McIntosh is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music. McIntosh is probably best known for its amplifiers and preamps, but the company produces many other components and parts for stereo and home theatre.
What are the specs for the Krell FBP 350mc?
- Solid-state monoblock power amplifier with "Sustained Bias Plateau II," class-A output stage and optional remote control.
- one balanced (XLR), one Krell CAST (4-pin bayonet).
- Loudspeaker outputs:
- two pairs.
- Output power:
- 350W into 8 ohms (25.4dBW), 700W into 4 ohms (25.4dBW), 1400W into 2 ohms (25.4dBW).
- Output voltage:
- 60V RMS (170V peak-peak).
- Voltage gain:
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz-20kHz, +0dB, -0.05dB; 0.1Hz-240kHz, +0db, -3dB.
- S/N Ratio:
- 118dB (A-weighted, no reference level given)). THD (balanced drive, unweighted), less than 0.03% at 1kHz and 20kHz (no reference level given).
- Input impedance (XLR):
- 100k ohms.
- Input sensitivity:
- 2.6V RMS for maximum power.
- Power consumption:
- 37.5W (standby), 175W (Idle), 3kW (maximum).
- 12.5" W by 10.5" H by 19.1" D.
- 98 lbs.
What else to know about the Krell FBP 350mc?
"CAST your fate to the wind.
Incredibly, I found, the Krell 350Mc monoblocks were more self-effacing than the slightly-more-expensive Linn Klimax, my current solid-state reference. The Krells actually drew less attention to themselves from the midrange on up through those sweet, engaging yet detailed highs; attractive enough to pull me right into the music, but fairly subtle about it all. Imagine.
The bottom end was powerful, just what you'd expect from a Krell. It was impressive, no doubt about it. In fact, I couldn't help being aware of how great the bass was. Is that a good thing or not? I dunno, you might feel inclined to argue about it, but not me. I just enjoyed it.
The Linns had slightly better microdynamics, the Krells slightly better macrodynamics. The Klimax sound a touch "white" and more transparent on top in comparison to the Krells, the 350Mc were slightly darker and seductively sweeter.
So...is it all just a matter of taste? Yep. And if your tastes runs to their sound, don't even hesitate. The FPB 350mc is a classic class-A design if there ever was one. Highly recommended!" - Stereophile, Jonathan Scull
Brief History of McIntosh
Long mapped-to Binghamton New York – the current headquarters and manufacturing center for Krell Labs – not many people know the brand was originally launched outside of the Nation’s Capital in Silver Spring Maryland, in 1949. In 1956, the brand built their original facility in New York, according to the official brand website.
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