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The Krell KSA amps not have much room to allow the thicker interfaces from audiophile power cables such as Isotek, any recommendations on what I can use instead of the generic power cable :) 

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Hi @Qwertyqaz

I'm not sure what you mean.  I don't know what model Krell KSA you have but I looked at pictures online and the backs of the amplifiers and they seem to have lots of space.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=krell+ksa+amp+pictures&rlz=1C1CHXU_enAU645AU645&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=j5bMlHU0bTtaDM%3A%2CXagjeqaQdt2vnM%2C_&usg=__863Yk9Uwi36QG5xad6urOYf122s%3D&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQ5Mu_sPnXAhULVrwKHf8-BeMQ9QEILDAC#imgrc=s2LVctrgiB017M:

 

Are you saying that you don't have much room behind your amplifier for stiff/thick cables and you'd like ideas for more flexible cables?  IsoTek cables are pretty flexible - even their 'high end' models.

If you want more flexibility then you could consider Crystal Cables or Kimber Summit or Ascent Series(but even they might be too stiff). 

As long as the amplifiers are away from other components or walls it doesn't seem like they should be a problem.  I cannot see why there would be an issue plugging in a large IEC plug like a Furutech/IsoTek etc in to the IEC socket on the backplate of the amplifier.

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Hey Quertyqaz, I’ve owned KSA 100sand 300s the best solution is a dedicated 20amp line and plug it straight into to wall no conditioning. For inner connects use Nordost XLR simply stunning with Krell, these are superb amps.

 

joe.

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1 minute ago, 44maloo said:

Hey Quertyqaz, I’ve owned KSA 100sand 300s the best solution is a dedicated 20amp line and plug it straight into to wall no conditioning. For inner connects use Nordost XLR simply stunning with Krell, these are superb amps.

 

joe.

What do the electricians charge for a dedicated 20 amp line ?

About 10 mts.

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5 hours ago, Qwertyqaz said:

Its not cable, the socket does not fit the KSA200S

This looks like a standard IEC socket, what plug are you trying to shove in there that doesn't fit?

 

Cheers George

 

493079-krell_ksa_200s_vintage_solid_stat

Edited by georgehifi

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Watch out for 'standard ' IEC. I've recently found 2 & 3 pin M & F.

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2 pin ones are for double insulated products that don't need an earth.

 

Cheers George

Edited by georgehifi

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22 minutes ago, georgehifi said:

2 pin ones are for double insulated products that don't need an earth.

 

Cheers George

So it may be.  when you get the wrong one in the wrong place they won't plug together.  Obviously for a reason.  Just a heads up. 

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1 hour ago, georgehifi said:

This looks like a standard IEC socket, what plug are you trying to shove in there that doesn't fit?

 

Cheers George

 

493079-krell_ksa_200s_vintage_solid_stat

The Isotek Evo 3 does not fit.

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1 minute ago, eman said:

when you get the wrong one in the wrong place

I've never ever seen a power cord with a male IEC on the end, as that would be lethal if the other end is plugged into the power point!!!

 

Cheers George

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Qwertyqaz

You say this does not fit the Krell? If so, I don't think your trying hard enough.

Cheers George

 

Isotek Evo 3 power cord.

premier_us_3-pin_to_c15_iec__20x25cm__30

Edited by georgehifi

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Qwertyqaz

Unless you made boo-boo and got this C19 plug by mistake. now that won't fit the Krell.

 

Cheers George

 

premier_us_3-pin_to_c19_iec__20x25cm__30

 

 

Edited by georgehifi

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18 minutes ago, georgehifi said:

I've never ever seen a power cord with a male IEC on the end, as that would be lethal if the other end is plugged into the power point!!!

 

Cheers George

Ok. ...

Maybe there isn't one. 

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3 hours ago, Qwertyqaz said:

What do the electricians charge for a dedicated 20 amp line ?

About 10 mts.

You would have too get a quote, worthy shopping around. Patrick Bresnan of Krell advised me to do this, Krell amp especially KSA are very sensitive to voltage swings as they have a microprocessor in the front of them so make sure you keep an eye on this.

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10 hours ago, georgehifi said:

 

Qwertyqaz

You say this does not fit the Krell? If so, I don't think your trying hard enough.

Cheers George

 

Isotek Evo 3 power cord.

premier_us_3-pin_to_c15_iec__20x25cm__30

 

 

 

As I ask you before Qwertyqaz, is this your Isotek Evo 3 and the same IEC plug?

If it is, this type of grey IEC plug is usually a softer material than the black ones, and it will go into the Krell's IEC socket, but they need a little wiggling and pushing to get them in.  

 

Cheers George

Edited by georgehifi

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15 minutes ago, georgehifi said:

 

 

 

As I ask you before Qwertyqaz, is this your Isotek Evo 3 and the same IEC plug?

If it is, this type of grey IEC plug is usually a softer material than the black ones, and it will go into the Krell's IEC socket, but they need a little wiggling and pushing to get them in.  

 

Cheers George

I will give it another try but the part where the soft goes in the Kev socket is not long enough.

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3 hours ago, Qwertyqaz said:

but the part where the soft goes in the Kev socket is not long enough.

Should be, as all IEC plugs and sockets are made to "IEC Standards"

 

Unless Isotek has flaunted those standards, (I doubt that they could get into big trouble). If so you may have to get a sharp hobby knife and trim that ring off so it goes deeper.

 

Cheers George

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No they are good, I use a couple of them. Of course if you try to insert them upside down..........(joking) you'll have trouble. 

Its always fun with a bit of DIY

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