The Kinki Studio EX-M1 Integrated Amplifier offers performance that belies its price—in a big way. When taken as a whole,—build quality, power, and sound quality—the EX-M1 represents outstanding value, something I don’t come across every day. If you value an integrated amplifier that offers superb clarity, control, and a rich but not overly ripe sonic palette, the numbers for the Kinki Studio EX-M1 add up to an amplifier worth considering for a serious relationship.
The Kinki Studio EX-M1 saw real play time with the recently reviewed Qln Prestige Five floor standers (review), the review pair of Klipsch Cornwall IV (details), and the resident DeVore Fidelity O/96 a speaker whose voice(s) I know about as thoroughly as you can know such things. We are intimate. The totaldac d1-tube DAC/Streamer took care of converting digital music to analog waves, while cabling from AudioQuest wired everything up.
Technical data of
Kinki Studio EX-M1/M1+ Frequency Response: 10-150kHz (±3dB)
THDN: 0.0232%; 0.006% (A-Weighted)
S/N Ratio: >103dB
Output Power: 215W RMS (8Ω) , 290W RMS (4Ω) – both channel driven
Damping Factor: 2000
Gain: Normal Gain 26 dB
Max Output Voltage: 55VAC
AC Power: 110/240VAC, 50/60Hz (Factory configure)
Input Sensitivity: 2.25Vrms – 3.6Vrms
Input Impedance: 50kΩ
Input Connector: RCA x 3, XLR x 1
Output: Speaker Binding Post 4mm L/R Channel
Dimension: 430W x 125H x 370D
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Reviewed By: Twittering Machines - Michael Lavorgna