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Wow, that Pale Moon Ebony is gorgeous!!!!
True, really superb this Odin!
Tempting, for a collector like you!
If I hadn't spent my money on other purchases (see below), I might have bought it.
Otherwise, I'm still waiting for the Kennerton Tror (with the Custom Litz wire cable), a planar headphone TOTL still being finalized.
Too bad it does not come out (for the moment) with this beautiful wood Pale Moon Ebony, but it seems that the Bog Oak is a lighter wood.
Finally, I just ordered the amplifier XI Audio Formula S ; it's a solid state amplifier optimized for the JPS Abyss (power 2 Watt at the load 46 Ohm), but that I'll use for my Odin mk2 and the future Tror; it will complement my Viva 2A3 tube amp; the XI Audio Formula S would be very straight and transparent, very dynamic; very good with all planar headphones.
See also this link : https://www.head-fi.org/threads/new...m-fischer-at-ifa.732814/page-94#post-13736714
Have a good day.
Well, if I hadn’t spent money on upgrading my photographic gears recently, I would be very tempted too. I upgrade cameras (yes, with an ‘s’) most every 5 years. And that’s, at least, a Leica M10 and a Nikon D850 for me (from an M240 and a D800). I done for, wallet-wise, for a while.
But I would wait for a Tror though.
You have to make a choice, indeed.
Regarding headphones, a hypothetical Kennerton Tror in Karelian Birch or in Pale Moon ebony, it's not for right away. It will give you time to save for the future "Abyss killer" (i.e. the futur Tror), starting with the beauty of the object, not to mention the reduced weight.
Regarding the photo equipment; I'm like you a fan of Nikon: I owned a Nikon D3 (FX) (and not a D800, sorry); currently I have as camera only a Nikon D300S with 3 photo lenses: an AF-S Nikkor 17-55 mm 1:2.8 G ED; an AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm 1:2.8 GII ED and an AF-S Nikkor 85 mm 1:1.4 G N ; this enough to live happily for a few decades!
That Eleven Audio amp looks like a tank! I imagine it will be awesome. Hope to hear more of your impressions on that Eric...
With pleasure, Andrew.
Receiving the amp (Eleven Audio Formula S) in about two weeks; IMHO long before the Tror.
The French who could listen to this amp are very enthusiastic.
(links on the french forum):
Those Pale Moon Ebony's are beautiful! I'm still mad at myself for not picking up a Bog Oak Odin when they had a pair in their B-Stock sale. I would have for sure got them if I'd have know how much I'd love the Vali's...
What kind of tank of the WW2, Andrew?
American ? (built as the US XI Audio Formula S amp) or Russian ? (built as the Russian Kennerton Odin)
A beautiful alliance of circumstance!
M4A3E2 (76) W Tank WW2 (War Thunder)
KV-1 ZIS-5 Tank WW2 (War Thunder)
A serious upgrade for the future Odin !
100 g less !
If this new parts not be too brittle, I will try to set them in Pale Moon Ebony, or another case in some b-stosk (they will sale like prototype).
Unfortunately I could not to mold all grilles without little cosmetic defects (1-2 micro bubbles on surface). It's complicated handwork.
So, perhaps in addition to the original grids?
Maybe, to sell as an option for an upgrade of Odin already sold?
100 g less, it is not nothing.
This could interest some members of the French forum ...
I hope in the future that all future Odin will benefit from this reduced weight (100 g) thanks to this new composite material for the external grids, once the technology is well controlled.
Well, if I understood correctly, Kennerton's priority is currently the production of the first batch of the future Tror, which I hope will be as good as the prototype tested at my home (with better airy than the Odin and a FR to at the same time more extended to the extremities of the FR, and also more regular and flat than that of the Odin).
The FR of the prototype of the Tror being different from that of my Odin mk2 (see the photos below), it is understood that the sound of the Tror will be less warm than that of the Odin (FR less descending).
FR of my Kennerton Odin mk2 wooden in Karelian Birch
FR of the Kennerton Tror (prototype) wooden in Bog Oak
Otherwise, in what material will the external grids of the Tror be built??
In zinc? (like that of the current Odin); in aluminium ? ; or in composite material? (like those presented above for the Odin) or another material? knowing that the grids of the prototype of the tested Tror were printed in 3D in synthetic material.
The combination of a carbon frame for the drivers and an external grid made of synthetic material having reduced the weight of the Tror prototype by 200 g compared to the current Odin, which is considerable.
Looking forward to news of the future flagship planar Kennerton Tror, and to begin with, an estimate of the release date of the first batch?
The first pair of composite grills is installed on the ODIN Pale Moon Ebony. Who will risk being the first owner?
This superb headphone ODIN Pale Moon Ebony, limited series, would have interested me, for the beauty of its wood, not to mention the custom Litz wire cable delivered with it, and now the lightened composite grids (100 g less) ; but I spent all my money for the order of the Kennerton Tror and also for the new solid state amp, the XI Audio Formula S. Too bad for me!