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Well I wasn't entirely aware it was a Tube DAC only no biggie I guess one thing that does suck is we didn't get the $109 price they got before for going over 200 buyers in on the deal. Now that would be a great first impression for someone like me who just signed up tonight.
Still better then retail price!
where did you see the 109 price?
Go back to page one, this isn't the first time this was offered for Massdrop. Since they hit 200 sales Aune allowed furthering savings, I been reading this thread from page one. It's how I figured out it's just a Tube DAC and not amp which I didn't realize.
well, the 109 price was for the old version, not the upgraded. then you forgot to add 10$ shipping. feel better now?
Haha nope, $10 saved is $10 I put toward new Tube , so no I don't feel better.
But the ten dollars went towards the new eh6992, so there's your upgrade. People like you just want to complain.
No people like me just want the best deal. People like you just what to complain about the people like me.
uh, well, look around...this is the best deal.
The old one was $109 plus $10 shipping. This is the new one, $120 and no shipping cost for US. There is no savings.
Yea I get that the price difference from old and new is only that newer tube, which everyone replaces anyway. Hence every single person on Head fi says to buy the cheaper version saving money to buy a better tube. That's all I was saying cheaper is the smart way to go, be it old version or not. New version means nothing at all, because people buying this are gonna tube roll, they may not know it yet haha, but they will. Either way I can't wait till this ships.
Got any recommendation for a new tube? Cause usually stock items are not that great :p Mainly listen to Hip-Hop, Rap, RnB and gaming, with movies every now and then. No budget for new Tube. Gonna use it with another Tube Amp in the future (I know its a DAC Tube for the T1).
Regardless of the price being because of the tube, they didn't charge you for shipping. The amount paid is the exact same.
$109 + shipping is NOT $129.99, period. Read the thread it was $109 + 10 shipping, how is that the same. Yea that's what I thought , now who cares. Go buy yourself some tubes before they're scarce. With 222 new owners tubes gonna be hard to come by in the short term I bet.
Matter of fact they should ship it without the tube at all. It isn't that hard or costly to find a much better tube. That's why buying the old version with cheaper tube making it less total is the way to go. Because in the headfi thread 95% of people never even use the stock tube more than few hours. I don't even have this unit and I already will own 4 tubes total now. Two Amperex 6DJ8 orange globe logo GAC Single support leg, and a Bugle Boy and then stock one it comes with so I can't wait till I get this unit. Gonna be fun.
Are tubes going to be scarce, or not hard or costly? Make up your mind.