Feliks Audio Euforia

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    Feliks Audio Euforia - $1399

    This is the latest Flagship from Feliks Audio. After the Elise did really well with impressions I figured the Euforia would follow suite. I have not heard the Elise but this amplifier doesn't sound bad at all. I like its full, rich, and punchy sound. It is not the most accurate or resolving but it does it's price range well and has a lot going for it like solid bass control, balanced but realistic mids, and good clarity that would rival the Torpedo III.

    As soon as we figure out how to get the sign-up going I am sure the tour can be underway not after too long.

    Update:

    Full review up here http://earphiles.org/2017/09/feliks-audio-euforia-review/
     
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    Don’t know what happened to Feliks Audio after London canjas, but they just replaced their prices to a new WTF PREMIUM GRADE.

    EUFORIA IS NOW 2350 $

    That’s really disappointing
     
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    Yes, it is. I planned to buy one next week, but it won't happen because of this raise. The official explanation of the raise: "model 2018 has new pre-amp circuit with safety protect mode and is offered with a completely different class of driver tubes- CV181 Gold "
     
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    Did you email asking if you can order the “old” model? I would do it if I had the money for the old price in hands!
     
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    Yes, I emailed them. They answered that ordering the previous version is not possible.
     
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    Ill have to edit my review
     
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    WTF, I get this amp in for a loaner, and then they dramatically up the price on it?

    Too bad, because it seemed OK, maybe even pretty good, for the previous price. Now it's just...why?
     
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    London Cam Jam bipolar disorder maniac episode effect.
     
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    I thought the Brits had better ears than that. Did the Italians invade London CanJam or somesuch?
     
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    "This model will however include the top of the
    range PsVane CV-181 Premium Gold drivers and have a revised pre-amp
    circuit."

    If all that is improving is some tubes and a better preamp then that price is not worth it.

    Once they start working with distributors it often goes south price wise. The US dollar also is not strong for them so it is tough when they get hit in conversion
     
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    poor Italian folks! Like them, nevertheless
    My theory , and this just a theory... they indeed had a very warm reception after can jam, the numbers of request increased, and they decided to hit the WTF price. Im going to Poland in februaryand was planning tobuy Euforia. A couple of weeks ago I had indeed contacted them to make a early order in 2017, before Christmas, and then a hotel delivery in 2018...maybe they could tell me about the prices??? Maybe they don’t liked my spanish surname and sent me a subliminal fuck off message...
    Whatever... I will save my
    Money and order a zana deux to express my anger.
     
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    I AM SO FURIOUS!!! RAGE!!! I must now buy a ZDS. Peace. Calm. Joy.

    I wish that's how I could express anger. lol
     
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    So my review has 1399 as a spot on price for its performance I think it's tonality is excellent with better tubes. 2350 changes things entirely.

    It has good resolution at 1399 but was a significant step down in details, and imaging, and clarity from the Mogwai and Taboo MkIV. The stock Kenzie at 1650 also has better technicalities. The Auris Ha2SE at 1599 is not as open, spot on in tonality, or dynamic, but is more controlled, better layered, and has better bass, more power and features.

    :confused::eek::(:(

    But lets see if the price is due to a dramatic increase in performance. I doubt that upgrading the preamp circuit will help much but let me ask.
     
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    Would be happy to set up direct comparison and invite several local people.

    You never know. Might be need to recoup costs of fixing amps from users who do strange X-mas tree tube rolling.
     
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    Tour unit at $1399 USD MSRP (2017 version)

    The 2018 version with upgraded pre-amp circuit and cv181 driver tubes: 1999 euro, $1850 usd (due to 500usd VAT refund)

    still a bit overpriced
     
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    Price changes courtesy of Google cache, adjusted to include an approx. 20% VAT refund:

    Euforia: 1399 -> 1850 USD
    Elise: 849 -> 1199 USD
    Espressivo: 449 -> 739 USD

    Add $95+ for shipping to North America and the possibility of taxes/customs fees, and those prices are really rough.
     
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    The Euphoria was legitimately very good especially for an OTL, but for that price Feliks can go fuck themselves. They priced themselves into irrelevancy. If the prices fall back to sane levels, I do recommend trying it.
     
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    Wow what a way to put that @AMW1011
    lol
     
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    Heard these back in can jam london with the Eikon. As someone who is familar with psvane tubes i too agree the stock tubes need to be changed out.

    Those upgrades for the 2018 version are nowhere near worth it. No idea why Feliks wants to use those horrible sounding Psvane cv181 which need to be changed in a hearbeat.

    Looks like the feliks ships have sailed away from me, guess it's my own fault pondering about whether to get another otl amp for my 650. Guess i take the train to spl phonitor e.
     
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    Get a Kenzie. Better than both of those. Lots of other good options unless you just want SS
     
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