Odyssey eye candy

VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
Good looking layout

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,102
    Who's cable is in there Trey? Cardas or Furez?
    Very very nice nudies Trey
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Klaus uses groneberg

    Hats off to Klaus, he uses good stuff throughout... Except for his tubes, they suck.

    Dropped in some mullard, instantly quieter background... I'm sure the sound will be much improved
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    I'm a huge Odyssey fan, but he definitely knows his customer tube roll. The stock tubes can be found at Walmart maybe
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    It's amazing how much better the mullard tubes sound
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,102
    VR3 wrote: »
    Klaus uses groneberg
    I was looking at the color and guessing tbh

    Sweet stuff

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Groneberg isn't too common, Klaus is the US distributor... I have never tried them outside of the Odyssey products but I'm sure they sound awesome 😊
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 164
    @VR3, which product is that? Their website shows an integrated amp with only one input. Klaus is great to work with.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    edited September 14
    http://odysseyaudio.com/products-kismet-hybrid-int-amp.html


    Just want to mention that this unit looks far superior in person. The website picture is terrible.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 164
    Thanks. I didn’t see the Kismet submenu. The picture is not good.
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  • I wonder how high the flames will shoot from that model? Isn't that a common occurrence with Odyssey for you Trey?
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Lol...

    I did have a Stratos Amp go up in smoke... But overall Odyssey is rock solid with a 20 year warranty
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,754
    edited September 14
    I've had two Stratos amps in my system over the years and loved them both! I prefer their second amp case with their sealed case and front to back heatsink to the earliest and latest versions myself. I'd buy another one if a good deal came my way. Klaus has never done a good job of internet marketing for his designs, but his amps run cooler than any other A/B design I've ever had, even when driven hard!
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    2 Channel Thorens TD 318 Grado ZF1, SACD/CD Marantz 8260, Soundstream/Krell DAC1, Audio Mirror PP1, Odyssey Stratos, ADS L-1290, ICs-DIY Twisted , Speaker-Raymond Cable
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    I do prefer the Stratos case more, especially the way he uses the side of the chassis as the heat sink. The normal monoblocks in the new chassis uses the sides as a heat sink as well... But the integrated as you can see doesn't. The smaller heat sinks inside the chassis do put out some heat since they are smaller...

    I honestly am not sure there is a better value than his products. I had alot of issues with Klaus back in the day and not delivering products as promised... But that's a dead horse under a tall bridge
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Here's the new chassis as a mono blocknj8ak4nsfnzj.jpeg
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Khartago chassis
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    Stratos chassis
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,072
    I need to stop by his shop (assuming he has one), since he's local to me in Indy...
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    edited September 14
    I am sure he would show you around and demo. But I believe he runs it out of his /garage
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,072
    VR3 wrote: »
    I am sure he would show you around and demo. But I believe he runs it out of his /garage

    Thats my kind of shop! Best kinds of audio shops are the hole in the wall ones!
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    Yep, I'll take products built out of a garage versus a big hq with alot of marketing costs built into their products
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,072
    VR3 wrote: »
    Yep, I'll take products built out of a garage versus a big hq with alot of marketing costs built into their products

    IndyAudioLab's is another company I'd love to visit..... they now own Aragon and Acurus... former engineers for Klipsch (also headquartered here)
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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,568
    VR3 wrote: »
    I am sure he would show you around and demo. But I believe he runs it out of his /garage

    Thats my kind of shop! Best kinds of audio shops are the hole in the wall ones!

    Just like bars...
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,911
    kharp1 wrote: »
    VR3 wrote: »
    I am sure he would show you around and demo. But I believe he runs it out of his /garage

    Thats my kind of shop! Best kinds of audio shops are the hole in the wall ones!

    Just like bars...

    Amen to that !!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,267
    edited September 21
    Where everyone knows your name! B)

    CHEERS. ;)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,205
    Nice integrated! Klaus makes some nice sounding amps and speakers.
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  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,359
    I had my stratos stereo upgraded several years ago to near Kismet: 120k uf of reference caps per channel, stacked reference grade toroidal trannies and some other stuff I can’t think of right now. The sound is so clean, fantastic imaging, very liquid yet detailed.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,264
    I recall hearing minimal difference between the Kismet and Stratos extreme monoblocks.as I recall, the primary build difference was the black boards, which were thicker and double traced. The power supply caps were also symphonic line, which was a nice upgrade.

    I have been very very happy with the integrated, Klaus makes great sounding gear. I'm with you all the way!
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