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Krell 400xi or Creek Destiny Integrated

Please help. I want to get an integrated amp for my leap into hi fi. I've narrowed the field down to the Krell 400xi or the Creek Destiny. I plan on hooking up a record player right away and, in time, a cd player. I'd like to start with one of the two amps shown above but, alas, I live in a part of the world where I can't listen to either. Stereophile (and others) seem to have a love on for the Creek, but what about the Krell. I need advice. Any help would be very much appreciated.

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Re: Krell 400xi or Creek Destiny Integrated

A bit more information. I plan on driving B&W 703s with this amp.

I listen mostly to rock, underground hip hop, old and new soul and blues (mainly guitar blues).

I don't like sharp treble. I don't like fat bass.

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Re: Krell 400xi or Creek Destiny Integrated

Krell hands down. It's not even a valid comparison. Krell is a much more robust and much more expensive product.

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Re: Krell 400xi or Creek Destiny Integrated

Im not so sure its that clear cut, the Creek is a pretty impressive unit

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Re: Krell 400xi or Creek Destiny Integrated

I owned and loved Creek for about 20 years (and still think they are some of the best buys around) but when I switched to Krell last summer, it was all over. I can't see ever going back. Still... the Destiny is supposed to be quite the thing. It's just that with Krell, you get trickle down technology from years of ultra high-end design. With Creek, the Destiny IS their flagship model.

BTW- you guys know Krell was named after the aliens in the 70's sci-fi Jane Fonda flick Barbarella? Yep- heard that from Mr. D'Agostino himself!

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