Flagship Krell Evolution 600e mono block amplifiers in natural silver (amps are all brushed aluminum). 1-Owner - only me - purchased new from Hi Fi House in Green Bay, WI in April, 2011. The amps were paid for then dropped shipped directly from the Krell factory in Orange, CT to my dedicated sound room you see in the pics, never being moved since day 1. No pets, smoking or children, no blemishes and never a single problem whatsoever. Amps are flawless and in like-new condition with all original packaging and manuals included. Sequentially serial numbered #s 27510040001/002. Call Krell to confirm. Included in firm price are custom made Sound Anchor Amp Stands sitting on eight Star Sound Technologies 2.0 brass Audio Points. Matching Krell Evolution reference 2-box Phantom preamp sitting on two Star Sound Technology Sistrum platforms (each box not decked but on separate Sistrum platforms coupled with custom Revelation Audio Labs cryo silver umbilical cord) also available.
Model: Krell Evolution, 600e Mono Blocks
Color: All silver brushed aluminum.
Condition: Flawless, as new.
Packaging: All original Krell shipping cartons, packaging, manuals and Krell OEM 20 amp power cords included.
Documemtation: Serial numberd #s 27510040001/002.
Performamce: 600 watts/channel solidly doubling each increment with full authority straight down to a 1 ohm load.
Accessories included: 1) Custom made Sound Anchor Mono Amp Stands sitting on 2) Star Sound Technologies 2.0 Brass Audio Points.
Shipping: I will not ship these amps via LTL common carrier so please do not consider. You have three solid shipping options.
1) Send full payment, then send a certified moving company like United, Allied, Mayflower or Paul Arpin Household moving van lines at your cost and logistical set-up.
2) Send full payment then pick the amps up yourself just outside of Boston/Providence.
3) Send full payment and have me deliver the amps to you anywhere for $1/mile (ROUND TRIP, not one-way) that will include unboxing and set-up, if requested. Exact mileage to be determined via zip to zip delivery on Google Maps originating from 02482. Mileage must be pre-paid in full before I package in original cartons and begin the trek.
Price: $32,000 firm.
Payment: TBD (Cash or certified bank check)
Boxed Weight: 160 lbs., each mono amp.
Rest of Specs: See online Krell Evolution 600e mono amplifier .pdf manual.
**Note: Amplifiers will come with Krell stock 20 amp power cords. The amps, as pictured, are currently powered with top of the line STEALTH Audio power cords - one is 3.5M - 20amp, the other is 1.5M - 20 amp, Dream V. 16 UNI that are expensive at $8600 & $6000 repectively each MSRP. Should you want the STEALTH power cords with the amps, total for both power cords would be $7000 for a total of $39,000 firm for amps and power cords.
**Note: WARNING to any potential Krell Evolution amplifier purchaser - Be well aware that there is the original Evolution amps and the drastically improved (and materially higher retail priced) subsequent Evolution "e" series next generation ("e" literally standing for enhancements) amps employing several improvements/enhancements to the original Evolution amplifiers. How can you distinguish the original Evolution to the improved/enhanced Evolution "e" series? Two ways - 1) look at the front of the amp and it will say 600e indicating it is a genuine "e" series amp. This is depicted in the final pic of my listing where I point to indicate the "e" series. If you look at another listing and it only says 600 or 900 it is the older, original non improved version. 2) Look at the serial number on the back of the unit. It should say EV 600e indicating it is the enhanced "e" series as depicted in both of my serial number pics. If you look at another Evolution series amp and it only says EV 402. EV 600 or EV 900, this indicates it is NOT the enahanced/improved "e" series Evolution product.
What are the Evolution "e" series material improvements/enhancements? Best said by Krell themselves via its intoduction letter in the Evolution "e" series owner's manual specifically laying out "e" series improvements/enhancements easily obtained as a .pdf file online. For convenience purposes, the Evolution "e" series improvements/enhancements are listed below.
A Letter from Krell Industries
Dear Audio Enthusiast,
Thank you for your purchase of a Krell Evolution e Series amplifier. No component in an audio
system contributes more to the full range of musical expression than a power amplifier. The
seemingly impossible tasks of simultaneously conveying music's subtle emotional cues and intense
dynamic passages rest squarely on its shoulders. In our quest for amplifiers that deliver absolute
truth in music reproduction, we present the Evolution e Series. This next generation of Evolution
Amplifiers, “e”, short for enhanced, represent a defining moment in Krell design, joining awesome
current capability with a newly refined, ultra-linear circuit topology and environmentally friendly
Krell amplifiers are best known for their ability to drive any loudspeaker to sound its best, without
regard to impedance, efficiency, or driver style. It is linearity, an amplifier's ability to output an exact
duplicate of the input signal, which is the ultimate measure of that amplifier’s worth. Krell designs
toward the common goal of linearity, through the rigorous application of Krell design principles that
focus our efforts on four major performance factors: distortion, bandwidth, output impedance and
current capability. The Evolution e Series excels in each of these areas, delivering supreme accuracy
from whisper level to astounding, awe inspiring amounts of power with grace and elegance.
Building on the unique Active Cascode Topology foundation of the Evolution Series, the e Series
amplifiers feature more precisely balanced current sharing among the seven sets of Active Cascode
Quartets that make up the output stage. This greater precision elevates an already impressive
performance envelope and provides greater amplifier reliability. Audible at all volume levels, this
improvement is independent of load current. Although negative feedback in the Evolution amplifiers
was already extremely low, a mere 14 dB several orders of magnitude lower than other
manufacturers' power amplifiers modifications to the feedback circuitry allow for more ideal
operation completely independent of the signal level. The results are greatly enhanced inner detail
and micro-dynamics with smoother high frequency response.
An intense upgrade to the power supply includes a number of improvements. There is now a
separate transformer for the digital power supplies. Not only does this facilitate greatly reduced
power consumption in standby, but it provides still better isolation between the digital and analog
power supplies. The high-current and high-voltage analog supplies have additional noise filtration
circuitry to reduce high-frequency switching noise from the rectifiers. The high-current power
supplies also have more reservoir capacitance than before (anywhere from 10-50% more,
depending upon the model). Finally, the power supply circuit board has been redesigned for better
isolation between the incoming AC power and the DC power supplies.
LESS HEAT, LOWER ENERGY CONSUMPTION
A new green standby mode reduces standby power draw dramatically. Standby power draw for all
Evolution e Series amplifiers has been reduced to 2W. As an example, the Evolution 402e power
draw drops to 2W from 260W as compared to the Evolution 402 - a reduction of 99% in energy
draw and a huge drop in heat output. The power indicator ring now glows green to indicate the new
energy efficient mode.
We hope that you enjoy your new Evolution e Series amplifier.
Krell Industries, LLC