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Musical Fidelity A5 VS Krell KAV 400XI VS YBA YA201

hi all,

i am considering the krel kav 400xi or the music fidelity a5 or the YBA YA201 to power my FOCAL JM-LAB 926.

just curious if anybody has any experience with these two amps matched with FOCAL.

both sound nice , but it's tough to get a grip on which amp may be better for my FOCAL. i find it takes a considerable amount of time to really determine the strenghts and weaknesses of amps. it's very hard for me to compare at two different dealers.

any input would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Musical Fidelity A5 VS Krell KAV 400XI VS YBA YA201

Tough choice.

I can see why there's no choice for "1." After all, 1 is the loneliest number.

2 can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number 1.

But 3, who the Hell knows?

So, I chose 2, simply because it's a known commodity and 3 is not. "Better the devil you know," so to speak.

Oh, for the amps...all three will sound great. Look around and see which model sells for closest to its new price on the used market and buy that one. Then, when you change in the future, you'll have lost the least amount of value.

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Re: Musical Fidelity A5 VS Krell KAV 400XI VS YBA YA201

Welcome to the real world. We out here don't get to take multiple pieces of equipment that we can barely afford home and compare. At this level, reviews and dealer listening doesn't really help much.

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Re: Musical Fidelity A5 VS Krell KAV 400XI VS YBA YA201

I have the Krell 400xi and LOVE it! Don't know Focal speakers that well BTW. For me the 400xi is effortless, powerful, smooth and beautifully detailed in it's rendering of every genre I've thrown at it. Obviously it gets my vote. MF gear is good too fo course, but not as dynamic IMO.

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Re: Musical Fidelity A5 VS Krell KAV 400XI VS YBA YA201

Krell

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