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Scythe Announces Kama Bay Amp Pro 5.25-inch 2-DIN Amplifier for PCs

How many empty 5.25" bays does your rig have?

  • 1 to 2

    Votes: 10 22.2%
  • 3 to 4

    Votes: 19 42.2%
  • Above 4

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • None

    Votes: 7 15.6%
  • Irrelevant, I want my empty 5.25" bays to stay that way.

    Votes: 4 8.9%

  • Total voters
    45

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#1
Japanese manufacturer Scythe today officially announcing the availability of the flagship amplifier Kama Bay Amp Pro. With the new Kama Bay Amp Pro Scythe was able to make a big step forward in terms of functionality and usability. Like the earlier models this flagship model can be both used on its own and inside a common PC chassis, fitting inside the 5,25 inch bays (occupying two 5,25 inch bays). It is furthermore featuring a brand new infrared remote control as well as a front USB port, allowing media devices such as MP3 players or Smartphones to be charged.

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#2
Something I quickly appreciated when dealing with things like this are slots to accommodate the bay supports, like this..

 
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And here I thought Thermaltake cornered the market on "weird and cool stuff you can do with your 5.25-inch bays".
 
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It is horrid in every aspect I look at. Blasphemy.
 
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no way man, this thing is great for someone who has a decent pair of bookshelf speakers and wants some (mid lvl) quality audio....:rockout: On more than one occasion ive found myself wishing car audio used the 5.25 format

and that poll needs another option

"Which rig???"
 

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no way man, this thing is great for someone who has a decent pair of bookshelf speakers and wants some (mid lvl) quality audio....:rockout:
Take a look at his avatar to understand where he's coming from.:toast:
 
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Save the cash and get a proper amp.
 
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#9
I read that the recommended speakers are the Scythe Kro Craft that are only about 50 Euro. Supposedly a combo pack of both amp & a pair of speakers is available for 100 Euro.

Surprisingly good review on speakers here:

http://www.tnt-audio.com/casse/scythe_krocraft_e.html

(BTW - I use KRK Rokit 6 Gen2 bi-amped near-field studio monitors and a Behringer Xenyx 502 mixer on my Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro for a relatively budget setup...)