ZANDEN Choku, Chukoh and Jinpu

May 30, 2010
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Good to know...thanks! If i did this, would i need to recalibrate the TA interconnect as a result of the changed impedance? (Of course, i would ALSO have to get another TA cable as well...a very expensive option!)
Probably not - the TA Reference cables are calibrated for the output impedance, so nothing significantly changes. For the cable at the output of the Flex Connect I used a 20 cm IC, custom made with van den Hul 102 mk2 IC cable, although the current owner of the Flex Connect loves to use a short silver cable in this position.
 

LL21

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Probably not - the TA Reference cables are calibrated for the output impedance, so nothing significantly changes. For the cable at the output of the Flex Connect I used a 20 cm IC, custom made with van den Hul 102 mk2 IC cable, although the current owner of the Flex Connect loves to use a short silver cable in this position.
Thanks...will keep that in mind. How much is the Flex Connect?
 

Marcus

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This is from AE:

"KAUN (Pronounced as KA-UN) is probably Yamada's last super tube amplifier. It represents everything he knows about tube amplication. The cumulative experiences from his entire career, in particular, the fruitful experiences of research and development from Project Chouku 長空, have put forth into the master creation of KAUN 火雲. The size of the amplifier is gigantic with a total weight of 530 pounds. They are in push pull configuration with 4 x 211 tubes per channel. All transformers are FINEMET. "

ZANDEN KAUN.2.jpg

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LL21

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Wow...magnificent. Big fan of Zanden.
 

uber2

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Hi!
Anybody here compared Zanden 3100 vs. Zanden 3000(mk1)?
There are obvious advantages to both; as looks for the 3000 and remote for the 3100.
How about sound?
My amps are Lamm ML's.

Thanks.
(Pardon if the question is posted in wrong forum:thread. I am new to WBF)
 
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Marcus

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A friend of mine had the same dilemma. While on the High-End show in Munich in May, I asked Yamada San about this. He was in doubt which would be sonically better and could not decide. In the end he suggested to go with the 3000 Mk2 and then we all had a laugh...
 

Marcus

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Here’s a part of the interview with Mr.Yamada in Hi-Fi+ (Issue#166). Apart from the fact that we will eventually see most of technology’s used in these four HK exclusive products in regular production units, I find it even more interesting his statement that push-pull design is theoretically better than single-ended... His latest amp Kaun is a result of this thinking...

“I am considering building push-pull designs, because they are theoretically better than single-ended designs. However, many tube lovers still prefer single-ended amplifiers. This was the reason I invented the new generation of amplifiers. I have put these ideas into the special models for Hong Kong, but actually starting with the Chuko line stage and Jinpu phono stage. In the future, I would like to develop the next generation of Zanden products based on those designs. I do hope to design and deliver the top models into the Classic selection, above the existing models.”
 

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