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The good people at Sound & Vision magazin have awarded the Krell Chorus 7200, 7 channel power amp a TOP PICK AWARD!!


David Vaughn loved the sound and the magazine awarded the Chorus 7200 one of their coveted Top Picks honor. David also used the Foundation Processor as part of the review and lamented, “…when I put my Marantz back in my rack, I felt like I needed a prescription for Prozac to fight the depression I was facing.”

Here are a few more quotes from the review:

“The hardest part of reviewing audio equipment is putting what you hear into words that can impart upon the reader just how impressive (or uninspired) a particular piece of equipment was to your ears. In the case of the Chorus 7200-and Foundation-it was six weeks of audio bliss for me and my family.”

“…dynamic performance was readily apparent with every Blu-ray I threw at the Krell. The beach landing in Saving Private Ryan exploded into my room, with each discrete effect placed precisely in the soundstage. And the 7200 brought an uncanny immediacy to softer passages, such as the opening monologue recited by Morgan Freeman… where it truly sounded as if Freeman was sitting in the room with me … Impressive is an understatement.”

“Class A amp makers tout their product’s ability to re-create voice, and here the Krell truly shined. Take the opening of fun’s “Some Nights,”… With this amp in the chain, Ruess’ melody came alive with seemingly limitless dynamics, 3D-like soundstage, and amazing detail.”


The Krell Foundation 4k Pre / processor. $7,500.00

And a nice bonus on the sound of the Foundation – “The Foundation…it’s by far the best sounding. The soundstage is so convincing, you can’t really tell where the speakers are in the room, and the subwoofer integration is by far the best I’ve ever experienced.”

To audition Krell, just give us a call!!


On the newsstands now is the February/March, 2015 issue of Sound &Vision magazine in which they award their Top Picks of the Year. We are proud to announce that the Foundation processor has received this outstanding award.


The Krell Foundation 4k Pre / processor. 

A few excerpts:

“Hard to believe this pre/pro actually broke new ground for affordability among Krell’s offerings, but its superb sound quality really does put it in its own class.”

“Switching to the Foundation from my moderately priced but sonically  accomplished Marantz AV7005 and especially from the previously reviewed Integra DHC-60.5…was informational. It was as if the entire system had been changed”

” When watching the local news becomes enticing because the anchor’s voice sounds so lifelike and transparent, you know something special is happening.”


Congrats to our friends at Krell!!!


Here is some product data and review excerpts form the Brian Kahn review in HomeTheaterReview.comClick the link to read the full review.


“With the Krell Phantom III, you’ve got nothing to worry about, as this is one hell of a DAC and preamp combination …”


We are excited to announce that shipments of the Phantom III preamplifier with the optional Digital-to-Analog Converter module is now shipping.


“I want to hear what the master tape sounds like – what the session sounded like – and the Krell Phantom III took me right there.”




The optional DAC module adds 1 AES/EBU, 2 coaxial and 2 optical digital inputs that accept PCM signals up to 24-bit/192-kHz resolution. All digital signals are fed to an ESS Sabre ES 9018 DAC. Different from conventional designs, the resulting analog signal is kept in its native current, rather than voltage, domain. Removing this conversion maintains the finest musical details which are then sent to our discrete Krell Current Mode, balanced circuitry.

The sound quality of the Phantom III is extremely good and on par with the best of the best from the top audiophile companies.”


Circuitry Highlights

The Phantom preamplifier is a dual monaural design with the left and right channels afforded their own power supply regulation and individual circuit boards. All signal gain is executed with surface mount technology using proprietary multiple-output current mirrors with nearly 500 times the open loop linearity of other designs. Featuring 700 kHz bandwidth in a zero feedback, balanced, Krell Current Mode design, the Phantom III shares the same design philosophy as its bigger brother, the flagship Phantom preamplifier. Negative feedback is not used anywhere in the preamp, nor is it necessary. Open-loop distortion is typically less than 0.003%. The volume control is realized with a balanced resistor ladder – bandwidth and transient response of the preamp circuitry are virtually unaffected by the volume setting. The headphone circuitry is identical to the main circuitry, offering private listening with the same performance as speaker playback.

“The sound quality of the headphone circuit is on par with some of the standalone headphone amplifiers and much better than the commonly found afterthought headphone outputs on so many products.”


Power Supply Highlights

Oversized for a preamplifier, the power supply features a 95 VA transformer and 40,000
µF of capacitance giving it the ability to respond quickly to musical demands. The large power supply improves noise rejection and renders the Phantom III impervious to all but the most severe AC voltage power fluctuations. A new eco-friendly standby mode reduces power consumption to 2W.

The Phantom III is available in Black or Silver finish.


The NEW Krell S-550i Integrated Amp

Here are a few excerpts from a Ken Kessler review which appears in HiFi Review.

“Without hesitation, I nominate the S-55Oi as a perfect choice for those who want unbridled power yet will not or cannot house two components. It is a beast of an amp, such that I think I’ve found something currently available to drive even Scintillas. Yes, that kind of beast.”

“This was a solid-state amplifier free of the brittle, of the glassy, of the jarring.”

“lt was a perfect, seamless, Spectorian wall of sound, stretching from wall to wall, rather than throbbing as a round mass in the centre.”

This is the first published review of  the S-550i  and it received the magazine’s Outstanding Product status.


The Krell Evolution 2250e also received great press. This time from

“Extraordinarily controlled in the bass, dynamic to a fare-thee-well, transparently precise into the very tips of its hair and tonally neutral… these were all impressive hard skills”

“High resolving power, stupendous micro dynamics, background calm and brilliant image focus were clear highlights.”

“When it came time to harness the full potential of my Thiel’s CS3.7 woofers, the German monos by contrast seemed to actually get a bit winded. And the Krell even was superior at fully differentiating this heaving and teeming low-bass dimension. Hat off.”

“The low bass was ideally precise, neutral and haute-cuisine correct. A very good start. Tonal neutrality extended to the midband and highs. Neither romantically flavored, warm or softened nor lean and overtly fresh.”

Click here to read the entire review.



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