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1/26/08 at 3:59pm
At last,the long awaited review from mr penchum has arrived
thanks for the great review, really enjoy reading it.
i agree with you 100% about the description of the
accuracy,dynamic, detailed, beautiful soundstage presentation of the mkv. this got to be the best value for money amp i had heard so far.
i dont have a Sennheiser headphone, but had listen to some1's briefly in the past, it sound musical but kind of veiled, something not to my liking,this made me wonder the sound signature of the mkv would synergy well with the sennheiser , the power, dynamic of the mkv would open the sucker up, now thanks to your review, i am itching for a sennheiser headphone
about the balanced amp, i actually bought two mkv to try out my balanced amp experiment, but never get to do it because i am still on the look out for a balanced source. but when i first listen to the mkv single ended, i was very impressed with it's soundstage, channel separation presentation, ,this made me wonder do i really need to buy two mkv for a balanced setup? i never heard of a balanced amp, but the mkv sound very similar to stuffs i read about balanced amp. i will let u know once i got my 2x mkv in balanced mode going .
I will throw my two cents in here for those who are out there deciding on whether to make a purchase of the MKV. The customer service is truly impressive, even after some very pointed questions the responses were incredibly fast, responsive and detailed.
It took four days to ship to my address and was packed well. I have now burned it in almost 25 hours continuously and my initial impressions are these.... For the $350 outlay I have heard nothing that gives you such performance. I was really looking for something to put into the bedroom for late night visits with Geddy and the boys and some Floyd. I was shocked that I have been able to throw my CIMP collection in (Sophie Duner is awesome) and have heard everything that these phenomenal recordings bring to life. Both my Grado's and my 650's perform as expected. A giant killer at this price indeed.
It needs a black volume knob and the facia is pedestrian, but for the $$$ vs the performance, it is so far a no brainer.
I will post more as I spend more time with this little box of joy.