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Old 2nd January 2014, 09:33 PM   #1
csxttom is offline csxttom  United States
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Default New Yaqin VK-2100

I just received this amp from Canada.
My set up:
Source: Computer thru USb and then thru Audioengine DAC
MP3 files right now
Power amp: VK-2100
Speakers: B&W 603 S3
Speaker Cables: Stranded wire with Nakimichi ends
(I have CAT 5 braided wire to hook up--just waiting on my banana plugs)
Interconnect: Audioengine supplied RCA cable

Out of box it doesn't sound bad. It uses the 12AT7 and 12AU7 tubes. I think I will replace after breaking in.
It gets loud. In breakin tho I am taking it easy.

Other amps I've owned: Adcom 555 MKII, Denon 1806?, Acurus A-200 x 3
Other speakers I've owned: Paradigm Monitor 7, Audioengine A5+
This is more musical than any of those other amps and these speakers sound great.

I'm no audiophile. I'm just a guy who loves good sounding music and is sharing his experience. I look forward to modding this but right now I'm leaving well enough alone.
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Old 2nd January 2014, 09:39 PM   #2
H E Pennypacker is offline H E Pennypacker  Canada
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Enjoy your new amplifier. Not to be a douche, but the amplifier is Chinese, not Canadian, I know you did not specifically say that, but just saying anyways!

I also use and enjoy the audioengine DAC, I feed it with optical though. Find yourself some FLAC files if you can.

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Old 2nd January 2014, 11:31 PM   #3
Hi_Q is offline Hi_Q  England
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The only thing that worries me about this amp is the poor air circulation for the heat sinks. They are mounted hard against the metalwork to effectively stop proper convection cooling and the situation cannot be helped much by the outer casing. Maybe I am worrying too much and just hope the output transistors are capable of living in that environment OK.
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Old 3rd January 2014, 11:13 PM   #4
csxttom is offline csxttom  United States
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So far after 3 hours it is barely warm. I do have one issue tho. It has 4 source selections. I am only hooked to one. I can flip to the sources and I can still faintly hear the music playing thru the other 3 channels.
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