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Orange, Conn. — Krell Industries plans shipments next week of a pair of high-end stereo preamplifiers designed to match the performance levels of select high-power Class A amplifiers shipped last week with iBias technology.
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Las Vegas – Krell Industries is bringing high-power Class A amplifiers back into its line after an absence of more than seven years but adding patent-pending technology to improve Class A efficiency and reduce Class A amplifier size to suit changing consumer lifestyles.
The amps are also positioned as making the most of high-resolution audio formats because Class A technology eliminates the crossover distortion generated by Class A/B amps.
As a result, the amps deliver the low-level details, subtleties and spatiality of high-resolution music, the company said.
Orange, Conn. — Krell plans this week to ship its latest integrated amplifier, the $5,000 2x275-watt S-550i, which will join the 2x150-watt $2,500 S-300i integrated amp.
The new model, available in silver or black, delivers 2x275 watts RMS, both channels driven, into 8-ohm loads and, like the S-300i, doubles output into 4 ohms with both channels driven. Like the S-300i, the new model features 30-pin iPod/iPhone connector.
Los Angeles – High-end home-audio supplier Krell Industries entered the car audio market with the launch of a Krell-branded sound system in the 2014 Acura RLX.
The luxury car’s premium OEM system, developed in collaboration with Krell, put in an appearance here at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The sound system’s main amplifier channels use the same bipolar power transistors appearing in Krell’s home amps to deliver a third less distortion than a “leading competitor’s flagship luxury car amplifier,” Krell said.