Krell SACD Standard - SACD/CD Player - Super Clean


Very capable and beautifully built SACD player from Krell.

We can tell this one had an easy life as the display is super bright and intact, and cosmetics are superb despite the soft aluminum cabinet.

We serviced this unit by replacing the drawer belt, internal cleaning, and a very thorough testing procedure over a long period of time.

Tested: Stereo-Only SACD, Multichannel SACD, and even the notoriously hard to play (on older units) Hybrid SACD/CD discs. All tested and playing normally on this Krell, along with regular CD's of course.

Best of all it loads SACD's super fast, almost as fast as a redbook CD. Not like the Sony units that take an eternity.

Includes the original Krell remote and power cord. Will be double boxed using our awesome packing process as shown in our video below for safe travels.

Please see our photos or the linked manual below for full specifications.

Krell SACD Standard Manual

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The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.

Detail and Specifications:
Multichannel SACD/CD player using 24-bit Burr-Brown, dual-differential DACs and Philips disc transport

Digital outputs:
1 optical (TosLink)
*Both of the above are for use with standard redbook CD only. Not SACD.

Analog outputs:
1 pair balanced (XLR)
5.1-channel single-ended (RCA)
*Both of the above analog output types are for use with SACD and CD.

Frequency response:
20 Hz - 20 kHz
(+0 / -0.5dB)

S/N ratio:
105 dB SACD
108 dB CD
(Both A-weighted)

17.9" W by 5.7" H by 16.5" D

Weight (Unit Only):
25 lbs

MSRP when new in 2003:
$4000 ($6800 in 2022 w/Inflation).



Original Box

Not Included


Not Included


Yes Included


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

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