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    Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Hello folks,

    Just received this integrated amp today.
    Listening to it since 2 hours.
    The sound is mesmerizing. There is an incredible musicality in this amplifier. Tons of weight and presence and finesse. While still being extremely fast and dynamic.
    I have NOS tubes but I first want to listen to it with the stock tubes.
    I bought it to see if I could sell my CJ GAT preamp and my 300B monoblocks without sacrificing too much on the sound quality.
    I must say that this Kondo integrated might be just all I need to be happy.
    Will say more in a few weeks.


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Congratulations Jerome. I'm thinking about doing the same. Looks like an awesome integrated.
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    Hello folks,

    Just received this integrated amp today.
    Listening to it since 2 hours.
    The sound is mesmerizing. There is an incredible musicality in this amplifier. Tons of weight and presence and finesse. While still being extremely fast and dynamic.
    I have NOS tubes but I first want to listen to it with the stock tubes.
    I bought it to see if I could sell my CJ GAT preamp and my 300B monoblocks without sacrificing too much on the sound quality.
    I must say that this Kondo integrated might be just all I need to be happy.
    Will say more in a few weeks.


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    Congrats Jerome. Happy to hear you love it already. However, when you swap them with NOS as I mentioned earlier it's even better It will be smoother and fuller sound compares to stock tubes.

    Again I am so happy for you. Now it's Joe's turn
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    Hello folks,

    Just received this integrated amp today.
    Listening to it since 2 hours.
    The sound is mesmerizing. There is an incredible musicality in this amplifier. Tons of weight and presence and finesse. While still being extremely fast and dynamic.
    I have NOS tubes but I first want to listen to it with the stock tubes.
    I bought it to see if I could sell my CJ GAT preamp and my 300B monoblocks without sacrificing too much on the sound quality.
    I must say that this Kondo integrated might be just all I need to be happy.
    Will say more in a few weeks.


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    Congrats Jerome - I hear it sounds incredible!
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Thank you guys !


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    Felicidades Jerome! You’re now closer to heaven. Kondos are very special amps. With what speakers are you pairing them?


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by cmarin View Post
    Felicidades Jerome! You’re now closer to heaven. Kondos are very special amps. With what speakers are you pairing them?


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    Excellent Jerome! Congratulations, I’d love to hear them,
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    Wow, absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful, Jerôme! You have an amazing setup!

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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    That’s one serious integrated amp. I’m drooling.


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Thank you guys.



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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Japanese exotic. It is beautiful. Congratulations!
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    Absolutely stunning


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    Congratulations Jerome. Your whole system must sound incredible.

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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Howiebrou View Post
    Congratulations Jerome. Your whole system must sound incredible.
    Thanks a lot Howie !!

    This would not have been possible without you !


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    Looking good!!!
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    I love Japaneese exotica. Kondo is an absolute top in my book. A true end game integrated for many.
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    Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    I love Japaneese exotica. Kondo is an absolute top in my book. A true end game integrated for many.
    Thanks Adam.

    End game also for my preamp / monoblocks combo for me. I am selling them.
    Actually I am selling many other things now.
    Kondo is just incredible.



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    Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Hello folks,

    An update about the Overture.
    I am listening to it in the living room with the Rega RS10 speakers.
    This amplifier is truly magical. I thought I knew these speakers very well since 8 years with them now. But the Kondo integrated turned them into divas.
    They actually sound now like very refined high eff speakers. The life of the music is everywhere.
    What an amplifier.... just incredible to hear.
    Beats everything else I owned and listened to.
    Listening pleasure seems unlimited. And always amazing. Discovering new emotions at each note playing.
    Now I want an other one.


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Congratulations Jerome!
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W View Post
    Hello folks,

    An update about the Overture.
    I am listening to it in the living room with the Rega RS10 speakers.
    This amplifier is truly magical. [..]
    I had a Kondo Overture in my system for a while a few years back. I do agree - it is magical, especially with vocals and piano. The texture, dimensionality and decay of musical notes was truly special. Unfortunately in my case, not the best match for the speakers I had at the time, otherwise it was a keeper.

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    They use the shortest possible signal paths ( similar to Ayon ), large power supplies, EL34 tubes ( the favorite tube of many audiophiles ) and exceptional build quality. A very nice piece indeed. Will you tell us a bit more about the speakers?

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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    About the RS10 ?
    Will do tonight.


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Well done Jerome. great to hear you are still loving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereogeek View Post
    They use the shortest possible signal paths ( similar to Ayon ), large power supplies, EL34 tubes ( the favorite tube of many audiophiles ) and exceptional build quality. A very nice piece indeed. Will you tell us a bit more about the speakers?
    The RS10 is a 3 way speaker, built around a planar wide range 10 cm driver. A super tweeter takes care of the extreme frequencies and the bass is produced by 2 woofers, a 13 and a 21 cm, via a vertical transmission line loading.
    In november 2011, the RS10 was presented in Paris HiFi show and the Rega room demo which was about 200 square meters earned the best of show title by the general audience ( not hifi pro critics ).
    The sound was supremely natural and lifelike, both on vinyl and cd.
    Indeed, the room was the only one not only packed of people, but people staying often more than 1 hour to listen.
    I bought them in february 2012 if I remember correctly.
    They are not perfect and will not go as low as some big Wilson’s, JBL or Magico’s.
    But their sound is awesome to me. Very natural, refined, transparent with lots of informations but only the informations that you can hear in the real live music.
    The Overture is the best amp I ever heard on them. It makes them sing like a high eff speaker, but with supreme refinement.


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Quote Originally Posted by XV-1 View Post
    Well done Jerome. great to hear you are still loving them.

    we all know what is next - ONGAKU you know you want to

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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    friend of mine been trying to sell one for a while now , pretty cheap price but its in the UK [8800 pounds ]

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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Funny I had the same AN-J speakers.
    Great ones !


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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Cheap price.
    But first gen model. Not the PM2i.
    Still a great price though.


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