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Old 10th October 2012, 10:34 AM   #11
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We may be "autistic savant guys" (not sure if that was meant as an insult or compliment) but we cannot comment on a circuit we have not seen. Photographs tell us very little.

And who says it sounds 'special'? Anecdotal evidence is known to be highly misleading, especialy when claims are made about something the reporter has had the great wisdom to purchase. Just try asking a man to criticise the new car he has just bought!
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Old 10th October 2012, 10:35 AM   #12
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More shots of the innards of the Bakoon amp. So what's going with the circuit, boys? Any clues as to why it sounds so 'special' ? Apparently the input circuit is very different.

I'm waiting for comment from some of you autistic savant guys to see a unique pattern within these pics ...
One obvious thing: a lot of thought has gone into the power supplies, the smoothing caps are small radials, a large number in parallel. The voltage rails would be very low impedance, and the supply to the circuits superbly stable: this can be a large part of the battle ...

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Old 10th October 2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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We may be "autistic savant guys" (not sure if that was meant as an insult or compliment) but we cannot comment on a circuit we have not seen. Photographs tell us very little.

And who says it sounds 'special'? Anecdotal evidence is known to be highly misleading, especialy when claims are made about something the reporter has had the great wisdom to purchase. Just try asking a man to criticise the new car he has just bought!
Hi DF96,

I'm a pretty easy going Aussie bloke who's been thru' the loop with all things audio ...its all good to me and I mean 'savant/geeky' in the most positive way, its all cool to me! And, you can only judge 'special' in terms of what I have heard and as displayed thru' my Blog Steve M 's Audio System, if that means anything? I'll leave that for others to judge. I am not adverse to DIY projects either as I have made several speakers and amplifiers, although my knowledge and skill is probably poor compared to some of you guys.

Trust me, the Bakoon circuit is a VERY special sounding amp. IME, it cuts through all the bs ...the music just sounds real and is laid bare, raw and wriggling as Gollum on Lord of the Rings would say. The next best amp in my experience is the Nelson Pass F3, which does similar things and with better bass and drive.

Homemodder & fas42: thanks for the comments, its the sort of insight I was seeking to read.

I would like some more thoughts on the Bakkon circuit pics from the many smart guys/gals on this site, including the commercial people who have much to share ...all in the quest of knowledge and good sound, no other motive.

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Old 10th October 2012, 12:02 PM   #14
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Steve M, your blog reads like audio journalism.
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Old 10th October 2012, 12:11 PM   #15
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Steve M, your blog reads like audio journalism.
Yeah I guess it does, sorry. I'm just a normal guy who has tried a lot of things, gain from this what you can ?

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Old 10th October 2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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Yeah I guess it does, sorry.
No worries; none of us are perfect!
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Old 10th October 2012, 01:11 PM   #17
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Wow, great collection of gear Steve M! I read your blog and drooled!
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Old 10th October 2012, 01:52 PM   #18
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Just from looking at the pictures I see some strange things, BNC connectors used as LS connectors? weird..
The power supply looks like a traditional design, a diode bridge with a bank of capacitors (Panasonic FC from the looks of it). I also spot a ALPS pot and a really nice (aluminium?) case.
Nothing really special so far, good quality components probably (as it should be if the price tag is $4K).

If you can post some schematics, then we can have a real look at what's going on with this amp.

Edit: just had a look at your site, looks nice! 1 remark, there is no such thing as a first order LR filter only even order LR configs are possible ;-) http://www.linkwitzlab.com/filters.htm
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Old 10th October 2012, 02:17 PM   #19
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satri circuit is the very thing a current conveyor.
they are discussed a lot by japanese diyers,and pointed out some flaws.

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Old 10th October 2012, 02:19 PM   #20
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Thanks Bonsai & Mark ...my Blog site is nothing more than stuff I have had/heard and my opinions on it, nothing more. Experience does count for something I suppose.

This is why the Bakoon amplifier baffles me, they seem to be doing something right, something that we are ALL chasing - ultimate fidelity ...

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