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Offline Funkyjazz

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2018, 17:06 »
Nice! And we came from Job and TQ as well... hahaha. Maybe same same sounding setups we have  ;D
I believe we are searching for the same kind of sound characteristic......haha!!

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2018, 17:07 »
Another Kinki user here. Using it with a denafrips Venus though. Really liking the sound.
Good to know more ppl appreciate Kinki.

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2018, 07:21 »
Hello all! I live in Singapore and am interested in buying the Kinki Studio EX-M1. However I would like to hear it first. I approached Alvin for an audition but unfortunately he is not set up for auditions. Would any of you kind souls be willing to let me hear your Kinki EX-M1? I appreciate that the sound I hear in your set up and room will be different to mine. But still, I think I will get an idea of the amplifier’s capabilities. Please PM me if you live in Singapore and wouldn’t mind me coming over for listen. Many thanks!

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2018, 16:12 »
Anyone heard the B7 yet? http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/kinki4/1.html

(Wonder if it is balanced)
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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 13:05 »
Hi All,

Just wanted to let you all know that fellow member Benlzy very kindly allowed me to audition his Kinki amp + dac in his home yesterday. I absolutely loved the sound! It was just... perfect. Benlzy did tell me that the speakers we were listening to were perhaps not the best for bass but were otherwise buttery smooth. Despite that the bass was very tight. I can only imagine a pair of speakers which are designed for better bass will sound even better with this amp. But its not just the bass that was good , the entire spectrum of sound was just perfectly reproduced. I have a class A amp amd i love what it does to the vocals (but I do not love its bass). The vocals on Kinky were as good as that on the class A amp as was the instrument seperation and sound stage. Alvin, I will be buying one soon! ;)

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 10:34 »
Glad you enjoyed the session Charan! Sorry I didn't have more time.. hope to hear impressions from your personal set soon :)

The speakers are the Hyperion hps-738, with twin side firing woofers. More enveloping feel rather than punchy in your chest bass. Nevertheless, without the ex-m1s grip on the bass, it'll easily sound too loose and flabby.

My sound preference is a smooth sweet presentation with slight warmness, but must also contain a certain level of detail and extension. Not the best for rock but still decent enough! Bought the speakers to 'play' but somehow it's growing on me.
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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2018, 17:03 »
http://hifiknights.com/reviews/aplifiers/kinki-studio-ex-m1/

Being a previous user of the Job INT, review seems pretty spot on.

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2018, 07:52 »
More love for the amp, less for the dac haha. I have the dac too and it actually isn't bad sounding at all. Been a few months and I still love this kinki combo :3

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2018, 08:57 »
More love for the amp, less for the dac haha. I have the dac too and it actually isn't bad sounding at all. Been a few months and I still love this kinki combo :3

Me too, love the combo.  Both are VFM, just that the amp is very very VFM.

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2018, 19:35 »
Bro funkyjazz, which speakers are you using with your Kinki stack?

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2018, 23:29 »
Bro funkyjazz, which speakers are you using with your Kinki stack?

I am using Dynaudio contour S3.4

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2018, 11:57 »
Oo nice.. would love to have a listen some time :)

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2018, 23:09 »
Oo nice.. would love to have a listen some time :)
Sure, Just PM me.

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Re: Kinki studio EX-M1
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2018, 15:38 »
does the Ex1-m has home theater bypass feature? TIA