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Krell Theater 7 Amplifier Review

By | February 13th, 2019|Categories: Sound + Vision|

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $7,500


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Class-A sound with improved efficiency
Exceptional transparency and control

Minus

Not the most powerful amp on the block
Display unnecessary for most users


THE VERDICT

Krell returns to form with an exceptionally capable amplifier for well-heeled home theaters where quality takes precedence over quantity.


It’s hard to overstate the importance of Krell Industries in the history of high-end audio. Founded by Dan and Rondi D’Agostino in 1980, Krell was the audio equivalent of Lamborghini—an audacious riposte to more Ferrari-like rivals such as Mark Levinson and Audio Research.

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CAF 2018: VPI Industries, AudioShield, Krell, Wilson Audio, Soundsmith, Nordost; If more is better, too much is almost enough

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: Nordost, Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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VPI Industries was in direct control, AudioShield had the room well protected, Krell and Wilson Audio tango with reference style, Soundsmith and Lyra go head-to-head, Nordost throws a lasso around the crowd.

Twice as impressive as one, there were two of the new VPI Industries HW-40 direct drive turntables on hand. Each equipped with a JWM-12 “Fatboy” tonearm, which is included in the price of the HW-40 turntable, and is standard. The HW-40 has benefitted from forty years of refinement as it now carries an updated and upgraded direct drive motor system, Nordost wiring, and an all new VTA Base on the fly.… Read the full article

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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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Analog Corner #111

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Analog planet|

Phono preamps from Ayre, Krell, NAD, Parasound reviewed


There are more choices in outboard phono preamps today than there have ever been, and they’re lining up here like planes waiting to take off from Newark/Liberty.