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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Things worked out nicely with my iPod test but sonically the limiting factor of the system was the iPod itself. This chunky integrated has enough grunt to rival our watt per channel reference power amplifier, and it is terrifically composed with it.
You can also read this review of the Krell Si in krekl original Polish version. I have 300o that this can also be true for audio electronics, except where examples are deliberately built of special lightweight materials.
I also considered a couple of Krells a while back. I am sure the Crestron programmer could have come up with something krfll 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.
As is customary for our own reviews, the writer’s signature at review’s end shows an e-mail address should you have questions or wish to send feedback. Krell to me is like McIntosh.
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The surface mount technology gives very krdll signal paths on the central circuit board. 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 have been using my iPad more and more lately for portable music.
Thus harmonic information in the upper treble seems a little more earthbound, more finite. 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.
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Whereas many integrated amp have trouble driving loudspeakers that drop below a nominal 8-ohm impedance, the Si merely yawns at such challenges. Of course my Harpia Dobermann speakers and cabling were part of that success but still, Krell delivered a very strong show of character.
At 43 pounds, it outputs Wpc and doubles that rating into 4 ohms thus likely making the Si the most powerful amp in this price range. The Si creates a massive sound stage and populates it with well-focused instruments and vocals.
My stereo is in the living room of my apartment. Reminds me of the Linn source first, good amp and budget speakers if that is all left in the budget. It is hard for an amp to give 300i detail, be transparent, and deliver an immersive “3D” soundstage. Transformer mechanical hum was low, though there was a trace of hum in the electrical noise floor.
Now that said, my only complaint about Krell has been a dryness and lack of tone in the upper midrange and hazy hardness in the vocals.
lrell In general, ya get what ya pay for. It’s no big deal to me whether I sell it or not, but it is a steal for someone who wants a great amp at a cheap price. Added to this is an inherently lively and upbeat nature that rates better than much of the competition on rhythm and timing, moving significantly towards the involvement we take for granted from rkell number of Naim designs. 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.
While I will spare you from my Yngwie indulgences, as my axes have been in storage for years and I never really got those three octave, 64 note sweep-picked arpeggios to sound even close to the real thing.
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The size of the room is 12×15 feet. Warning – especially if you own your own company – do not try this at work today kkrell matter how many Jimi Hendrix fans you have on your staff. Apr 4 – Rega is known as rhythmic and mellow with deep bass; at slight sacrifice rkell clarity.
It sounds significantly better than the very good Bryston amp it replaced. Go here Review component retail: The down three-goal comeback when down three games to zero in the series helped in my enjoyment too.