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    Default Broken hearted --broken VTL mono

    Pretty much says it all.Seller packed both amps in one box,,I'm crying here,,as I've been waiting on these for a month,, broken fuse,fuse cap, power switch,faceplate ding. Eh,, just venting my frustration and disappointment.A'gon seller should know better,,let's see what they do to make me happy.
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    Ouch! Sorry about your bad luck...Hopefully the seller will make things right.
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    Uh-oh.............
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    Oh no! What Idiot would pack two tube amps in the same box ? The seller should give you a full refund....WCW III
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    that's just plain abuse... good lord .... hope the seller takes care of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by treitz3 View Post
    Uh-oh.............
    Not to worry,, this setback will not hold up your shipment.;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by W WALDECKER View Post
    Oh no! What Idiot would pack two tube amps in the same box ? The seller should give you a full refund....WCW III
    I'll go nationwide if they do not make it right:)

    E-mailed them,, nothing yet,, hopefully it's just the switch that needs replacing,,I'll keep em' but it's gonna cost something for the faceplate nick.
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    I feel your pain George....(been there)

    If you are going to sell and ship audio gear...

    LEARN HOW TO PACK IT RIGHT! NOT HALF-ASS!
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    Probably only saved him $15-20 doing the idiotic one box shipping. Gonna cost em now fo sho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W WALDECKER View Post
    Oh no! What Idiot would pack two tube amps in the same box ? The seller should give you a full refund....WCW III
    I've shipped monoblocks in a single box before....but I'm a pro. Sorry to see those pics GD.

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    Sorry to hear that George. What a stupid way to damage an amplifier.

    Hope the seller does the right thing.
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    I don't blame you for being broken hearted. Hopefully you won't have to break out the ball peen hammer.
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    Hoping the seller or the carrier will make this right...I always cringe a little when I buy something used and the seller no longer has the original packing material.

    Best of luck to ya.
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    Hope the seller steps up.

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    Hope you get satisfaction George. Some people just do not think when it comes to shipping.
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    Thanks guys,, well being the impatient person that I am,, I pulled out the glasses and hemostats and performed some surgery on the switch,,I don't think that I'll ever leave EL-34's,,the detail and sweetness calls me back to the days of Hendrix,The Who,and others,as they used EL 34's in their amps for the music that I grew up with.The pic's ain't pretty,but at least I'm listening to them.

    AH,, tube sweetness


    BTW,, Odyssey mono's will most likely be culled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    BTW,, Odyssey mono's will most likely be culled.
    Well, I pretty much figured that. Enjoy your sonic bliss George!

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    Makes you wonder what, or if, people are thinking at all. Sorry to see this George. You deserve better, and some cash back. Glad you are enjoying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    Thanks guys,, well being the impatient person that I am,, I pulled out the glasses and hemostats and performed some surgery on the switch,,I don't think that I'll ever leave EL-34's,,the detail and sweetness calls me back to the days of Hendrix,The Who,and others,as they used EL 34's in their amps for the music that I grew up with.The pic's ain't pretty,but at least I'm listening to them.

    AH,, tube sweetness


    BTW,, Odyssey mono's will most likely be culled.
    ;) As soon as i started playing with tube power amps my Mono SE's started collecting dust and i eventually sold them.David Manley designed great tube amps that were fast and musical with a good bottom end that has balls. There is nothing soft or wimpy about the earlier VTL tube Amps.Our tastes in gear are similar and i love my MB-100's so i had no problem recommending that you go for the VTL compact 100's when you asked for my opinion.Little did i know that a seller with good feedback and running a professional Audio webstore would be careless enough to ship these fairly rare beauties in such an unprofessional manner.If these guys dont make it right i will post it on every audio board that i can think of .Thanks....WCW III
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    WCW,, thats exactly what I plan to do if I can't get any satisfaction,, hmmm,,so far,I've e-mailed pic's, X3,, voice mailed this morning,,maybe I'll hear something soon. I just want them to make it right.
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    Bummer George! I hope you get some moola back on that purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by george daniel View Post
    AH,, tube sweetness

    BTW,, Odyssey mono's will most likely be culled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Early B. View Post
    Grab some tubes, you SS sissies!!!!!
    Uh oh, I sense a reply from Ms. Frizz.;)

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    Clad to hear you got thing rolling George. Congrats on the tubes.

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    The Girls are lookin' good george...I'm sure they are sounding even better.

    It's a shame one of them has a hairlip,maybe a little cosmedic surgery is in order:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reeter View Post
    The Girls are lookin' good george...I'm sure they are sounding even better.

    It's a shame one of them has a hairlip,maybe a little cosmedic surgery is in order:D
    Mike,, now that made me laugh,, I needed that--thanks:)
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    Here's the reply,,, maybe it's just me,, but when do you pack two mono amps in the same box,bubble wrapped and seperated by styrofoam,is that right???, this reply is from the owner of Mss Hi ZFi,, formerly JB Audio,, or something like that,kinda sux.



    "We are not responsible for shipping damage, as per our return and sales policy. We will file a claim with Fedex on Monday.



    VTL is a mom and pop shop. Service support is long and mediocre. This is an all-tube design, which means any qualified technician can easily work on it. We have service technicians who can work on this better and faster than VTL."

    How does it go,,, Buyer beware,, my reply was for him to put himself in my place and do the right thing.

    Lesson learned.
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    Recently, I also had a lackluster experience with them. I wonder if the name change was also a change in ownership/management.
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