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I am deciding what amp to buy for SR-009....   I narrowed it down to  KGSSHV,BHSE and maybe T2 DIY,atleast I thought so,I was looking where to get the KGSSHV and found this website called  Mjolnir Audio that makes KGSSHV but also some of their own new designs based on BHSE/KGSS....

 

1. KGST  "Just finished another KGST.  This amplifier has been called the mini BHSE and it is a fitting name.  This is a hybrid amplifier and the circuit is similar to the BHSE in many ways.  The power supply is similar and so are the first two amplifying stages.  The main difference is with the tubes used and how they are used.  The KGST uses the tube in a more traditional nature but with the same constant current source as the BHSE.  The tubes used are the 6S4A and they handle the output directly with no extra stages needed.  There are no external heatsinks and the tubes are fully enclosed in the chassis.  Sound wise they are very similar but the KGST is warmer and more forgiving making it a better match to the SR-009.  Like the BHSE it runs very warm so it needs a lot of air to breath.  Similar to the KGSSHV this one has a servo which monitors and corrects the output so warmup is less of an issue."

 

 

2.KGDT "Here is a new amp design from us, the KGDT.  As the name might suggest this is a sister amp to the KGST.  The goal here was to allow to tune the sound more by tuberolling.  On the KGST you can just use 6S4A’s and only them, on the KGDT you can use many of the larger 9 pin dual triodes.  The amp was designed around the ECC99/12BH7A and the 6N6pi/6CG7 but others will work assuming they have similar specs and the same pinout.  The circuit board has a simple toggle switch to select single 6.3V heater or a center tapped 12.6V setup.  Now some slight comporimisies had to be made to accomodate these tubes so the rail voltages are a bit lower than on the KGST and there is a bit lower current running through the output stage.  This is done so that the tubes can’t be run way too hard and thus not last long.

The sound of this amp is very similar to the KGST and so is the performance.  Great control of even tricky phones like the SR-007 Mk1 plus the ability to alter the tone of the amp with different tubes.  117V or 230V are no problem as the amp has a switch inside like all my new amps."

 

 

theres more interesting stuff on that website I highly recomend you to check it out.. my question is this,is this legit/high quality? is it build properly as if Kevin Gilmore made it? how does new models sound?   I am looking at amp with loudest sub bass but aso high detail,he says the KGST is warmer that BHSE that sounds interesting,it says "The tubes used here are the 6S4A and they handle output directly with no extra stages needed"  this will probably sound stupid but does that mean its kinda electrostatic equivalent of OTL? make it simple direct and raw to preserve signal quality?

 

BTW feel free to tell me how various amps compare in SR-009,especialy KGSSHV,BHSE and T2 DIY,I want to have LCD x,pre fazor LCD 2 bass from stax,that would be dream come true

Edited by goobicii - 5/26/15 at 1:17pm '); } else { document.write(' '); }


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