Current model/current version Krell S-275 Stereo/Mono Power Amplifier. Silver. Some say this model sounds as good as an Evo 402. Now you can have that great Krell sound in an affordable, much less power hungry, cooler running package that won't break the bank or your back!
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Here are some quotes from the Absolute Sound review of the smaller S-150 amplifier. Keep in mind that the S-275 sounds better!
"The (Krell amplifier's) treble presentation is on par with the best amplifiers I've heard regardless of their circuit. It deftly walks that fine line between dark and light, delivering both upper frequency sweetness and airy extension."
"The (Krell amplifier's) midrange is as grainless and glare-free as any solid-state amp I've heard."
"I've never heard the Dunlavy SC-VI speakers sound more harmonically balanced or dynamically alive..."
"Compared to the best amplifiers ... the (Krell amplifier) acquits itself well."
"...after multiple months of listening I'm convinced the Krell's upper-frequency presentation (is) the way high frequencies should sound."
"It's nice to discover that Krell's newest, smallest and lightest amplifier has retained all of the attributes (except for the heavy part) that the company's reputation was founded on."
Info from Krell:
The S-275 is a slim line stereo power amplifier boasting our latest advancements in circuit design featuring an impressive 275 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms and 550 Watts per channel into 4 Ohms in stereo mode. Setting the rear panel switch to mono operation, the S-275 boasts a massive output of 550 Watts into 8 Ohms and 1,100 Watts into 4 Ohms. Technologies developed for the Krell Evolution amplifiers including Krell Differential Current Mode circuitry, wide bandwidth topology, and surface mount technology have been incorporated throughout the design. Combining flagship technologies in an elegant presentation, the S-275 is the ideal choice for high impact systems where space is at a premium.
Digital power supplies sterilize music and rob it of its musical essence. In classic Krell fashion, a highlight of the S-275 is a 1,650 VA linear power supply. Coupled to 135,000 microfarads of filter capacitance, this power supply insures that the output stage and the connected speakers have exactly the right amount of power under all circumstances.
Each S-275 output channel employs fourteen high current power devices to deliver the exact power required by the speakers under any demand. Alone, the S-275 drives 275 Watts into 8 Ohms and 550 Watts into 4 Ohms. For the ultimate performance, monaural configuration increases the output to 550 Watts at 8Ohms and 1,100 at 4 Ohms.
Featuring circuitry sourced from the Evolution amplifiers, the S-275 includes technology previously incorporated in the reference level components only. The topology is executed with Krell Differential Current Mode circuitry for the lowest noise signal path. Class A input, pre-driver, and driver stages provide the most accurate signal path for critical low level signals. Surface mount technology is utilized for maximum circuit density resulting in the widest dynamic range and bandwidth possible. The amplifier circuitry also features very low negative feedback for improved clarity and detail resolution.
Each S-275 is only 8.6" wide allowing two S-275 amplifiers to fit in the same space normally occupied by one full size component. The S-275 includes 12V trigger input/output connections and a selectable -6dB switch for gain level matching. High performance WBT speaker binding posts and input terminations complete the elegant rear panel.
2 balanced via XLR connector
2 single-ended via RCA connector
2 pr. via WBT binding posts
1 12 VDC trigger input via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector
1 12 VDC trigger output (30 mA maximum current) via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector
20 kΩ (balanced or single-ended)
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -0.08 dB, stereo
<0.3 Hz to 170 kHz +0, -3 dB, stereo
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -0.12 dB, mono
<0.3 Hz to 155 kHz +0, -3 dB, mono
>107 dB, wideband, unweighted, referred to full power output
>115 dB, "A"-weighted
Stereo: Selectable, 25.8 or 19.8 dB
Mono: Selectable, 31.8 or 25.8 dB
Stereo: Selectable, 2.40 V or 4.80 V RMS
Mono: Selectable, 1.70 V or 3.40 V RMS
Total harmonic distortion
<0.030% at 1 kHz, at 275 W stereo or 550 W mono, 8 Ω load
<0.20% at 20 kHz, at 275 W stereo or 550 W mono, 8 Ω load
Stereo: 275 W RMS per channel at 8 Ω
Stereo: 550 W RMS per channel at 4 Ω
Mono: 550 W RMS at 8 Ω
Mono: 1100 W RMS at 4 Ω
Stereo: 47 V RMS or 133 V peak to peak
Mono: 66 V RMS or 188 V peak to peak
Stereo: 20 A peak
Mono: 26 A peak
Stereo: 80 V/Î¼s
Mono: 120 V/Î¼s
<0.060 Ω at 20 Hz, stereo
<0.067 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, stereo
<0.14 Ω at 20 Hz, mono
<0.15 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, mono
>130 at 20 Hz, referred to 8 Ω, stereo
>120, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, referred to 8 Ω, stereo
>60 at 20 Hz, referred to 8 Ω, mono
>55, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, referred to 8 Ω, mono
Standby: 40 W stereo or 35 W mono
Idle: 85 W stereo or 65 W mono
Maximum: 1900 W
Standby: 140 BTU/hr stereo or 120 BTU/hr mono
Idle: 290 BTU/hr stereo or 220 BTU/hr mono
Maximum: 2800 BTU/hr
8.60 in W x 5.80 in H x 24.00 in D
218 mm W x 147 mm H x 610 mm D
Unit only: 49 lb [22.2 kg]
As shipped: 58 lb [26.3 kg]
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