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Offline S Clark

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Anyone familiar with K&K audio?
« on: August 05, 2022, 02:30:15 PM »
A new audiophile has been discovered in Abilene, but he doesn't know which end of a screwdriver to turn.  He's had a K&K amp that looks like a Dynaco ST120 (I even cut my hand on the case like a Dynaco).  However, it doesn't seem that there's much Dynaco left.  What caught my eye was the Lundahl transformers and better than garbage caps. All replacement K&K boards.   Apparently the fella behind K&K is no longer in business.  Is this a highish quality piece?  He's kind of a goofy guy, with tons of high dollar gear and absolutely no knowledge of how any of it goes together.  I bet he paid top dollar for it a few years ago. 
I replaced a broken binding post on it, and looked at how it was put together... mostly good workmanship.
I'm just curious. 
« Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 02:32:42 PM by S Clark »
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Re: Anyone familiar with K&K audio?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 02:46:25 PM »
The K&K amp is a very good sounding piece.  They took a good solid design and then did the optimization thing.  The interstage coupling is through the Lundahls.  I spent some time with a K&K rebuild owned by a fellow in Boulder that I did some power supply mods for.

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Offline ejk

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Re: Anyone familiar with K&K audio?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 01:07:07 AM »
Joe (JBTRIO) has his phono preamp for years. He can give you some input