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Alvin Gold has posted a review of the Krell S-350a CD player ($2500) at Hi-Fi Choice. His conclusions:
The player's ability to bring off testing recordings like this without sounding excessively dense or congested, yet without loss of weight or impact, marks the S-350a out as special. By comparison, many other broadly comparable players tend to sound flat and are difficult to become involved in, but lack of involvement was not a factor with the Krell.
The S-350a speaks for itself. This is a practical player that supports balanced audio and is well-enough endowed to drive compact disc a long way towards the limits of the format. It looks as if the switch from West to East with this range has done little to upset the Krell reputation.
You can read the full review here.