| The most striking
of all the Alchemist ranges, the Kraken divided people over its dominant
styling. The sharply contoured heat sinks of the amplifiers were matched
on all the MkII range. Even though unnecessary on the CD and pre-amplifier,
the integrated and power amplifiers are Class A designs and get VERY
hot! And the knobs and trim were available in a choice of gold or
silver across the range.
The Kraken range was the
second to be launched and, through a series of design enhancements, was
their longest running and most popular series, running from 1992 until
the end of Alchemist's history.