A true state-of-the-art amplifier, the Ming Da MC 3008-C brings a robust quality design with SET sound. A 300B tube drives an 805 for 40 watts of clean SET power. These well constructed and beefy mono blocks weigh in at 50 lbs a piece and are shipped in three large cartons. The front panel sports volume control and blue power indicator light. On the left side panel is an on/off switch and a switch that lets you choose between 2A3 and 300B drivers. Pacific Valve stocks these with 300B tubes. On the right side panel is a an input if the mono block is to be used as an integrated amplifier along with a switch to use the mono block as a “straight in” basic amplifier. The front face sports a "race car" like VU meter which shows relative power dissipation. The rear of the unit features the IEC inlet, 4 and 8-ohm speaker outputs, gold-plated source RCA input for preamp / power amp operation plus a pair of preamp inserts for basic amp operation. Point-to-point wiring, ¼” black steel chassis, hand-wound transformers, ALPS potentiometer, Jensen audiophile performance caps, Solen caps, 1 X 300B, 1 x 12AU7s and 1 x 12AX7 complete the parts list. Dimensions are 50.5 X 24.5 X 29
It is not difficult to describe the sound of the high powered Ming Da MC 3008-C Music just emerges without effort. Performers and instruments become startlingly real and palpable. The Ming Da MC 3008-C uses the 805, a big radio transmitter tube. When this is combined with the 300B, you get the best of both worlds -- i.e. the purity, immediacy and low-level detail retrieval of micro power SETs with the greater output power and speaker compatibility of push-pull designs. In the Ming DA MC 3008-C the 805 provides the juice while the 300B offers its usual rep for midrange magic.
The Ming DA MC 3008-C is a rugged and user-friendly amplifier. Connect a preamp to the Ming DA MC 3008-C or use the built in preamp if you only have a single source and switch between the two with the preamp / power amp switch. Whatever the application, the Ming DA MC 3008-C is a major breakthrough in musical transparency and SET design at an incredible price point and represent great value for the money.