Odyssey Audio Kismet Monoblock Integrated, external power supply

VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
edited December 2018 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
So, with my separation of my HT and 2 channel, I have decided to go pre-amp-less. This kind of negates my need for this arrangement.

I have been extremely pleased with the sound of this unit, with the external power supplies the background is super black and has an extremely musical sound that just allows hours and hours of listening.

This build is fairly unique in that it is a 3 piece configuration, there is the main unit which houses a monoblock and tube preamp. The secondary unit for the second monoblock and a third unit for the power supplies to the main unit.

Included is the following

Main unit, monoblock and preamp chassis
Secondary unit, monoblock
Third unit, power supplies for main unit
2 x umbilical cables for power supply hook up
2 x power cables
1 x remote control (volume only)
2 sets of preouts
Original boxes
2 x mullard 12au7 tubes
2 x rca clear top tubes
2 x rca black plate tubes

Condition, I would say they are in overall great condition, few small marks here and there and the chrome pillars show some light wear. See pics

Specs
Ultra fast and ultra expensive Symphonic Line Caps
Stereo version 2 x 160W / 8 Ω
Mono version 1 x 200W + 1 x 200W / 8 Ω
Ultra high current designs
19" x 19" x 6"
60 lbs each / 27 kg each
Stable to 2 ohms
Made in USA, amplifiers based off of the rg11 from symphonic line
Double traced circuit boards, high quality wima caps, sonicap
Wbt binding post and rcas

This unit has an input labeled as HT bypass, but it is not a HT bypass.

Will post pics in a day or so

$2950 shipped, will accept trades and will drive up to 4 hours for delivery or hand off


- Not Tom

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Comments

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Forgot to mention, I am the second owner but have never registered the unit so the warranty will be transferable which is 20 years. Not sure of the exact age, but it is under 3 years.

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
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    - Not Tom

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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 961
    Wow, that is some nice gear! Wish I had that in the budget! GLWTS.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Thank you 😊
    - Not Tom

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  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,087
    If you visited at my place you heard the lesser, much lesser, version of this.

    Sell the kids, give up a kidney, put your jewelry in hock.

    You need this!!!
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    It's definitely the best setup I have had, beautiful sound. Can't go wrong
    - Not Tom

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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,804
    Beautiful!!! Wow!!
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
    USB helper: w4s Recovery
    Living Room: Teac AI-3000,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Appreciate the kind words, the bottom unit is really hard to do justice in photographs. Very nice high quality build
    - Not Tom

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,429
    Are you making room for your mother in law to move in? Really nice gear and wedding band BTW.
    2Ch- B&W 703, SVS PB10 NSD, Marantz NR1607, Parasound 1500a, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Yellow) with Acrylic platter, Pro-Ject phono pre, MIT AVT 2 speaker cables, MIT AVT 1 and AVT 2 ICs, XLO Jumpers, Signal Dig Coax, Signal Cable Magic Power Cables x3, Samsung 55JS7000, Harmony 1100, Sony BDP-S6200, Marantz DV-4200 (as Transport), Cambridge Audio DAC Magic100, Monster 3600MKII, Android Mi Box3 and Apple TV. - Pool /Gazebo Yamaha RX-A1010, Polk Patio 25x4, Rotel RDV 1045 (as CDP) MIT AVT3 ICs - Work - Spotify Premium or Neutron App to my FiiO Kunlun into my Grado SR125e

  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Lol, hopefully a few more years before that lol

    Thank you 😜
    - Not Tom

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,934
    Needs to be working on a little Trey Jr. before the Mother in law thing....

    Not Trey
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Scary thoughts

    This bad boy is boxed up and ready to rock it up... Three boxes!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Will throw in a 1.5 ft pair of these (sound excellent) for Polkies

    https://www.madisoundspeakerstore.com/interconnects/supra-eff-isl-interconnect-with-rca-pair/
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Slight change of pricing

    I'll hold firm here for a long time as I'm not in a hurry

    2450 plus shipping without any rca cables. This price also includes up to 4 hr delivery. PayPal fees extra

    Not sure you can find a better set for the money with almost 300 in tubes
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    4 or so hours away??? get it by Christmas!!!
    - Not Tom

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,934
    Well, you said it....

    Not Tom.

    So, I'll pass.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    You need a tube preamp in your life
    - Not Tom

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,934
    Yes....yes I do. I miss Gary's piece. Without it? An estimated 10% of reproduction gone.

    Ouch. Merry Christmas, Trey!

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Add some mini Utopias mains and you have a killer 2 channel 😜
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Bumpski

    Packed and ready to rock N roll
    - Not Tom

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,899
    Good deal here gents. Quality stuff at a totl AVR pricing. Don't let this slip away, you can always ask for forgiveness later.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 23,025
    Thanks for the bump... Not to mention the tubes...

    Mullard, clear tops, black plates, off to a good tube roll start!
    - Not Tom

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,899
    Yep, you also get quality tubes with it, you just saved hundreds more. Plus hand delivered within 4 hours, you just saved money on shipping too and any risk of damage.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • drumminmandrumminman Posts: 3,366
    You’re gonna really like it. I have the big brother Stratos Stereo seriously hot rodded by Klaus. Great piece of kit.
    "Science is suppose to explain observations not dismiss them as impossible" - Norm on AA; 2.3TL's w/sonicaps/mills/jantzen inductors, Gimpod's boards, Lg Solen SDA inductors, RD-0198's, MW's dynamatted, Armaflex speaker gaskets, H-nuts, brass spikes, Cardas CCGR BP's, upgraded IC Cable, Black Hole Damping Sheet strips, interior of cabinets sealed with Loctite Power Grab, AI-1 interface with 1000VA A-L transformer
  • ALL212ALL212 Posts: 1,087
    There is some serious friggin' magic in this thing. I've been a Klaus Klient for 10 years or more. This replaced a Tempest/Stratos Extreme Dual mono +++ setup that's been in place for over 5 years. I also have a Candela that's been in and out but I prefer the Tempest. I know the Odyssey Audio sound well.

    Have had it lit up and running, really amazing extension on the treble, bass very well controlled and also extended. Jaw dropping sound stage.
    Tested tubes last night on the tester and found the set I had in this to be bad (one side of one tube completely failed). So I threw another set in. Muddy mids..blah... I took that opportunity to switch the Tempest back in. No magic... it sounded good but no magic. Took the Tempest back out and put a basic set of 12AU7 Amperex orange labels in the pre that tested very strong and magic is back.

    Maybe because the transformer for the pre is external? I've got another 8 pair of 12AU7's and variants to go through that tested good so more fun to come.

    Gonna have to pry my cold, dead hands from this rig if you think it's leaving!
    Aaron
    Enabler Extraordinaire
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,804
    Nice!!!
    Den: Lumin D1,Wireworld Silver Eclipse, KEF LS50 Wireless, Velodyne SPL1200, Technics 1200, Denon DL160, Jolida D9,
    USB helper: w4s Recovery
    Living Room: Teac AI-3000,T+A PA 1530R, Tyler Highland H2, Aries Mini, Grant Fidelity Tube Dac 11
    Have but haven't used in a while: LH Labs VI Dac, Cayin SCD50T

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