Krell Evo 402e vs Evo 400 mono and Evo 202/Phantom


Martin Colloms raved in Hificritics about the Krell Evo 402e amplifier, as did Andrew Robinson in Home Theater revieuw. I got a great deal for a Krell 400 mono (not the e series however). How compare these to each other.

Have also a deal for a Krell pre Phantom against Evo 202.
Anyone have thoughts about these, please.

They should replace my around 20 years old Krell KSA 150/KRC 2, which, after recapping recently, works absolutely fine.

Thanks guys!
Choose to buy an Audio Research Ref5SE instead and a pair of Krell Evo 400 monoblocks.
Coming from KSA 150/KRC-2 this is what I called a major update to say at least.
Said by one who has extensive experience with both, the Krell mono 400 is definitely a real step up from 302E/402E.
Great setup! I also have the Ref5SE and almost bought the EVO 400 as well but got the 403E for music and HT. The Ref5SE mates really well with Krell EVO amps.

I also run the Ref5se with Ref 250 for music.
I agree! Ran my Evo 403 and 403e with an ARC Ref 5 for music, then upped that to the Ref 40th Anniversary, great combo!
I already upgraded from Evo 400 to Evo 400e.
Heard side-by-side and I found it a really recommended upgrade on all parameters, deeper and more articulate lower, mids are more musical engaging, higher tones are finer exposed. Overall the sound is more open and detailed with more clarity.

Indeed Krell Evo works very fine with Ref5SE.