The KAV-250p preamp is an inexpensive entry level preamp that doesn’t sound like one. Although Krell has pitch this and their KAV-250a amp as their entry level pre/power combo, they were anything but entry level. With both single ended and balanced inputs and outputs, this very flexible preamp has a very clean sound. When partnered with the matching KAV-250a stereo amp, it was a rocking $5,300 combo. But on its own, you will immediately identify Krell’s detailed and clean sound from its KAV-250p. There are no tone controls to artificially boost certain frequencies but you probably won’t need to anyway. The Krell was punchy when the need arises and offered a decent soundstage. Some may find it too neutral but if you have a warm sounding source unit, it will balance out nicely. The KAV-250p has won many positive praises for its over the top built quality, dynamic sound presence and ultimately, Krell’s engineering prowess that has earned global reverence for any component that proudly carries the “Krell” badge.
Remote control and original box is included. Manual is available online. Unit looks pretty good with just minor scuff marks from use. Unit will be securely packed for safe shipping. See out other listing for the matching KAV-250a stereo amp.