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Old August 1st, 2013, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a friend looking for a nice starter machine.

Anyone know anything about Melco Amaya?
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Old August 4th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have an old melco superstar in storage that I still would bet could outperform many of the newer machines... so I do not doubt the ability of Melco to make a fine machine... my only concern is one of perception... and sometimes perception is greater than reality. I cannot get over the "plastic looking concept" of those Amayas.. sorry, even though I have NO factual basis to go off of and KNOW that Melco has been around a long time and knows what they are doing.. me personally I cannot look at those machines and go with the idea that they are professional grade. sorry. So I did not buy them just for that reason.. wonder how many others have done the same? enough to matter or no?
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Old August 6th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an old melco superstar in storage that I still would bet could outperform many of the newer machines... so I do not doubt the ability of Melco to make a fine machine... my only concern is one of perception... and sometimes perception is greater than reality. I cannot get over the "plastic looking concept" of those Amayas.. sorry, even though I have NO factual basis to go off of and KNOW that Melco has been around a long time and knows what they are doing.. me personally I cannot look at those machines and go with the idea that they are professional grade. sorry. So I did not buy them just for that reason.. wonder how many others have done the same? enough to matter or no?
I started off with a small Brother PR-600II and then decided to get melco amaya xt, in theory it sounded very good when brand new one arrived I had nothing but issues and poor quality with the sew out. Sold it 6 months later and got me a Tajima NEO 2, With that machine none of the melco problems and the designs that melco techs told me were digitized poorly sew out beautiful on tajima.

So my recommendation, get a tajima single head, if you cant afford to start with a newer one get an older but tajima. You can find nice machine for around $5k 2004 year or so.

I never want to look into Melco direction again, and oh yeah, the automatic thread feed is probably part of the problems vs traditional tension based machines.

Good Luck.
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With the melco you're tied in to their software and using a external computer to run the machine. I'd be out on that reason alone.
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