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Official Yaqin MC-10T Thread...

Hi everyone, I haven't seen the Yaqin MC-10T Integrated Amp mentioned very often in this forum and would like to open some dialog about what I think is a fine sounding amp. I have had mine now for about 75 to 80 playing hours and it seems to be getting better all the time. I would luv some input about your experiences with this amp and any tube rolling that you have done. I have read somewhere that the Golden Lion KT-77s sound awesome.

Hope to hear your experiences,

The music is the answer,

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Bill,

I have the Yaqin MS-20 integrated amp. I also have tried the Golden Lion KT-77s, they do sound very good in that amp. I did run into a problem using those tubes in my amp though. They caused the fuse to blow on start up and shut down at times. I must have gone through 10 fuses over a several month stretch. I ended up going a different route with tubes. I did love the sound they produced, it was just frustrating to continually have the fuse blow.

I really am enjoying my amp. I have had it, I think 4 years now. Love the sound.


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Bill,

I have the Yaqin MS-20 integrated amp. I also have tried the Golden Lion KT-77s, they do sound very good in that amp. I did run into a problem using those tubes in my amp though. They caused the fuse to blow on start up and shut down at times. I must have gone through 10 fuses over a several month stretch. I ended up going a different route with tubes. I did love the sound they produced, it was just frustrating to continually have the fuse blow.

I really am enjoying my amp. I have had it, I think 4 years now. Love the sound.


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Thanks Jeff, I knew that somebody here had to be using a Yaqin integrated.

Wonder why the fuses kept blowing.

Keep enjoying the amp and the music.

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Thanks Jeff, I knew that somebody here had to be using a Yaqin integrated.

Wonder why the fuses kept blowing.

Keep enjoying the amp and the music.

Bill
I can't believe that not a single person in the AVS forum doesn't own or hasn't owned a Yaqin integrated.
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I have the 10T but haven't used it much yet. Its on the list of items to modded. There are 3 other items before it. http://www.cathedralspeakers.com/yaqin
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I have a MC-100B . I've had it for about three months now. It has 90-100 hours on the stock tubes. The sound keeps getting better as it breaks in, voices and acoustic instruments, to me, sound the best, although i tend to listen to all types of music, bass is also getting better and tighter.

I bought an APC LE 1200 voltage regulator. Read somewhere that the transformers that come with it like 110V. Never had a problem with blown fuses or circuit breakers.

Have not done any tube rolling, but from what I've read, the pre-amp tubes are the ones that will make the most change in sound and that is what i plan to change first.
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Bill, there is quite a long thread here on AVS for the Yaqin MS-20. I tried different tubes after reading what other people have tried.

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I bought a Yaqin MS-534 (aka Grant Fidelity A534) in 2012, second-hand and it's wonderful. It's made my speakers musical, where solid state was failing, miserably (not that I have tons of experience). I even enjoy country music with it, which I am deeply ashamed of. I can't shake the neighbouring houses, like before, though. And it's too warm for summers in my house, which is why I'm considering a solid-state back-up.

6 months into ownership, I ran out of the included N. American fuses because the rectifier tube had gone bright pink/purple, dying. I got (Chinese) replacement fuses, along with a brand name rectifier from eBay. The pre-tested brand name rectifier wouldn't work and the seller sent me a bottom of the barrel RCA, so that I could determine the route of my problems. The RCA worked, but sounded horribly (scratchy/flat). The previous owner urged me to give it a week and just like he suggested, the RCA rectifier totally opened up and I got my details back! I haven't had a problem, since, but I often wonder if the cheap fuse is a bottleneck, even though I think I read somewhere that the fuses don't contribute, sonically. I think I read the same of the rectifier tube (not contributing sonically), but as I mentioned, during the break-in, it played a HUGE role on sound! And there's even a $10 SOLID-STATE rectifier that I am considering, which is designed to maximize bass:
https://tubedepot.com/products/solid-state-rectifier
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