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    Re: Greetings from exotic Oklahoma

    James

    I bought my first Odyssey amp in 1999 as a dealers floor sample when Klaus decided to go direct sales. I had my first phone conversation of many a few weeks later and we have kept in touch for almost twenty years. During that time I have owned five different Odyssey amps including a Kismet which I still own. You have to spend many times what he charges to better them in sound quality. They flourish to my ears with a quality tube preamp in front of them. His back log of orders indicates he must be doing something right.
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    Re: Greetings from exotic Oklahoma

    Klaus is quite a character, to be sure. In my early career with Audio I was quite active but must have missed him somehow - didn’t carry or rep his products, never saw him at CES. Skip forward 20 years, when looking to build a system that sounds as close to cost no object as possible when cost definitely was a consideration, Odyssey seemed a good choice.

    You really have to want it though. New gear takes months, and his famous upgrade path is almost impossible to accomplish. My Khartago/Kismets are about 80% of fully upgraded; he won’t let me send them in as they would just sit on a shelf.

    He reminds me of a respected Luthier making quality custom guitars. Send him a deposit, make some customization choices, receive it in 18 to 24 months. People agree to the wait because the result is worth it.

    Sorry for droning on.

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    Re: Greetings from exotic Oklahoma

    Welcome, Klaus and Odyssey products are solid and affordable. I still have a Stratos+ in my second system close to 20 years old.
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    Brian

    Main System - Rotel 1072 > VAC CLA1 MKII > Couterpoint NPS-400 > Clearfield Continentals > Synergistic Cables
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    Hafler 945 Pre-Tuner > Odyssey Stratos > Dynaudio Audience 82s > Tara Labs Cables


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