I’ve been experimenting with them in my system, so far only tried the 13A mains plug fuses but have also got some internal fuses on the way. To my ears the Light Blue easily beat the SR Orange and was a very decent upgrade. Then the Yellow took things up a notch or two especially in...
Hey guys here’s a flyer for the KJ West One Eric Encore launch event:
Hope to get to see a few of you there!
Here’s the EventBrite link:
It’s a proper Aladdin’s cave of high end so we’ll have a ton of options, especially on the analogue front. Once I have a better idea of what we will do I will share on here.
The ERIC Encores should be able to drive any speakers but I think some will be surprised by the capabilities of the ARNE...
We are planning a U.K. launch event at KJ West One in Central London on Friday 1st (evening) and Saturday 2nd October (all day). Timo Engström is planning to attend. We will be demonstrating the ARNE integrated in one room and the ERIC Encore monoblocks and MONICA preamp (mk3 version, one of...
Do you mean on the ARNE? If so no…
I was referring to the ERIC ENCORE, this has a switch at the back where you can select between RCA, XLR and Direct. With “Direct” you bypass the input transformer.
Yes I am still waiting on my Takasuki tubes, can’t wait to try these! A big improvement on the...
I think a few things had to be reworked and optimised for the 845 tubes, with the overall results sonically superior. I don’t have many more details I’m afraid and it’s holiday season in Sweden. Will report back!
Thanks! Yes it‘s a fully balanced design. There is a also a direct input which bypasses the input transformer (if you have a preamp with output transformer such as the MONICA), this only works with an XLR cable.
I haven’t heard the JJ so can’t really comment. I know most of the reviewers seemed to prefer the Emission Labs.
To my ears the ELROG just sounded better, almost like the amplifier had a bit more authority and stronger tonal colours. More of everything. They definitely didn’t make the sound...
Cheers! Yes I have been told this by others including Engström. Am looking forward to driving it with the MONICA Mk3 which arrives hopefully in the not too distant future… it’s been a bloody long wait with all these supply chain delays! The LARS monoblocks are also on order.
I have compared KR...
The brand new Engström ERIC ENCORE has just landed in the UK!!!
This is the mk2 version using 845 tubes and featuring other improvements under the hood.
We plan on demonstrating this in our dealer network in the coming weeks.
More details to follow…
Really excited to announce that my company, The Shunyata Distribution Company, has just been appointed UK distributor for Engström.
We have always been blown away by the sound of their amplifiers so this is a great honour. We have ordered a couple of ARNE integrated amplifiers and will start...
Hi there Fraser no longer works for Kog he left them a few months ago to set up another distribution company taking some of the brands with him (though not Taiko): https://www.airtaudio.co.uk/
He’s a great guy I can totally vouch for him.
I believe the Grandioso F1 is also pure class A and sits above the F-03A.
I have been running an F-03A in my system for a few months now and cannot praise it enough. It had no difficulty powering my Sasha 2 and more recently a pair of Kroma Audio Stella speakers.
Just recently I fitted the...
My understanding is that the V2 signal and digital cables will launch in August. We have received pricing details from the US but will not load these up onto our website until the official launch. In any case we do not yet have all the details, photos etc. When customers enquire about current...
Lately I've been running an Esoteric F-03A which is a pure class A SS integrated with 30W into 8 ohms and 60W into 4 ohms. Fabulous amp, has no trouble driving my Sasha 2s at reasonable volumes which initially surprised me. It offers broadly the same level of refinement as the Absolare...