Krell Kav 300 CD Player - AVS Forum

AVS Forum > Audio > CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports > Krell Kav 300 CD Player

CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports

davidov's Avatar davidov
04:23 AM Liked: 10
post #1 of 7
09-21-2013 | Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2013
I am thinking of buying this cd player...can anybody give me advice and opinions please .....
FMW's Avatar FMW
07:01 AM Liked: 830
post #2 of 7
09-21-2013 | Posts: 5,328
Joined: Jun 2007
If you were to use a Blu Ray Player instead, you would get exactly the same results and save a lot of money. Probably not what you wanted to hear.
NormP's Avatar NormP
08:23 AM Liked: 15
post #3 of 7
09-21-2013 | Posts: 124
Joined: Oct 2002
I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night but I do have a SACD Standard so I guess that makes me a bit of an expert. With the Standard I've gone through two drives and need another at a replacement cost of $2K. I feel that Krell's always done a great job with electronics, I have a lot of their stuff, but they seem to trip over anything that's mechanical.

You might want to expand your search to include other manufacturers.
Class A's Avatar Class A
08:23 AM Liked: 51
post #4 of 7
09-21-2013 | Posts: 1,359
Joined: Jun 2010
Oppo BDP-105. Does it all.smile.gif
glangford's Avatar glangford
03:43 AM Liked: 55
post #5 of 7
09-22-2013 | Posts: 1,806
Joined: Dec 2008
I'll second the Oppo. I have a 95. It's been flawless.
Class A's Avatar Class A
08:11 AM Liked: 51
post #6 of 7
09-22-2013 | Posts: 1,359
Joined: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by glangford View Post

I'll second the Oppo. I have a 95. It's been flawless.
Also have to add the customer support is great, I have a 83SE which was 1 year out of warranty (the laser went) and they fixed, cleaned and upgraded it for the price of shipping ($26). Service was quick took about 10-12 days to get back.smile.gif
dave1215's Avatar dave1215
01:04 PM Liked: 12
post #7 of 7
10-09-2013 | Posts: 20
Joined: Aug 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by NormP View Post

I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn Express last night but I do have a SACD Standard so I guess that makes me a bit of an expert. With the Standard I've gone through two drives and need another at a replacement cost of $2K. I feel that Krell's always done a great job with electronics, I have a lot of their stuff, but they seem to trip over anything that's mechanical.

You might want to expand your search to include other manufacturers.

My Krell KAV-300cd (owned since 1997, employed extensively and lovingly, still my go to system for 2-channel audio with Audio Physic Virgos) did have an issue with the transport tray in 2007 or so. I happened to live near the company's Connecticut HQ at the time, brought it directly to them, and paid approximately $200 for the repair. No problems since.


Reply CD Players & Dedicated Music Transports

Subscribe to this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3