Give me a good reason why I should buy a krell 2ch KAV-400XI?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jesse Sharrow, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. Jesse Sharrow

    Jesse Sharrow Supporting Actor

    Jul 11, 2003
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    Ok I want a really nice 2Ch setup. But I am definitly going to do surround sound also one day. Now give me a good reason why I should get a krell kav-400xi now and use a receiver to run the rest of the speakers later.

    I am interested in either kef XQ series, Infinity Kappa series, or B&W Nautilus Series. Now do I need that much power for it? I know it sounds better but am I really going to notice? I consider myself to be an audiophile.

    The only major reason I can come up with is that I just want it and Im afraid if I dont get it, the upgradist in me with drive me nuts!
  2. Cary P

    Cary P Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 21, 2000
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    Well, I believe the Krell 400xi has a home theater pass-through input, which will make it very easy to integrate a home theater receiver or processor at a later date.

    And given the 400xi's 200W/ch power rating, you will not have to put up with the less than adequate amplification built-in to most home theater receivers. You can never have too much wattage, IMO

    The Krell 400xi seems like a great way to start a system to me. Just get it, and please report back on how you like it when you do!
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Jun 24, 1999
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    Because Santa doesn't want to lug that thing around? [​IMG]

    IMO, the Infinity Kappa series is not even in the same ballpark as the B&W 800 series. KEF Reference would be more along the lines of the 800 series as well.

    My dealer only carries the Q line and the Reference line, not the XQs, so I have not had a chance to hear them yet. The Q series has wonderful imaging, but the Q1s that I heard did not have enough detail. The towers are very musical, but not spectacular. The Reference series sounds very nice.

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