Krell K-300i Amp solo

Krell K-300i

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

  • Performance – – – 5

  • Value – – – 3

  • Overall – – – 4

Are you interested in an integrated amplifier that can deliver class A sound quality, high-end two-channel audio along with video connectivity? The Krell K-300i promises both and largely delivers on it.

Krell has a long history of two-channel excellence and is considered by many audiophiles to be a premier manufacturer of high-end audio equipment. Krell products span award winning amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD & DVD players, surround sound processors, digital-to-analog converters, and loudspeakers for music lovers and home theater aficionados.

The K-300i incorporates a newly developed amplifier circuit design with Krell iBias™ technology that delivers 150 Watts/Channel into 8Ω and 300 Watts/Channel into 4Ω. iBias provides the sonic benefits of Class A operation without the excessive heat and power consumption of traditional Class A designs. Total harmonic distortion is <0.015% and provides excellent frequency response.

Packed with many of Krell’s most musical-sounding technologies, the elegant chassis is living-room-friendly. Yet it has enough power to achieve incredible, lifelike dynamics with almost any speaker.

The front-panel menu system provides configuration features such as input trim. Theater Throughput mode lets the K-300i serve as the core of a surround-sound system without sacrificing two-channel sound quality. Analog Inputs include three stereo RCA and two stereo balanced XLR. High-quality gold-plated speaker cable terminals provide a secure, electrically ideal connection.

One caveat: the K300i comes with a remote control, which is functional but less ergonomic than it could be.

The Krell K-300i is all set up and available for a demonstration in the store. If you want incredible, clean sound quality the K-300i is worthy of consideration.

The Krell K-300i delivers some of the purest, least colored output I’ve experienced from any integrated amp. It’s a curse, because, seriously, how in the hell do you describe the sound of a component that imparts no appreciable sonic attributes of its own? It’s like trying to review a glass of distilled water for a wine magazine. There simply aren’t that many synonyms for “transparent.” – Home Theater Review

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