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 KPS 30i?
- Disc format:
- Digital converter:
- 4 x PCM63, 20-bit
- CD Mechanism:
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Signal to Noise Ratio:
- Digital outputs:
- coaxial, optical, AES/EBU
- 19 x 15.5 x 4.7 inches
What else to know about the Krell KPS 30i?
"Throughout all these 9 years I've owned Marantz CD-63KISig, Arcam Alpha 8, Sony XA7ES before settlign for a CEC transport and CAL Alpha DAC. I've stayed with the transport/DAC for several months before I decided to venture into the high-end. Well, I'm not earning a fat paycheck so I have no choice but to look at teh used market. Incidentally a Krell KPS-30i pops up and coincidentally the seller was just a few miles away from my place so I went over for an audition.
I was sold by the first impression of this unit. The damn thing was built like a brick. The seller played several tracks and I skipped tracks to test the durability of the lens. The sound was clear as crystal and there was detail a plenty. The Krell was driving some Jeff Rowland separates which include the venerable 8TI power amp and finally driving some huge MBL speakers that looked like some spacecraft with their odd triangular shaped form. I was not paying too much attention on the sound of the KPS-30i but instead relishing the handsome looks of the unit.
All in all a very good and reliable player even by todays standards. The transport and DAC are housed separately so external transports or DACs can be added later on should the need arise. The remote control is my only gripe as it looks like cheap plastic.
This player will be staying for a while in my system." - 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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