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Not sure where you are seeing this on AliExpress. My search of the site for this item was unsuccessful. If you could provide the link you are referring to I would appreciate it.
I sent you link, looks like you found it. I purchased one from NewEgg (199 /Free Shipping/30 day return policy) I was not familiar with AliExpress.
If I searched for "DarkVoice" or "Dark Voice", it didn't come up. But when I searched for "336SE", there it was.
Beware. If you have never purchased on AliExpress, they require a photo of your driver's license or passport, a photo of your credit card and a copy of your "statement". I don't know if that's a bank statement or a credit card statement. I opted to NOT send them all of that.
I chatted with a tech on AliExpress and he/she suggested I use a different card or a different browser. Since I didn't want to enter a 2nd card's info into their web site, I used the same card and a different browser (Chrome, this time). This time it accepted it without my having to upload any (more) personal data. So ... I'll update this when the unit arrives. $176 w/ free shipping.
I purchased from NewEgg this morning. The actual Chinese manufacturer (Shenzheaudio) is selling there as well as Amazon but NewEgg is running a flash sale until Sunday. I paid 199 plus free shipping and 30 day return policy. No one else has those terms today. Use PayPal for double protection. Wanted a Woo WA2, but it's 1190. Will try 336se and see or hear how it pairs with the new Beyerdynamic DT1990 pro. These cans are great btw feeding a Beyerdynamic A20 amp with Astell Kern ak100ii. Good luck
DL, passport, different card and different browser? Huh. Weird. Let me know how it works for you. I'd never heard of them until today. I was told today, (NewEgg) 8-15 day ship from China. 199 + free ship + 30 day return. We'll see. MD wants 13.00 ship no return policy. Hmmmm
Just got an email from AliExpress. They cancelled my order (after accepting it) saying I can reinstate it by sending a copy of my driver's license, credit card and bank statement. Ain't happening ...
So, AliExpress makes it pretty hard to buy from them.
How'd you get the flash sale? Newegg shows me a price of $289.
That's bs! NewEgg Zork and be done with it.
So, type in Google, DarkVoice 336 price. You'll see NewEgg 199. Click that. Register as GUEST. Do not make an account with NewEgg. Price will show 289 on NewEgg if you do. The manufacturer Shenzhenaudio is selling their 336se as a 2nd party THROUGH NewEgg. Same as they do on Amazon. It's 309.99 on Amazon. Great buy at 199. Let me know if it works for you
I found a link on NewEgg for their short-term flash sales. Followed it, found a search box and used it. Bought it at $199. Thanks for the tip, Keefer!!
You got it, Zork man! Just got good info from Gadgetman on upgrading the tubes. In recent discussion post. What cans and sources are you going to be using? Should be fun!
At the moment, I'm playing vinyl on a Pioneer PL-71 turntable. It was Pioneer's top-of-the-line during the late 70s, back when Pioneer made some pretty fine consumer-grade equipment. Picked it up about 15 years ago at a 2nd hand shop for $10!! Got a Sumiko headshell and a Grado Red cartridge on it. It's an OK combination. Actually the TT is probably worthy of a better cartridge, but it sounds good as-is. Going from there into a phono preamp, the Bellari VP 130. I've plugged some HIFIMan 300s (bought recently on Massdrop) into the Bellari. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the sound.
But ... I ordered some BeyerDynamic DT 990 600 ohm headphones. I haven't received them, yet. When I get them and the DarkVoice amp, I'll put the Bellari output into the DarkVoice and BeyerDynamics. I'm thinking it's going to be eargasmic. I'll let you know.
How about you?
I got my DarkVoice today! Super fast ship from China. US Customs got into shipment. I've got dings and a deep scratch on unit. It had an initial hum/static noises. Seem to have gone away. Initial impression with stock tubes after 3 hours is good. Looking for improvement over time....
Customs probably was concerned about the weight. I wonder if they scratched it. Can you repair (or at leas hide the marks?
Mine should be here next week. I'll post my impressions.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I talked to Mike at Tube Depot today. Next stop some NOS tubes!
Talk to you soon
You're just getting yours now from a previous drop or the most recent?
No. Bought it from Shenzheaudio (China distributor) that is now selling the DV 336se on both NewEgg and Amazon. Shipped from China to the States in a week.
And for free (shipping)! Received mine today. I opened it about 10:00pm and looked it over. There a couple of small scratches/mars on top of the unit above the power LED. They aren't terrible, but they're visible. It's plugged in and glowing nicely. I'm going to leave it on overnight and listen mpost my impressions
Nice! Did you get my email? Keep me posted....,listening to mine now. Really liking it.