Krell KSA-150 Amplifier Repair & Restoration

This video documents my comprehensive overhaul and restoration of a gorgeous Krell KSA-150 class-A power amplifier.

This wonderful KSA-150 developed a serious fault at some point in the past. This had been quickly fixed and was sold to me in very poorly repaired condition. Because of this, I decided to completely overhaul the amplifier and restore it back to factory condition, using original spec or better parts.

The nature of the overhaul meant that I had to completely dissect the amp. I removed all output devices and re-heatsinked them using new silicone thermal washers. I replaced almost all the capacitors. Finally, I replaced all emitter resistors and spaced them up off the board as Krell later did in these models.

Watch the video below to find out all the details and you can find more about the Krell KSA-150 and class-A operation here.

 

Liquid Mike

At 10 I was pulling apart electronics and by 13 I'd have Dad's hi-fi in pieces when my parents went out! Later, I started Liquid Audio, a specialist electronics repairer known for detail-focused service, repair and restoration of hi-fi electronics & turntables. Keeping classic hi-fi gear alive and well is what we do. Our mission: to deliver TLC for classic Japanese, American and European hi-fi stereo equipment. In my spare time, I ride motorcycles, travel, listen to music and research interesting topics.

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