KRELL: Cipher CD/SACD player – test review

Jimmy Hughes writes as follows: Krell’s new Cipher is an exceptional digital front-end, giving state-of-theart replay of conventional CD and SACD formats. It’s via SACD that it really shows its mettle, delivering results that combine stunning clarity with amazing dynamics, plus impressive naturalness and refinement. It would be equally at home in a purist twin […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Experiences with various Krell preamps inc the KSP-7B and PAM-1

Thanks for your informative reply Howard; I  am encouraged that you’ve had success with a Krell KSP-7B as it’s pretty similar to the KRC-3. I was, I must admit, happily surprised by this. Having previously in the 1980s been the Krell #1 retailer in the Uk for, I think, 4 years running I’d never been […]

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KRELL: KSA-80, preamps and related issues

A thread extract, just so you get the feel …. “Yes, I second that. I’ve had several krells, including the original ksa 50,and they seem to need a big meaty preamp drive. Passives become lethargic and ‘pale’. A good, but not necessarily expensive, valve preamp is your best bet. In an ideal world something like […]

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APOGEE: Amplifiers suitable for 1 ohm Scintilla loudspeakers

Howard – help please! WHICH vintage Krell? —//— Certainly. I sold many pairs of these magnificent but tricky-to-drive speakers when I ran Subjective Audio. I was, so I’m told Apogee’s most successful UK retailer. i mention this because I have a lot of direct, personal hands-on experience. The simple part of my 2-part answer is […]

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The golden era of Apogee + Krell; the KSA 80 and the pursuit of RMS quantity over RMS quality. And in passing, the Boothroyd Stuart Meridian 107

  Dear Howard, I purchased a Benchmark DAC Pre from you some time ago – it is the best purchased I have ever made. My question relates to power amplifiers. Can you suggest power amplifiers which will be suitable for Apogee Scintilla loudspeakers which present a 1 ohm load. I should be grateful for any […]

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