Originally Posted by gilency
The idea that KG amps are bright is held by some, but is not a consensus, and many feel otherwise.
The 009 does just fine (actually quite nicely) with the KGSSHV and KGSS, as well as the BH
Indeed, that's well stated.
I personally find even the Omega to be rather strident on the KGSSHV. It is not to the point of being harsh, but audibly annoying.
That's just for me personally. To frame this into context, I'm a rather young lad with treble sensitivity who finds the stock HD 800 intolerable. To make my admittedly flippant prior remark (re: generation gaps) sound a little more reasonable, I don't know of a gentleman who enjoys the SR-009 + KGSSHV pairing that's not younger than their late 30s or so -- presbycusis?
It would be rather brazen of me to suggest that the sample size isn't tiny though -- after all, well-aged gentleman are typically the population who are inclined to drop the coin on these amplifiers to begin with whereas whippersnappers (like myself) are busy pinching their pennies.
Again, I prefer the KGSSHV with the SR-007Mk1.
Edited by 3X0 - 5/6/14 at 9:31am