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post #181 of 658

I just ordered a pair of the kingsound headphones and solid state amplifier from drew, so when they show up

I think that I will be able to give them a fairly extensive listening experience with a number of amplifiers including

my T2. Should be easy to determine if they are ready for prime time or not.

post #182 of 658

One odd thing, how drastically different the M-20 picture is on the King Sound site compared to the one Drew has.  The one Drew has clearly shows just 4 tubes and either two transformers or a transformer+choke.  The one on the King Sound site shows 6 signal tubes and a rectifier tube. 

 

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So you have a pair?

 

Not yet, I want a full production version to try. 

 

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Originally Posted by Speedy Pedro View Post

 

You really have not answered the key question that I asked. Why did you think SRS-2170 was the equivalent of the Kingsound that I heard? You did not even ask with which amplifier I hear it with? As such, I am afraid I am not particularly interested in engaging with you in debate in this thread.

 

 

I answered just that, similarity in price. 

post #183 of 658

The Kingsound's M-20 target segment is as a cheaper version of the Omega not the SRS-2170.


Edited by Speedy Pedro - 5/25/13 at 1:31pm
post #184 of 658
Which omega and where are you getting that from?
post #185 of 658
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Originally Posted by Speedy Pedro View Post

The Kingsound's M-20 target segment is as a cheaper version of the Omega not the SRS-2170.

How would you know if it is a cheaper version of the Omega? You're saying this as if it's a fact. Don't forget there are upper Lambda model's besides just the basic entry level 2170 system.

post #186 of 658

The M-20 is aimed toward SRM-T2 owners looking for some moar sound.

post #187 of 658

I like how they crammed an amp that dissipates 200W into such a small enclosure... and with no heatsinks. 

post #188 of 658
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I like how they crammed an amp that dissipates 200W into such a small enclosure... and with no heatsinks.

They cryo-treated it.

post #189 of 658
Lot of disguised hate for something you haven't tested. It's like some people want this to fail so badly. Stax fanboys? Probably.

I'll hold my reservations until I actually have it in my hands. Useless to bitch about it now when so few people have listened to it, let alone got to the meat of it's inner workings.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/26/13 at 5:18am
post #190 of 658

Hey I'm a STAX fanboy but waiting for a few reviews and will be pulling the trigger if there is high quality and quantity bass in these stats.

 

Even I find this phenomena strange about disparaging something you haven't heard. I actually look forward to these as a challenger to STAX..

 

Maybe we are just masochists buying stuff at ever increasing prices while not even sure if its worth it.
 

post #191 of 658

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Edited by anetode - 5/26/13 at 9:30am
post #192 of 658
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

How would you know if it is a cheaper version of the Omega? You're saying this as if it's a fact. Don't forget there are upper Lambda model's besides just the basic entry level 2170 system.

 

 

Perhaps I got the wrong impression when speaking to them. However, the M-20 certainly sounded better than the 3170 (and therefore I assume the lesser 2170). I have never heard the 4170 or the SRM-600. Perhaps the performance is on par with those. I don't know. A SRM-600 with SR-507 costs GBP 2,200 in UK - about US$ 3,300. So this would still be a good value proposition if this were the case. A poor man's SRM-600+SR-507 isn't bad either.

 

I must say I am stunned regarding the people knocking down the product before they listened to it (this is not directly specifically at you DefQon). Try it (you might like it) and report back to us. 

 

 

Pedro

post #193 of 658

I heard them at the NY meet and was quite impressed from what i heard . I thought it was an incredible value. The one Drew had was the prototype so I expect the finished product to be nicer. I think this will be a big hit in this community.   I am not an engineer but the sound coming from them is of a very high quality and they sounded excellent.  People should take a listen to them and it may change some of the perception that is coming form this thread. They are an exciting product and King Sound makes excellent electrostatic speakers so I am not surprised that they sounded so good. I think it is refreshing to have another electrostatic in the market especially at a reasonable price.


Edited by Frank I - 5/26/13 at 5:44pm
post #194 of 658
Pedro, I am sure sure they are nice for the price, but you compared them to the omegas.
That is unlikely to be case.
post #195 of 658
^
This.

No need to go ballistic with the Stax fanboys attacks. But if you claim the thing is after stax most accomplished products in their 50 years history, you better have some backup, else this is fantasy, also called hyping smily_headphones1.gif.
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