I was under the impression only the Mjolnir is actually a Carbon and everything else is actually just based off revisions to the public kgsshv pcb ? Perhaps someone including Birgir can confirm.Well, my BHSE which I have sold shipped out today, and interestingly enough the timing worked out that my replacement amp also arrived this morning.
I had been looking for a KGSSHV Carbon, and reached out to @headinclouds who I thought had stopped doing commissioned work, and as far as I know
that is true. However, as luck would have it, he was selling his personal KGSSHV Carbon, so I ended up buying it from him.
Will report back with how it sounds.
From Mjolnir audio’s own site:
While on the subject of the Carbon, there is one thing I really didn’t want to address but I really have to. That’s all the other Carbon amps out there which I have nothing to do with. First some history, it is a common misconception that the Carbon was designed by Dr. Gilmore which isn’t true. It is 100% based on his work and with his input but the part that makes it a Carbon was all done by me. He even called me a bit nuts for attempting to do this. This is important as only that first draft of the Carbon design was released to the public in the forms of the PCB’s we drew up. The Carbon has been further refined as a design but none of those changes were ever published and never will be.
The reason I felt compelled to write this is because I’m a bit tired of support requests for builds I have nothing to do with. People are unhappy with the amps or something has gone wrong and come to me for help, which I can’t give. I have frankly no idea how these amps are built as none of the builders had the decency to come to me to ask permission to use my intellectual property for financial gain. I for one don’t have a problem with others building my designs but they have to be built to my standards so that might be why nobody asked. Also any claims that my Carbon is the same as one built using the stock circuit is utter BS. They are not the same and the build quality can be shockingly bad.”