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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Choosing an integrated amp just got a whole lot more complicated.

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TESTED: Krell Si Integrated Amplifier | The Absolute Sound

Features are an odd mix of the impressive iPod connection and control via a supplied leadthe expected a preamp output and remote and the odd there’s no tape loop. This chunky integrated has enough grunt to rival our watt per channel reference power amplifier, and it is terrifically composed with it. The intrinsic frequency response is wide, barely The physical size and weight 45 lb is about the same as the Bryston 3B-SST, and it has balanced and unbalanced inputs.

There 300 was no trace of it. Still for many, crafting a hi-end audio machine behind the Great Wall will seem like the Great Betrayal. I’ll never forget my fourteenth birthday, as my Dad got me a killer present from Bryn Mawr Stereo which was a complete audio system including a pair of Polk speakers, a Nakamichi Music Bank CD changer and a remote controlled NAD receiver.

I listen to all types of music from Classical 30i Black Eyed Peas. So far so good, and you should be in no doubt that the Si is a capable amplifier well worthy of consideration. It also includes a high-quality phono stage. Go here Review component retail: 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.

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X the solo, I found myself jacking the kgell higher and higher thankfully my wife wasn’t home as this type of audio ktell is generally reserved for the theater room and involves a fistful of Balvenie krelp portwood with a few drops of water. It loses just a little steam and finesse at the margins.

Over the years and specifically as media servers got better and better, my Elan digital amp was cutting it to audiophile standards.

If you do an online search for “Audire Forte” you will see a bunch of pictures and some archive reviews. What blew me away was the balance Krell has struck between the sonic expectations of traditional audiophiles and a new generation of hobbyists whose priorities also include modern functionality krelll features.

The thing apparently weighs a ton and delivers: I had written a response and. IR is sketchy jrell RF control is clearly better, but having all of your gear hard wired makes controlling a system installed in another room a lot easier and more reliable. It is not a bad amp it just does not have the drive and control of the Si.

No rival we’ve heard can deliver demanding bass-dominated tunes such as Kanye West’s Love Lock Down with such grip and control at floor-shaking volumes.

While the movie had some issues for me including Chevy Chase basically repeating his repairman role from Fletch – the movie was laugh-out-loud funny at times.

Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifiers

And we can continue with Krell where many readers will associate cold, clinical, impersonal, strong, dynamic and precise. Given that every instrument sounds more or less different in every environment, transparent really doesn’t mean much at all. Thus harmonic information in the upper treble seems a little more earthbound, more finite. Wow I miss the Krell. Music through the Krell is more flesh and blood, three dimensional than with the Onkyo.

I own several pair of speakers and soundstaging also varies with the speakers in use.

I am curious if this is from listening to the Si or other Krell equipment? My krekl is in the living room of my apartment. I never thought I would agree with Nancy Reagan on anything but that NAD receiver was the gateway drug to one hell of an addiction.


TESTED: Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier

This is no stuck-in-thes audiophile company, as they know that the people buying this unit would likely be using a music server at some level or another. Few of 30i0 integrated’s rivals have that kind of pedigree or historical performance. Nevertheless it is still quite low by audiophile product standards.

These symmetric DC coupled very wide band stages are essentially immune from slewing with audio bandwidth signals. So while a good sounding amp I felt the need to mention the dependability issues I have experienced.

With the Elan doing work on the two subwoofers and with the woofers dialed down a bit in the new configuration – I would play this track for anyone who wants to hear my system, including recently a former president of the Audio Engineering Society AES who noted that the system doesn’t sound like any in-walls that he’s ever heard.

I was about to confirm it money well spent. The unit packs a real Watts per channel of power into eight W including a stereotypically Krell major toroidal transformer that gives this Krell – well, it’s Krell sound. I find that my vinyl records have greater soundstage depth than cd’s. All in all the amp lets the speakers perform without any undue influence.

Even the handset is krepl quality. He has retired now. The stereo depth plane was stable, just a little forward of the speakers, but with fine projection and depth. However, I am going to hold off on that purchase for now as I just don’t have the excess funds. More than 5 years now that I think of it.

Back in the living room with Crestron in hand, I got down to some serious music. The Onkyo is either bright or thin sounding in comparison. But it turned out that the price is about zl, far lower than expected. Rare control over speakers In use it means this amp will drive just about any price-compatible speaker properly.

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