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  1. Yes I am interested, I’ll send you a private message later today, the man with the P100 hasn’t replied and it’s not clear to me when he placed his ad, it could be very old.
  2. Well, you never know, someone may have one going spare, even if it needs a bit of work. There's one on ebay, but it looks a bit ropy to me, with rust spots even inside. I'm not prepared to take the risk.
  3. Is there much transformer hum? That’s my biggest gripe with the Krell. The other problem is remembering to turn the bugger off. I’ve never met Nick but I have spoken to him many times and I get the impression that he’s a decent chap, I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to buy from him again. How much does it weigh? Did it take the two of you to get it from the car to the top of the house?
  4. The room with my Quad ESL 63s is about to have some building work done in it, so the speakers will have to be moved. They have never been serviced and they sound wonderful. Any advice about how to minimise risks when moving them?
  5. I think it’s clear that people who like Krell - and I’m one of them - really love them!
  6. Jesus! 300! How much did it weigh?
  7. A KSA 100. Apart from the service issue mentioned above, anyone thinking about that one (which is very big) should investigate transformer and fan noise, and indeed the weight of the beast. And of course why they would need so much pure class A power. My KSA 50 weighs 30 kg, the KSA 100 is twice as big. Having said that my KSA 50 Mk 1 is very good, the best amp I've heard. Nothing whatsoever follows for other KSAs, and it's probably always best to hear the amp in system first.
  8. I bought a faulty Krell KSA from someone who had bought it originally as serviced from Midland Audio Exchange - it failed dramatically for him after a few months, blowing expensive speakers. Be careful. I would say anyone buying an old class A muscle amp should think of expecting to invest £500 for replacement parts and at least that amount for the labour and transport costs if they can't do it themselves. These things are old now, and they run very hot indeed.
  9. Ah yes, I didn't see the pictures of the insides.
  10. There's one of these for sale on ebay right now, a MK II, and the comments on this thread make me curious enough to want to hear it -- I don't know if I can persuade the seller to deliver it to me. But my real question is, does anyone know the difference between the original p100 and the Mk II?
  11. I have four DACs -- a Deltec, an MSB (not an expensive one -- Gold Link), a Museatex and a Theta. I resently compared them all with each other -- apart from the Museatex -- and I was astonished how good the theta is, for both the quality of the bass and the liveliness and 3D nature of the image. These DACs were expensive new but I paid about £250 for mine on ebay. As a result of the experiment I've just bought myself another Theta, at much the same price. The one that I felt was least satisfactory was the Deltec (Bigger Bit.), it seemed unnaturally forward and bright. I've never tried a chord DAC, but I guess that they would be similar. As always I suppose, taste and synergy matter -- both Deltec and Chord are pretty widely appreciated. The experiment was with Spendor SP1s and Electrocmpaniet ECI-2.