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post #331 of 711

Pick up an 007t/ii amp for the 009s. I've got a Pinnacle with HD800s/LCD3s/TH900s and love them all a lot,

but when I power up the Stax combo I get floored, and nothing sounds like it and I love it to death: no fatigue,

no problem with high-volume listening on any type of music (pop/rock for me), dense images, fine bass, and more.

 

Piano and vocals and percussion to die for, strings sweet with no stridency, even now on standard resolution digital, even on old 60s/70s recordings.

It's not the last word in soundstaging, but tonality is so wonderful from top to bottom I just don't care.

 

(It took a year to really break in though. And my EMM source really helps.)

(I just commented in the "How to turn down the brightness on 009s" thread in more detail on this.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 8/6/13 at 10:14am
post #332 of 711

Just picked up one of spritzer's latest made KGSSHVs....should be shipping out this week! To say the least, I am a bit excited. smile.gif

 

And it looks like a real beauty from the photos...can't wait to get it here in the Great White North. 

post #333 of 711
Was he selling :-(? I didn't know! Is this the KGSSHVk (compact)?
post #334 of 711
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Was he selling :-(? I didn't know! Is this the KGSSHVk (compact)?

I don't think so, but I will ask. He had a few recent builds. I bought one at cost from him. 

post #335 of 711

This one uses the older style of boards but the single HVk has been reserved too.  There might be some more later on as I have to do a lot of prototyping to try out new components and it makes sense to just make complete amps.  I'll never make a 100VAC version though. 

post #336 of 711
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Originally Posted by spritzer View Post

This one uses the older style of boards but the single HVk has been reserved too.  There might be some more later on as I have to do a lot of prototyping to try out new components and it makes sense to just make complete amps.  I'll never make a 100VAC version though. 

 

I have to admit I have the boards (older ones, newer HVk pending on LK). But just haven't had time to build - got my transistors too from Sato Denki already even but I kinda know that gathering parts is less than 5% of the overall work req.

post #337 of 711

what did the amp cost you ?


Edited by sachu - 8/7/13 at 1:19pm
post #338 of 711
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what did the amp cost you ?

At cost is what the man said.
post #339 of 711
Which is? Would help others to know how much a kgsshv costs
post #340 of 711
Unless you're a DIYer there's no point, is there? No ones going to build and sell them for cost only...
post #341 of 711
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Originally Posted by johnwmclean View Post

Unless you're a DIYer there's no point, is there? No ones going to build and sell them for cost only...

 

 

  For those that the Kgsshv is being suggested to to go build their own, it would still be useful for sure what a build like MH's amp will cost. 

 

I can't comment on the latter as that is up to the individual if he/she chooses to make a profit or not.

post #342 of 711

THe real reason why i ask what it cost is, if spritzer has more amps to sell for parts cost then i know a few interested parties who would love to own a KGSSHV or kgsshvk . Afterall, more kgsshvs being enjoyed doesn't hurt right!?

post #343 of 711
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post

THe real reason why i ask what it cost is, if spritzer has more amps to sell for parts cost then i know a few interested parties who would love to own a KGSSHV or kgsshvk . Afterall, more kgsshvs being enjoyed doesn't hurt right!?

 

I wouldn't expect anyone to divulge costs in this kind of transaction. Would be nice to see them poker hands tho! smile.gif

 

Nominal parts cost to build a KGSSHV is ~$1000 - if you do all the work yourself.

That is with no fancy casing, maybe a $50 to $70 aluminum Par-Metal box to stuff it in.

No fancy pots, attenuators or gold plated hardware either.

 

A fully commisioned build (parts sourcing, labor: machine fab, circuit assembly & testing) would prolly run north of $3K, depending on bling factor(s).

 

My guess is the truth lies somewhere between $2000 - $3000.

post #344 of 711
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Originally Posted by livewire View Post

 

I wouldn't expect anyone to divulge costs in this kind of transaction. Would be nice to see them poker hands tho! smile.gif

 

Nominal parts cost to build a KGSSHV is ~$1000 - if you do all the work yourself.

That is with no fancy casing, maybe a $50 to $70 aluminum Par-Metal box to stuff it in.

No fancy pots, attenuators or gold plated hardware either.

 

A fully commisioned build (parts sourcing, labor: machine fab, circuit assembly & testing) would prolly run north of $3K, depending on bling factor(s).

 

My guess is the truth lies somewhere between $2000 - $3000.

Thanks for your response and info livewire. 

 

Well I figured there wouldn't be so much of an issue revealing the figure since after all he did say he bought it at parts cost. So what's the big deal eh? If its a comissioned build, then i'd be inclined to agree with you on the notion of not divulging and more importatntly on your figure of north of 3k. 

 

 

That barebones cost is rather high if I must say so myself. 

 

Assuming we are talking about a offboard build here in which case i can see that number being correct. 

 

DO you know if there is a mouser project file or a BOM file with parts that one can throw into the BOM import tool? AM hoping enough people have blazed trails on a two year design now that such a resource is available for folks (like me who are busy and got a ton of other stuff going on). I am getting close to the point where i might, just might (maybe?) end up building a few of these amps for those who have asked me over the winter.

post #345 of 711

No, I wasn't referring to the off-board version.

 

If one was thrifty and sought out good buying oppurtunities, it could be done for around $800.

I believe that the newer KGSSHVk boards might also offer cheaper alternatives in parts sourcing.

Haven't crunched the numbers yet.... 

 

Sorry I dont use BOM import files, so I cannot offer any useful intel there.


Edited by livewire - 8/7/13 at 4:45pm
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