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    AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Wonderful review in Stereophile.


    https://www.akitika.com/GT102.html#


    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...ower-amplifier








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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    You going to add one to the collection?
    Main - JVC QL-Y7/Denon DL-301 Mk II, Gold Note PH-10, Nuprime CDT-8, Auralic Aries G1, Aqua La Voce S3, Supratek Chardonnay, Kinki Studio EX-M7, Verity Otello, (2) Rythmik F12SE, Audio Envy IC's ,SC & PC's, Triode Wire Lab PC's & USB , PS Audio Stellar P3, Timbernation rack

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    I am curious about it

    $488 assembled and tested. The kit starts at $314. I can not believe it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    You going to add one to the collection?
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Since you only need the first watt it would never get hot like when JA tortured it and it could play all day if it is quiet. It would be like when I bought the Nuforce (little Job) out of curiosity.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    The review even mentioned it’s on the warmer side of neutral. Sounds like my kind of amp.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    I agree and maybe even Randy needs one too as he has the perfect preamp for it. Surely he could sneak that little amp into the rack.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    OMG, that’s right. I’m sure he’d love it.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I agree and maybe even Randy needs one too as he has the perfect preamp for it. Surely he could sneak that little amp into the rack.
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    He's probably ignoring us.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Hahahaha, I’ll make sure he sees it.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Dan from Akitika had the Stereophile demo amp available for sale. My curiosity got me so I bought it. Damn, I just hooked it up and like any amp that hasn’t been used in a while, it needs warming up but it’s pretty cool. After only a few minutes it’s a little bit congested but overall pretty awesome. I am sure as it warms up it’ll be great.

    I must have been out of my mind to buy expensive amps. It’s very quiet, but the GAT2 gain is a little too high, so the Misho preamp needs to get hooked up with it.

    I’m amazed so far.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    There’s no bite, no sibilants and it’s pretty smooth. It doesn’t have tremendous 3D (yet) like some other amps but it’s still cooking.



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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Stereophile Class B amp rating:


    Akitika GT-102: $488 (assembled); $314 (kit) $$$
    As HR mused in his review of the solid-state AkitikA GT-102, "Jeez, Louise—should I even bother to drive a $7700 pair of [Joseph Audio Pulsar] speakers with a $488 amp?" That question is made more poignant by the fact that the GT-102 is available in kit form for only $314—far less than many of you would dream of spending on an interconnect or even a cable riser. To ensure that ours was an exemplary sample, for the sake of measurements if nothing else,
    HR tried a factory-built sample and found the 60Wpc GT-102, which is based on the same power op-amp as the well-regarded 47 Laboratory Gaincard integrated amp, had a "warmer, darker" sound than that of his Pass Laboratories XA25.
    The AkitikA didn't make much headway with the difficult-to-drive Magnepan .7 planar-magnetic speakers, but it partnered well with Falcon Acoustics' LS3/5a minimonitors,
    Herb being especially impressed by "how attractively it rendered the complex harmonic structures of . . . saxophone, harmonica, violin, and marimba." His conclusion: "Super-highly recommended."
    Writing from his lab, JA noted that the AkitikA "is happier driving higher impedances, though this drawback must be considered in the context of its very affordable price." (Vol.41 No.7 WWW)

    Read more at
    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...oJvsD5oVHQz.99
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    After three weeks, how is the sound?

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    I absolutely love the amp. It has a little more forward presentation than my SIT3, for example, but it’s awesome. It’s smooth and a little sweet, 136 dB silent. I’m stunned.

    PS, it turns out that my unit is the exact amp from the Stereophile review. I’m sure it was fully broken in well before I received it.



    Quote Originally Posted by maty View Post
    After three weeks, how is the sound?
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    With what speakers did you pair it?

    The problem is it has only one LM3886 by channel. It is more suitable for speakers with real impedance of 8 ohms or more.

    Or 4 Ohms bookshelve loudspeakers with cut > 65 Hz at -3 dB.

    Soundstage? With complex music, like the orchestral, how does it sound?

    Years ago I was close to buying the GT-101.

    My speakers love watts and they go down, according to the manufacturer, up to 49 Hz at -3 dB. Minimum impedance 3.9 Ohms and true 85 dB/W/m. It did not seem the most appropriate amplifier for them.

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Only my Avantgarde Duo XD so far. I only have two older pair of Klipsch bookshelf in addition to my Duo which I have not tried.

    Soundstage is great but maybe not as much depth as my more expensive amps. I have not tried any classical or orchestral music.

    Overall I’m not embarrassed to say that I think it’s a great amp and would not have any second thoughts about it as my only amp.

    With a pair of Harbeth, or similar not extremely difficult to drive speakers, it would make a great system.



    Quote Originally Posted by maty View Post
    With what speakers did you pair it?

    The problem is it has only one LM3886 by channel. It is more suitable for speakers with real impedance of 8 ohms or more.

    Or 4 Ohms bookshelve loudspeakers with cut > 65 Hz at -3 dB.

    Soundstage? With complex music, like the orchestral, how does it sound?
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Avantgarde Duo XD

    https://www.avantgarde-acoustic.de/e...es/duo-xd.html

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Absolutely not a difficult load, but I think any reasonable speaker of 4 ohms or more should be fine. Same thing goes for my Job amps. They don’t like difficult to drive speakers either.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    I read this thread this morning. Sounds like an interesting little amp.

    I have recently been listening to my T+A amplifier a lot more. Great little amplifier! I have been calling it the mighty midget since it is so small in size. Everything I loved about the Goldmund Job sound, fast, dynamic, etc., but oh so much more. And much better components and parts being used. It is quickly becoming my favorite amp. I can only imagine how good their big boy amplifiers are !

    The Sylvania tubes give that very forward image in the Audio Mirror amps that Joe was describing for this little value amp. I very much prefer the wider, deeper image that I get with the CBS or Black Treasure tubes .

    But this little guy sounds like a fantastic bargain for sure.
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Randy,

    It’s a gigantic bargain but maybe not for some of the well heeled audiophiles. I love the variety. The SIT3 is a little more laid back but the Akitika is a little more upfront. I’d love to hear it on a Harbeth, for example. I bet it’s a wonderful combo.
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Joe,
    From what I remember you gave the same general description of the Valvet E2 to the Sit-3. Anything you can share about the differences between the Valvet vs Akitika? As always your wisdom/experience is appreciated!!
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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Hmmmm, descriptions are a little tough.

    Regarding the Valvet, it’s less compressed/dense than the Akitika amp. The Valvet is the most open of the three amps. When you hear a great amp, it’s like the music just fills the room and there’s space around instruments and vocals. The Akitika doesn’t have the same air and openness as the Valvet, while the Valvet just lets the music out, unforced. The Akitika has a meaty tone but is not as clean or 3D as the Valvet.

    10audio.com has a review/update of the Valvet E2 SE. dammit, now I want that too.


    Quote Originally Posted by Billion$Baby View Post
    Joe,
    From what I remember you gave the same general description of the Valvet E2 to the Sit-3. Anything you can share about the differences between the Valvet vs Akitika? As always your wisdom/experience is appreciated!!
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    Misho Myronov Wooden amp, First Watt SIT-3 (x 2 - one as backup), Job 250 Monos, Valvet E2se, NuForce STA200, AkitikA GT-102 amp, ASL Wave monos, Dennis Had 45 monos. Absolute Audio Labs PCF 25 amp (improved First Watt F7 super clone)

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    Re: AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier - Kit or Assembled ....

    Thanks for the input Joe. I pissed off the distributor by asking him what the differences were between the E2 and the SE on Audiogon. He said I would have to wait for "the review". I told him I thought it was ridiculous that the company didn't supply him with any info on what changes were made internally or give any info that could be passed on to potential customers. He threw a passive aggressive conniption
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    Even their website was a little cryptic about the enhancements.

    Our current E2 amps are awesome. I wish I would have been made aware of the new version but it happens all the time. We can only keep waiting for so long.

    I’m most happy about my SIT3, so it’s all good.
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    https://cheaptubeaudio.blogspot.com/...idian-200.html

    Sonic Impressions

    • Akitika GT-102 + LS3/5A As before, the combo with Schiit Saga and LS3/5A worked a treat, especially with digital. The LS3/5A are placed near field and in front of my horns, and they just disappear. At low level, the images are relatively small, but crank it up to normal listening level, the images flesh out. In fact, one could easily mistake the sound to be coming from the large horn system behind. From vocal CDs to Bruckner LP, the sound is highly articulate, just enticing. Few bookshelves can equal, let alone surpass, the LS3/5A.

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    The GT-102 is insanely quiet and a little sweet/warm. Value is stunning. I can’t believe how great it is for how little it costs.
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    Akitika GT-102 Power Amplifier - Positive Feedback

    I still love mine. Incredible value.
    Last edited by joeinid; August 4, 2020 at 06:31 AM.
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    Joe.... why have you stopped at only 11 amplifiers (mono's count as one )... I think you need a full dozen ....

    I would love to try the Job mono's; still kind of upset that Goldmund stop producing the Job line .
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    If you only knew about what else I have ......

    The Job 250 monos on your Maggies will be heaven. I think you should consider them. I have enough power with my Job integrated. Think about it.
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    Ouch, I may have to... got to let my wife get over the Abyss headphones and Magnepan speakers purchases ....
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    Man that would be nice.... well I will find out in a couple hours how the Maggies sound with the T+A .
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    Excellent, update when ready. I have no power so I’m all alone in the dark. Rocking myself to keep from crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Excellent, update when ready. I have no power so I’m all alone in the dark. Rocking myself to keep from crying.
    Nothing like a little storm to mess up 2 chl listening . Be safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    Excellent, update when ready. I have no power so I’m all alone in the dark. Rocking myself to keep from crying.
    Man my heart is with you my friend. I can just see you now, sitting in the dark, tapping out forum messages with a tear rolling down your cheek .
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    Hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    Nothing like a little storm to mess up 2 chl listening . Be safe.
    No tv, no music, no generator, no internet except my iPhone. Ugh, this is terrible. Looks like downed power lines around the corner causing this, no update on when repair is expected. Over 340K on Long Island w/o power. I think itís more than that.
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    Dang... stay safe. You are gonna run out of power on your phone soon .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Dang... stay safe. You are gonna run out of power on your phone soon .
    I bought two of those portable car jumpers a year or two ago and occasionally charge them up. Just topped off my phone late this afternoon. Definitely have a few more charges in them. Very cool.
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