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Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Frank Sol, Jan 25, 2015.

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    I want the right saddle sat on the right horse. I can't afford it anytime soon.
     
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    Gotta love their use of English expressions :)
     
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    They have departed some from their 'affordable' trademark

    I've bought 4 of their products , still have 3 , and at the time were a good bit less in price than their competition
     
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    Nice! What DAC and pre are you pairing it with?
     

     

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    Thanks... Like I need another amp :eek:



    Older stuff... NFB 17.2 DAC and NFB 6 Pre

    Also ordered another pair of ACSS cable. So they will all be wired the same
     
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    Congratulations! I have always wanted to hear their electronics. They look nicely built, and the feedback from owners says they are a great performer. Looking forward to hearing your impressions!

    Cheers
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    Mr P

    I have the feeling the A1 will sound like the rest of their past audio electronics... Extremely Neutral

    Some say too Clinical

    We'll see/hear soon
     
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    That combination should give you a great opportunity to hear what Kingwa wants you to hear. I have never seen or heard one of his amps. Curious what was shipping cost?
     
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    13KG to SoCal $98.00
     

     

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    My guess is it will take a good 200 hours to burn in? I would just leave it on for 3-4 weeks. Does he provide any bias adjustment procedures with the amp? The reason I ask is every new SS amp I have ever owned needed a final tweak 6 months after break in.
     
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    Congrats on the new amp! That layout looks really intelligent.

    I love the cable name "ACSS", doesn't that Acronym apply to the cable type "Aluminum Conductor Steel Supported" used for overhead lines? Funny coincidence...
     
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    @ stoutblock - Yes , my experiences w/their equipment have shown long 'burn in' time is needed. I believe they will burn in 48 or 72 hrs before shipping. I will do my best to get an answer from them on bias adjustment. As you know , communication can be a problem

    @ Sandstrom - ACSS is similar to what Krell used to do (maybe still ?)
     
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    My guess it will take much longer for this SS amp to burn in completely.
     
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    Verdict?
     

     

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  17. Frank Sol

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    About the bias adjustment... email from them said (in my words) it is biased when assembled then re-biased after burn-in before shipping. No further biasing needed (that is what I gathered from their reply)

    Of course I've not opened it up yet - would break the warranty seal - to look inside

    About the SQ: I've found the setup DAC --> Pre --> Amp sound better to me using XLR interconnects instead of the ACSS. Overall the whole setup is very neutral if not a bit bright. Will not mask poor recordings. About the slight brightness: with the right speakers it is more than just OK sounding :thumbsup:
     

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