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Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

hi-fi+ — “Drawing on its well of power and coupling it with notable resolution proves to be a winning combination for the K-300i. It has even found favour with Naim Audio die-hards (no easy task), who view the K-300i as something akin to a ‘SuperDuperUniti’. So, purely as an integrated amplifier, the Krell-300i is a winner. The Krell has an excellent taut tonality that stays this side of ‘lean’, has power to burn and can deliver it into all sorts of speaker loads with speed and sure-footed dynamic stability. Like all good amps, it imposes itself on the music yet never gets in its way and the 150 watts into 8 ohms is going to be ample for all but the more extreme systems and locations. ” Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

i-fidelity — “With the K-300i amplifier, Krell has created a multifunctional control center, an all-in-one first-class concept. Everything that is needed in digital processing – network players, AV capability, digital inputs and high-speed streaming – is available and offers the buyer considerable added value. But basically, the K-300i is and remains a first-class amp that knows how rhythm and drive first catch the listener and then indulge them permanently.” Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

stereophile — “There’s a round edge to its images that some might equate with the gentlest sprinkling of warmth, but others would describe as listener-friendly. It certainly leaves me smiling. If the Krell K-300i doesn’t end up with a Class A $ (for high value) rating in Stereophile’s next Recommended Components, the man might as well come and take me away”  Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

What Hi-Fi — “Krell’s entry-level amp is brilliant – we can’t think of a rival that’s as accommodating of digital sources while sounding anywhere near as good”  Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

Soundstage! Australia.com — “K-300i is a work of art, and moreover, a work of art that makes you enjoy other works of art in a truly breathtaking way. Imagine if painters made great paintings for centuries but kept them under a veil that only hinted at their true beauty. Suddenly somebody comes around and pulls the veil away and lets you see the paintings in their full glory, every stroke of the brush and every speck of paint. K-300i did that for me for the music. Get it if you can.”  Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

Home Theater Review “I was absolutely blown away by the bottom end, from the water-drop bass in the intro to the funky bassline that drives the song. More impressive, though, was the delineation of all track’s densely mixed elements, from the stank-nasty rhythm guitar and washboard off on the left side of the soundstage to the higher-pitched percussion leaning hard toward the right. Through it all, though, Aretha’s voice remained rock-solidly centered in the middle of the downright massive soundstage. The Krell K-300i presents it all, with no editorializing, no coloration.”  Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

Hi-Fi News & Record Review — “This may be the ‘baby Krell’ – as if one could ever have such a thing! – but it has a big, clean sound that’s as much about clarity and finesse as it is all-out power and drive. The digital/streaming section is well worth having, so well does it handle music from network storage and online sources, and it helps make an even more compelling case for what is a particularly fine – and refined – integrated amplifier.” Read More

Krell K-300i Integrated Amplifier

Tone Audio — “It’s a true treat for this long time Krell user to hear what they’ve achieved with their latest XD technology and the K-300i in particular. At this price, it can make an excellent anchor for a reasonably priced, yet high performance audio system. Its compact form factor makes it an easy roommate to live with as well. “ … “The K-300i is a piece that I suspect its owners will treasure for a long time.”  Read More

Krell Theater 7 Multi Channel Amplifier

Home Theater Review — “Designed to be the heart and soul of any audiophile-grade home theater surround sound system, the Theater 7 features Krell’s innovative iBias topology, which delivers pure Class A power up to unbelievable levels, giving you purity of tone you have to hear to believe…”  Read More

Krell Theater 7 Multi Channel Amplifier

Sound & Vision — “Krell returns to form with an exceptionally capable amplifier for well-heeled home theaters where quality takes precedence over quantity…”  Read More

Krell XD Amplifiers

Home Theater Review “The Chorus 5200 XD amplifier was able to drive my speakers effortlessly, like I rarely hear with any multichannel amplifier, delivering a level of control that matched that of my massively overpowered Crown I-Tech 8000 amplifier. Simultaneously, it delivered reference quality sound that was well refined, balanced, and utterly articulate.”  Read More

Krell XD Amplifiers

Tone Audio — “The new XD amplifiers have returned to more of that slight bit of warmth and tonal saturation, combined with a level of bass slam that made Krell famous.”  Read More

Krell Illusion II Digital Stereo Preamp

Home Theater Review “One thing I loved about the Illusion II’s sound was that I never found it harsh, edgy, or bright..Bass sounded appropriately full-bodied, keyboards suitably spacious, and guitar had lots of body and soul…just as it should.” Read More

 

Krell Foundation Surround Processor

Sound & Vision “The Foundation lifted to exalted, billowy sonic heights Mychael Danna’s ethnically complex musical score filled with delicate, exotic Eastern percussive and wind accents as well as sweeping strings and familiar Franco-accordions. The Foundation maintained the clarity, dimensionality, and ease of even the most timbrally complex, dynamically challenging passages..” Read More

Krell Foundation Surround Processor

Stereophile — “I have no hesitation in recommending the Krell Foundation; its inherently excellent sound quality, the flexibility of its configurations, and its expanding capabilities make it competitive with cost-no-object pre-pros. ” Read More

Krell Foundation Surround Processor

Home Cinema Choice — “Two weeks, 15 movies and copious pages of notes later I cannot find a single sonic or operational foible with Krell’s ‘entry-level’ separate. ” Read More