I owned the KSL and HATED IT!!! It was the most un musical piece i ever had... The hafler 100 preamp SMOKED IT! I have never seen such an overbuilt unit and kept thinking it has to sound better than this. Friends have had the same experiences, I would look into other brands or maybe other krells although I hear their good gear was made before the 90's, for the same money I'd try out a CJ Preamp, their all good, just depends on howmuch you have to spend (I can see you dont need a remote) Id get a PV11 or if you can afford one a Premier 10 myself but thats me.