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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The stereo depth plane was stable, just a little forward of the speakers, but with fine projection and depth. A little too dark for my tastes.

This review page is supported in part by the sponsors whose ad banners are displayed below. The best description of the amp I can share is do not buy it if you want to warm up bright speakers or brighten warm sounding speakers.

I upgraded the input caps with the same rather expensive Dynamicaps that Audio Research is using for output coupling in their top preamps, and that made a fairly good amp into an excellent one. The first two a repaired under warranty and e this last one may cost me out of pocket. Wojciech Pacula Review system: Ron- if the amp is made in china, skip it.

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While in many cases a company sound can be readily identified and remembered, with Krell it is different. Everybody will have to krelll their own. Presentation lacks body and warmth However, we’re not totally convinced.


While the solid build pleases, the quality of finish isn’t particularly good for the price: That really puts things kell perspective; and brings a fear to light: Output impedance averaged a low 0.

The special bit comes into play when you see that power output doubles to watts per channel as the load impedance drops.

Any critiques or recommendations for the Krell Si Integrated? When I visit Krell’s website here: They sounded powerfully controlled like you expect from bigger dollar Krell components. Not consistent enough to recommend We thought long and hard about the Si’s star rating: 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.

TESTED: Krell Si Integrated Amplifier | The Absolute Sound

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 ,rell to send feedback. Few of this integrated’s rivals have that kind of pedigree or historical performance.

IR is sketchy and RF control is clearly ktell, but having all of your gear hard wired makes controlling a system installed in another room a lot easier and more reliable. Chesky demo disc but then segues into the luscious ” brown sound ” and big 30i Halen, highly produced sound – the kind of sound that has you reaching for the volume control to get more and more of.

And no one will forget the Master Reference subwoofer, an overwhelming pound homage to on-demand seismic energy. Lab Report The output is generous, and on test still more than claimed, eg2xW 8ohms both channels driven and W into 4ohms.


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Anything to help – maybe what songs sound best on it? We say Bowers and Wilkins and imagine strong heavy bass, a very clear midrange and an expressive treble. While watching NHL hockey games like the rebroadcast of the tremendous comeback by my Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 in this year’s Boston Bruin’s series NHL Network – the fan noise had detail and the crunches into the boards which were well miced had impact and power.

It’s worth noting that when pushed hard the Krell does get rather warm, so make sure it’s well ventilated. Output DC offset was also low, with about 10mV of c1Hz low frequency servo or related noise.

It’s very easy to be impressed by a product like the Si. What blew me away was the balance Krell has struck between the sonic expectations of traditional audiophiles and a new generation of hobbyists whose priorities also include modern e and features.

Krell Si Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Against Not the most natural sounding of performers needs to be matched with care. More so than most rivals, your musical taste will decide whether this Krell appeals or not. Micromega M Integrated Amplifier Reviewed How on earth Micromega managed to cram 2x watts of Class AB amplification and dual power supplies into this slim little integrated amp is beyond us, but it sounds as delicious as it looks.


I am here to listen.