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 KRC?
- Frequency response:
- 20Hz to 20kHz
- Total harmonic distortion:
- Signal to noise ratio:
- 95dB (line)
- 19 x 2.5 x 15 inches
- external power supply, remote control
What else to know about the Krell KRC?
"As for the preamp, tubiacs will still be tough to convince. You can't see its level-control–knob indicator LED from angles well off center. And I do miss a numerical readout of the level setting a la Rowland's Consummate. On the other hand, a super–high-end Krell preamp with just such a capability is said to be in the works. But it will be muy mucho mas expensivo, and its availability is still a good ways down the road.
This review will not please those readers who complain that we review too much expensive stuff. (An equal number seem to complain that we review too much inexpensive stuff.) This Krell tandem costs more than I care to think about, and certainly there's plenty of solid-performing, less–budget-busting equipment out there capable of giving a great deal of pleasure. I am as bothered as any reader by the perceived growth in prices at the high end of the High End—a growth heavily fueled by demand for such products in certain overseas markets.
But what can I say? Costly or not, there's no denying the bottom line: These Krells are the best-sounding preamplifier and power amplifier I have heard in my system." - Stereophile, Norton
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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