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Amp for Kans

Discussion in 'audio' started by novak, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    The best I heard them was an '86 pair with a super xv, so this doesn't surprise me.
     
  2. Conan

    Conan Loop digger

    Kan's II kustone here with Nait2 and Onix OA21S
    The Onix is a better match for me.
     
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  3. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    My Kan II were much better with my Onix oa21 than the far more expensive Naim 102 / 180 combo.
     
  4. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Onix or a bit left field Densen DM10.
    The old Densen has plenty of grunt and adds a bit of warmth where the Kans miss it.
     
  5. Charlie_1

    Charlie_1 pfm Member

    Nice pairing. I ran XV and Kan IIs with pre-Cirkus LP12 for 15+ years. Did you ever hear any of the JF unregulated pre/power combos? Wouldn't mind trying the 17/18 one day but they're very rare.
     
  6. Pacha

    Pacha New Member

    Yes they don’t come up very often. Would like to try them though.
     
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  7. Mr Pig

    Mr Pig ^'- -'^

    When I bought my Nait 2 I tried a few amps including an Exposure X I think it was. With hindsight I wish I'd bought the Exposure but the Naim propaganda weighed heavy at that time. It took me twenty years to realize a more rounded amplifier was a better idea.
     
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  8. PerF

    PerF Member

    The integrated Farlowe amps were simply great.
    Onix OA21s fine too, but now a bad name due to their massive scam, I'd never give room to those amps again, my old knackered OA21 will soon hit the bin.
     
  9. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    Not sure why you'de want to bin it if it sounds great Per?
    And with the exemption of the ribbon selector on the "S" version they are easily serviceable by anyone with cheap standard parts.
    A OA21 (non-"S") will live forever.
     
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  10. Pacha

    Pacha New Member

    Do you know anyone who can do an active conversion?
     
  11. Flat

    Flat pfm Member

    Any serious Linn or Naim dealer.
    I’ve have done it myself.
     
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  12. Flat

    Flat pfm Member

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  13. Gervais Cote

    Gervais Cote Predator

    32.5/160 BD, adding a Hicap is a bonus but not absolutely necessary.
     
  14. topa

    topa Sans CDPs

    There is a pair on German Ebay right now. Bit if a steep price, but may negotiable....
     
  15. technarchy

    technarchy pfm Member

    Chances are you’re old onix amp is nothing to do with the scam artist! Don’t throw it
     
  16. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    It's easy if you have a pair of MkII's. I think I have some photos of when I did mine; I'll find them out later.
     
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  17. Charlie_1

    Charlie_1 pfm Member

    Is it difficult to open them up and reseal as well as before?
     
  18. Copperjacket

    Copperjacket pfm Member

    You could always do a charity sale...
     
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  19. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Not if you use MkII's, because they have a gasket on the bass/mid, rather than sealant, but the grilles are still tricky to get off.
     
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  20. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    Take the grilles off:

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    Take out the mid/bass unit and unscrew the loudspeaker terminals:

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    Remove the crossover:

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    Remove the components from the crossover board:

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    You can refit the bare crossover board, because then you can still use the loudspeaker terminals, but you have to resite the lousdspeaker wires because you have removed the components:

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    Replace the crossover board and the mid/bass unit and refit the grilles.

    [​IMG]
     
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