The Showcase is Krell’s fifth generation surround sound preamp/processor, delivering the benefits of almost a decade of experience in the development of. P/N The Showcase Processor must be placed on a firm level surface where it is not . Thank you for your purchase of the Krell Showcase Processor. designed to alter or stabilize the AC power for the Showcase Amplifier. Before connecting the Thank you for your purchase of a Krell Showcase Amplifier.

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Here We Go Again. The front panel consists of a red LED display and the same small steel buttons found on their other units. Setting up the Krell krekl rather simple initially. The only differences I could find between the two were the HTS’s second zone and its modular design. Balanced outputs also have less noise in longer runs so those of you using active speakers or mono-block amplifiers spread across the room will probably want to take advantage of this.

Krell went with the same remote they use on their other equipment, and I cannot fathom why. The soundstage is large and deep, and there is excellent air around voices and instruments, allowing one to discretely pick out different instruments in the ensemble. Martinlogan Dynamo X Subwoofer Review.

These are a delta sigma DAC that samples at kHz with a 24 bit word depth. Primer – Surround Sound Processors. I was not able to directly compare the analog sections of the two as this would require the schematics for the two pieces and I am krel sure Krell would have issues with their release.

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It is also a very attractive piece cosmetically, and is rated at watts per channel at 8 ohms which doubles to watts at 4 ohms.


Related to the article above, we recommend the following: Most recordings seemed richer when I listened to them, especially in the lower end.

When you look inside the Showcase you’ll notice that all of the audio circuits have been separated in a similar fashion to the video ones. In fact, you can have two different channels using some of the same connections, as I did when I connected my digital cable box. Music From Big Pink. If you want to display the menus through a certain type of output such as S-Video, you simply select an S-Video source. The high end remained forceful and present, while the low end was still big, round, and punchy.

Even in this dead environment, the system’s dynamics and raw punch were shiwcase. Back at the studio, the same tracks took on a different character.

Krell has dedicated one stereo amp per channel. Here We Go Again. There are, of course, the requisite trim, time alignment, level controls, and the subwoofer crossover shoecase be set to 40, 60, 80,and KHz.

Both the Processor and the Amplifie deserve to be openly displayed for the eye to savor, and should not be hidden in a cabinet.

Krell Showcase Processor Amplifiers

From the front panel you can choose your input, surround mode, and manipulate any of the menu functions. Even at a high volume with dense material, the Showcase 7 was cool in demeanor, if not in body temperature, and resisted most tendencies toward audible evidence of compression or fatigue.

First off, balanced showcasr tend to be less affected by outside interference from other cables, and the connection tends to be a lot sturdier since the terminations lock into place. Perhaps Kreell assumes most people will use their own remote control anyway, so they just provide this one as a token.


The steady, potent drive of the Showcase combo’s midrange set a solid foundation for every type of music that I tried. The smooth midrange really makes voices crisp, clear, and incredibly intelligible,especially valuable for the center channel, which is great to me as I am older with age-related hearing loss, nothing to do with playing my speakers too loud my whole life.

The Showcase supplies no less than nine proprietary music-processing modes, with a number of different channel configurations and sound profiles. Watching movies at moderate levels of sound, the amp just cruising at these levels with large amounts of reserve.

Krell Showcase 7 7 Channel Pre-Amp/Processor Amplifier

These allow the processor to stay in a surround mode although only two channels are present. The Processor is software upgradeable, and this can be accomplished using the RS port on the back.

The combo’s agility was abundant throughout, not only in the transitions from loud to soft but also in the lightning-quick left-to-right and front-to-back sweeps that make surround sound the experience that it’s supposed to showcaee.

You also have the ability to pre-assign the default surround format for the input in the setup menu. If you are in the market for a processor, make sure and look into this one, because I think it rkell make your shopping very, very easy. For two-channel material, the new DTS Neo:

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