In Barn for Review: Sonnet Kratos Mono Power Amplifiers

FET input + Class A/B MOSFET out = 50 Watts into 8 Ohms, 95 Watts into 4.

you can control the Kratos with the remote from a matching Sonnet DAC/Pre by using the supplied cables to tie them together

Cees Ruijtenberg of Metrum and now Sonnet fame is probably best known for his DACs, like the Sonnet Morpheus that caught my fancy when I reviewed it in September of last year. The fully balanced Kratos Mono Power Amplifiers are fairly straight forward as you can see—RCA or XLR in and a single pair of speaker binding posts out on each mono block. Just add power and a front end.

A front end very much like the new, and newly arrived in Barn, Sonnet Pasithea DAC/Preamp. Yes, I’m going to review them as a stack of Sonnet. Just add speakers.


The Kratos literature suggests they share some sonic qualities with a tube/ss hybrid design, something I look forward to listening for. Stay tuned!


Sonnet Kratos Mono Power Amplifiers
Price: $5195/pair
Company Website: Sonnet Audio
US Distributor Website: Audio Art Cable

Specifications

50 Watt into 8 Ohms, 95 Watt into 4 Ohms
Class A/B
Distortion 0.040% THD
Output impedance 0.10 Ohms
110/115V AC 220/230V AC 60/50Hz
Output Noise 310µV RMS A weighting
Frequency Response 10 – 230.000 Hz – 3dB
Slew Rate 100V / µSec
Input Impedance RCA 15 KOhm, XLR 60 KOhm
Gain: 22dB
Max Power consumption 400 Watt
Main Voltage 110/115V AC, 220/230V, 60/50Hz
Dimensions 290 x 250 x 60 mm
Weight 3.9KG