I desperately need advice. Next week, one of the local stores is doing a promotion on audio equipment, celebrating X no. years of activity.
The sale i’m interested in is Stereo amplifier Roksan K3 integrated amplifier (1900USD) and with it, i get free set of speakers Tannoy XT 6F (around 1900 USD). This is by far the best offer i’ve seen in the last couple of years.
Here’s the catch:
Where i live, 1900 USD is alot of money. This setup will probably be for a life time.
Both the amplifier and the speakers appears to be highly rated in audiophile industry.
Getting deep into my research, i found that the roksan k3 amplifier uses mainly Sam’wha capacitors.
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There are some Nichicon caps, but the main ones (and small ones) are samwha. In my point of view, for a high end audio equipment this is unacceptable. I’ve just replaced my yamaha’s as-201 bulged caps after 3 years of service. They were tier 3 caps aswell, but that i can accept from a 250 USD amplifier.
So, to get to the point:
Is this amplifier truly worth it’s price tag or it’s just a big pile of bullshit ?
Is there some kind of magical design that they couldn’t justify the extra dollars for quality caps ?
Not to mention i find laughable the fact that the volume control is driven by an electric motor. That kind of design i had in my 100 dollars 5.1 system when i was a kid.
I’m looking forward for your replies