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Old 01-29-2015, 11:40 AM
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Default Krell FPB or EVO?

Hi!

FPB cx series Class A (300cx/400cx/350mc)
EVO Class AB (302e/402e/400e mono)

A lot of positive feedback about FPB series! About true Class A and its musicality...

Which amp better? I need best sound for classic and prog rock! Slightly warmer and the best of the best bass!

more nuance at low volume who will give better bass?

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That is going to end up personal preferences, but i can say if your going evo mono's the 600 is the sweet spot. I've own the 400 and now the 600. They are true to the signal so you will most likely lean towards the class A sound.
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That is going to end up personal preferences, but i can say if your going evo mono's the 600 is the sweet spot. I've own the 400 and now the 600. They are true to the signal so you will most likely lean towards the class A sound.
FPB in Class A you think will be for me the best?

I heard the sound of EVO is more dry. Is it true?
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I prefer the fpb - sounds a bit warmer and richer. Not as detailed or fast as evo.

I have 750mcx's.
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FPB in Class A you think will be for me the best?

I heard the sound of EVO is more dry. Is it true?
The Evo sound can be described as dry by people who prefer the tube sound. The evo is fast, accurate and has perfect bass control and a detailed midrange. It will reproduce whatever you feed it with truth and authority, so you can play with different sources to tailor the sound to your preference. But the FPB is also an excellent Krell amp and you my prefer the class a signature. It is a very personal choice.
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Hallo Michael_M,

if you will change your AVM P8 becouse the sound is not the "top" for your taste go with the Class A amplifier.

I had listen the AVM and Accustic Arts. nice amplifier but a Pass labs classs A is another liga!!!

Krell FPB series are a reference in high end.

go with a class A amplifier (Krell or others!)
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I find the evo's to be more dimensional than the FPB's. A lot more air and space around vocals and instruments. A larger and more airy soundstage.
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By means of comparison Martin Colloms writes for HiFi Critic and awards scores for the kit he tests. Hi gave the FPB400cx 75 and the 402e 145.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:25 AM
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Never believe reviews!!
Martin Colloms gives the krell evo 202 pre-amp 70 pionts and the audio researchref 5se 225!
I had both pre-amps in my set for years.
Both belong to the best pre-amps out there
In my set,whit the 202,I hear more music.
Believe only your own ears!!!
You can only judge a device in your own set.
Both the FPB and Evolution amps ar worldclass sounding amps.
At this level of sound quality, it is a matter of taste.
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Old 02-03-2015, 10:43 AM
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Agreed but he's asking for opinions - you may or may not believe the reviewer but that's up to you. Most people have a biased view to some extent - generally based on what they have spent their own hard earned cash on.

It may not be practical for the OP to listen to both in his own system.
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