Krell KSA-200 Amplifiers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $4500.00


Product Description

200 Watts (1987-1992)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jim1961 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
While I enjoyed this amp very much, quite a bit of what you pay for most users wont ever need. How many 1 or 2 ohm speakers exist? Granted, some speakers have very challenging impedance curves, and this amp will shine for those speakers.

I felt the tonal character was a little cool. Those looking for a warm sounding amp would be better with something else. Krell people will tell you it is simply neutral.

At 120 lbs, you better have help when you need to move it. It does come equipped with both front and rear handles though.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $2400.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by michael williams a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I have used this massive power amp for 10 years without a hint of trouble. I'm an audiophile and have used many power amps going back to 1973 when I built my first dynakit, a stereo 410. I used that amp with mods for years without finding anything better. I use a balanced krell pre amp to drive the ksa 200 which drives a pair of huge VMPS super towers R. the sound of the ksa 200 is powerful but surprisingly delicate in the highs and midrange. what surprised me most about this amp was it's ability to run the VMPS's to a legit 120 db level without a hardening of the sound or muddying the bass. all manufacturers hype aside this is indicative of huge power reserves. the transformer is the size of a volley ball and the capacitors as big as beer cans. this leads to the only drawback to this amp, it is huge and weighs 125 lbs and runs hot enough to heat up a small room. the ksa 200 was only made for a short time before krell redesigned the case and heat sinks [ a good idea] and called it a ksa 250. the power output of the two amps are identicle,about 325 wpc into 8 ohms,650 into 4ohms. my VMPS's are 4 ohm speakers and the krell will pick them up and through them across the room, all 160 lbs apiece. all BS aside, I've yet to hear a better amp. if you ever get a chance to buy a ksa 200 or 250, snap it up and consider yourself lucky. very highly recommended.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   audio store




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