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post #121 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Yikes View Post
Has anyone heard anything from Kingwa concerning the Phoenix?

The last I got was on April 29th:


I don't particularly like the line "If it is available", I for one will be mightily disappointed if it doesn't make it into production. I just received my tax refund and was hoping to buy a Phoenix. Hmmm which will be available 1st the Phoenix or the HD-800's?
Here is what I received today after asking the same question a number of times:

Dear Les,
I have finished the test and adjust the PCB boards.
But at first I make wrong, the classis box too complicated so the manufacturer can't make the classis box to me in time.
Kingwa

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post #122 of 3344
Sounds like the circuit is done only the chassis remains. I'm ready to order mine today.

impatiently waiting.
post #123 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Yikes View Post
Sounds like the circuit is done only the chassis remains. I'm ready to order mine today.

impatiently waiting.
Yeah, me too! And a few others I know of.

To borrow a phrase from another review, this will be the biggest no brainer in the History of the Earth out there in the $1000 bracket. I suspect it will own the SS amp niche.

That's my wish for it.

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post #124 of 3344
This amp has definitely caught my eye. Being referred to as Neutral by Kingwa is a plus for my cans. Could be a future buy
post #125 of 3344
Wow, the price is really tempting...I wonder how it compares to the GS-X or Beta22...

Is there anywhere where I can read more about this CAST technology?
post #126 of 3344
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Wow, the price is really tempting...I wonder how it compares to the GS-X or Beta22...

Is there anywhere where I can read more about this CAST technology?
Both good questions....can you read Japanese ? Audio-gd has a link to some info on CAST or Satri but it's a Japanese page...I've been trying to find something in English that is more in depth than the marketing speak at the Krell web site. So far no luck.

Peete.
post #127 of 3344
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Originally Posted by XXII View Post
Wow, the price is really tempting...I wonder how it compares to the GS-X or Beta22...

Is there anywhere where I can read more about this CAST technology?
Seems like good competition for a B22.

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post #128 of 3344
Thread Starter 
I don't claim to understand CAST, nor be an engineer, but analogue audio signals are produced with fluctuations in voltage. Because equipment in general is sensitive to voltage fluctuations in various ways, it has to be very high quality so that the signal isn't distorted. The types of connectors, cable and even the type of solder used can cause tiny changes in the sound. However, if the signal is instead converted to fluctuations in current, then most of the issues are abolished, so the signal can maintain its form, even if you have long lengths of cable or complex electronics.
post #129 of 3344
I'm tempted.
post #130 of 3344
Is the Phoenix going to be at CanJam?? Not that I'm going but at least they'll be some impressions.
post #131 of 3344
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Is the Phoenix going to be at CanJam?? Not that I'm going but at least they'll be some impressions.
I doubt that. Certainly since Kingwa apparently hasn't even got the right casing for them yet. There will be other Audio-gd gear at CanJam: Compass, C-2C, Reference One. So at least people will be able to get a taste of Audio-gd.
post #132 of 3344
I believe Kingwa has received a revised enclosure (The first was too complicated). The circuit is finalized, or as Kingwa says
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We have finished the test and adjust.
He also stated that he is installing the boards into the revised enclosure to see how everything works.

(I believe that he might be a bit over optimistic but he wrote)

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I thin maybe can for ship at early of Jun.
At this point he obviously isn't going to start shipping in early June, but he just might Start Taking Orders by then. I'm fully prepared to take one for the team and order one. It would be nice to see pictures of the finished product and a complete functional and technical description, but I am excited that it's nearing completion.
post #133 of 3344
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Originally Posted by Yikes View Post
I believe Kingwa has received a revised enclosure (The first was too complicated). The circuit is finalized, or as Kingwa says

He also stated that he is installing the boards into the revised enclosure to see how everything works.

(I believe that he might be a bit over optimistic but he wrote)

Drumroll................


At this point he obviously isn't going to start shipping in early June, but he just might Start Taking Orders by then. I'm fully prepared to take one for the team and order one. It would be nice to see pictures of the finished product and a complete functional and technical description, but I am excited that it's nearing completion.
Great News! Nice just to have some sort of timeline. Thanx for the update!

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post #134 of 3344
I wonder if I could scrap the I/V output stage in the buffalo dac and have the signal go directly from the es9008 chip to the phoenix through the cast input. That would be one mean combo.
post #135 of 3344
Tan ta tan... more pics up on Audio GD website..

I never thought I would buy this...





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