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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These are the reasons I am interested in what I believe to be a very strong company: This type of control over speakers is rare at any price, let alone at what is considered the starting point of high-end amplification.
Overdrive of even 6dB remained clean without latching or other misbehaviours, even up to W 8ohms at 20kHz. Back in the living room with Crestron in hand, I got down to some serious music. It also includes a high-quality phono stage. And we can continue with Krell where many readers will associate cold, clinical, impersonal, krrell, dynamic and precise.
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. On “Still Raining Still Dreaming” the bursts from the Crybaby wha-wha pedal on Hendrix’s Strat were wonderfully dynamic and engaging without ever being too bold, too strong or overwhelming.
Control of DC offset for signal handling, in particular the fully balanced input, is allocated to a number of high precision Burr Brown OP op-amps.
Music Direct is selling the Si at a great closeout price. It is hard for an amp to give good detail, be transparent, and deliver an immersive “3D” soundstage.
The physical size and weight 45 lb is about the same as the Bryston 3B-SST, and it has balanced and unbalanced inputs. This is not untypical of these ladder type controls.
I am not interested in another amp just the return of my Krell Krlel. The new has four 4,uF reservoirs per channel and e course that much larger toroid.
Krell Si any good |
July 7, – 8: When we say Accuphase, we think of a precise, thorough but also somewhat sweet sound. Maximum per channel short term music duty cycle outputs were W 8ohm, W 4ohm, and W 2ohm. I was similarly impressed by Krell’s presentation during the IFA based on the mighty Evolution One power amplifiers. Krlel and Broadway musicals to folk and rock for my many moods.
The acoustic intro speaks to the Van Halen krepl of always bringing some guitar acrobatics to all of the Diamond Dave era albums and this song delivers in spades. This system would start not just my passion for audio, but would lead to a krelll 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.
All in all the amp lets the speakers perform without any undue influence. Warning – especially if you own your own company – do not try this at work today no matter how many Jimi Hendrix fans you have on your staff.
Its sound is built for speed and for the critical analysis of a kreell a rough translation. It’s stable and doesn’t collapse when huge dynamic swings come into play. 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.
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. Some critics have commented on a slight background hiss from this amplifier. There simply was no trace of it. My stereo is in the living room of my apartment. More so than most rivals, your musical taste will decide whether this Krell appeals or not.
The thing apparently weighs a ton and delivers: I also considered a couple of Krells a while back. Hi-end devices have clear personalities apparent in either their specific cabinet design, functionality or sound.
Krell Si Integrated Amplifier Reviewed
Making sure you leave some breathing room for a Krell Si is a good idea when planning your installation. All images contained in this review are the property of High Fidelity or Harbeth. Krell touts its massive VA toroidal transformer and 38, microfarads of kell as among the more potent ever incorporated into 3300i integrated amplifier. First of all, that power figure seems too modest. August 20, – 4: The Si creates a massive sound stage and populates it with well-focused instruments and vocals.
Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Krelk Reviewed Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to watts per channel? Just looking for any owners of Krell equipment similar to this entry level. I own the Marantz SA and it sounded too warm in my system.
To me detail is fleshed out in the realism of decay and tone. The way I interpreted it. Shop Recordings Buyer’s Guides More.
Everybody will have to on their own. I hope this helps. The wires come through the wall nicely but control of the Krell was somewhat of an issue. The central volume rotary encoder has a secondary function as a control and data input for selecting various operating modes, many of which allow the user to customise the inputs, their sensitivity and channel balance offset if required, plus display dim and auto off functions.
Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifiers
Unlike krelll various predecessors, this one sounds good with cheaper and more expensive loudspeakers and electronics. The weight of the Krell Si is something to consider for many rooms. Against Not the most natural sounding of performers needs to be matched with care.