Did you know that Ray (oc123 on Audiogon) is the person I purchased my Yaqin MC-30L from. It seems he hasn't been around on there much lately. Not that I've been trying to contact him. I just check there frequently to see if he has anything new for sale. I think the prices are going to go up, because everything else there is pretty pricy. I'm so glad I decided to purchase mine when I did. I think he had one more Yaqin amp a deferent model from the MC-30L that he sold and since then nothing. I got the Blue Glass power tubes when I brought mine. Haven't rolled the preamp tubes. Snacker says he likes the Yaqin MC-30L better than the BADA DC-222. I'll say this if you have the funds, and a chance to get one don't pass it up. Even though mine spends most of it's time in in plastic in the cabinet it's so sweet when I bring it out to play.
Hey jmasterj, I lost track of Ray Siu back around the turn of the year. I think we discussed 540 with the blue glass and like 40 shipping.. Easy to talk to. He would set up a time to call and I could set my watch by it. There's another guy in Ill. selling the Dared line..http://app.audiogon.com/users/jpzhou/feedback. I thought it might be Ray but haven't been in touch.. Ray was in Libertyville. This new guy is in the bustling metropolis of Naperville. ( pop.35). Ray did have the best prices. And I understand about the heat. It's been 96 in the shade down here in Fl. Heat index around 103. Got to love that dry heat. Haha..
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jmasterj, thanks for your detailed and very helpful response (on Sep 1) to my questions. The 728A looks like a good option for my system. The lack of a remote control is not a factor, and I can alter the sound from, as you say, solid-state like to tubey. Now I'll be looking for the most reliable shipper. Thanks again.