Krell Solo 575 monoblock power amplifier Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Continuum Audio Labs Caliburn, Cobra, Castellon turntable, tonearm, stand; Kuzma 4Point, Swedish Analog Technologies tonearms; TechDAS Air Force Two turntable with Graham Engineering Elite tonearm; Air Tight PC-1 Magnum Opus, Fuuga, Lyra Atlas & Etna, Miyajima Labs Zero (mono) & Madake, Ortofon Anna cartridges.
Digital Sources: Simaudio Moon Evolution 650D transport-DAC; Lynx Hilo A/D–D/A converter; Meridian Sooloos Digital Media System; Pure Vinyl, VinylStudio LP-ripping software.
Preamplification: Ypsilon Electronics MC-10L & MC-16L step-up transformers; darTZeel NHB-18NS, Luminous Audio Technology Arion, Ypsilon Electronics VPS-100 preamplifiers.
Power Amplifiers: darTZeel NHB-458 monoblocks.
Loudspeakers: Wilson Audio Specialties Alexandria XLF.
Cables: Interconnect: Snake River Audio Boomslang S/PDIF, Stealth Sakra & Indra, TARA Labs Zero Evolution & Zero, Teresonic Clarison Gold, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse. Speaker: TARA Labs Omega Gold, Wireworld Platinum Eclipse 7. AC: Shunyata Research ZiTron Alpha Analog & Alpha Analog HC & Alpha Digital.
Accessories: Shunyata Research Hydra Triton & Typhon power conditioners (2 sets); Oyaide AC wall box & receptacles; ASC Tube Traps; RPG BAD, Skyline & Abffusor panels; Stillpoints Aperture Room panels; Synergistic Research UEF products (various); Symposium Rollerblocks & Ultra platform; HRS Signature SXR, Stillpoints ESS, Finite Elemente Pagode stands; AudioDharma Cable Cooker; Furutech, Stein Audio demagnetizers; Furutech deStat; Audiodesksysteme Gläss, Loricraft PRC4 Deluxe record-cleaning machines.—Michael Fremer

Krell Industries, LLC
45 Connair Road
Orange, CT 06477-3650
(203) 799-9954

dave03hd's picture

You keep on bringing up your dartzeels in this interview, comparing it with the Krells. Thats like comparing a Volkswagen to a Porche, come on now! Not even a fair comparison. Personaly I think the Datzeels are overpriced because you have to handle them with such kid gloves or they will break down.

georgehifi's picture

Seeing this more and more, manufacturers under quoting the 8 ohm wattage to make the 4ohm look closer to doubling.
Krell's specified
575W at 8ohm
900W at 4ohm

Stereophile tested
625W at 8ohm
910 at 4ohm

A KSA-250 from 1991 gave
325W at 8 ohms
635W at 4 ohms
1000W at 2 ohms
Now this is almost doing the doubling act.

Cheers George

Ghagherr Withernickers's picture

Sir, and this is the reason I stay with FBP-450MCX mono blocks.

So far, seems to be all the power I'll ever need, and has already sent Watt Puppies to an early grave. (I like to listen loud), and regularly trips the LED overload warnings on my Vandersteens.

I could be tempted to go Halcro monoblocks next, though its a significant step up in price. So I'll mull over that.

I think first I might try the Yamaha NS-5000's. Love that midrange dome, materials, and 12" drivers tops it off for me.