Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks

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Tyson

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Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« on: 18 Apr 2022, 03:22 am »
Just got them in today, and they are already making great music.  Incredibly beautiful too:







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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #1 on: 18 Apr 2022, 03:44 am »
Congratulations! I've often wondered how they sound...looking forward to your impressions.

Buy two Kismets and get a free Orchid?  :wink:


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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #2 on: 18 Apr 2022, 03:57 am »
Tyson,

Awesome, I’ve upgraded my Odyssey’s 3 times, currently to Kismets in Stratos cases.  Wish I’d gone your root with the Kismet cases.

They are driving Magico A5s.

Great system btw!
Mark

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #3 on: 18 Apr 2022, 04:54 am »
Nice looking Tyson.  What’s inside them ?  Anything new?

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #4 on: 18 Apr 2022, 05:43 am »
Beautiful, Tyson!

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #5 on: 18 Apr 2022, 11:04 am »
That is beautiful! Everything about it!!
Is that an X-10D??

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #6 on: 18 Apr 2022, 06:07 pm »
Congratulations! I've often wondered how they sound...looking forward to your impressions.

Buy two Kismets and get a free Orchid?  :wink:
Haha, I wish.   Although now that you mention it, the amps did come with a nice little square of chocolate and caramel (yum!). 



Tyson,

Awesome, I’ve upgraded my Odyssey’s 3 times, currently to Kismets in Stratos cases.  Wish I’d gone your root with the Kismet cases.

They are driving Magico A5s.

Great system btw!
Mark
Those A5's look hella impressive  8). And thank you.  And you are right, half the reason I wanted the full Kismets is because these cases are incredible quality, Klaus really should charge a lot more for these.



Nice looking Tyson.  What’s inside them ?  Anything new?
Yes, it's the new "hyper" power supply.  The new 35,0000uF "hyper caps" are described by Klaus here:

https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=175326.msg1848722#msg1848722

And the 850VA "hyper" transformers.




Beautiful, Tyson!
Thanks!   :D




That is beautiful! Everything about it!!
Is that an X-10D??
It used to be an X-10D but my local mad scientist friend gutted it and created a custom TVC based preamp using Bent Autoformers.  It's astonishingly good.  Way better than any pot or switched attenuator I've ever heard. 

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #7 on: 20 Apr 2022, 09:51 am »
A lovely color combination. The RCMP would approve.

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Re: Lovely Red and Black Kismet Monoblocks
« Reply #8 on: 12 Nov 2022, 11:28 pm »
So did you go red to match the red brick house next door? :D Sorry, couldnt help it. That IS an AWESUME combo.