Krell K-300i integrated amplifier Review

December 8, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.stereophile.com/content/krell-k-300i-integrated-amplifier

“Since many audiophiles play their digital files from a computer rather than a dedicated music server, I dragged in a 2017 MacBook Pro, hooked it up to the Rossini via USB, and sent the signal to the K-300i’s balanced inputs. With Roon as playback software, the sound on Barber’s songs surprised me. While I had expected something noticeably less transparent than through the NUC, the sound was gorgeous, with ideally smooth and correct timbres. Yes, when I ditched the computer and used the NUC instead, highs were clearer, and air and natural sibilance more pronounced and image size increased. The natural radiance and complex overtones of the piano’s highs emerged, and I could sense the texture of each note plucked on the bass. But either via computer or dedicated music server (NUC), the sound of the Krell integrated/Rossini DAC combo was wonderful.

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