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Old 18th January 2011, 12:56 PM   #11
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Today, I and Mark went to visit Kenneth again. This is the first time for Mark to listen his full range speakers at Kenneth place. We listened Pensil 7 with Alpair 7 gun-metal gray color. The speakers were installed by Tony.

These are Kenneth's set-up:
Twin Audio 12AT7-6SL7 preamp,
Opera M500 300B mono-block power amps with Kenneth's power transformers, chokes and double C-core output transformers,
Sony DVD player (100V Japanese version)
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Old 18th January 2011, 01:15 PM   #12
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The sound of Pensil 7 driven by Kenneth's system is very remarkable and amazing. The Pensil 7 performed very balanced sound. The high range is transparent and detailed, the mid is smooth and warm and bass is deep and solid. There is very good extension of sound stage. To make me surprised that the sound of Pensil 7 doesn't like 4 inch full range driver, it sounds like the driver more than 4 inch. This is the best sounded Pensil 7 I ever listened.
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Old 18th January 2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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Kenneth is a nice guy. He is explaining his setting-up with Mark.
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Old 18th January 2011, 01:35 PM   #14
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Kenneth's tips: To place a thick wood plate on the top of cabinet of Pensil 7 can achieve better focus (if box is light wood construction). Mark's tips: Add or reduce damping inside box according to personal taste.
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Old 18th January 2011, 01:43 PM   #15
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Mark really loves the performance of Pensil 7 at Kenneth's place.
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Old 18th January 2011, 02:58 PM   #16
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The sound will be much better if using CD player instead of a DVD player. Kenneth's using a Sony DVP7000, is looking for a nice CD player (Accuphase, Teac etc).

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Old 18th January 2011, 11:13 PM   #17
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Hi Guys,
I've first met Kenneth last year at a listening event in Hong Kong. His love of music and enthusiasm for designing and making transformers is second to none.

We lent Kenneth a pair of Pencil 7's two weeks back. He's played with his transformers on 300B amp combinations to produce the best sound I've hear to date from Alpair 7 drivers in Pencil. The clarity and presence was wonderful, particularly on vocals and percussion. The best came on Kenneth's "C" type units at matched 4 ohm.

I wish there were more like Kenneth. In a world where thousands of dollars are spent on so called "high end", here we a have a modest one-man operation in a little workshop, on the edge of Hong Kong doing genuine and gifted work. Anyone who buys Kenneth's work is getting a bargain.

Many congratulations to Kenneth. His ability making transformers is remarkable.

Cheers

Mark.
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