The Krell S-550i… “…was as satisfyingly real as one could hope to experience.”

hifinewslogo1writes Ken Kessler about the S-550i integrated amplifier in the July issue Hi Fi News.  This is the first published review of  the S-550i  and it received the magazine’s Outstanding Product statusPlease see below for more highlights and links to the full review.

hifinewsoustanding“Without hesitation, I nominate the S-55Oi as a perfect choice for those who want unbridled power yet will not or cannot house two components. It is a beast of an amp, such that I think I’ve found something currently available to drive even Scintillas. Yes, that kind of beast.”

This was a solid-state amplifier free of the brittle, of the glassy, of the jarring.”

 “lt was a perfect, seamless, Spectorian wall of sound, stretching from wall to wall, rather than throbbing as a round mass in the centre.”


“The sound of this minimalist recording, of a voice I have heard from but two feet away, was as satisfyingly real as one could hope to experience.”

“… the Krell remain collected, unruffled, even suave – if an amplifier can exhibit such a trait.”

Click here to download a pdf of the full review.


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Almost 40 years of being with and in the world of high-end audio equipment. As distributor of Krell, Sonus Faber, Cello, Conrad-Johnnson and many more, initiator of brands like Kiseki, Cogelco, AH!, PrimaLuna, Mystère and maybe more to follow.
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