Installing my friend’s Kronos Pro Limited Edition

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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,451
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    Joey, I know folks who have spent (no lie) $380,000.00 just to fly 3 acousticians out to their room. Paid for the flights, room and board....as well as other amenities/meals/pleasantries while they were on site.

    All they did was measure and offer advice.

    Nothing was purchased, other than knowledge.

    Thing is? This was chump change to them in the whole grand scheme of things.

    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. ~
  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,451
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    What's funny (and I may be incorrect here) is that they have the same tracking force tool I as well as many others have....

    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. ~
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    Today I spent time examine the table and the speakers, listening and playing with the system. I moved the speakers to a position where I preferred the presentation since the owner wanted the sound to be more similar to my Magico system.

    I can say, I’m a fan of these Kharma speakers… they are very very good.

    The Kronos is a very interesting table in its own right. I’m not sure how I would feel it would do against my own VPI Avenger Reference. It is very quiet, I think moreso than my table, but I’m not sure if it’s the DS audio glossing over certain things or what.

    Overall, a very good and honest sound out of the system. The proportions of the staging seem correct. The system sounds grounded. The bass was a bit ripe earlier but the new positioning ameliorates that.lh31qs1jray0.jpeg
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    I didn’t get to hear the secondary and tertiary systems. One was Joseph audio Pulsars I believe.

    The other one were the stunning SF Electa Amator III.

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,460
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    My friends be like " could you come over and help me with this _______, and bring some beer? I'm a little short this month.
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    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,157
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    Amazing how much money we spend to listen to a twenty dollar piece of melted plastic.
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  • Joey_V
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    I recall my listening from yesterday, that Kharma Kronos system is special. Sounds complete. The table is very nice, it sounded clean and whole from top to bottom. No deficiency. I could live with that system.

    I then heard another good system yesterday night, but there’s a wide gap in performance no matter how you slice it. Fritz speakers sounded pretty decent though.

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  • bcwsrt
    bcwsrt Posts: 1,633
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    All the care and detail you guys went through here and you couldn't level those diffusers at least for the final photo?!? I'm in the middle of an OCD attack here! Please have your friend send you another photo with them leveled and post it so I can unsee all the other ones! 😳😵‍💫😂

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    Definitely quite the rig, though! 👍
    Brian

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    Lol
    I was like we need a better room for all this gear…
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  • Joey_V
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    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,670
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg

    Hey Joey. Which AQ power cables are those? I'm looking for a Hurrican source.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg

    Hey Joey. Which AQ power cables are those? I'm looking for a Hurrican source.

    He has a lot of hurricanes
    He is selling a lot of cables

    These I believe are thunder or tornado

    Not sure
    I think I’m going to reterminate one for the Boulder amp
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,670
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg

    Hey Joey. Which AQ power cables are those? I'm looking for a Hurrican source.

    He has a lot of hurricanes
    He is selling a lot of cables

    These I believe are thunder or tornado

    Not sure
    I think I’m going to reterminate one for the Boulder amp

    See if he has a Hurrican source and let me know. Thanks

    You need a Dragon for the Boulder.
    2 Channel Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II, 2 REL Carbon Limited, Norma Revo IPA-140B, Lumin U2 Mini, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Modwright PH 150, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, WAY Silver 3 Ana+ Speaker Cables, WAY Silver 4+ Interconnect Cables, AudioQuest Niagara 7000 w/Dragon and Hurricane Power Cables
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,460
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.

    Does he need any more friends? I'm available. Just saying.
    Gustard X26 Pro DAC
    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January. by Dr. Sardonicus
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,200
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    audioluvr wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.

    Does he need any more friends? I'm available. Just saying.

    Seriously. Couple thousand dollar cables to move some speakers. Count me in!
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.

    Does he need any more friends? I'm available. Just saying.

    Seriously. Couple thousand dollar cables to move some speakers. Count me in!

    The book and the LP were real cool too
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,526
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    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg

    Hey Joey. Which AQ power cables are those? I'm looking for a Hurrican source.

    He has a lot of hurricanes
    He is selling a lot of cables

    These I believe are thunder or tornado

    Not sure
    I think I’m going to reterminate one for the Boulder amp

    See if he has a Hurrican source and let me know. Thanks

    You need a Dragon for the Boulder.

    I just asked him
    He does have both canes in source and high
    Magico, JL, Emm, ARC Ref 10 line, ARC Ref 10 phono, VPI, Lyra, Boulder, AQ Wel, SRA Scuttle Rack, Bluesound
  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,670
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    tratliff wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    My friend paid me for repositioning his kharmas. Tried to decline but he wouldn’t let me. Super nice dude.lly7o1iwxm4k.jpeg

    Hey Joey. Which AQ power cables are those? I'm looking for a Hurrican source.

    He has a lot of hurricanes
    He is selling a lot of cables

    These I believe are thunder or tornado

    Not sure
    I think I’m going to reterminate one for the Boulder amp

    See if he has a Hurrican source and let me know. Thanks

    You need a Dragon for the Boulder.

    I just asked him
    He does have both canes in source and high

    Sending you a PM.
    2 Channel Rosso Fiorentino Volterra II, 2 REL Carbon Limited, Norma Revo IPA-140B, Lumin U2 Mini, VPI Prime w/SoundSmith Zephyr MIMC, Modwright PH 150, Denon DP-59l w/Denon DL-301MKII, WAY Silver 3 Ana+ Speaker Cables, WAY Silver 4+ Interconnect Cables, AudioQuest Niagara 7000 w/Dragon and Hurricane Power Cables