LATEST ADDITIONS

SV Staff  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Acurus has introduced a 16-channel “immersive” preamp/processor and companion eight-channel amplifier for high-performance home theater/media room applications.
SV Staff  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Severtson Screens has announced that its acoustically transparent “microperf” material is now available for 16:9 projection screens up to 200 inches (diagonal).
SV Staff  |  Feb 15, 2019  |  0 comments
Vizio today announced President’s Day deals on a half-dozen HDR-enabled 4K TVs from its 2018 lineup and a Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar sound system.
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  1 comments
Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency shows at the Park MGM don’t kick off until April 6 but the iconic rock band has already added new dates, perhaps because word has gotten around that they will be THX Live! performances. (Actually, probably not, but it’s a nice thought…)
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  0 comments
McIntosh’s 70th Anniversary Year celebration continues today with the announcement of an upscale follow-up to the RS100 wireless speaker system introduced in 2016.
SV Staff  |  Feb 14, 2019  |  4 comments
Qobuz, the Paris-based high-resolution (hi-res) music streaming and download service that’s been operating in Europe since 2007, is now officially open for business in the U.S.
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Atlantic Technology today announced that the flagship SBT Series subwoofers it previewed last September at CEDIA 2018 are now shipping.
SV Staff  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments
In advance of this weekend’s CanJam NYC 2019 show, France’s Focal has announced its entry into the amp/DAC (digital-to-analog converter) space and introduced new high-end headphones to fill the gap between its $4,000 flagship Utopia and $1,500 Clear models, both Sound & Vision Top Picks.
Michael Trei  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  3 comments

Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value
PRICE $8,250

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Class-A sound with improved efficiency
Exceptional transparency and control
Minus
Not the most powerful amp on the block
Display unnecessary for most users

THE VERDICT
Krell returns to form with an exceptionally capable amplifier for well-heeled home theaters where quality takes precedence over quantity.

It's hard to overstate the importance of Krell Industries in the history of high-end audio. Founded by Dan and Rondi D'Agostino in 1980, Krell was the audio equivalent of Lamborghini—an audacious riposte to more Ferrari-like rivals such as Mark Levinson and Audio Research. For almost three decades, Krell went from strength to strength, introducing a stream of ever more ambitious products that tested the depth of their customers' pockets, along with the strength of their audio equipment shelving. Then, starting around a decade ago, the brand slowly slipped off the radar screens of most audiophiles.

Mike Mettler  |  Feb 13, 2019  |  0 comments
Guitar maestro Eric Schenkman (of Spin Doctors fame) called us from his homebase in Toronto to discuss the creative process behind his new blues-tastic solo album Who Shot John?, his inherent audiophile tendencies when it comes to vinyl playback, and where he currently fits in on the “totem pole” of visionary musicianship.

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