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Krell Cast Vs Kav Series

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Jeffrey Chin, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Jeffrey Chin

    Jeffrey Chin Second Unit

    May 22, 2001
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    if u had to choose one (no other option), which would you choose and why?

    * given the fact that they were the same price
    CAST system USED or KAV system NEW

    anyone actually hear both systems before?

    - KRELL CAST system (kct preamp, 28c cdp, fpb600 amp)
    - KRELL KAV system (hts7.1 preamp, 280cd cdp, tas amp)
  2. JeremySt

    JeremySt Screenwriter

    Aug 19, 2001
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    I have heard both systems. The CAST system is only available on KRELL FPB amps, and not the KAV series. Given that the FPB amps are enormously more powerful than KAV, and use a seriously over the top design, that should be the reason enough to go with FPB.

    FPB amps come with CAST (current audio signal transmission) and voltage, so you can use both. KAV only has voltage. Cast allows for lossless transmission over long runs, so if that is a factor, use cast. In most short run situations I have found that a good Balanced XLR voltage cable has a less fatiguing sound than cast. (but these cables usually cost twice as much as the cast cable)

    The new KAV amps are awsome, but a cast FPB 600 will destroy a KAV 2250 on a larger, difficult to drive speaker.

    p.s. The 28cd is bested by the new Krell SACD player, even on regular PCM CDs, IMO. The KCT is awsome.

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