Friday, 01 December 2006
Fully Balanced Integrated Amplifier or F.B.I. is Krell’s
no-holds-barred solution to an integrated two-channel audio system.
Integrated amplifiers are often considered to be more or less lifestyle
pieces. Not so with the 104-pound FBI. This massive $16,500 integrated
amplifier started life as a separate amplifier/preamplifier
combination. During the design process, it became apparent that the
combining the two pieces would create a synergy that was not likely to
be achieved when they operated separately.
Krell has long been known for their large, high-power amplifiers,
capable of providing some of the industry’s most powerful and detailed
bass. The amplifier portion of the FBI is comprised of the popular FPB
300cx stereo amplifier. The FPB 300cx is part of the Full Powered
Balance (FPB) series of amplifiers, which consists of completely
discrete, fully balanced, dual differential single-channel and stereo
amplifiers. These amplifiers, as well as the FBI, feature a Class A
output, which is arguably the most ...