Krell KPE & KPE Reference phono preamplifiers Specifications

Sidebar 5: Specifications

Description: Phono preamplifier available in two versions, one for use in the Krell KRC-HR preamplifier, one as a standalone phono stage. Original KPE powered by the KRC-2. Frequency response/RIAA error: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.1dB. Voltage gain (at 1kHz): 58dB–76dB in 6dB increments. S/N Ratio: 80dB, A-weighted. THD: <0.1%, 20Hz–20kHz. Crosstalk: <–80dB. Input impedance: adjustable, 10 ohms to 47k ohms. Dimensions: 7.125" W by 2.275" H by 12" D (Reference); 8.4" W by 2.5" H by 6.8" D (Standard). Weight: 7 lbs, standalone version (power supply weighs 9 lbs).
Serial numbers of units reviewed: 57-00103 (internal board for KRC-HR), 27-88328 (separate KPE Reference); not noted (standard KPE).
Prices: $850 (Standard KPE, 1994); $1250 (plug-in board Reference version, 1997), $1600 (standalone Reference version; add $600 for external power supply, 1997); neither availabe (2007). Approximate number of dealers: 45.
Manufacturer: Krell Industries, 45 Connair Road, P.O. Box 533, Orange, CT 06477-0533. Tel: (203) 799-9954. Fax: (203) 799-9796. Web: