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marvda1

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norma audio
« on: 6 Aug 2018, 11:12 am »
anyone have any experience with Norma Audio ? if you have, what other gear have you compared it to ?
http://www.normaudio.com/normaudio/en/

OzarkTom

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« Reply #1 on: 6 Aug 2018, 09:31 pm »
I was looking at the Norma int., but saw the Kinki Studio int. for $2200 and now favoring that one. Free shipping, and built like a tank. It weighs 55 pounds with remote control. The amp recently got a Blue Moon award from 6moons. Very, very tempting.

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/kinki/1.html

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« Reply #2 on: 7 Aug 2018, 06:23 am »
kinki studio now has a us (n. american) distributor. just got my order in before the change.
the ex-m1 now goes for $2499 usd.

https://www.mikepowellaudio.com/shop/

customer review.
https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/kinki-studio-ex-m1

OzarkTom

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« Reply #3 on: 7 Aug 2018, 08:02 am »
Still less than $2200 if bought direct. Please write a review after you receive it. :thumb:

https://www.vinshineaudio.com/kinkistudio

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« Reply #4 on: 7 Aug 2018, 08:35 am »
don't think you can buy it direct anymore.
the kinki site shows mike as the distributor and on alvins site it shows a tab directing you mike powell.
i had started talking to alvin the week before they were to announce the us distributor so i was allowed to complete my sale with alvin.

you can try.  i will be writing a review and sending it to alvin and mike so they can post it on their sites.
mike powell is also the us repair center.

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« Reply #5 on: 7 Aug 2018, 08:38 am »
don't think you can buy it direct anymore.
the kinki site shows mike as the distributor and on alvins site it shows a tab directing you mike powell.
i had started talking to alvin the week before they were to announce the us distributor so i was allowed to complete my sale with alvin.

you can try.  i will be writing a review and sending it to alvin and mike so they can post it on their sites.
mike powell is also the us repair center.

from alvin's site.

Note for North America customers:
MIKE POWELL AUDIO is our exclusive North America representative, please contact Mike for all inquiries.

OzarkTom

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« Reply #6 on: 7 Aug 2018, 08:46 am »
Alvin said yes on his Facebook site. I did talk to Mike a few days ago and he said $2500. It is kind of puzzling. :scratch:

On that one website, my Paypal total would be $2188. Mike told me my order would have to come straight from the factory. :scratch:

Even at $2500, this looks to be a great buy.

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OzarkTom

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« Reply #8 on: 7 Aug 2018, 01:27 pm »
I will wait for your review. I am still convinced that 50 watts or less is all I will ever need in an amp. I am not unhappy with what I own, but the upgrade bug is starting to hit me again. :duh:

Maybe Mike lowered his price some to match Alvin's price?

charmerci

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« Reply #9 on: 7 Aug 2018, 04:52 pm »
I wrote to them and they responded to the fact that I can hardly read the gray writing on their website.