Well, I must say that I'm really enjoying this amp. It's sound is very smooth, romantic, & just down right enticing. But oh let's not forget that it's got plenty of gitty up when called on.
So far my Krell has remained on the sidelines, but that's not to say that it's taking a back seat. I really enjoy them both, with their distinct musical personalities.
The Nikko has a larger soundstage that draws you in, whereas the Krell has the edge on imaging (close though). They both have plenty of balls but I think the Krell has the edge here (ever so slight though). Maybe I can just keep on enjoying them both. But the Nikko just trounces the Krell in the eye candy department. It's a work of art that you don'r see too often today. You ought to see them with their tops off...the Nikko is stunning with all that Luxman design work. The Krell looks almost bare bones, I'm guessing with newer technology the parts shrunk a bit.
I know, you want pics...I'm working on it. I'm just not too savy at that stuff.