Krell vs Mcintosh

Hello everyone. I am new to this forum, but would like to get some views or experiences from this forum. I presently own a pair of Krell Evo One's and am considering trying a pair of Mcintosh 1.25kw. After reading a review from UtraSoundstage about the 1.25kw's, it made me feel that perhaps the Mcintosh amps might have the power and speed for the subsection of my speakers, that, by the way are approximately 2.5 ohm load. If anyone has any thought or experiences please let me know, thank you.


I just purchased a pair of MC611s. I could not extend my budget to the 1.25Ks. The baby 611s are incredible! The best bass/mid-bass I have ever heard, with a beautiful midrange. Being that I am a "bass head," the only other amp I heard that controls bass as well would be the Gryphon Diablo 300. I think my 611s are better; the highs of the Diablo can be a little bright, though. I have heard that the 1.25Ks are better in every way than the 611s. 

I think the sound differences are going to be obvious, since I tolerate one but not the other. :D

Also if you are doing this consider listening to Luxman, Ayre and Pass. 





You really have to listen to any amps you are considering they sound completely different. Character could be the most important thing… as opposed to power. Krill and MacIntosh are very different… as is Audio Research and Luxman and Pass. All great amps… but with different character.