Krell K-300i Now available
Krell Industries has released its new K-300i integrated amplifier (not to be confused with the similarly-named KAV-300i integrated amplifier!). It has a newly developed amplifier circuit that uses Krell’s trademarked ‘iBias’ technology and an internal web server that provides a remote graphical user interface for convenient and intuitive control. ‘ Krell’s iBias circuitry provides the sonic benefits of Class-A operation without the excessive heat and power consumption of traditional Class-A designs,’ says Tim Sleath, of Audio Marketing, which distributes Krell in Australia. ‘ Krell is using its current mode topology in the K-300i in combination with fully differential circuitry from the input stage through to the last output gain stage to provide an extremely linear and extended frequency response that delivers smooth, effortless highs. A 770VA transformer with 80,000μF of capacitance forms a potent power supply for extremely dynamic bass energy with excellent signal control and dynamics.’
Krell rates the power output of the K-300i as 150-watts per channel into 8Ω loads both channels driven, and 300-watts per channel into 4Ω loads (BCD). Although it’s available as an analogue-only device, the Krell K-300i can optionally be delivered with an in-built DAC that supports all currently available digital formats including MQA, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, WMA, and DoP files up to 192kHz/24bit from UPnP music servers or NAS devices and includes a network streaming audio renderer with a dedicated App so you can stream services such as Spotify, vTuner Internet radio, Tidal, Deezer, and QoBuz. There are even HDMI 2.0 inputs and output supporting 4K UHD with HDR for TV viewing with audiophile grade sound quality. A USB port on the front panel will play music stored on flash memory sticks and a USB device port on the rear panel enables you to stream music directly from a computer. If you’d rather work wirelessly, the Krell K-300i is fitted with a Bluetooth aptX receiver.
‘ Krell has earned a distinguished reputation over the past thirty-plus years for engineering innovation and product excellence,’ said Len Wallis, of Len Wallis Audio, which retails Krell in Sydney. ‘ In 1999, the Krell engineering team headed up by Dave Goodman released the original KAV-300i integrated amplifier which stunned the world. At the time and conceptually, it was the world’s first high-end integrated amplifier that delivered audio performance similar to that which was previously available only from high-end separates.’ Available now, the Krell K-300i retails for $9,999 (analogue-only) or $11,999 (RRP) with the optional digital section installed. Available finishes are silver and black.
For more information, contact Audio Marketing on (02) 9882 3877or via its website at www.audiomarketing.com.au