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Astel & Kern new hi-fi tube amp and speakers..

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Looks interesting…push pull 300b.  No details on the speakers yet.

 

http://www.stereophile.com/content/astellkern-branches-out

 

post #2 of 8
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Just found this pic of the speakers...

 

post #3 of 8

Amp looks very cool, any word on price yet?

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Originally Posted by attilahun View Post
 

Amp looks very cool, any word on price yet?

Not yet, but based on the price direction of their portables, I'd guess at least $5Gs for the amp, maybe more.  Maybe a lot more.

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More info from the Newport SHOW by the parttimeaudiopihile

http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/06/30/newport-2014-astellkern-2/

Basically you need to rob a small country to get this system. Though I'll admit I'm digging the asthetics, but not to sure the cirrus dacs can compete as this price range
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More info about the amp and speakers!!! (I don't know if anyone cares but here it is!!!)

Seems that astell&kern are continuing there tactics. The speakers and amp design seems to be the fruition of a partnership with metal sound design http://www.metalsounddesign.com
Though the specific hardware thAt astell&kern is showing of is customized to there specifications. Seems to be similar to the FAD(final audio design ) partnership.
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$40k for a 300b amp and some very function-follows-form bookshelves (i.e. ugly on purpose). Will probably be more on ship date. That is one bizarre market niche, and one step closer to total insanity for this hobby.


Edited by mulveling - 7/6/14 at 10:55am
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$40k for a 300b amp and some very function-follows-form bookshelves (i.e. ugly on purpose). Will probably be more on ship date. That is one bizarre market niche, and one step closer to total insanity for this hobby.


i dig the design its kind of got an alien apple thing going for it.  While the price seems exorbitant so did all other AK products when they launch (don't know if this will continue to hold true but we'll see).

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