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post #76 of 112
I say you've smoked too many spaceman spliffs
post #77 of 112

Would the K1000 work well with a Shanling STP-80?

I got a Shanling STP80 integrated amp:
S/N Ratio: 95dB
Output power: 2 x 35W RMS
Frequency response:18Hz-30000 Hz+/-0.5 dB
Input sensitivity: 100mV
Output impedance: <4 / 8 ohm
Inputs: 4 x RCAs switchable
Weight: 18.5kg
Distortion: <1% (1kHz)

Will it fly with K1000s?
post #78 of 112
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Originally Posted by Ernie II
I got a Shanling STP80 integrated amp:
S/N Ratio: 95dB
Output power: 2 x 35W RMS
Frequency response:18Hz-30000 Hz+/-0.5 dB
Input sensitivity: 100mV
Output impedance: <4 / 8 ohm
Inputs: 4 x RCAs switchable
Weight: 18.5kg
Distortion: <1% (1kHz)

Will it fly with K1000s?
It should be powerful enough, to say the least.
As for the sound, it is hard to predict.
post #79 of 112
This amp definitely has enough juice; if it's smooth-sounding, you'll be in heaven, if it's bright or thin, you'll know it quickly.
post #80 of 112
Thread Starter 
what amp? mine works fine and I'm getting doob to hardwire it soon and to build me a custom psu. I was going to upgrade the amp but I don't think it will make much difference. The psu and rewire should suffice as it is already a nice setup.
post #81 of 112
Did anyone ever try the K1K with the original Musical Fidelity A1 integrated amp (100% discrete class A, 20W into 8ohms, even less into 4, burns your hand if you touch it!)? I bought one as it was inexpensive and seems perfect from a technical standpoint, but it's on the other side of the atlantic, along with my K1K's and I can't try it out.
post #82 of 112
I've heard a number of excellent-sounding amps with the K 1000s, but not the Musical Fidelity. The two best combinations I've heard with the K 1000s are the Sophia Electric Set One and the Mark Levinson/Red Rose Music Spirit.

With the K 1000s, you don't need massive power (anything above 10 - 12 watts a channel isn't necessary), but you need something that sounds smooth and detailed. Anything that is the slightest bit bright will be ruthlessly exposed by the K 1000s.

Listen on!
post #83 of 112
I didn't think many people had used the combo. But the pure class A for a solid state power amp and very robust output stage is very nice indeed, and it was renowned for having a very 'tubey' sound.
post #84 of 112
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Originally Posted by MikeAKGGuy
I've heard a number of excellent-sounding amps with the K 1000s, but not the Musical Fidelity. The two best combinations I've heard with the K 1000s are the Sophia Electric Set One and the Mark Levinson/Red Rose Music Spirit.

With the K 1000s, you don't need massive power (anything above 10 - 12 watts a channel isn't necessary), but you need something that sounds smooth and detailed. Anything that is the slightest bit bright will be ruthlessly exposed by the K 1000s.

Listen on!
I would suggest adding the FirstWatt F1 by Nelson Pass to your list of excellent-sounding amps with the K1000s. Class A Current Source Amplifier. 10 Watts per Channel
post #85 of 112
Anyone who wants to transform their solid-state amp into a tube amp should try the TubeWave setting of PS Audio MultiWave II. It made it warmer and faster than Mullard CV4003/12AU7 tubes and without the rolled-off highs and harmonic distortion.
MWave 4 (P-4) setting gives the best performance for power amps but it's also the most fatiguing because the transients are too fast, I can only last 5 minutes before I start feeling sick. But when changing to TubeWave I can listen 12+ hours straight!
post #86 of 112
Thread Starter 


can't wait to get mine back from doobooloo!!

should be wednesday...new cabling and the PPA has been tweaked. Doob says they have a LOT more impact even with a Wallwort but he's building me a PSU too so.....YEAH!!!
post #87 of 112
Sorry for the ignorant k1k question but was wondering if the k1k plugs directly in the speaker terminals of an amp. Also, what is the impedance of the k1k, I was wondering if it might work well with my antique sound labs 15wpc@8ohm kt88 tube amp?
post #88 of 112
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Originally Posted by donunus
Sorry for the ignorant k1k question but was wondering if the k1k plugs directly in the speaker terminals of an amp. Also, what is the impedance of the k1k, I was wondering if it might work well with my antique sound labs 15wpc@8ohm kt88 tube amp?
It will sound loud enough.
As for SQ, there is no way to tell.
post #89 of 112
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Originally Posted by donunus
was wondering if the k1k plugs directly in the speaker terminals of an amp.
Yes.
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what is the impedance of the k1k
120ohm
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I was wondering if it might work well with my antique sound labs 15wpc@8ohm kt88 tube amp?
Six Moon's review included an ASL DT15 which got a big "thumbs-down". Sorry.
post #90 of 112
The ASL I have is not a headphone amp by the way. Its not the dt15 I don't think. I have to check the manual if I find it because there is no model number on the unit itself. It works great with speakers(horns), actually very competitive with much more expensive cary amps
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