This is an entry-level amplifier produced by Bakun Products in Kumamoto to support the recovery from last year's Kumamoto earthquake.
Limited to 100 units, the price is 130,000 yen, which is a very reasonable price among the company's products, since the purpose is to make a donation.
We will be handling this product at our store, but because it is for donation purposes, there is almost no profit set in the amount, so we regret to inform you that payment for the AMP-KUMAMOTO can only be made by bank transfer.
Also, please note that if the final number of reservations falls below 100 units and we start manufacturing, there will be an additional charge, if any.
If you are interested, please feel free to contact us.
The following is an excerpt from Bakun Products.
In order to reduce the price, we dared not to use SATRI-IC, which is expensive, and instead, we covered the latest SATRI circuitry, newly designed a bias circuit that is not affected by fluctuations in supply voltage to stabilize the bias current to the utmost limit, and reviewed the output stage to separate the signal current and bias current. The output stage has been redesigned to separate the signal current from the bias current.
The specifications are as follows.
Input 1 of AMP-KUMAMOTO is an RCA connector on the back, and input 2 is a mini-jack on the front. By connecting the mini-jack to your smartphone or other device, you can use this unit as a music player for your smartphone or other device.
The speakers can be 4 to 8 Ω. At 4 Ω, the maximum output power is 20 W. The amplifier can also be used as a headphone amplifier. It can also be used as a headphone amplifier and is equipped with a mini-jack. The maximum output power is 18W+18W (into 8 ohms), which is a little low, but we believe it is sufficient for normal music listening.
The weight is about 5 kg. It is portable. The case is made of aluminum and designed by Tomoko Katayama, a painter (Audio Dojo Master), using Higo inlays as a motif.
Due to the lot size situation, a price revision is inevitable if the final number of orders falls below 100 units and production begins.
In addition, we plan to announce a commercial version of the SCA-7500 once sales of the AMP-KUMAMOTO are completed. (The current plan is for the SCA-7500 JAPAN to be about 1.3 times the price of the AMP-KUMAMOTO, and the SCA-7500 KOREA to be about 1.6 times the price of the AMP-KUMAMOTO.) The basic circuit is the same, but the precision and parts used are slightly different.
First impressions of AMP-KUMAMOTO by Kazuma Nishino
Well, I listened to the new amplifier right away. Hmmm...it sounds better than ever before.
It's a sound that sets SATRI apart from the past. It's good. Very good indeed.
There may be other amplifiers that focus on energy and power, but the beauty of the sound is wonderful. I don't feel tired at all when I listen to it, and my head and body feel relaxed.
With JBL's horn, it has a way of becoming that matches the characteristics of JBL, and with the Sterling, it fully expresses the flavor of this SP.
The new amplifier is now playing in my office. I will bring it to my parents' house in the afternoon and play it again tomorrow. After all, I can hold it with one hand and it sounds so good, it's magic (laugh).
By the way, this small new amp sounds like a jewel, as if Old Sterling were using a well-made 300B amp. I would like to play a good Tannoy SP with this amp.