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RMAF 2018: KRELL, Alta, Acoustic Signature, AntiCables; A renewed faith

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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KRELL Industries unveils their new K-300i integrated, Alta Audio shows off their superbly underrated Celesta FRM-2 speaker, Acoustic Signature supplies all things analog with a Triple X turntable, whilst AntiCables ties it all together with bow.

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Krell Industries, one of the first to ever offer a high-end integrated, debuted an updated K-300i integrated amplifier that sports copious amounts of power and connectivity.

Like the KAV-300i from 1996, and the S-300i over a decade later, the new K-300i aims to reclaim the helm the high-end integrated mountain top by delivering 150 wpc into 8-ohms, or 300 wpc into 4-ohms.… Read the full article

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Alta Audio at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest! Showing with Krell and Acoustic Signature

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: |

Alta Audio is a loudspeaker company started by veteran designer Mike Levy to build the speakers he always dreamed of. We’re pleased to be exhibiting at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Room 7021 of the Denver Marriott Tech Center, October 5-7.

Alta will be demonstrating both the Celesta FRM-2 (Full Range Monitor, MSRP $14,999/pair) and the small stand-mounted Io (MSRP $3495/pair), shown above. Celestas provide the dynamic and volume capabilities of a professional monitor in an apartment-friendly size, and are the reference speaker of the prestigious Audiophilia website, as you can read here. … Read the full article

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Krell K-300i Now Shipping

By | September 17th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Krell Industries has released its new K-300i integrated amplifier (not to be confused with the similarly-named KAV-300i integrated amplifier!). It has a newly developed amplifier circuit that uses Krell’s trade-marked ‘iBias’ technology and an internal web server that provides a remote graphical user interface for convenient and intuitive control.

Krell’s iBias circuitry provides the sonic benefits of Class-A operation without the excessive heat and power consumption of traditional Class-A designs,’ says Tim Sleath, of Audio Marketing, which distributes Krell in Australia.… Read the full article

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New Blood at Krell Industries

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: AV Hub|

Krell Industries has appointed Walter Schofield (who previously has worked at Emotiva, Harman International, and Meridian) as its new Chief Operating Officer.

As COO Schofield has the responsibility for driving all Krell’s sales, marketing and new product initiatives, together with Gordon Schackelford, VP of Sales. Krell’s co-founder and Managing Director, Rondi D’Agostino, said she was thrilled to have Schofield on board at the company. ‘Walter joins us after a successful tenure with Emotiva Audio, where, as Vice President of Global Strategy, he helped to dramatically increase the brand’s presence and sales across the globe by opening new channels of distribution and myriad new partner accounts’, she said.… Read the full article

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Krell – power meets precision

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: AV Hub|

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This feature appears in the 2016-#1 issue of Audio Esoterica. The original pages are more beautiful than this web page, and we recommend you read it using the PDFs of the original pages provided via the button on the right.

Krell – power meets precision

In the 1950s, Hollywood churned out a science fiction movie seemingly every second week. Most were awful. One of the half-dozen that still stand up today was ‘Forbidden Planet’ (1956) which, as a central element of its plot, had humans trying to understand a race of enormously advanced aliens who had become extinct two hundred thousand years earlier.… Read the full article

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Krell Digital Vanguard Integrated Amplifier

By | February 18th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , |

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Janine Elliot has posted a review of the Krell Digital Vanguard integrated amplifier (£5998) at Hi-Fi Pig. Her conclusions:

“This one just does everything except make coffee, and allows user adjustment of settings from the comfort of your armchair, and does it all with both authority and tenderness. If you want a large-scale performance in your living room, especially in the speed of sound and stereo spread, you will like this one, but if you want easy listening, then go elsewhere; this Vanguard will keep your attention for as long as it’s switched on.”

You can read the full review here.

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Krell Digital Vanguard Integrated Amplifier Review

By | February 17th, 2016|Categories: Hifipig|Tags: , , , , |

Janine Elliot takes a listen to the Krell Digital Vanguard, an integrated amplifier costing £5998 and boasting a whole host of features relevant to today’s modern home.Vanguard 3-4 views

” I like my music to leave an impact, and Krell certainly turns that prospect into a reality.”

“My speakers came alive such that even my cat sat up and listened. Symphony number 7, complete with hitting mic stand at one minute in (never heard that on my KAV) had the dynamic range of Mahler or Bruckner.

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January Already?

By | December 10th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

Yes, the January 2019 issue of Stereophile is hitting newsstands, mailboxes, and tablets this week. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our going from a digest-sized publication to a full-sized one, we have recreated the cover of the January 1994 issue, the “musicality vs accuracy” debate as strong today as it was a quarter-century ago. The 25th anniversary edition of the same Cary tube amplifier is featured on the cover and in this issue’s review section, but instead of the solid-state Krell we had on the 1994 cover, we have the solid-state Cambridge Edge A integrated amplifier which is also reviewed in this issue.… Read the full article

Counterpoint SA-4 monoblock power amplifier

By | November 15th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

Some audio products deliver truly superb sound of a kind that really makes all the frustrations of building a high-end system worthwhile; they also require exceptional attention and care. The Counterpoint SA-4 is a case in point. With the right speakers, it competes for the title of “Most Transparent Amplifier Available at Any Price.” On the other hand, this amplifier steadily loses output power as speaker impedance drops; it must be carefully matched to the right speaker. Then, and only then, can it produce one of the finest musical experiences available.… Read the full article

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Luxman M-05 power amplifier

By | November 8th, 2018|Categories: Stereophile|

Japanese audiophiles venerate American high-end audio components, paying huge sums for vintage Marantz tube amplifiers, racks of Levinson ML-2s, and early Audio Research tube preamplifiers. The balance of trade, at the high end anyway, hasn’t been reciprocated: Japanese high-end amplifiers and preamplifiers have not received as positive a reception in the US. Perhaps it was a matter of styling, but the sonics of the Sony Esprit line and the class-A Stax amplifiers did not receive the following they might have, had the products been American.… Read the full article

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