View Full Version : Overkill?

09-11-2004, 10:57 AM
Anyone know anything about this Krell Master Reference amp?
There was an article in this morning's newspaper on Krell, and mentioned this amp costs $60,000 and weighs almost 700 lbs!! 1000 watts/8 ohms, 2000/4, 4000/2, 8000/1, 16000/.5!!

Specs: http://www.soundbysinger.com/krell/mra.pdf


09-11-2004, 11:21 AM
1000w? ha!

lookie here!

scott fitlin
09-11-2004, 02:00 PM
Ill be right back!

scott fitlin
09-11-2004, 02:07 PM
Krell. Very cosmetically imposing design.

Electrically capable of delivering massive quantites of current into very low impedance loads!

I heard Krell a couple of times now, and they make great bass, very tight, excellent definition, grand extension, without becoming tubby, or soft!

BUT, yeah, theres a but! DID NOT LIKE the way the Krell sounds up into the midrange and highs! Kind of no where near as smooth or liquid sounding as a McIntosh amp. The highs were edgy sounding!

Krell is great as a subwoofer amp, but youll have to refinance your home to own one!

Jus my opinion!

BTW, the Krell amps I heard were the FPB 300, and the FPB 600, and the 600 was the flagship amp in the line at that time!

09-11-2004, 03:02 PM
I also found some reviews of this Master Reference amp online that were less than flattering... For the price you could pick up a pair of JBL K2-S9800's and just about any other amps you wanted.