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  1. ketcham

    Links to all professional reviews indexed by Allnic product.

    https://www.kevalinaudio.com/allnicreviewcurrentlist Professional review publications have been several per month recently and this list is being updated weekly. This link will remain current, organized, and comprehensive. The collaboration between Allnic dealers worldwide has been...
  2. ketcham

    SET amp owners thread

    I respectfully disagree. Low wattage SET, 99 dB Daedalus in a larger than 40 x 30 x 27 foot room. No issues and certainly no distortion.
  3. ketcham

    Waversa Systems Current Production Line: A Central and Current List of Published Reviews

    The Waversa SmartHub 3.0 has been released for international export and is available by your regional dealer or distributor. Depending on the region, pricing starts at $2,200 plus regional taxes and shipping. No LPS is required with this unit.
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    Waversa Systems Current Production Line: A Central and Current List of Published Reviews

    New WAVERSA SYSTEMS release - the LAN-EXT1 and USB-EXT1 passive filter unique to the industry. While the details remain ambiguous due to patent conditions, this military based technology has proven effective in digital audio reproduction. "This module 'forms an electric field and a magnetic...
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    New Allnic T-2000 30th Anniversary integrated amplifier

    During the last three weeks, an Allnic T-2000 30th Anniversary integrated amplifier, featuring the newly popular Tung-Sol KT170 and Allnic’s 61-step Constant Impedance Attenuator, arrived here, the first in N. America. Using a complete Allnic ZL cable loom, I connected the T-2000 to the earlier...
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    Tungsol KT 170 just landed

    In conversation with KS, my understanding to attain the best benefits the KT170 offers, some circuit and chassis redesign was needed. Larger power transformer, larger chassis with thicker metal and other implementation to reduce vibration. Their new integrated T-2000 30th Anniversary KT170...
  7. ketcham

    Need advice : Allnic L7000 or L8000 DHT

    Dear Mr. Koral: Here is a good thread that I help authored a year or so ago. https://whatsbestforum.com/threads/there-are-no-speakers-there-are-no-walls-a-brief-summary-of-allnics-current-line-stage-preamplifier-product-line.30564/#post-716513 There are also new reviews for the L-8000 DHT...
  8. ketcham

    New Allnic T-2000 30th Anniversary integrated amplifier

    Announcing the new circuit design by KS Park featuring the coveted 61-Step Constant Impedance Attenuator which preserves dynamics at any volume. New driving stage 6F4 and the KT170 tubes with a modified and excellent looking chassis. MSRP $13900 USD. Black or Silver chassis. Technical...
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    " There are no speakers; there are no walls." - A brief summary of Allnic's current Line Stage (preamplifier) product line.

    For those interested in the Allnic Line Stage Preamplifier product line, there are three professional reviews published this month including Allnic's introductory OTL/OCL, the L-8500. L-8500 OTL/OCL Audiophilia Product Award by Anthony Kershaw who also reviewed the L-7000 and L-8000 DHT...
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    " There are no speakers; there are no walls." - A brief summary of Allnic's current Line Stage (preamplifier) product line.

    After some time with the Allnic L-9000 and tube rolling any variant I could source, the NOS tubes supplied by KS Park hit all the marks well for the overall best presentation. This was a journey I do not regret. Alternatively, I found the 300B of the L-10,000 had much less influence than the...
  11. ketcham

    Reasonably priced 300b

    Kron are some of my favorite. Elrog and I just received an email today about WE reboot now available $700 ea. While a stretch, I would anticipate them lasting their warranty length. Kron sound great but sometimes fail prematurely. "Electron tubes carry a Limited Warranty of ninety (90) days...
  12. ketcham

    The first Totaldac D1-Twelve Mk2 DAC in Hong Kong

    I consider the D1 Direct one of the best value on the market today. For those more conservative with investments, this is one that will be held on for a very long time if not the final purchase. Even if it is an initial stretch to purchase, I know I would have saved money longterm not...
  13. ketcham

    T-2000 25th Anniversary

    Opposite. Use external preamp.
  14. ketcham

    SET amp owners thread

    I was saddened to hear about the discontinuation of the Allnic A-311 low wattage series, the amps with which I am most personally smitten. I found better resolution and a dead silent circuit by in part omitting the parallel circuit design. 60W to 7.5W in my personal system missed nothing...
  15. ketcham

    T-2000 25th Anniversary

    More information: The improved performance with the 61-Step constant impedance bridge-type attenuator (CIA) commanded standardization for all line stages currently imported into North America. The improved performance to cost difference, this was necessary to standardize. With fixed impedance...
  16. ketcham

    Waversa WSmartHub

    The Waversa SmartHub 3.0 described here is $2125 USD plus VAT where applicable and will start shipping March 1st. While Kevalin Audio is only able to ship to N. American addresses, I am happy to answer any questions and of course, give the appropriate geographic distributor/dealer contact...
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    PayPal Refund? No Refund of Processing Fees! How do YOU like to pay?

    0.1% - I am not so lucky. Both Allnic and Waversa use the best parts in the industry, most in-house. But that quality comes at a significant manufacturing cost. In this example, I was lucky and only lost a few thousand. Imagine if the product was $15K or $19K wholesale. After much...
  18. ketcham

    PayPal Refund? No Refund of Processing Fees! How do YOU like to pay?

    On the opposite side of this discussion, I have had a client purchase an expensive item using his credit card (Citi Bank), and I use Stripe for the business end of the credit card transaction. His wife did not recognize the transaction and marked it fraudulent. He wrote and submitted a Citi...
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    Waversa WSmartHub

    There is a new version SmartHub 3.0 being released. This is a network switch. Upgrades: 1. User interface now with high-speed screen processing - no delay. 2. CPU upgraded from ARM926 to ARM CORTEX A7 - now optimized for online updates as technology evolves 3. USB output to digitally stream...
  20. ketcham

    W Slim-LITE: All-in-one, plug-n-play by Waversa Systems.

    Waversa released a docking station for their slim light all-in-one digital player. It essentially does two things - provides analog inputs that are analog to digital converted then processed through its digital amplifier. It also allows for solid state storage of digital music files. MAIN...
  21. ketcham

    T-2000 25th Anniversary

    The T-2000 comes with the KT150 stock as they were determined to sound better than both the KT120 and KT88. If the KT170 proves reliable, they will be considered. I have no reference to voice an opinion on the KT170 at this time. Given the trend, the extra power reserve would improve...
  22. ketcham

    Allnic Electronics current product line: A central and current list of published Reviews

    Allnic ZL-8000s Speaker Cable November, 2020 - 6Moons, Srajan Ebaen https://6moons.com/audioreview_articles/allnic6/
  23. ketcham

    T-2000 25th Anniversary

    The T-2000 25h Anniversary - has a 8 Ohm 4 Ohm switch - set to 4 Ohms and the KT150 will drive these speakers without issue. There is no parasitical crosstalk between the windings (4 Ohm/8 Ohm) since they both are used simultaneously. I actually adore the Kron tube sound but have not heard...
  24. ketcham

    Aqua LinQ

    I also would not tolerate such oversight. If the LinQ core also gives the consumer the option of not using ROON by LinQ's own user interface, this would add increased versatility and marketability. I have numerous customers that for various reasons do not desire to use ROON, in part the $700...
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    Waversa Systems Current Production Line: A Central and Current List of Published Reviews

    Waversa WSlimDS Review. WSlimDS is a docking station adding analog capabilities. MAIN FEATURES • Docking Station for WSlim LITE • Analog Inputs • Headphone Output • 2.5” SSD/HDD Music Storage EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGIES • DC 24V Cascade with WSlim LITE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS •...
  26. ketcham

    Aqua LinQ

    And report back, because I too am very curious on this topic.
  27. ketcham

    Aqua LinQ

    Either the LinQ processes the HQPlayer NAA Ethernet protocol or uses HQPlayer processing algorithms for better sound, or both. Hopefully they will chime in. I am certain you do not need to install HQPlayer to run ROON, since this would limit the versatility of the LinQ.
  28. ketcham

    Aqua LinQ

    "The addition of the HQPlayer module allows using Roon and all of its benefits along with even better sound than was possible using the now-discontinued RoonReady module. Additionally, Aqua’s modularity ensures that the product remains up to date. I fully stand by my original conclusion that the...
  29. ketcham

    Waversa Systems' Multi-Layer Energy Transfer (WMLET)

    Armin, you are correct. Think of it as multiple cores in a CPU. Waversa tasks each distinct channel for a specific task. Eight channels allows for individually processing 4 defined frequency bands per channel.

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