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Kennerton ODIN, MAGISTER, VALI, Magni, Thridi, Thekk, and Thror Discussion

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by bowei006, Sep 1, 2014.
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  1. eric65
  2. Roderick
    Thanks for the info. Ouch... That is kind of a relief for my wallet. For that kind of money one does not pay for sound quality alone so mere leathererette bag as an accessory won't cut it. Especially since the headphones look too much like the 300€ version (M12). I think how abyss markets 1266 with lite, deluxe and complete options is more pleasing for the consumer.
     
  3. eric65
    Hi.

    3 remarks to make.

    The big wooden box (even if very beautiful and luxurious) delivered with the Thror, but not with the Thekk, is not very practical for the transport of the headphones, unlike the small carrying case (imitation leather) delivered with the Thekk.
    Thekk is much cheaper than an Abyss 1266, even in its lite version.
    Thekk is very much less heavy than an Abyss, whatever its version: 350g, versus 660 g for the Abyss 1266. The difference in weight to wear on the head is more than significant ...

    The sound of the Thekk, if it's like its big brother, the Thror, which it shares with it the same high-tech drivers, wood cups, and pads, well, it will be a sound very similar to that of Thror, for a significantly lower price, and even more light for the weight (350 g versus 470 g): it's up to you to listen to the two headphones to get an idea.

    Do you think they look alike?

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    I can assure you that the sound quality will be radically different...:beyersmile:

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    Note: 50 mm electrodynamic headphones Vs 80 mm orthodynamic (planar) high-tech headphones.
     
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  4. Roderick
    Yeah... I get what you mean. Guess I'll have to look Thekk as a headphone of it's own not just just as watered down thror.

    Of course Thekk looks better than M12. Does it look 2300 euros better is another thing. However it would be nice If they had designed another headband for Thekk (and Odin). I can't help it... I associate that self adjusting headband with kennerton lower end models.
     
  5. eric65
    Hi,

    The Kennerton Thekk meets a very specific philosophy of Kennerton, wanted by its designer, the engineer Max: to be the Pro version of the Thror, more accessible in weight and price than the Thror, while being as efficient as the Thror for the sound quality.
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ken...hror-discussion.732814/page-136#post-14801741

    The new range of Kennerton headphones, based on the Magni headband, lighter and more practical to use than the heavy rigid headband of the Odin and Vali (first generation) which is more expensive to produce, meets my wish for the coexistence of two ranges of Kennerton headphones: one premium Kennerton headphones (more luxurious and more expensive) and the other non premium kennerton headphones, more accessible in price and weight, as expressed on this post published this summer:
    https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ken...hror-discussion.732814/page-156#post-15124736

    Thekk's name, one of the aliases of the god Odin, means "Welcome One", and I think the name is quite appropriate.
    For my part, this headphones is very much awaited, and I should receive the Thekk SN001 in France next week (ordered for my wife, so that she doesn't embarrass herself with the fixed setting of the Thror THR-001 that I already own).

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    If you want a TOTL headphones with the same sound as the Thekk, but with a more luxurious presentation, but at a higher price, well you with the Thror,, enough to satisfy all budgets and desires.

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  6. oqvist
  7. eric65
    Hi all.

    When the Kennerton Magni, after killing the Focal Elegia (*) (for the sound quality), turns into a intensive gamer's headphones, for dynamic tank battle games, even for the best players.

    (*)

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    https://vilianov.com/gadgets-mobile...n-magni-osvobozhdennaya-muzyka/#disqus_thread
    (in russian ; you can use google translate ...)

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    Note: pilusss is the nickname of my son who plays at WT in the realistic battles of tanks and aircrafts, and a moment ranked 1st out of 300,000 ranked players, one year ago.
    EDIT: pilussss, of the same team ZQS, it's me (pilusss is my son), and was also ranked first out of 300.00 ranked player, but later ...
    To hear the arrival of adverse tanks and planes is essential. A good screen and a good headphones, as well as a good reactive mouse are necessary for success!

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    And you will appreciate the quality of a genuine leather for the Magni pads unlike the synthetic leathers (false leather) used for others headphones for gamer ...

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    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
  8. oqvist
    Always french and russian :p
     
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  9. eric65
    ... and french and russians first ! :beyersmile:

    Hi all.

    First impressions and very short listen of one of the first Kennerton Thekk headphones arrival in France !
    Thekk without burn-in, wich just arrived ..

    In french: https://musique-o-casque.com/viewtopic.php?p=4180#p4180
     
  10. Aliv3
    In terms of sound signature what are the main differences between the Vali and the Magni?
    Thanks!
     
  11. eric65
    Hi.

    Both headphones are very dynamic; the Magni has more treble than the Vali; it must be also more faster and precise.
    The Magni is at Thror, what the Vali is for the Odin: the first are more detailed and precise; the second ones more fun.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
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  12. eric65
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  13. eric65
    According to my links above, I retain that the Thror and the Thekk are given for the same sensitivity (about 100 dB / 1 mW) and the same impedance (about 40 Ohm), which suits me well, since I will use these two headphones connected to the same amp Viva 2A3, for listening to two of my Audio CD (including the last CD Angela!) and / or to watch blu-ray movies for two. :)

    Thekk's weight (for the unstabilized wood version) is about 370 g versus 480 g for the Thror, which makes it one of the lightest high-end planar headphones on the market (Nb: we are far from the 680 g of the first Odin...).


    Otherwise, regarding the serial numbers of the Kennerton headphones, there are only three that count, and that double the price of the headphones on resale (compared to the purchase price) :beyersmile::

    SN 000 (the first Odin of pre-series ever produced, and which sounds better than all the others Odin (it is an experimental version, unique, having a damping different from the others Odin of series ...): happy owner: Pierre Paya. :)
    SN 001 (for Thror and Thekk): happy owner: myself. :)
    SN 007 (for Thror and Thekk): happy owner: an Englishman working at MI6 in the secret services of his royal majesty ... :beyersmile:

    Have a nice week end.
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2019
  14. eric65
    Hi all (again)

    The latest productions of Kennerton planar headphones (Thror, Thridi, Thekk and new Odin 2019) share the same new high-tech honeycomb membrane.

    So, what does it mean, a honeycomb membrane?

    First, what is a honeycomb?

    Well, that's it:
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    and how does it relate to the honeycomb membrane, for example that of the Thror, apart from deceiving an unfortunate bee? :beyersmile:

    Well, that's it:
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    or this:
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    But yet?

    The answer on the presentation of Thekk by Valentin:

    Quote (after Google translation from Russian to English):

    " The heart of the design is an 80mm kapton membrane with a unique “honeycomb” structure that protects the membrane from stretching and deformation when actively used and reduces distortion when amplifier power is increased.
    The driver’s equipment is made of carbon fiber, due to which the weight of both the driver and the headphones as a whole is significantly reduced (relative to Odin and Thridi)."

    https://fischeraudio.store/products/43260838

    And is it really useful this membrane reinforced by these reinforcing hexagons (in Kevlar?) of this 80 mm Kapton membrane of the new Kennerton planar drivers?

    Maybe yes, in the end, especially when we know the current variability of the sound of the drivers from Audeze headphones (LCD2 and LCD4 in particular), from one headset to another, depending on the tension and stretching of the film of the membrane; and the thinner the film, the easier it stretches in the absence of hexagonal reinforcements! :beyersmile:
     
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  15. eric65
    Hi all.

    Kennerton Thror, Thridi, Thekk, New Odin 2019: a reinforced hich-tech composite membrane with a internal structural "honeycomb" reinforcement, taking up the well-known principle of scrap iron used to reinforce reinforced concrete!

    Also discussed on the French forum, here: https://musique-o-casque.com/viewtopic.php?p=4252#p4252
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2019
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