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Krell evolution 402
2 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
Description: Stereo amplifier 400 watts per channel with cast , large 5000va power supply. Active Cascode Topology eliminates global negative feedback, only nested local feedback is employed around individual gain blocks. The result is an extraordinarily open, liquid, effortless sound. <br> <br>The signal path incorporates Krell Current Mode and CAST circuitry using proprietary multiple-output current mirrors in a complementary and balanced arrangement for extraordinary open loop linearity. <br> <br>Evolution circuit topology breaks through bandwidth limitations of conventional designs resulting in near perfect performance in the audible range. <br>


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

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2008

Bottom Line:   
Used with Watt Puppies 6, tube pre and transparent cables. Nice at very low volumes. Natural sound for solid state but a little lean (or too perfect?) in the midrange. Not at ease at high volume. Does not sound best on start up -- sounds better every hour - if cost no object leave it on (not me). Gets hot. Nice amp for an apartment in cold climate (again not me).

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $7850.00

Purchased At:   Audiogon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sams a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007

Bottom Line:   
krell has created something special here with the evolution 402. It is very natural sounding, probably the closest sound reproduction that I have heard. My Amati Anniversarios work well with the 400 watts. Krell is a wonderful match for them. I have 3 other systems with tube amps which are very good and I tested many superb tube amps (otl,ocl and with transformers) with the Amati's. The krell evo 402 sounds just as good in the midrange but much nicer sound overall , from the lows to the highs it is exquisite, superb contol and that famous krell slam. I am a fond lover of the tube sound and for years have never found any solid state that I could enjoy except now with this wonderful new krell , it is niether tubelike nor solidstate, its just real pure hifi sound.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $15000.00

Purchased At:   filtronique

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