Opinions on Krell LAT-1 Speakers


Waiting for delievery and want some feed back from Audiogoners.
radrog
They are garbage. 


Wow!!! bet that post made you feel good about that purchase?


Here is a review of them, they are not soft and gooey, more accurate and surgical.

 

Their impedance hovers mainly around 3 to 4 ohms. But they have a nasty 60hz load of 5ohm/-45% phase angle, which means you need an amp/s with good current, but because they are surgical in their sound, you’ll need an amp that’s also easy on the ear. The Parrasound JC’1 monoblocks with High class A bias switched on comes to mind for these.

http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/382/index.html#o4xRTXfGkVRdRbkI.97


Cheers George

I was always under the impression its best to buy amps/preamps from a manufacturer of those products, analog gear from a manufacturer of those products, digital gear from a manufacturer of those products, speakers from a manufacturer of those products. 
But I know some try to do it all.
david99 I was always under the impression its best to buy amps/preamps from a manufacturer of those products, analog gear from a manufacturer of those products, digital gear from a manufacturer of those products, speakers from a manufacturer of those products.


Not really, one just needs to be able to read the specs and measurements and purchase accordingly, (or find someone who can) and then nine times out of ten you could buy even better.

Cheers George

I listened to a set over 10yrs ago at a dealer for some time.  At the time I wanted to buy a set of their little brother the LAT-2.  I thought they sounded nice, and was built really well. Overall they were more of a neutral sounding speaker.  I remember them being a little lean at lower volumes.  At medium to higher volumes the speakers woke up quite a bit.  I believe they were hooked up to an all Krell system.  I never did buy the LAT-2 based on my auditions of the LAT-1.  Nice speaker, but just didnt do it for me at that price range.  Also it bothered me that Krell used the cheaper Vifa tweeter ring radiator on both those speakers.  At that price point, they should be using a better tweeter.  I spoke to a Krell representative a few years after that audition, and he told me the cheaper Vifa Ring Radiator tweeter sounded better than the Scanspeak version, and that is why they chose to use it(hard for me to believe). The Cabinets build quality is as good as it gets.  The grills look nice, and it matches the ribs on the aluminum sides.  I would say, overall a very nice speaker!