Kikkin is a remote controlled volume control in stereo.

The purpose of Kikkin is to offer maximal sound quality at a minimal price for those who primarily use one source in their HiFi system. 98% of the costs of a Kikkin is sound related and 2% make sure it’s functional and easy to use.

Kikkin has four functions, all controlled by remote: Raise volume, decrease volume, temporarily lower the volume and full mute. A coloured light on the front indicates which is the current volume setting. As the colour can be seen from a distance, it’s far easier to read than a conventional display.

Why does Kikkin sound so good?

* Minimalism: Kikkin consists of two inputs, one high quality volume control, two powerful output stages that can drive almost anything and a separate optimised circuit for logic and control.

* Optimisation: Each and every unit is measured, listened to and fine tuned to perform optimally. This not only raises its performance, but also make different specimen sound almost identically.

* Power supply: The power supply of Kikkin has been developed during a long time. The aim has been to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the musical signal.

* Circuit board: A careful layout has a large impact on sound quality. Kikkin has eight different ground planes to minimise all possible negative effects on the musical signal.

* Enclosure: The functional small enclosure is optimally damped and all fasteners are tightened with a torque tool. Even the feet are chosen for best sound performance and are adjusted so that the case sits perfectly stable on a flat surface.

* Upgradeable: If we find a way to improve the circuits of Kikkin, older units will be possible to upgrade to the latest specification. We are very proud of this unique policy.

Kikkin is available in black and silver finish. There are European, British and North American versions available.

A remote control is not supplied, as many people already have a remote that Kikkin understands. If a separate remote is needed, there are many simple and inexpensive remotes for TV:s available.


Version history

  • Version 1.0
    • Introduced November 27th 2008
  • Version 2.0
    • Introduced November 1st 2009
    • Five hardware improvements and new firmware
    • Sound improvement: Yes
    • Other differences: Volume indicator fades out after 3 seconds instead of 10 in SLEEP mode
    • Previous models upgradable: Yes
  • Version 2.1
    • Introduced March 15th 2010
    • New firmware
    • Sound improvement: Yes
    • Other differences: MUTE button now has dual functionality; either a temporary lowering of volume by 10 steps or complete muting of sound. In SLEEP mode, the digital section is shut down, which improves sound quality.
    • Previous models upgradable: Yes
  • Version 2.2
    • Introduced November 2010
    • Improved tuning of the circuits
    • Sound improvement: Yes
    • Other differences: None
    • Previous models upgradable: Yes