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post #31 of 41
Thread Starter 
I must be missing something here, but can anything else solid state be better than the b22?

Perhaps my DAC is out of place.
post #32 of 41
First Watt F1
post #33 of 41
Can B22 drive speakers as well, cos First Watt F1 is an speaker amp only, which also need an pre-amp, isnt?
I believe that speaker amp rig is/are the only way to go, imo.
post #34 of 41
Thread Starter 
The b22 is more than capable in driving speakers. It produces more than 50W/ch.



Ah, I've thought about the F1, but it really isn't practical using a full blown amplifier such as the b22 as a preamp.
post #35 of 41
O.k. didnt know that, but from wat I have read/heard is that K1000 need around 10W only, but from A class. So, using an A class amp with like 25W p.ch. would be better match, I think.
TrendsAudio have 15W, I believe, so, why not try one
post #36 of 41
Thread Starter 
You've suggested the TrendsAudio to me before. I have yet to try it but I don't see how a less powerful amplifier can be better for the K1000?
post #37 of 41
I am not technically skilled, but as I have understand its not about the power at all. I have been told that K1000 can be driven with 5-7W p.ch. easily, but must be high quality class A one, however an good T-amp, which TA is, drives them very, very well, imo.
I was listened them closed, but when I have got TA, started used them semi-open, well, slightly less than semi, and the sound was never thin. Its always good to try some things out, especially when you on budget, but still get something different, which may give you more flexibility in use with different genres. And I believe that TA is a good choice. Check Google for many reviews of it Trends Audio TA10.1 - Google Search


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You've suggested the TrendsAudio to me before. I have yet to try it but I don't see how a less powerful amplifier can be better for the K1000?
post #38 of 41
Yeah, nice to see that you have decided to keep the K1000 (at least for now).
..and as others have mentioned it seems to scale well with higher quality amplification and source. I landed on the Signature 30.2 myself, and like it a lot. There are of course a load of capable amplifiers out there.

Enjoy!
post #39 of 41
You might want to do a Google search on the Norh SE9 too.
post #40 of 41
Thread Starter 
Wow, these are things I have to try in shop before actually committing to buy.

I wouldn't be able to sell these off on Head-Fi.

Thanks for the suggestions

@krmathis: I considered the Sig 30.2 along with the b22. I decided with the b22 because it was more applicable for me. Moreover, Naaman was a great guy to build one with such quality.
post #41 of 41
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@krmathis: I considered the Sig 30.2 along with the b22. I decided with the b22 because it was more applicable for me. Moreover, Naaman was a great guy to build one with such quality.
So, you did the same...
I contacted 'naamanf' as well (early July), but sadly he had issues in Iraq and hence uable to help me. So since I can't DIY I ended up buying the Signature 30.2. No regrets so far.
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