I think the Kairn is a very nice preamp and any Linn person would suggest you mate it with a Linn power amp. Linn has a reputation for synergy with their products. Since the Klout is now discontinued, you may find one used for a good price, although I notice that they sell quickly. The natural successor to the Klout would, I believe, be the 2250. You have a pretty good system, so I don't know if you would be happy to go down the Linn line to the LK series amps (LK 85 and LK 140). There's a big difference in performance when you go from these to a Klout, particularly in bass in my view. It caught my eye when you said that you found the Krell cold. The Linn sound is certainly not cold. People who don't like Linn might suggest it is too laid back. You might want to consider Bryston, which I believe mates well with Linn, although it might be "cold" to you as well. I also think that SimAudio poweramps would be very nice with the Linn preamp.
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