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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That really puts things into perspective; and brings a fear to light: Its sound is built for speed and for 30i critical analysis of a recording—not a rough translation. The Si combines a fully balanced discrete Class A preamplifier circuit controlled by an R-2R resistor-ladder volume control and a discrete output stage rated rated at watts per channel into 8 ohms and watts per channel into 4 ohms.
That really was something! I had to copy some lossless files including some tracks from Electric Ladyland and Pink Floyd’s The Wall onto my iPod, as I didn’t have a lot of uncompressed music on it since I irell been using my iPad more and more lately for portable music. I’ve heard them first hand for 3 of the 4 generations and they have always been excellent. I think WhatHiFI is an excellent source too Guitar sounds great regardless 300l electric or acoustic.
I too concur Musical Fidelity produces some excellent gear.
Jazz and Broadway musicals to folk and rock for my many moods. Few of this integrated’s rivals have that kind of pedigree or historical performance. Build and finish is very good, like a standard Krell EVOpre-amp.
The Krell review seemed to imply that is sounds great for instruments but doesn’t sound good on some voices. I am sure the Crestron programmer could have come up with something to make the iPod work in the other room but I wanted to use AppleTV for a better interface, Internet radio and the ability to use an audiophile grade DAC. The unit is remote controlled and has fully balanced operation for reportedly lower noise. 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.
In the first few notes you can almost hear the analog hiss of the effect pedal and the blur of the effect doesn’t sound blurry when listening to the Krell in my system. My stereo is in the living room of my apartment. Feeding 2ohms, the protection folds back the output to W.
For example, NAD is known as slightly “dark” and mellow, “analogue” sounding, yet very powerful for the price. That’s a decent output for a product of this type, but nothing particularly special.
Krell Si review | What Hi-Fi?
Micromega M Integrated Amplifier Reviewed How on earth Micromega managed to cram 2x watts of Class AB amplification and dual power supplies into this slim little integrated amp is beyond us, but it sounds as e as it looks. July 4, – July 7, – 2: It’s more realistic to say [some piece of gear] has a realistic tone and timber based on your expectation of the live event. Everybody will have to on their own. Aug 18 – 6: I find that my vinyl records have greater soundstage depth than cd’s.
July 1, – 9: You can also read this review of the Krell Si in its original Polish version. My question to you: The Si feels as solid as a brick and weighs as much as a pallet load of the things — OK, it weighs 20kg, which is mighty hefty for an amplifier of this kre,l.
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Transparent is the dumbest word in audio. Trust me, with a little volume and well tuned subwoofers in your rig – you can get better sounding audio than you can on anything but the most cutting edge audiophile tracks from you movies. First of all, that power figure seems too modest. I have always heard mixed things about this units and found the reviews to be mixed.
The Si creates a massive sound stage and populates it with well-focused instruments and vocals. August 21, – 9: My Focal V’s bring another flavor to the party.
I upgraded the input caps with the same rather expensive Dynamicaps that Audio Research is using for krsll coupling in their top preamps, and that made a fairly good amp into an excellent one.
A full-function remote is provided. Overdrive of even 6dB remained clean without latching or other misbehaviours, even up to W 8ohms at 20kHz.
TESTED: Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier
It looks like a very krel purchase spec-wise 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. The i integrated has been a great little amp for the eternity that Krell has been making it. The best description of the amp I can share is do not buy it if you want to warm up bright speakers or brighten warm sounding speakers.