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Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (HTS) 7.1 Audio Processor

Sale price£1,523.00
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Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (Hts) 7.1 Audio Processor Preamplifier

Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (HTS) 7.1 Audio Processor

SkyFi 479

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States

+12018790000

Great quality processor, especially when it comes to analog two channel sources.

It also functions as a super capable 7.1 processor or DAC.

Lots of XLR inputs and outputs for connecting high quality equipment as shown in our photos.

Fully tested in our shop and working as it should.

We also just listed the matching Krell multichannel amplifier here.

Includes the Krell remote and a power cord.

Please see the manual below or our last photo for specifications:

Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (HTS) 7.1 Audio Processor - Manual

More from a Stereophile review written by Fred Manteghian:

Krafting Krell: The Home Theater Standard 2
The Home Theater Standard 2 isn't just a beautiful-looking processor, it's ergonomic.

The lower left corner of its front panel offers a Power/Standby switch (like some other high-end processors, the unit's true power switch is on the rear).

Above that, two rows of buttons select among 10 possible inputs, while an 11th button selects between two control zones.

Here's where it gets deviously good. Above each of those 10 input buttons are two small lights, one red, one green. The red lights up when the input is assigned to the main room; the green glows when the signal is sent to the remote location.

The zone button also has corresponding red and green lights to let you know which zone you control. You can even turn off the remote zone separately (useful if you're running a separate power amp for that zone; the HTS2 can "signal" that amp to shut down) by first selecting the remote zone, then pressing the On/Standby button. Cool beans! One small downside to this, however, is that the blue and red lights, as few and tiny as they are, can still distract in a darkened room.

I advise setting the unit off to the side. I wouldn't hide it behind solid doors, however, unless the cabinet is very well ventilated—the Krell runs very hot.  

The SkyFi Testing Process for Preamplifiers and Processors:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure there are no signs of stress or aging. Capacitors are checked for telltale sings of bulging or leaking, resistors are checked for signs of overheating or cracking, and transistors are checked for signs of stress or damage. Special attention is paid to the power supply which is the most common source of failure for preamps. We then power up the unit and run a simple 1k sine wave while monitoring the low voltage output on an oscilloscope for signs of distortion or noise to get a baseline.

At this point we will lubricate and clean all switches and potentiometers (that are not sealed) with a high quality contact cleaner, and then re-test all functions for any signs of noise or scratching.

Final testing involves putting actual music through the preamplifier. We have learned over time that some issues are only noticeable to a trained ear while listening to a familiar source material. Our test bench has reference vintage KEF speakers that we are super familiar with which will quickly reveal any discrepancies. Some preamps will then move into the listening room where they will be tested with our in-house reference system.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.

Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

Online

Remote

Yes

Cables

Yes - Power

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

10

SKU: 103034
Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (Hts) 7.1 Audio Processor Preamplifier
Krell Home Theater Standard 2 (HTS) 7.1 Audio Processor Sale price£1,523.00