After reading the review of the Oskar Kithara speakers in the latest issue of UHF, I was ready to dash down to one of my local Hi-Fi shops to audition a pair. Problem is, I don't know of any dealers in the US that are importing them. Apparently they are coming into Canada, as The Audio Room in Calgary is advertising them (it's about a two day drive to Calgary where I live). I'm also wondering why, when UHF has given them such rave reviews, no other magazine has mentioned them, let alone a review, -LISTENER, are you listening?
I remember TAS reviews of the Heil tweeter back in the '70's, which were very good, and it's great that the Heil technology has been revived. Also, with 94 dB efficiency rating, these speaker should be great with low powered SET's, -300B's or 2A3's.
Has anyone auditioned these speakers and can varify the raves from UHF. At $3740.00 US, these speaker have got to be the steal of a lifetime.
I've heard them at the Audio Room on a few occasions and I was extremely impressed with them. Apparently they have them really working well now after a speaker cable change and they say I'm in for quite a surprise when I go back for another listen. BTW, believe it or not, they are using a US$600 integrated chineese tube amp with them. Thats what I heard them with and they are still using the same amp. One thing that struck me about these speakers is the holographic imaging. I mean, it was WAY more holographic than I've heard from many other high end speakers in that price range. I don't see that Art Dudley would be impressed with that ;-) The other thing that struck me is they are not the most attractive speakers. I don't know about them being the steal of a lifetime, as you put it. Maybe excellant value for money.
the german "Audio" reviewed the "Heil AMT Khitara" in 1998. Recommended price is DEM 8000 (USD 3700 at current rate) and the conclusion was that it well worth the price. I have not listened to them anyway.
Sad but true: the fantastic Heil AMT concept is superior to 99% of what's on the market but the great breakthrough has yet to come.
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