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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




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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
    Paul

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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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    Thanks Carlos !
    Yes. The sound is unique. I never heard music like this. It is like Shindo*2 !
    With custom speakers inspired by the Shindo Latour, but with Tad 2001 compressions and standard alnico magnets. No Fiel coil.



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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    Excellent Jerome! Congratulations, I’d love to hear them,
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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

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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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    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: 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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    Re: Kondo Overture PM2i is at home

    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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