Monday, November 1st 2010

Scythe announces New All-Aluminum Monitor Speakers, New Class D Amplifier

Scythe officially released a brand new Speaker Set as well as a new Class D Amplifier. New Kro Craft mini Speaker (SCKCM-1000) are fully fledged Stereo Monitor Speakers made of high quality aluminum. The aim was to design a speaker set that creates accurate and enjoyable sound in a small form-factor while matches the most Desktop Environments. The black anodized aluminum chassis is fitted with a Scythe own 100 mm Concave Dome Fullrange Speaker Unit. The set is rated with 20 Watt power output (8 Ohm) and reproduces a frequency range from 80 Hz to 16 kHz (+-3db).

Each speaker is measured to be 4.33 x 4.80(+ 0.94) x 4.13 Inch (110 x 122+(24) x 105 mm). To further improve the sound quality and the direction the speakers are aligned, total of 8 small and 4 big Rubber Feet are supplied. Furthermore, both terminals on the rear side of the speakers are gold plated and are compatible to common banana plugs. Users can purchase the Kro Craft mini Speaker (SCKCM-1000) as of today for 65.00 USD or 36.90 EUR.

Kama Bay AMP mini is a small size Class D Amplifier which can be fitted into a 3.5“ PC cases bay. Comprehensive accessory and the classy all-black or all-silver design make the Kama Bay AMP mini to match almost every environment. For a proper connection to one speaker set and a source, gold-plated RCA and speaker terminals are located on the rear side of the amplifier. Continuous max. Output of the build-in YAMAHA YDA138 (D-3) IC is rated with 10 Watt (2 Channel) for speakers and 50 mW (2 Channel) for headphones. Furthermore SN Ratio is specified with 103 dB (headphones: 95 dB) and Max. Efficiency with 88% (8 Ohm / 10 W). Kama Bay AMP mini Amplifier is available for 53.00 USD or 36.90 EUR.

Both the above mentioned products are available as a bundle as well supplying an all-in-one solution which can be connected to a PC or CD/MP3 Player to enjoy decent sound quality. All required cables, adapter as well as an AC-adapter are included in the package. Kro Craft mini Speaker PLUS can be purchased for 70.00 USD or 66.90 EUR

Furthermore it is possible to obtain the Rubber Feet that are coming with the Kro Craft mini Speakers separately. Scythe Device Stabilizer can be used in various ways such as anti-vibration insulating and silencing of PC Cases, Speakers or Game Consoles. Device Stabilizer-L measures a diameter of 1.181 Inch (3 cm) and a height of 0.59 Inch (1.5 cm). Small version is specified with a diameter of 0.41 Inch (1.05) cm and a height of 0.2 Inch (0.5 cm). Each of the versions comes with 8 pieces of rubber feet in black color. Users have to determine which of the size suits the aimed application the best. Device Stabilizer-L (SCDS-1000-L) is available for 7.00 USD or 4.15 EUR and Device Stabilizer-S (SCDS-1000-S) for 6.00 USD or 3.30 EUR.
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15 Comments on Scythe announces New All-Aluminum Monitor Speakers, New Class D Amplifier

#1
DarkOCean
They are cheaper in euro strange.
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#2
fochkoph
Would definitely like to hear what the audiophiles think of this set. Not expecting much because of the price, but it can be a surprise. Need to get rid of my aging Logitech set.
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#3
fenurch
I'm confused, how much is teh AMP and the SPEAKERS together?
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#4
gvblake22
Don't you want the speaker boxes to be made using dense materials? Doesn't seem like aluminum would be the best choice, but it looks nice...
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#5
TheMonkey
Now this may actually be a decent bundle I could recommend to ppl... Will have to wait for some legit reviews from an audiophile's perspective. This part here confuses me...

"Kama Bay AMP mini is a small size Class D Amplifier which can be fitted into a 3.5“ PC cases bay." "For a proper connection to one speaker set and a source, gold-plated RCA and speaker terminals are located on the rear side of the amplifier."

Now how the hell will u be accessing the rear of the amplifier with the AMP mounted into your 3.5'' bay? Even if u never had to mess with it u would still need to run speaker wire and an RCA cable through ur pc and out the back to then connect to speakers and 3.5mm sound card jack. It just seems silly to me. But I guess most that purchase this will buy the speakers with the amp in bundle with no intention of using other small speakers with it, in that case it wouldn't be that bad at all.

I myself would want to experiment with other speakers but that amp may not be quite up to the task of driving lower impedance loads. I am looking into the Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 amp for my desktop amping needs. Really nice unit combines tube and solid state amplification, with a purely tube driven headphone out. Does 40watt@4ohm and has been compared in sound quality/reserve power to a McIntosh MAC-1700 integrated and Parasound Z.Amp v2! I purchased a TubeMagic D1 DAC/preamp last year and it is the best investment i've made in a long time, bang for the buck like I had never experienced, now i'm driven to own the A1 as a matched pair.... :D



BTW the owner of Mav audio is a great guy... very quick to respond to questions/concerns and great return policy if anything goes wrong. Shameless plug from a happy customer..
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#6
Animalpak
No need for subwoofer ? They are strong enough ?
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#7
Loosenut
by: btarunr
Scythe officially released...Users can purchase the Kro Craft mini Speaker (SCKCM-1000) as of today for 65.00 USD or 36.90 EUR.

Kama Bay AMP mini Amplifier is available for 53.00 USD or 36.90 EUR.
The exchange rate fluctuated during typing... :confused:
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
aluminum :confused:
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#9
TheMonkey
by: Easy Rhino
aluminum :confused:
Speakers are made out of all different types of materials, aluminum is one of them. There is no better or worse material to use in construction it is the sum of all parts thats makes or breaks any speaker.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: TheMonkey
Speakers are made out of all different types of materials, aluminum is one of them. There is no better or worse material to use in construction it is the sum of all parts thats makes or breaks any speaker.
well the title says "all aluminum."
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#11
TheMonkey
by: Easy Rhino
well the title says "all aluminum."
hehe ok i see what ur gettin at
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#12
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Both the above mentioned products are available as a bundle as well supplying an all-in-one solution which can be connected to a PC or CD/MP3 Player to enjoy decent sound quality.
lol wut? yea, i'm gonna shell out cash to buy a product that the manufactures say is "decent" :roll:
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Interesting to see Scythe getting into the speaker market....
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#14
Completely Bonkers
This looks like some home-made DIY kit from the 70's. Cool. Retro. But also not-so-great.
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