Kenzie Amp Review by C.L.Skoog
I received my Kenzie amp from Justin two days ago. It arrived, superbly packaged and on-time. I have been spinning vinyl since 1967.
In 1990, I started my CD collection but never quit my analog hobby for vinyl. I have been fortunate enough to be able to demo many tube and solid-state amps over the years. I have demoed McIntosh, Manley Labs and many other hi-end amps costing $10,000 or more.
At this point I own a 2005 Manley Labs Sting Ray that is wired in triode and also a Rogue Audio Cronus Magnum with K-120 tubes, both amps are integrated. So I have some pretty solid performers to compare this new amp to.
The Kenzie amp is one killer, over the top amp; ear candy from heaven. Justin set me up with a remote volume control and I coupled that between my phono-stage pre-amp and the Kenzie amp and used AudioQuest King Cobra cabling. For the price, hi-fi enthusiast looking for over-the-top sound can afford this tube amp without breaking the bank. The Kenzie has plenty of punch with my Cornwalls and the sound stage is great, best I have heard in my lifetime.
When you call, you’ll get to talk directly with Justin to customize your set- up. He’s very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. I feel very fortunate to have been told by Dene about Justin and his ampsandsound web site.