When people start to talk about the sound of Kinki -EX-B7 power amplifier,
How do you feel it ? How do you describe it ?
Pure ? Musical? Melodic? Rich? Sonorous?
Let find out more from this review !
Neutrality and musicality were the goals to achieve. Rich tonal quality, vivid sound imaging, details, high resolution and dynamic. The choice of the components, design, and tuning does just that.
It is the Kinki Studio gears' sound signature.
Well, what kind of devices are those Kinki Studio EX-B7? As mentioned, these are mono power amplifiers. You would say nothing special, there are many of them, but these blocks do have some nice features on board. Just take the power supply, which already consists of 4 transformers, 2 large toroidal transformers and 2 smaller ones. As a result, the amplifier will not get stuffy quickly.
The used parts are of high quality, just take the Vishay capacitors in the power supply (including Nagra uses the same), but also the Exicon mosfets (8 pieces per monoblock and also used by Goldmund!), The gold-plated circuit board tracks and so on. through. The housing is also of a beautiful and heavy quality. This, together with the heavy nutrition, ensures a spicy weight of 17 kg each. Together not as heavy as the 40 kg of the unmanageable Audio-GD Master 3 and each reasonably easy to handle.
In terms of power, they specify 250W at 8 ohms, but given the maximum output of 84VAC and 20A, the amplifier can handle a lot. Here in the AudioEnZo house they have a piece of cake because they only drive mid and high.
On the front you will find a window with the on / standby button, a matrix display with status text and three LEDs for standby, operation and fault. On the back are the speaker terminals, an RCA and XLR input and the necessary net entrance. The overall build quality is very beautiful and exudes class!
When I talk to others about audio equipment, I often notice that there is still some degenerative action about Chinese stuff.
If this quality should be designed, build and distributed in western country’s , I dare say that the price could increase about three (3) times.
Full Review: https://www.audioenzo.nl/kinki-studio-ex-b7/
Netherland Distributor - https://www.boelszaudio.com/english/products/kinki-studio/