Heh heh! Yes, the standard "Roma" is much less than Roma Triode, and will still deliver everything your Kondo gear can serve up. I heard these in NYC a couple years back and was completely gobsmacked... and the speakers were not hooked up to the Kondo gear. It was just a social visit and after a little time I asked "what the hell am I listening to—I've not heard anything quite like this before?"
Where are you located? Are you in USA? If so, by summertime I will have Diesis Roma for audition as the new Rhapsody Listening Room--Portland. There will be RLRs also in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and of course NYC and on Long Island. So the ability to hear some Diesis will be much better by summertime.
But regarding the Roma Triode... if that isn't some audio porn of the highest caliber, OMG!
LOL!! Now Diesis website is constantly open on my iPhone....I was thinking about Caput Mundi now or Roma (non triode) if I can convince my wife to postpone the extension of the house...LOL!! You really caught my attention with the Diesis solely due to the fact that the brand seems to favor Kondo amplification
No, unfortunately (or fortunately) I am not from the US, would love to visit and hear one in the US but I haven’t been to the States since the Rona hits. My last visit to the US was January 2020. If the travel restrictions eases down (no mandatory quarantines) I might just go to visit my second home in Vancouver this summer, that would be a very pleasant drive to Portland. Otherwise, I live in Indonesia, so if I buy the speaker it’s gotta be sight unseen based of faith alone. I do however, understand that as long as specifications between speakers and amp match properly and other peeps have tried the combination before, buying high end speakers is not so much of a gamble if you have the means to tune it (cable, spike, placement, acoustic, etc).
When I first heard my loaner Canterbury SE paired up with my Kondo in my room I almost wanted to cry spending that much money on the Kondo and getting this harsh, thin, brash, ear bleeding metallic sound. Placement, jumper, cable, spikes and platform tuning changed everything 180 degree to what now I will describe as highly musical and able to fill the room with 4d imaging nicely. Tuning my loaner Canterbury really opened a window of knowledge and wonders to my brain, at first I was skeptical about Kondo cables all silver approach to the already all silver Ongaku, thinking that it will sound OMG Bright! So I mixed some copper from Acrolink’s flagship and Transparent Ref XL, that copper in the mix resulted in ear bleeding sound, my father in law’s $20.000 Manley based system with one tube dead will easily beat that $150.000++ wrongly setup Kondo and Tannoy system. I started to scramble and start calling wildly to borrow as many flagships copper cables as I can to tame down the silver and off course I managed to get a lot of copper based loaners, that only make things worse with my flawed theory that silver is the root cause of my overly harsh tonal problem. Magic started to show after I heed to the Kondo dealer’s advice and switch all cables incl PC to all Kondo’s all silver flagships. All the tonality problems instantly disappeared even with fresh from sealed box Kondo cables. Further tuning on placement, angle, footer, tilt, closing/opening baffles, etc added to the imaging, staging and midbass. If only the Tannoy is not badly underpowered with 27W.