Magnum KT120 New is the newest integrated
light of Rogue Audio firm (America). It has impressed output capacity 102W at
one side. It has round sound quality, dense, particular, blending and useful
Audio Cronus Magnum KT120 New light amplifier is $2,500.
In 2012, light bulb with capacity KT120
appears. It makes inspiration for many light amplifier producers because it has
a lot of remarkably technological advantages. KT120 bulb can operate with
maximum capacity 60W (while the maximum rate of 6,550 bulb is 35W), KT88 bulb’s
capacity is 42W, KT90 bulb’s capacity is 50W. Responding frequency range of
KT120 is from 5Hz to 59 kHz. It is better than KT88 (5Hz-32kHz) and EL34 (5
Hz-30kHz). Sound distortion of KT102 light is smaller than usual capacity
light. Rogue Audio immediately improved Cronus Magnum KT90 integrated light (90W
capacity, one side uses 4 KT90 lights) to Cronus Magnum KT120 (although Cronus
Magnum KT90 won “Cheap Light Amplifier that is the best in 2010”).
Magnum KT120’s capacity is better than
Magnum KT90. Its output capacity is 102W x 2 channels Rogue Audio used bigger
transformer, resistance and high ranking capacitor. In addition, it also added
some improvements for KT120 amplifier such as gold-plated socket and better
conductor wire. KT120 bulb belongs to famous Tung-Sol firm, 12AU7 bulbs of
Philips and 12AX7 bulb of JJ Tesla. Magnum KT120 has phono entrance for MM
needle and MC needle with high impedance 47 kOhm. In addition, it has output
headphone. The new integrated amplifier models often ignore these features.
Magnum KT120 (using separated Furutech
G-20A-18 power cable that is combined with CD Denon DCD 3300 emitting source ( Analysis
Plus Copper Oval In signal cable) and Pioneer XL-1,551 coal tray that is
attached with MM Concept needle of Clear audio. In addition, we also tested
amplifier with 3 pairs of loudspeaker: Tech wood S6C - 150W 80hm capacity with
3 sound ways, 4-inch bass that faces side; Image in Grey dB 10.6 loudspeaker -
110W 80hm capacity with 4 sound ways, 3-inch bass, 93dB sensitivity; Kenwood
KL-5,080 loudspeaker - 70W 80hm capacity with 4 sound ways, 3-inch bass and
103dB sensitivity (loudspeaker cable Analysis Plus Oval 9). To each conforming
of grafting loudspeaker, Magnum KT120 is compared with Magnum KT90 “previous
amplifier” (also graft with above equipment).
entrances, 2 outputs, multiple speaker wire and separated power socket are
behind of Cronus Magnum KT120 amplifier.
With any player of Magnum KT120 and Kenwood
KL-5,080, they create sound quality that is natural, warm, simple, soft and
charming. Images in Grey dB 10.6 create sound that is thick, large and moving;
3 directions with deep bass; mid is bright and rises; treble is tattered and
mild. To above dubbed and recorded music the combination of Magnum KT120 and
Tech wood S6C is the best. It can combine advantages of dubbed and recorded
music with Kenwood KL-5080 and with Images in Grey dB 10.6.
Comparing with KT90, KT120 is better about
resolution and cube of musical instrument’s sound, singing voice as well as
warm and feeling. However, Magnum’s new product isn’t as good as Magnum KT90
about the ability of distinguishing line, detail and it isn’t as reasonable as
KT90. KT120 seems to be “milder and sweeter” than Magnum KT90 that is “firm and
sharp”. At present, Ampli Magnum KT120’s price is $2,500. It is higher $200
than KT90.This difference is appropriate to improvement.
For Two CD records skits for violin duet (Gil
Shaham represents) and guitar (Goran Sollscher represents). Listening to this
CD is based on solution that chooses CD Denon DCD 3,300, Magnum KT120 amplifier
and Tech wood S6C loudspeaker. We have reached the summit of our hopes because
violin’s sound is full, smooth, strong and has sublimation on the background of
guitar’s slow sound. When listening, listeners will feel secure with equipment.
They only need to follow the process of song without paying attention that
tonal range has error or not. Experience that is listed below uses Tech wood
This result is the combination of many
elements such and ensuring clean electric power (ACME isolated transformer and
APC filter electricity), good conductor wire (Furutech G-20A-18 power cable
with $480, Analysis Plus Copper Oval In signal cable with price $300, Analysis
Plus Oval 9 speaker wire with $500), precious power sound disc, perfect
combining equipment. However, the most important part belongs to Cronus Magnum
KT120 newly integrated amplifier.
to experience Cronus Magnum KT120: Denon DC300 CD; Pioneer XL-1,551 coal disc;
Cronus Magnum KT90 amplifier and pairs of Tech wood S6C loudspeaker; Kenwood
KL-5,080, Images in Grey dB10.6.
Piano Concerto No5 “Emperor” & Piano Sonata No28 was recorded
when Helene Grimaud (piano) played Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra and Vladimir
Jurowski bandmaster – one of the best CDs for trial listening. CD contains not
too many or too little typical details to compare. These are characteristics
about timbre, intensity, length and pitch. Helene Grimaud and orchestra’s
expression is not too colorful but particular enough. It is the strong
performance that makes music overflow with little corner or stop to have an
attractive show from the beginning to the end. In CD, piano and bass’s sound is
shown well about both timbre and volume. String instrument’s sound and other
instruments help listeners be able to determine the position of diversified
details of piece music. Magnum KT120 solution overcame all of the special
positions in song( it is often used to calculate, evaluate the display ability
of equipment easily, smoothly with good result and it also shows that it is an
Magnum KT120 is not completely as remarkable as Cronus Magnum KT90 when
listening with coal disc.
Listening to Magnum KT120 with selective
music CD help listeners feel secure about Magnum KT120 integrated light
amplifier To watch turns with simple composition of orchestra, fewer
instruments and singing voice, KT90 is more pleasant than KT90.
Cronus Magnum KT120 was also listened to
check phono pulse and John
Denver’s Greatest Hits coal disc. Many solutions were tested by this coal
disc, so we have more chance to compare KT120’s phono pulse with solution that
is used to play another coal disc. As a result, phono pulse’s sound quality of Cronus
Magnum KT120 is very good. The reason is that MM Concept of Clearaudio needle
is changed; however, the most important reason is that phono pulse on Cronus
Magnum KT120 and amplifier using KT120 is good. The quality of some songs such
as Take Me Home, Country
Roads… can gain “9-10” to some previous solutions that experienced
high ranking coal discs. All of them seem to express real, cheerful, upright characteristics
of a countryside singer famous in America and in the world.
feature of listening to coal disc, it’s difficult to compare Cronus Magnum KT90
with Cronus Magnum KT120. KT120’s advantage is also its disadvantage: sound
quality is thick, warm and rich of feeling. However, its detail and sharp isn’t
as good as KT90. When we use coal disc to listen to music, “mild analog” sound
quality is soft enough, but KT120’s warm and emotive characteristic is
Transfo is used to provide improving source.
Precision Dale – Vishay resistance at
Improve the signal of small shade
Capacity: 20W x 2 channels
Output capacity: KT120(4)
Input: 12AX7 (2) and 12AU7 (3)
Entrance: RCA: Phono, CD, Aux1, Aux 2
Exit: Fixed ( this is Tape Out) and Variable (
this is Pre-out)
Stake to install loudspeaker: 8Ohm (default)
and 4OHM (must be reset)
Reference price: $2,500