Written on: 14/10/2012
I have the Yaqin MC10T, which is almost identical to the 10L, except for the tubes, which are 12AT7 for the signal amp / phase splitter, and EL34B for the power tubes. Running the stock tubes into a pair of Altec Lansing 305 vintage speakers gives incredible results. I had been for years running a vintage MacIntoch MAC1600 from the late 60's as my favorite amp for music. Not anymore. The MAC is now collecting dust while I ponder if I should hang onto it, or take some "suckers" money. The... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2011 by Lehnacker (1 review written)
After weighing the pros and cons of ordering a Chinese made tube amp via ebay for a few months, I decided to take the risk and order a Yaqin MC-10L Mk3. Without question it is the best audio purchase I have made. My $4K solid state amp has sat unused ever since. I purchased through ebay from a Hong Kong group called Primeamp. It took 3 weeks to arrive from Hong Kong because I asked for a special 240V version. Be careful to order exactly the right voltage for your area. If you have a 240V... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2011 by Drastic (7 reviews written)
The MC10-L Is one of the greatest pieces of kit to come out of China. It's very well built & well designed, it even looks great. I've had a Mk2 version now for over three years & had no problems. The Mk3 version is now available now, but as far as I'm aware the only change is to the power switch, it's a small Toggal on the Mk2 & a push button on the Mk3. It's VERY important to run it on the correct voltage. Most are 220volt, here in the UK we should now be on 230V, but we still get over... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2011
I bought this amp 2years ago.And I am still very happy with it.
Later I ordered 5 more.(for selling them here)
I had one bad EL34,and by 2 amps a blown resistor in the Cathode circuit.(10Ohms-5 Watt)This happened over a period about 6 months.So I replace the 4 cathode resistors now and there are no troubles with the amps.
Sound quality is great.I use Infinity Delta 60 speakers.
Voltage is here 230 Volt.
Written on: 15/03/2011
I have actually owned this for l day... Read on... The problem with tubes is that they blow. I just purchased this item via a certain auction site. It looks stunning. Near flawless finish. Solid as. But I plugged in the tubes the first time and low and behold one was faulty (got seriously hot, hummed, crackled and banged through the speakers). The unit is supplied with budget tubes. Search the web and you will find others with this problem from the outset of ownership. I now have to wait to... (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2010
Now i know what you are thinking, should i or shouldnt i? Big risk, will it work? will it be safe? will the voltage be right etc etc.... I bought this amp on ebay from tubestein. The packaging was great. The amp arrived in five days. I have bought some very expensive gear over the years but i really must say this amp is right up there with 2k stuff, seriously. It looks amazing glowing in the dark and i am delighted to say the least!
Best electronics buy of my life, full stop! (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2010 by veitchy (3 reviews written)
i have the amp four over 2 years now still very happy with it , gone from boom boxes to wellings to sonab al-2a now to a pair of b&w 685 (think iam happy now )it has handeled ever thing you throw at it ,highly recomend this amp (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009
I have owned my MC-10L for over 2 years now and have had no problems. The thing about valve amps is that they are like owning a new pet, you have to know how to treat them in order to keep them happy. As a retired (crinkled) electronics engineer, I know quite a bit about valve technology and maybe this has helped me to keep my Yaqin in first class order. You must regularly check the bias on the output valves to ensure all is well. Well the first thing I did after unpacking the very well... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2008
This integrated amp is capable of revealing extremely quiet passages as well as rocking out to the tune of 108db peaks at just 52 watts. A tribute to it's design and value. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2008 by cruzrman (1 review written)
One word of warning. I purchased a matched quad of the new JJ KT-77's from the Tube Depot. Within 2 hours of listening to the greatest EL-34 ever made (their words) ,there was a series of very loud pops and electrical noises and smells. No more than 5 seconds passed before I turned it off, but in that brief time, it took out the voicecoil in a Vifa 8" midbass driver in my vintage Harmon-Kardon "Sixty" speakers. Having to buy a new matched pair of drivers cost over $175.00. An authorized... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2008 by veitchy (3 reviews written)
After many years of listening to music from big power amps and boom box speakers, I needed change in my music listening. It was getting stale. More natural was what I needed no turning up bass changing treble just good clean music. After months looking into valve amplification it was mind boggling, good amps varied in price from $2000.00 Au to $12000.00 ( not selling the boat for a amp love my fishing to much ) so now looking for a cheaper valve amp. I said to my son getting rid of the... (read more)