There is a level of excellence at which conventional words about quality and cost-effectiveness become meaningless. Like the very best cars, watches, and wines, and every other assault on the consumer state of the art that you can actually buy, price ceases to be an object. You choose because it is a personal passion—if not an obsession—and because you are lucky enough to be one of the handful of people who really can afford the very best.
The Krell Evolution preamp, amplifier, and SACD players are cases in point. If all you wanted was very good, or even excellent amplification. The Krell Evolution Two monaural preamp retailed for $40,000 for a stereo pair, the Evolution One 450-watt monaural amplifier retailed for $50,000 a pair, and the Evolution 505 SACD player retailed for $10,000. At their prices, you reach a point of diminishing returns in dollars-for-sound-quality that borders on madness.
It is, however, a fine madness. In fact, it is glorious excess! The Krell Evolution series is some of the finest audio equipment ever made—as it virtually must be at the price. It is almost faultless in terms of performance, appearance, and the sheer joy of listening.
Although this ad is for the Evolution One Amplifier, Two preamplifier and Evolution 505 SACD/CD player. This system retailed for $100,000 and is in excellent condition. System includes original remotes, manuals (on thumb drive) and power cords.
Shipping in the Continental US is included at my asking price of $39,500. Custom crates will be built for safe freight shipping.
Serious inquiries will be handled on an individual basis.