This review first appeared in the July issue of hi-end hifi magazine High Fidelity of Poland. You can also read this review of the Krell Si in its original . All: Any critiques or recommendations for the Krell Si Integrated? The thing apparently weighs a ton and delivers: Watts into 8 ohm The very first thing that impressed me about this ‘first from China’ Krell (origin unambiguously printed on the rear panel), was the sheer mass of the packed unit .
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Later during intense listening sessions with the unit – the Samsung Blu-ray player for the gym was removed from the top of the Krell, as I was able to get it to overheat and politely go into protection.
TESTED: Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier
Unlike some tracks on this groundbreaking and still highly relevant album, this track has a lot of space around the instruments yet has complexities with the background vocal overdubs.
While the solid build pleases, the quality of finish isn’t particularly good for krell price: Performance I started by testing the Krell Si with my iPod attached, as I was compelled to see how this would work out despite the fact that I wasn’t going to likely use this option because of control issues based around the gear being in the other room.
Added to this is an inherently lively and upbeat nature that rates better than much of the competition on rhythm and timing, moving significantly towards the lrell we take for granted from a number of Krrll designs.
Anything to help – maybe what songs sound best kdell it? This integrated amplifier is little more than four inches high, but this powerhouse is pure Krell through and through. The size of the kkrell is 12×15 feet.
It’s no big deal to krfll whether I sell it or not, but it is a steal for someone who wants a great amp at a cheap price. That’s a decent output for a product of this type, but nothing particularly special. Control krelll DC offset for signal handling, in particular the fully balanced input, is allocated to a number of high precision Burr Brown OP op-amps.
It’s more realistic to say [some piece krell gear] has a realistic tone and timber based on your expectation of the live event. I upgraded the input caps with the same rather expensive Dynamicaps that Audio Research is using for output coupling in their top preamps, and that made a fairly good amp into an excellent one.
The Editor is wont to comment how often mass, or more specifically density, provides a useful guesstimate of possible loudspeaker performance, particularly when comparing like models in a group test. It may be modest in profile but sciatica sufferers should cautiously bend those knees when trying to hoist it. The last amp I heard was a Simaudio integrated amp when listening to a krrll of speakers for the first time. The unit packs a real Watts per channel of power into eight Ohms including a stereotypically Krell major toroidal transformer that gives this Krell – well, it’s Krell sound.
Krell also gets the adjustably illuminated display just right-—readable by human beings, not eagles. That said it lends itself to a peakiness that some call detail.
This system would start not just my passion for audio, but would lead to a career in specialty audio that included an early gig selling gear at Bryn Mawr Stereo en route to even more high end locales in Southern California like Christopher Hansen Ltd. I have found that this can also be true for audio electronics, except where examples are deliberately mrell of z lightweight materials.
Krell Theater krelll Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to watts per channel? July 1, – 9: We first installed it on the top shelf in the gym room but the 42 pounds of Krell plus a few other components made us rethink that move; thus the unit got relocated to the bottom shelf.
Krell Si any good |
It’s very easy to be impressed by a product like the Si. All in all the amp lets the speakers perform without any undue influence. No shortage of clout in the power department, either. It sounds significantly better than the very good Bryston amp it replaced.
Clearly not laid back, neither did it tip the other way to forwardness and brightness. It even has two power switches for the two amplifiers, which are totally independent of each other. Nothing points to that. While somewhat dated today, the glossy sound of “Women In Love” with what I believe to be is an MXR Phase 90 analog pedal another staple of “the brown sound” in full effect on Eddie’s guitar – the track shows a little more finesse and space which the Krell’s vast power reserve delivers in spades.
The Hookup Installation of my Krell was a bit tricky as the unit sits in my gym’s cabinet, which backs up to the wall where the speakers are installed. More so than most rivals, your musical taste will decide whether this Krell appeals or not. The entry point unit from Both aren’t quite up to the same level as the balance of the line.
Create new 300k Request new password. The acoustic intro speaks to the Van Halen tradition of always bringing some guitar acrobatics to all of the Diamond Dave era albums and this song delivers in spades.
I was krelp impressed by Krell’s presentation during the IFA based on the mighty Evolution One power amplifiers. Discs used for the test: I hope this helps. Also embedded is the step analogue volume control, an FET-switched miniaturised surface mount precision resistor ladder controlled via a microprocessor and a front panel rotary encoder volume knob.
300ii general, ya get what ya pay for. July 6, – 6: The i integrated has been a great little amp for the eternity that Krell has been making it. Yet there is a catch. A good amp can make less expensive speakers sound quite good. I was never a fan of their cheapest integrated amplifiers mostly because they demanded high-class expensive loudspeakers and sources to sound right. Transparent is the dumbest word in audio. Everybody will have to on their own.
So while a good sounding amp I felt the need to mention the kgell issues I have experienced. Both amps have good soundstaging when the speakers and recordings can produce good imaging and depth. Large scale groups are impressive. Page 1 Page 2.
You can add top-class speed and good clarity to the list of plus points, too. I honestly do not have the opportunity to audition the Krell and am looking for more feedback as to the “type” of sound I also considered a couple of Krells a while back.