Another image of the mains powered later version but again standing on its end. The older one with the battery had a little meter on the front showing amount of charge left in the battery and a toggle switch to go between using it & charging it.
Will this appear in The History of Kondo book ?
Do you use it, Matt? Or do you use a battery?
I did use it for a bit but the arm cable is a bit short for it’s only potential placement here. I guess there aren’t too many of the European 80’s Kondo ones about? Here’s a few pics for the record.
Has no one bodged one to work like the Chord Hugo where the battery is constantly charged but still provides the power?
Not as far as I know. But I also don’t know how ANUK’s power supply works or whether Chord’s system really does isolate the battery feed well enough from mains borne noise. I’ll need to look into that.
DNM did the same with their early battery powered pre 2a. I have one.
Not sure if this has been posted before but interesting factory visit here http://highfidelity.pl/@main-734&lang=en
Not sure if it’s been posted before either, but I have read it before. It describes very well the attention to detail and the man hours that go into every one of their components and end products. Little wonder they cost so much