+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 25

Thread: Firebottle KIN & Monoblocks review.

  1. #11
    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 2,362
    I'm Oliver.

    Default

    I know Jimbo. My car isn't worth the price of the KIN lol

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Mission 774 OG Tonearm > Toshiba SR 370 Turntable > ZYX R50 Bloom cartridge > Firebottle OTP Phono Stage > Firebottle Monoblocks > Creek OBH-11SE Headphone Amp > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers

  2. #12
    Join Date: Aug 2011

    Location: Coventry, England UK

    Posts: 354
    I'm Simon.

    Default

    Nice review. Just curious here, how come the proto/first build is 90w and the final product 55w?

  3. #13
    Join Date: Oct 2012

    Location: The Black Country

    Posts: 3,432
    I'm Alan.

    Default

    Good question Simon, I was half expecting it.

    The case for the final build is smaller so a smaller mains transformer is fitted.

    The difference in power levels equates to a drop of only 2dB, which in real terms is minimal.


  4. #14
    Join Date: Aug 2011

    Location: Coventry, England UK

    Posts: 354
    I'm Simon.

    Default

    Thanks for the info Alan.

  5. #15
    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 2,362
    I'm Oliver.

    Default

    The size of the monoblocks did surprise me actually. Very nicely styled though.

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Mission 774 OG Tonearm > Toshiba SR 370 Turntable > ZYX R50 Bloom cartridge > Firebottle OTP Phono Stage > Firebottle Monoblocks > Creek OBH-11SE Headphone Amp > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers

  6. #16
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Toulouse

    Posts: 3,598
    I'm GettingFunky.

    Default

    I am just listening to "Toy" by Yello, and I don't think I have heard my system perform better than it is now.
    It is so clear and natural sounding with a very wide and immersive soundstage that it makes it very easy to lose yourself into the music.
    Kevin

    Funkified Technics SL1200 Mk2 (Funk FX-1200+, Hana SL/AT33PTG/II/, Funk Firm "Strata" platter, "Spin" bearing and BO!NG Isolation feet, MCRU/LDA PSU). Pioneer PD-S703. Caiman II. Firebottle KIN. Firebottle Monoblocks, Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear Headphone amp. Electric Beach FH3 with Taket BatPure super tweeters. Sennheiser HD540 Reference II & HD650. DIY Klotz MC5000/MS Audio interconnects. Talk cable 3 speaker cable. Power Inspired AG1500

  7. #17
    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 2,362
    I'm Oliver.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I am just listening to "Toy" by Yello, and I don't think I have heard my system perform better than it is now.
    It is so clear and natural sounding with a very wide and immersive soundstage that it makes it very easy to lose yourself into the music.
    They really were a fantastic listen. I think alan said "ive never heard the Beatles sound so good" he was right too. Phenomenal performance and a very good price point too.

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Mission 774 OG Tonearm > Toshiba SR 370 Turntable > ZYX R50 Bloom cartridge > Firebottle OTP Phono Stage > Firebottle Monoblocks > Creek OBH-11SE Headphone Amp > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers

  8. #18
    Join Date: Sep 2009

    Location: west mids, UK

    Posts: 1,215
    I'm Phil.

    Default

    shame the kin has no remote !! must be 2 years since i heard alans , how time flies !!!
    modwright 36.5 DM /MSB s200 , / Marantz sa8005/onkyo sacd /bel canto 3.5, vbs , bel canto fm1
    sonos, . dct300/ /isotek sigmas /rfc xlr/chord epic cabling/Kimber select/verity audio rienzi speakers

  9. #19
    Join Date: May 2012

    Location: Toulouse

    Posts: 3,598
    I'm GettingFunky.

    Default

    It has a remote volume control.
    What more do you need?
    Kevin

    Funkified Technics SL1200 Mk2 (Funk FX-1200+, Hana SL/AT33PTG/II/, Funk Firm "Strata" platter, "Spin" bearing and BO!NG Isolation feet, MCRU/LDA PSU). Pioneer PD-S703. Caiman II. Firebottle KIN. Firebottle Monoblocks, Graham Slee Solo Ultra Linear Headphone amp. Electric Beach FH3 with Taket BatPure super tweeters. Sennheiser HD540 Reference II & HD650. DIY Klotz MC5000/MS Audio interconnects. Talk cable 3 speaker cable. Power Inspired AG1500

  10. #20
    Join Date: Nov 2015

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Posts: 2,362
    I'm Oliver.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    shame the kin has no remote !! must be 2 years since i heard alans , how time flies !!!
    Im sure one can be fitted but theres no need in my view. Such a nice bot of kit should be handled.

    Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
    Mission 774 OG Tonearm > Toshiba SR 370 Turntable > ZYX R50 Bloom cartridge > Firebottle OTP Phono Stage > Firebottle Monoblocks > Creek OBH-11SE Headphone Amp > IXOS Speaker Cables > Pioneer CS-77A Speakers

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast



 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •