how much does a smaller krell differ from a hi end sansui 907

Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by quadklipsh, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. botrytis

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  2. JOMARK911

    JOMARK911 Super Member

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    Well there is no KIT . Only hand assembled amplifiers and the rest.
    As for the BA 5000 the biggest power amp SANSUI ever made , it was not the only one. B2301 B2302 G33000 had the same power rank. They all sounded a bit different compared to BA 5000, actually better. The one and only B2301 , B2301L , B2302 actually sounded a lot better than the good old BA 5000.
     
  3. MarZutra

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    I used the term "kit" for stuff.... not an actual kit like a kit-car. I used the BA5000 as an example fabulous Sansui product, or "kit", that well compare with Krell.... Of course, the average Sansui product gets trounced by the average Krell....
     
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  4. bluesky

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    Personally... I'd rather have the Sansui AU-a907i MOS Limited.

    Absolutely.
     
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  5. botrytis

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    I personally would rather have this....

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  6. smurfer77

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    I never liked the Krell gear too much. When it was my time to buy a big amp that doubles down (power with halving of impedance), I went for another brand amp (pictured in my avatar at time of writing), which to me sounded much sweeter. Then I sold that amp to get back to Sansui. Go with your heart/ears!
     
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  7. quadklipsh

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    wow we are getting no where but its a lot of fun .....carry on guys
     
  8. quadklipsh

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    i will ask that friend of mine here for the return of the 907 imos i gave him a year ago ..maybe the speakers i had were not upto the mark back then
     
  9. botrytis

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    Or maybe you just didn't like the sound of the Sansui on your speakers. It does happen.
     
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  10. quadklipsh

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    but then i had the 9500 at the same time which was in dire need of TLC and recapping. which i got a year later and it blew me away . Im a sansui man now ......
     
  11. Ronito6

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    If it's as good as it is unattractive, then that is the worlds best amp.

    I'm sure it's sonic-ally very nice.
     
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  12. botrytis

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    An amazing piece of kit, by the man from Krell.
     
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  13. Ronito6

    Ronito6 Well-Known Member

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    It should amaze at $56,000.00 dollars.

    That thing is the Krell Momentum, and it is an integrated amp.

    The Krell KAV-150a seems to sell today for 1,500 bucks on a low-ball average, but that is without a pre-amp.
    It was first made in 1999(?)...18 years ago.

    It seem here are a lot of considerations that make Sansui more comparable than you assert.

    But its fun to promote one's preference to doubters.

    Here is a review
    https://www.whathifi.com/dan-dagostino/momentum-integrated-amplifier/review




     
  14. botrytis

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    Well, the volume control alone costs 7500 dollars. The whole chassis is solid copper and machined from copper. It is also hand built, soldered and tested. So, yeah, that all costs.
     
  15. nyhifihead

    nyhifihead Well-Known Member

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    as an owner of a kav 250 I would like to say that there's no way around a krell amp having an objectively better ability to drive speakers than a sansui.

    I've owned g7000, and 9900z alongside other sought after Japanese power amps from that era- onkyo m504, denon poa 2400 etc. These aren't exactly the same as OP's amp but they were all crushed by the SQ that the krell provided

    Do some research, even though the kav series aren't the behemoth class A amps the ksa were, they have significant praise and are an excellent value on the 2nd hand market.

    I have always been on a quest for high end sound at a reasonable price and the krell truly delivers. I plan on getting another and running them as 1kw monos

    If you have hard speakers to drive krell will always win out, otherwise its on your ears to decide which house sound you like
     
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  16. Hipocrates

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    So that is what someone needs to be a Sansui... :rflmao:
     
  17. botrytis

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    Nah, that is what a Sansui wants to be when it grows up. :)
     
  18. Hipocrates

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    and what speakers are you going to use with the big fella?
     

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