Krell K-300i

£8,998.00£9,998.00

The K-300i incorporates an amplifier circuit design with Krell iBias™ technology that delivers 150 Watts/Channel into 8Ω and 300 Watts/Channel into 4Ω.

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Krell K-300i

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

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The K-300i incorporates a newly developed amplifier circuit design with Krell iBias™ 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 771VA 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.

Packed with many of Krell’s most musical-sounding technologies, the elegant chassis is living-room-friendly.

Yet it has enough power to achieve incredible, lifelike dynamics with any speaker.

The front-panel menu system provides configuration features such as input trim.

Theater Throughput mode lets the K-300i serve as the core of a surround-sound system without sacrificing two-channel sound quality.

Analogue Inputs include three stereo RCA and two stereo balanced XLR. High-quality gold-plated speaker cable terminals provide a secure, electrically ideal connection.

The K-300i also offers features that make it perfect for custom installation, such as RS-232 and Ethernet ports for control and status feedback, 3.5mm jacks for IR input, and 12-volt trigger input and output.

Additionally, the unit has an internal web server that is optimised for tablets and provides a remote graphical user interface for convenient and intuitive control accessed through its Ethernet connection.

With the digital option (£1300.00) 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 uncompromised 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 with the mconnect Control app (available in iOS and Android versions) also provides Spotify*, vTuner Internet radioTidal*, Deezer*, and QoBuz* streaming services, is Roon Ready* and decodes MQA.

The K-300i includes MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) technology. MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording.

The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.

Visit mqa.co.uk for more information.

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.

The digital option also includes a Bluetooth receiver featuring Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology for the best sound quality when connected to aptX enabled Bluetooth devices.

K-300i Specifications

Analog Inputs 
2 pr. balanced via XLR connectors
3 pr. single-ended via RCA connectorsDigital Inputs 
1 EIAJ Toslink Optical
1 S/PDIF Coax
2 HDMI (HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2) + 1 HDMI Output
1 USB-A (USB 2.0 host)
1 USB-B (USB 2.0 audio device)
1 Bluetooth with aptX 

Outputs 
1 pr. preamp outputs via RCA connectors
1 pr. speaker outputs via gold-plated binding posts

 

Control inputs 
1 RS-232 input via 9-pin D-subminiature connector
1 remote IR detector input via 3-conductor 3.5 mm connector
1 12 VDC trigger input via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector

 

Control output 
1 12 VDC trigger output (60 mA maximum current) via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector

 

Input impedance 
Balanced: 16 kΩ
Single-ended: 8 kΩ

 

Frequency response 
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, -0.22 dB
<10Hz to 100kHz +0, -0.57 dB

 

Signal-to-noise ratio 
>104 dB, wideband, unweighted, at 2V RMS in balanced, referred to full power output
>117 dB, “A”-weighted

 

Gain 
25 dB, referenced to 2V RMS in balanced and full power output

 

Input Overload
10.4 V RMS Balanced
6.8 V RMS Single-ended

 

Total harmonic distortion  
<0.015%, 1 kHz, 150 W, 8 Ω load
<0.08%, 20 kHz, 150 W, 8 Ω load

Output power  
150 W RMS per channel at 8 Ω
300 W RMS per channel at 4 ΩOutput voltage
98 V peak to peak
34.6 V RMS

 

Slew rate  
46 V/µs

 

Output impedance  
<0.023 Ω, 20 Hz
<0.035 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

 

Damping factor 
>347, 20 Hz, referred to 8 Ω
>228, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, referred to 8 Ω

 

Power consumption
Standby: 11 W
Idle: 46 W
Maximum: 900 W

 

Heat output 
Standby: 37 BTU/hr
Idle: 156 BTU/hr
Maximum: 3060 BTU/hr

 

Dimensions 
17.25 in W x 4.12 in H x 18.00 in D
438 mm W x 105 mm H x 457 mm D

 

Weight 
Unit only: 52 lb [23.6 kg]
As shipped: 60 lb [27.3 kg]

 

Digital Module Specs 
Coaxial and HDMI inputs support PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz. Optical input up to 24-bit/96kHz

 

HDMI inputs support DSD and 4K video content. HDMI output supports Audio Return Channel (ARC)

 

USB and Network streaming support MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV(PCM), FLAC, ALAC up to 192kHz

 

Bluetooth streaming supports A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

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Brand

Krell

Krell

More often than not, fictional names derived from the pantheon of pop culture quickly become ephemera.

However, Krell’s 1980 entry into the high end audio market was an enormous and resounding success—so much so that the name, Krell became synonymous with the very real advanced technology that it represents—internationally embraced to this day by audiophiles, music aficionados and the scientific community, alike.

The origin of the name quickly became moot, as they grew legendary and iconic in its own right—for being the design and manufacturing brand known as The Leader in Audio Engineering.™

Despite being the source of intrigue that made Forbidden Planet so compelling,  are never seen, nor heard in the movie—leaving interpretations of what they looked and sounded like entirely up to the imaginations of moviegoers and science fiction buffs.

However and ironically, the Krell brand is all about being heard, as well as seen and appreciated for the strikingly innovative beauty of its award winning industrial design

Additional information

Colour

Black, Silver

Version

Digital streaming version, Straight Analogue version

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