I no longer own a Krell 300iL
Instead I now have a almost brand new Krell KAV 400xi finished in stunning black!
It seems to sound the same but it is really beautiful in black. As a bonus the gentleman that I bought it from sent it with a new Krell EVO 202/222 solid metal remote control. If you have not handled one of these remotes it is difficult to quantify how nicely that are put together and how well they work.
I have noticed differences in the way the 300iL is finished vs. the 400xi though. I believe that the finish work of the 300iL is nicer. The vents on the top plate of the 300iL are slightly inset instead of flush and the remote control of the 300iL was metal while that of the 400xi is plastic though they both look identical. The 400xi has much better binding posts (WBTs) compared with the 300iLs rather generic set.
I am very happy with my second Krell purchase and will buy more Krell in the future. My next piece will probably be a KAV-280cd CD player.