Simaudio 870a over Krell 402e?

I have always been a Krell guy until I purchased their Cipher CD/SACD player. Long story short, I now own a Sim 750d CD and a Sim 740p pre and have been absolutely FLOORED by the two pieces compared to my Cipher and 222. I would like to trade out my 402e for the new Sim 870a to complete the package, as it has been such a step in the right direction...but I can't audition the amp first. Anyone heard the new amps? Thanks, Beach.
@ Beachbound, Hi, I just looked over very well what you have mentioned here, The pre-amp of course, The simaudio 740p, I have a krell 700cx, dual mono design like this simaudio pre-amp, then the two match well visually!, I believe you got my attention with the 740p, after reading the specs and reviews, and your opinion, It seems to me, it would be alot better of a preamp than some krells made for my amp, and then the cost is not overly bad, it looks like krell cx quality chassis,,And a 10 year warranty!, you are on to something here!, Do you know if it is class A?
Beachbound, Hi, in your opinion, how would the simaudio moon Evolution 740p and 840p line stages compair to to the Atmasphere mp-1, and then the Steve Mccormic VRE-1c pre-amps? BTw is not mccormic audio, Rather steve's extreme high-end audio brand.
Hi guys, I can't give you specs on the preamp, but I can tell you that I almost felt "cheated" for not having this level of sound for my "Krell Evolution" years. Simaudio is on the incline...recently purchased by the trio of "brains" that ran the company. Although I'm sure their equipment of yesteryear was very good (I never auditioned any of it) this new gear changed everything for me. The CD is exceptional, but it's the preamp that just floored me. Give it time to break in, I was very worried for a few days...but then I was just shocked! Sorry I can't give comparisons regarding any other preamp than the Krell 222! I am going ahead with ordering the Sim amp, as it's been such an experience so far, I doubt I can go wrong!! I don't believe the company is resting on any reputation, they seem to keep just forging ahead!! The U.S. rep told me that with the amps, give them time...the clarity will be there right away but the bass will take some time. That's what hit with the preamp...the clarity was like nothing have ever heard! The 222 literally sounded "fuzzy" in comparison, not to mention the size and layering of the soundstage! As I mentioned, I feel as I have been "ripped off" in more ways than just financially with my latest experience with my long loved Krell!
Thankyou beachbound for the reply, I have enjoyed reading your post, The pre-amp you have is awsome looking, not to exspensive compaired to what you say it sounds like, how much was the krell 222?
Curious if you are happy with the purchase of the 870a. I own the 860a and I am very content with mine. As of right now I am using my simaudio 600i as my preamp. As soon as I sell it I am going with the 740p. I was going to tell you, but you probably already know, the sim 860 is a great sounding and powerful amp. Have no doubt you will be happy with your purchase. Cheers.