The KT88 tradition continues

First looks can be deceiving, ....familiar cosmetics, ...familar controls, ...but what's under the hood? Well for starters, one massive, 18 pound ouput transformer, the identical output transformer found on our Silver Cloud and Vimana amplifier models. Keeping in step with those two models, the new MK80 is powered by two, reissue Genelex "Gold Lion" KT88 beam-power tetrode vacuum tubes (in push-pull configuration). Extensive voicing went into this new model and each component was chosen for sonic performance and measured for precision. More specs on each model below. Photos and more details coming soon.

Specifications

Tubes


  • Total Power
    • 80 Watts RMS
  • Power Tubes
    • 2 - reissue Genelex "Gold Lion" KT88 power tubes (come stock on both models).
  • Preamp Tubes
    • 3 - Gold Lion ECC83 ($5999 model)
    • 3 - 12AX7/ ECC83 Mullard pre amp tubes ($5499 model)

Controls


  • Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Hi Cut
  • Fast / Gradual switch..
  • 4 - 8 - 16 Ohm selector, two parallel outputs.
  • Adjustable bias pot with bias ports on back.
  • Solid machined aluminium knobs (on $5999 model)
  • Vintage "chicken head" pointer knobs (on $5499 model)

Design


  • Custom proprietary designed transformers made in the U.S.A.
  • Proprietary, high bandwidth output transformer, massive size, weighing 18 lbs. alone.
  • Internally hand wired and meticulously assembled with the finest of components.
  • Silver tinned Teflon┬« wire - hand wired onto glass epoxy tag board.
  • Switches made by NKK┬«
  • 120V / 240V AC (internally hard wired).

Construction


  • 1/8th" laser cut & welded aircraft grade aluminum welded chassis made here in Louisiana.
  • Components assembled and mounted with stainless steel screws, bolts, washers and nuts.
  • Head Format: 22.5" x 9" x 9" - made from Baltic birch ply - made in the U.S.A.
  • Silver aluminum control panels available - currently.
  • Levant style tolex (custom order color options available).
  • Weight: approx. 45 lbs.
  • 120V / 240V AC (internally hard wired).
  • Completely built in U.S.A.

Make it
your own.

Komet™ amplifiers are hand-crafted and are available in a wide variety of cosmetics. Each model is available with its own set of customizations such as levant tolex, colored aluminum control panels, and even different Komet logo-plate options — all available from select Komet dealers around the world.

Craft your signature tone and customize your Komet with your own look to boot.

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