Roksan Kandy K2

Audiophile sound quality even without blatant waste of money – that promises the new Kandy K2. Roksan has come up with yet a lot: about a bypass input, through which you can bypass the preamp part together with volume control.

  1. Roksan Kandy K2
  2. Data sheet

The Kandy at your fingertips as a pure power amplifier can be use, e.g. in a combined surround and stereo system. The supplied remote control of the Roksan is a class of its own: able to learn and programmable, it can control a whole chain of music. Makes to use the Kandy on the mirrored front before any fun: his small, flat volume knob can be gripped only with pointed fingers, and rotates the motor potentiometer because over a long axle flange only reluctantly with.
The developers have realized the inner workings of Kandy K2 with relatively few components. The electrolytic capacitors, each 8200 micro Farad per page, seem almost undersized compared to the competitors. However, when looking at the huge 500 watt transformer it soon becomes clear that hardly the force will run out the Roksan in heaviest bass attacks. Also the readings show that of Kandy in every situation remains sovereign, and for the price range, even under the most difficult conditions, provides exceptionally full-bodied.
Dr he Roksan, which combined the advantages of both counterparties without showing their weaknesses. No matter what music was played, he was superior as also the Unico P, two. This became especially clear as colleague Rietschel of the Beastie Boys (“Egg Man” by “Paul’s Boutique – 20th anniversary”) put up. The Kandy K2 were again not only pressure and energetic the HipHop classics, he differentiates more clearly also the voices of Michael Diamond, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz. Music Hall was stressed with this piece and some detail poorer despite comparatively bright timbre. Also the Rotel RA-1520 wasn’t going clearly taller bass and dynamics of a total slightly More restrained back with more compact space, to mess with the Kandy. The Roksan played so large and exciting that the tester seemed him almost in the high end class – as a first amp 1000 euro. It was simply nothing, because Unisons “large” Unico (AUDIO 9/03, 95 points) played just yet more fine, still powerful, still more convincing. With the Kings of Leon (“use somebody” on “Only By The Night”) tended to be impatient of the Roksan, Unico brought all timbres sovereign and more playful in the listening room. The voice of Oceana (“Cry Cry”, album: “Love Supply”) sounded more silky and relaxed, the bass yet earthy and full pressure. It stays that way for Roksan at 90 points and a big recommendation.
The Roksan combined the advantages of both counterparties without showing their weaknesses. No matter what music was played, he was superior as also the Unico P, two. This became especially clear as colleague Rietschel of the Beastie Boys (“Egg Man” by “Paul’s Boutique – 20th anniversary”) put up. The Kandy K2 were again not only pressure and energetic the HipHop classics, he differentiates more clearly also the voices of Michael Diamond, Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz. Music Hall was stressed with this piece and some detail poorer despite comparatively bright timbre. Also the Rotel RA-1520 wasn’t going clearly taller bass and dynamics of a total slightly More restrained back with more compact space, to mess with the Kandy. The Roksan played so large and exciting that the tester seemed him almost in the high end class – as a first amp 1000 euro. It was simply nothing, because Unisons “large” Unico (AUDIO 9/03, 95 points) played just yet more fine, still powerful, still more convincing. With the Kings of Leon (“use somebody” on “Only By The Night”) tended to be impatient of the Roksan, Unico brought all timbres sovereign and more playful in the listening room. The voice of Oceana (“Cry Cry”, album: “Love Supply”) sounded more silky and relaxed, the bass yet earthy and full pressure. It remains so for Roksan at 90 points and a thick Empfehlu
Roksan Kandy K2 (amp)

Manufacturer Roksan
Price €1000.00
Rating 90.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

General
Dimensions (W x H x D) 43.2 x 9, 0 x
38.0 cm
Weight 14.0 kg
Features
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Muting
Tone controls / switched off /
Loudness
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 2 m
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Connections
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 6 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 1 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 1
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 187.0 W / 124.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 192.0 W / 133.0 W
Noise line 102.0 DB (a)
Review
Strong, fine resolution amplifier, speaker non-critical
Unwieldy volume knob
Sound MM 70
Sound MC
Sound RCA 90
Sound XLR
Facilities well
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 9 / 09