor has so much bad news surrounding that I feel obligated to mention it to you, for fear of you being mislead or disappointed with a purchase. It is better to get frustrated before making a purchase instead of after. If anyone believes I can improve my recommendations or comments, please let me know. It is very important to me that this club remain as dignified and respectful as it always has been.
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I hate to say this, because it makes me look somewhat like a snob if you understand where I am coming from with this point of view. You have been mislead Gollie, by a few people and resources that are completely devoid of objectivity. No, I am not saying that everyone and everything is like this, but there are without a doubt people who subside in our favorite resource that are really putting a damper on the honesty and integrity of the hobby.

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It is perfectly alright to buy components blindly without hearing them first. Hell, I've done so twice with expensive amps. The difference is that I know what I'm looking for, I know that I cannot enjoy music without tubes sitting in my rig. It is so very hard to know what you want when you are listening to the opinions of others, and who knows how biased and misinforming they really may be.
I think there is a meet in Houston next Saturday. I'm going to try to make it.
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I honestly would not recommend spending near or over $1k on a component without hearing it first.
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I honestly would not recommend spending near or over $1k on a component without hearing it first.
It depends on the situation, but generally I would agree.

Sometimes listening first is impossible. It is possible to run a well-educated risk, but again this is dependent on other variables.
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post #4598 of 37767
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I think there is a meet in Houston next Saturday. I'm going to try to make it.
Definitely a meet. With some really fine gear showing up (some of it donated by vendors).

PM Orcin ... at last check, I think he'd stopped taking new attendee requests.

He and I co-organized the meet so let me know if I need to put in a word for your.

Best.

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Definitely a meet. With some really fine gear showing up (some of it donated by vendors).

PM Orcin ... at last check, I think he'd stopped taking new attendee requests.

He and I co-organized the meet so let me know if I need to put in a word for your.

Best.

.joel
You guys are having the meet about 10 minutes from my house. I would love to come. I just sent him a PM on Head-Fi.
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post #4600 of 37767
hope you make it gollie, i have been wanting to make one for a while.
Soloz, give me a heads up on next Toronto meet?
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