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 280cd?
- fiber optic digital output with TosLink connector, S/PDIF coax digital output with RCA connector, balanced analog outputs with XLR connectors, single-ended analog outputs with RCA connectors.
- 17.25wx 3.5h x 16.5d in.
- 13.5 lb.
What else to know about the Krell KAV 280cd?
"Krell has always made great audio gear, and the KAV 280cd is no exception. It is built to state of the art standards and will last forever. The sound is quite pleasing:
Top-End: Nicely Rolled-Off.
Bottom-End: Deep & Well Articulated
It is a very good player that uses the same Burr-Brown 1704 chip set as 25K Naim. Hence, the sweet midrange and relaxed overall sound. As with digial source components, the Krell KAV 280cd is very sensitive to line grunge. I have just upgraded to Siltech Ruy Hill, which take performance up a level. There are better players out there, but at between $1,500-$2,000 the Krell KAV 280cd is tough to beat. " - AudioReview
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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