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  1. #1

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    Default 165lbs of Solid State Power - Krell KMA-160 Monos

    So, I took a flier on some Krell KMA-160 monoblock power amps. Hooked them up yesterday (barely fit on my stands). 160 wpc pure A into 8 ohms, 320 into 4 ohms, 640 into 2 ohms, 1280 into 1 ohm.

    I'm no review expert, but they sound DAMNED good. My Hales Revelation 3's now sound like they have separate subwoofers. The highs are clear but never fatiguing. I can turn it up as loudly as I like and the sound quality and noise stays the exact same. Crisp, never shrill, punchy, powerful. I listened to about half of my CD collection yesterday. While the crap still sounds mostly like crap, the well recorded CDs sound fantastic.

    These are big suckers that barely fit on the stands I have and may be too big for my listening room. But, I think I may keep them for a bit just for kicks. Can't imagine anything being better than them in terms of power and sound quality.

    Yes, pics coming shortly.

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    you read my mind...
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    Speakers: Polk LSi 25, LSiC, LSiFX
    Sub: Maelstrom X 18" DIY
    Amps: Sunfire Sig Seven, Behringer EP-4000
    Processor: Integra DHC-80.1
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    Very nice! Take any pics?
    Sunfire TGP, Sunfire Cinema Grand, Sunfire 300~2 (2), Sunfire True Sub (2),Carver ALS Platinum, Carver AL III, TFM-55, C-19, C-9, TX-8, SDA-490t, SDA-390t

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    sounds awesome.....sounds out of my price range......enjoy!
    emotiva xpa-2
    harmon kardon 354
    sony cdp
    ipod 8gb
    audioquest diamondback 1m
    "Maesto" straightwire cables
    pangea ac-9
    playstation3/120gb=blu-ray/media server
    monitor=lg 55inch lcd(1080p)
    TT Set-up=Pro-Ject RM 1.3
    Kenwood Phono
    bren1 Clamp
    Herbies Slipmat

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    Magnolia, NJ


    Without pics you're pulling our leg! :D:D Otherwise rock on with those bad boys.
    "2 Channel & 11.2 HT "
    Panny 65" 3D Plasma
    Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3010 AVR
    D>SONIC M2-600M mono's / mains
    Rotel RMB-1095 / 5 channel amp
    Rotel RMB-1075 / 5 channel amp
    TEAC UD - 501 DAC
    Oppo BDP-93
    SONOS System
    KEF Q900 / mains
    KEF Q600 / center
    KEF Q800 / surrounds
    KEF Q100 / rear surr.
    Def Tech ProMonitor 1000 / front & rear presence
    Velodyne SPL-1200R subs / dual pair
    DSPeaker Anti-Mode 8033 sub EQ
    Equitech Balanced Power Son of Q 1.5R
    Extensive room treatments

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