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Allnic’s birds in the hand: real performance and value, not just aspirations
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” – an old saying and still true – but what’s better than a bird in the hand? Two birds in the hand, of course – and that’s what many customers have after purchasing both Allnic’s Rose and Amber cartridges. And these birds sing… truly, beautifully. After a number of great reviews (see the Rose and Amber or the Reviews pages on this site for the links) and thoroughly enthusiastic word of mouth feedback to us and other vinyl fans, both these carts have been selling extremely well.
Two might be two :-) much, but if you have two arms on your turntable, or if you just like to swap out carts from time to time for whatever reason, two might be just right. We do know, though, that because these cartridges are Allnics, they each provide incredible value for the dollar and stunning analog reproduction on any scale: either one of them is sure to bring great satisfaction – which is what Allnic’s KS Park endeavours to do with every Allnic product.
Some posts back, we wrote about a trip to Allnic’s factory in Seoul where Richard Morris, owner of Lotus HiFi, Allnic’s UK distributor, met KS. If you want to know even more about the man behind Allnic, you should take a look at the article, new this month, by Hans Wetzel of Soundstage Ultra, written after an extensive interview with KS Park about his personal history, his approach to audio equipment design, and his values and principles. You can read it at this link:
Soundstage Ultra KS Park article – May 2021
Just to whet your curiosity further, here’s a brief quote from that article:
K.S. Park is a man who doesn’t abide lazy engineering or weak quality control if it’s within his means to find an optimal alternative. He is, above all, a man of personal and technological principle. The best things in life arrive only after great effort—and often significant personal cost. For Park, he’s worked far too hard and far too long to deliver something fundamentally compromised to his customers.
And we look forward to much more from Mr Park. For example, in the last blog post we mentioned that there could be a new KT170 based integrated amp coming – and that has indeed happened. The incredible 120 watt/channel pentode, 60 triode (switchable on-the-fly) T-2000 30th Anniversary stereo integrated amplifier is now available. It also shares Allnic’s unique 61 step Constant Impedance Attenuator with Allnic’s line-stage preamps!
Demand is already high, even though it’s just moved into production. Expect three to four weeks for delivery – and it’s already out for review: one unit is headed to Soundstage and another to Part-Time Audiophile – looking forward to being able to read their assessments in the near future!
And, if you’re still thinking about the Rose and Amber cartridges, don’t forget about their synergy with Allnic’s phono-preamps. In fact and very timely, there’s a new review of the H-5500 phono-stage on the way, planned for publication by Hi-Fi+ in its June 2021 issue.
It seems there is a lot of news every time we post. Well, all we can say to that is: Fantastic! KS Park’s products never cease to amaze us, reviewers and, most important, our customers. If you have a question about any of the above, or anything else Allnic, or you’d just like to chat stereo, as always, please contact any of these Allnic dealers. Look forward to hearing from you. Till next time!
Hammertone Audio (Allnic North American Distributor) – We do trades!
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Email or call Dave Beetles:
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Tel: +1 905.689.1976
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Email or call John Ketcham:
Tel: +1 503–292–5592
To arrange for purchase and free shipping of any Allnic product to parts of the world where there is no Allnic representation, please contact Hammertone Audio.