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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We say Bowers and Wilkins and imagine strong heavy bass, a very clear midrange and an expressive treble. Not consistent enough to recommend We thought long and hard about the Si’s star rating: The Krell Si has one balanced input and three pairs of single ended RCA inputs as well as – get this – an iPod input.

Lastly, it really is a powerhouse. Krell touts its massive VA toroidal transformer and 38, microfarads of capacitance as among the more potent ever incorporated into an integrated amplifier. Kgell just need to remember good cables. That would be a help too. Discs used for the test: There is a new product from Musical Fidelity that d be of interest to a great many people.

TESTED: Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier

This electro-pop jam opens with a tight snare and quickly adds some sick low bass as the first verse develops. When 300ii say Accuphase, we think of a precise, thorough but also somewhat sweet sound.

Presentation lacks body and warmth However, we’re not totally convinced. It is certainly not two.

Krell S i Integrated Amplifiers user reviews : out of 5 – 5 reviews –

While in many cases a company sound can be readily identified and remembered, with Krell it is different. It even has two power switches for the two amplifiers, which are totally independent of each other. They started at about in the late 80’s or early 90’s when they started making them and 300i I believe are still well under Making sure you leave some breathing room for a Krell Si is a good idea krelll planning your installation.


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, krel Krell sound. 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 a number of Naim designs.

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The Hookup Installation of my Krell was a bit tricky as the unit sits in w gym’s cabinet, which backs up to the wall where the speakers are installed. Krelk the case is completely different with the more expensive Krell components. Rega is known as rhythmic and mellow with deep bass; at slight sacrifice of clarity.

Music through the Krell is more flesh and blood, three dimensional than with the Onkyo. Disagree with our product rating?

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In the past I used an in-wall keypad from Crestron to control my ReQuest F-Series server in my theater, but the cost of upgrading my Crestron keypad even with some help from my dealer was cost prohibitive, so we decided to use AppleTV also installed in the gym and a Benchmark HD DAC into the Krell, which would be run via my recently repaired Panasonic 50 inch plasma using a handheld Crestron remote.

There are double mono secondary supplies and reservoirs with four pairs of high current output transistors per channel. On lesser amps, you can lose the detail of the organ on this track. 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. August 21, – 6: High frequencies are a little thin and brittle too, emphasising the sibilance in recordings.


If your biases tend toward the lush, florid, romantic, or, goodness knows, euphonic, the Si may not entirely win your heart. July 7, – 2: It’s small, runs pretty cool, looks great, and sounds good for the money. Just looking for any owners of Krell equipment similar to this entry level. Fit and finish are stunning.

Jimi legendarily did really have a way with the women even in the late s. June 30, – I could hear a velvety midrange smoothness slipstreaming alongside the speed and immediacy of this marvelous recording. It’s never good to generalize but there is some truth to that. Thanks In Advance, Ron.

Everything in the system was new to my ears so I really am unable to comment.

But it turned out that the price is about zl, far lower than expected. While I’ve certainly used it. So far so good, and you should be in no doubt that the Si is a capable amplifier well worthy of consideration.

Videos Enjoy the Music. It sounds significantly better than the very good Bryston amp it replaced. The Krell review seemed to imply that is sounds great for instruments but doesn’t sound good on some voices.

My stereo is in the living room of my apartment. A full-function remote is provided.

The size of the room is 12×15 feet. I have not made any purchasing decisions on my new system yet, and will not be able to start it for quite a long time, but that means I can take a lot of time researching what to buy and your feedback would be very useful.

You’ll need a large shelf, too, as the amplifier is far deeper than the norm. That’s a fair accomplishment in the age of the week dollar itself.