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Kii THREE

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  1. Purité Audio

    Purité Audio Major Contributor Industry Insider Barrowmaster

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    Mola Mola is really Jan's from Hypex' product, I am not sure how much Bruno is still part of that project.
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    I heard the Kii Three at the Cranage Audio Show in late June. It wasn't on the exhibitor list so a welcome surprise. Unfortunately it was in a small bedroom which was a shame, but I still thought it was the best sound at the show. The bass was a bit compromised, no doubt due to the size of the room, but the imaging and soundstage was very good. I got to hear quite a few pieces of music that I know well and the Kiis were very good, especially when I came back to the room a second time and listened from an off centre seat. No collapsing into one speaker. As good as my Linkwitz LX521s in that respect! ;) The dealer was using a Merging NADAC player (but presumably not its 8 dacs?) and Roon as the music player. The Kiis were able to deal with the small room very well. Impressive.
     
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    Merging make a two and eight channel version, the Kii's didn't need the DACs from either of course.
    Bass is one of the Kii's strongpoints, wasn't the dealer also using PSI's active traps?
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    It was the 8 channel NADAC - I was interested in it because I use an 8 channel Mytek which is getting a bit long in the tooth, although still a current model. Unfortunately the NADAC is 3 times the price and doesn't have an ADC, so the Mytek enables me to play some vinyl every once in a while.

    I can't honestly remember if there were any bass traps in the room. The dealer didn't have any literature on any of the items (it could have all gone when I got to his room) and I think it was a last minute decision to exhibit which was why it was a small room - a shame as Cranage has some nice rooms. There was also considerably more younger people and wives/girlfriends than I usually see at shows I've been to in the past. Mrs Burning Sounds came with me although I had to bribe her with a pamper day at the hotel's leisure centre. Now she wants to go again next year! :D
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    Have you considered the HAPI?
     
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    Very enthusiastic review in this month's Stereophile.
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    Are you obsessed?
     
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    Sal1950 Major Contributor The Chicago Crusher

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    Just repercussions of a youth mis-spent. LOL
     

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