Orange, CT / June 15, 2018 - Krell Industries has earned a distinguished reputation over the past 30- plus years for engineering innovation and product excellence. In 1999, the Krell engineering team headed up by Dave Goodman released the original KAV-300i integrated amplifier which stunned the world. At the time and conceptually, the original KAV-300i was the world’s first high-end integrated amplifier that delivered audio performance similar to high-end separates but from a single compact chassis. Fast forward to 2018 - Krell is pleased to announce a radically advanced integrated product that offers the latest in analog and digital performance - the new K-300i.
The K-300i incorporates a newly developed amplifier circuit design with Krell iBiasTM technology that delivers 150 Watts/Channel into 8Ω and 300 Watts/Channel into 4Ω. iBias provides the sonic benefits of Class A operation without the excessive heat and power consumption of traditional Class A designs. A 770VA transformer with 80,000μF of capacitance forms a potent power supply for excellent signal control and dynamics. Krell Current Mode topology is employed with fully differential circuitry that runs from the input stage through to the last output gain stage providing an extremely linear and extended frequency response curve with smooth, effortless highs and extremely dynamic bass energy.
With the digital option installed the K-300i becomes a world class DAC with the connectivity and features to support the latest digital music formats. An ESS Sabre Pro DAC configured for high current output performs the digital to analog signal conversion for compromised reproduction of digital music. A network streaming audio renderer with dedicated mobile App plays AAC, ALAC, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, WMA, and DoP files up to 192kHz/24-bit from UPnP music servers or NAS devices. The digital option also provides Spotify, vTuner Internet radio, Tidal, Deezer, and QoBuz streaming services, is Roon Ready and decodes MQA.
HDMI 2.0 inputs and output supporting 4K UHD with HDR are available for TV viewing with audiophile grade sound quality. A single USB host port is available
on the front panel to play music from USB flash memory sticks and a USB device port is positioned on the rear panel for streaming music directly from a computer. User friendliness is enhanced through a convenient Bluetooth receiver with aptX® technology.
The K-300i has an internal web server that is optimized for tablets and provides a remote graphical user interface for convenient and intuitive control.
Price and availability
The Krell K-300i is available in the UK from August in black or silver finish. The ‘classic’ analogue-only version has an RRP of £4,698 inc. VAT. The ‘digital’ version with added digital inputs/streaming has an RRP of £5,698 inc. VAT.
17.25” (43.8cm) W x 4.11” (10.4cm) H x 18.17” (46.2cm) D
Weight: 40lb (18.2kg)
2 Pairs Balanced via XLR
3 Pairs Single-ended via RCA
2 Pairs Speaker Binding Posts
1 Pair Single-ended Preamp via RCA
1 EIAJ Optical 2 HDMI
1 USB Host
1 USB Device
1 12V Trigger Input 1 12V Trigger Output 1 RC5 Input