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Renewal of the Kennerton range: Kennerton Magni, new Odin (2019), new Vali (2019), Kennerton Thekk

Discussion in 'High-end Audio Forum' started by eric65, Oct 4, 2019.
  1. eric65
    Renewal of the Kennerton range: Kennerton Magni, new Odin (2019), new Vali (2019), Kennerton Thekk.

    Kennerton has been able to answer the main criticisms of their headphones, i.e. both concerning the wearing comfort (Odin and Vali) but also, for some, their prices, sometimes considered too expensive, or not accessible enough for some of us.

    The new range of Kennerton headphones will therefore consist of:

    Kennerton Magni, 440 g closed-back electrodynamic headphones with 50 mm drivers whose mylar membrane is covered (reinforced) with graphene (material 300 times stronger than steel), price 750 Euros TTC (in France with the 20 % VAT french tax) or 690 Euros for the price excluding taxes, on the Kennerton web site, for countries without importers.
    Price also identical regardless of the finish of the proposed wood.
    Note: there are also alternate pads (short pads) for the Magni (manufactured by Kennerton) that some of you might even prefer to the stock pads (long pads) for a better tonal balance and more true timbre (tone).

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    Kennerton Magni

    New Kennerton Odin (2019), an open orthodynamic headphones, incorporating a priori the same 80 mm planar drivers of the old Odin mk2, with new wooden cups (simplified) and also taking the heavy external zinc grids, in chevron, of the Odin mk2, to give more inertia to cups and thus more impact in the bass. New Odin taking back the headband of the Magni (more practical, more comfortable, and lighter than the headband of the old Odin mk2). It should therefore be slightly lighter than the old Odin Mk2, more comfortable too, and probably of a weight close to that of the current Odin Thridi (mk3) (which differs for the latter by a different driver (new membrane), and lightened grids made of composite material).
    Price announced for the new Odin, significantly lower than that of the old Odin mk2 and the current Odin Thridi (mk3) (at least for the french price).
    Price also identical regardless of the finish of the proposed wood.

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    New Kennerton Odin

    New Kennerton Vali (2019), an open electrodynamic headphones, taking a priori the same Tymphany's 50 mm drivers with an ultra-lightweight paper composite diaphragm, with new, simplified wooden cups (with the same design as those of the new Odin), and taking back, like the new Odin, the headband of the Magni (more practical, more comfortable, and lighter than the headband of the current Vali). It should therefore be slightly lighter than the current Vali, and much more comfortable to wear. Moreover, according to Valentin, the sound of the new Vali would be even better compared to the sound of the current Vali (to listen).
    Price announced for the new Vali, significantly lower than the current Vali (at least for the french price).
    Price also identical regardless of the finish of the proposed wood.

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    New Kennerton Vali

    Kennerton Thekk, the Pro version of the Thror (uncompromised open orthodynamic headphones) featuring high-tech drivers of 80 mm (carbon fiber frame) derived from those of the current flagship of the brand, the Thror; it would keep a sound uncompromising, but nevertheless slightly different from the Thror (which Max would even prefer, to the sound of the Thror), with new wooden cups, new external grids (in lightweight aluminum), and taking back the headband of the Magni (more practical, more comfortable, and lighter than the current Thror's headband). The Thekk would be both lighter, more practical and even more comfortable than the Thror, and a price that would be significantly lower than that of the Thror (at least for the french price). Kennerton Thror which remains however the flagship of the brand.

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    Kennerton Thror an Thekk (prototype)

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    Note : my future Kennerton Thekk SN-001 (the Pro version of the Thror) will be wooden in Karelian birch stabilized blue tinted color for the impregnated resin.

    To be continued (to follow) on Kennerton's main thread on head-fi here:https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ken...hror-discussion.732814/page-161#post-15220812
    or on the French forum here: https://musique-o-casque.com/viewtopic.php?p=3542#p3542
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
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  2. eric65
  3. XylefMTG
    Will these be available in the United States? Very interested in the Vali revision.
     
  4. XylefMTG
    Never mind. I see the newest version available on the Kennerton site. Thanks!
     
  5. eric65
    Hi.

    The new Kennerton Vali (2019) headphones as well as the new Odin (2019) headphones and the Kennerton Thekk (the pro version of the Thror) will be available in France soon, via the French importer of Kennerton products, Pierre Paya (note: French price, all taxe include, here: https://musique-o-casque.com/viewtopic.php?p=3784#p3784), and soon for the rest of the world (for countries that do not have an official importer), via the Kennerton website https://kennerton.com/category/headphones/ and https://kennerton.com/category/headphones/?currency=USD (price excluding taxes displayed in Euros or US dollars).

    The international price of the new Odin 2019 is already posted on the Kennerton website, but not yet that of the new Vali 2019 (except on the Russian site of Fischer audio: https://fischeraudio.store/products/category/overear?page=1); and not yet that of the Kennerton Thekk.

    In France, the price of the Kennerton Thekk will be 26% lower than that of the Kennerton Thror.

    Otherwise, latest news about these new Kennerton headphones, on the main Kennerton thread, here: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ken...di-thekk-and-thror-discussion.732814/page-163
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2019
  6. eric65
    What's new about the long-awaited Kennerton Thekk!

    The pro version of the flagship Kennerton Thror, lighter (in weight and price) ...
    Weight annouced : 350 g (standard wood) and 400 g (Karelian birch stabilized).

    Some new pics to bring you.


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    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019 at 2:18 AM

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