You can always can try it yourself,if you don't like stealth,you can sell for the same price .Worth to try.Have you listened bryston bda-1 dac?
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No, I intend to use USB/SPDF converter between Notebook and DAC, such as M2Tech HiFace2 or even HiFace Evo with external PS.
Never had a chance to audition KAV 500i but have tried my own KAV 300i with Dynaudio Contour 1.8 Mk II and Focus 220. To be honest, I did not like those combos. If we talk about the speakers I prefer ProAc, Neat, Spendor, Kudos,Harbeth...
Dynaudio is not my cup of tea.
I feed harbeth shl5 with bryston bda-1 through Technics combo Se-a3000,su-c3000.Nice sound.May be a bit more slower sound then Krell kav500i and dynaudio combination.As for krell kav500i is completly diffrent beast compared to kav300i.Krell kav 500i is one package of krell power KAV- 250a amp and 250p preamp and 2-kVA-power supply.
I would stay away from any Krell CD players with the old Philip drives.
I bought a Krell KPS30i, in span of ~ a year, it was replaced by Krell 2 to 3 times with new units and finally 2 KAV 300CD because they cannot fix the faulty drives. It sounded good when working but never for too long.
Krell's customer service was superb. I asked Patrick why use Philip drives and he said for sound quality.