Krell KAV 2250 – High End Stereo Equipment We Buy

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 KAV 2250?

20 Hz to 20 Khz +0 Db, -0.09 Db
.25 Hz to 170 Khz +0 Db, -3 Db
Signal to Noise Ratio:
“a” Weighted >112 Db
Total Harmonic:
1 Khz less than .03%
Distortion (Thd):
20 Khz less than .20%
25.7 Db
Input Impedance:
100 Kohms
Input Sensitivity:
2.32 Vrms
Output Voltage Peak to Peak:
127 V
45 V
Output Power:
Each Channel 8 Ohms 250 W
8 Ohms 1000 W
Power Standby:
35 W
Consumption Idle:
80 W Max. 2000 W
2 Single-ended via Rca Connectors, 2 Balanced via Xlr Connectors
2 Amplifier Channels via Five-way Binding Posts
Remote Connectors:
12 Vdc out (12 V Trigger) via a 3.5 Mm - Connector, 12 Vdc in (12 V Trigger) via a 3.5 Mm Connector
Dimensions 17.3w X 5.6h X 17.1d In.:
Shipping 74.0 Lb., 33.5 kg, Unit Only 64.0 Lb., 29.0 kg

What else to know about the Krell KAV 2250?

"Excellent value and performer, at used or new price. Previously used CJ MF-2250 solid state amp. An excellent amp, but once I plugged this in there was no looking back. Music sounds more "live," with solid bass, precision sound-stage, vocals anchored solidly to center. Midrange is clear and detailed, same with the highs. Overall performance comes closer to live music than any other I have heard. Never runs out of gas regardless of demands of the music, simply does not quit. Not sure what to attribute this to, perhaps it is the Class-A opperation (up to the output stage), the huge transformer, 12 large capacitors and tremendous parts quality. Runs warm, but not hot. Performs best when power cord is not touching any interconnects or speaker cables, this makes a huge differene and great care should be taken on this front. Balanced inputs sound better than using the RCA's. I've compared it to other high end amps in the same price range and it outperforms them. It's not cheap, but I believe it does deliver the results. And I have done my homework on the subject with numerous other amps I have auditioned." - AudioReview (2006)

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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