It’s been almost two decades since Krell released its first integrated amplifier, the KAV-300i – a move that flew against the face of high-end trends at the time, but turned out to be a trendsetting one.
The KAV-300i proved that it was possible to achieve high-end performance from a single-box component, while offering space-saving and convenience benefits.
Krell’s latest integrated amplifier is the K-300i, a 150 watts/channel design featuring the brand’s proprietary iBias technology. The system promises the sonic signature of Class A operation without the high operating temperatures and power consumption.
The K-300i’s power supply features a 770VA transformer and 80 000 microFarad of capacitance, while the current-mode circuit topology is fully differential from input to output.
The digital option also integrates streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Qobuz, as well as vTune Internet radio. It decodes MQA files and is Roon Ready. For television fans, HDMI 2.0 inputs and outputs supporting 4K UHD bring audiophile-grade audio to TV viewing.
A USB Type A port allows connection of flash drives, while the rear panel has a USB Type B port for computer-based Audio. The K-300i even incorporates an aptX-compatible Bluetooth receiver.
Control is via a web-based GUI optimised for tablets, offering intuitive control.