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Krell Digital Vangaurd ALL Krell on SALE

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Asking Price: $4,198.00

New Retail Price: $6,000.00

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Ships frombradenton, FL, 34212
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensionsunspecified
Shipping carrierUPS
Shipping cost$75.00
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box, Manual
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Digital Vanguard

Integrated Stereo Amplifier

The Digital Vanguard incorporates a 200-watt-per channel amplifier and a Class A preamplifier, enclosed in a chassis that borrows its design and construction from the new Krell Foundation preamp/processor, Connect stream player, Illusion preamp and iBias amplifiers. Digital support has been included with USB, HDMI, coaxial, and optical inputs as well as Ethernet audio and Bluetooth streaming.

The Vanguard’s amplifier incorporates a massive power supply with a 750 VA toroidal transformer and 80,000 microfarads of storage capacitance. The tremendous amount of energy on tap provides 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 400 watts into 4 ohms. Two quiet, thermostatically controlled fans permit the use of a surprisingly compact chassis.

The preamplifier section of the Vanguard borrows its balanced, fully discrete Class A circuit concepts from Krell’s top-of-the-line Illusion preamplifiers. Krell’s Current Mode technology is employed to assure unequaled signal bandwidth, easily enough to handle the latest high-resolution PCM and DSD audio sources without impacting high-frequency response and detail.

Packed with many of Krell’s most musical-sounding technologies, the elegant chassis is living-room-friendly. Yet it has enough power to achieve incredible, lifelike dynamics with any speaker.

The front-panel menu system provides configuration features such as input naming and input trim. Theater Throughput mode lets the Vanguard serve as the core of a surround-sound system without sacrificing two-channel sound quality. Analog Inputs include three stereo RCA and one stereo balanced XLR. High-quality WBT speaker cable terminals provide a secure, electrically ideal connection.

The Digital Vanguard also offers features that make it perfect for custom installation, such as 3.5mm jacks for IR input and 12-volt trigger input and output, as well as optional rack-mount ears. Additionally, the unit can be controlled with home automation systems through its Ethernet connection.

A key feature for the Digital Vanguard is its digital module, which includes USB, HDMI inputs and output, coax and optical digital inputs; and Bluetooth wireless for convenient streaming from phones, tablets and computers. The digital module supports audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz
and uses an ESS Sabre DAC to get the most out of today's hi-res audio formats.

The Digital Vanguard is Roon Ready* and Spotify Connect* compatible.
Additionally, with the mconnect Control app (available in iOS and Android versions) the
Digital Vanguard supports Tidal* and Deezer* music services and Internet radio.
The app also provides playlist creation and extensive search features for music stored in
the cloud, on the local network, or on a USB flash memory stick.

*A subscription is required for these services. Updating the digital module software may also be necessary depending on the vintage
of the unit (see the download area at the bottom of the page).


**Krell highly recommends that users of the mconnect Control app update to the latest version of the app (v2.4.1
or higher for Apple devices and v2.3.7 or higher for Android devices).
This fixes a potential issue where getting a phone call while using the phone to play music to the Digital Vanguard or Vanguard DAC could result in a large increase in volume level.

Keeping the mconnect Control app up-to-date also ensures access to any new features and performance improvements.

Digital Vanguard Specifications


1 pr. balanced via XLR connectors

3 pr. single-ended via RCA connectors


1 USB(Front Panel)

1 RJ45 Network Port


1 pr. speaker outputs via WBT gold-plated binding posts

1 HDMI with ARC support

Control inputs

1 remote IR detector input via 3-conductor 3.5 mm connector

1 12 VDC trigger input via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector

Control output

1 programmable 12 VDC trigger output (300 mA maximum current) via 2-conductor 3.5 mm connector

Input impedance

Balanced: 95 kΩ

Single-ended: 47.5 kΩ

Frequency response

20 Hz to 20 kHz +0, –0.01 dB

<2 Hz to 150 kHz +0, –3 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio

>90 dB, wideband, unweighted, at maximum gain, referred to full power output

>97 dB, “A”-weighted


48 dB

Input sensitivity

Single-ended or balanced: 160 mV RMS

Total harmonic distortion

<0.015% at 1 kHz, at 200 W, 8 Ω load

<0.13% at 20 kHz, at 200 W, 8 Ω load

Output power

200 W RMS per channel at 8 Ω

400 W RMS per channel at 4 Ω

Output voltage

113 V peak to peak

40 V RMS

Output current

16 A peak

Slew rate

50 V/μs

Output impedance

<0.066 Ω at 20 Hz

<0.075 Ω, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Damping factor

>121 at 20 Hz, referred to 8 Ω

>106, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, referred to 8 Ω

Power consumption

Standby: 12 W

Idle: 70 W

Maximum: 1300 W

Heat output

Standby: 41 BTU/hr

Idle: 239 BTU/hr

Maximum: 4436 BTU/hr


17.1 in W x 4.15 in H x 17.5 in D

434 mm W x 105 mm H x 445 mm D


Unit only: 39 lb [17.7 kg]

As shipped: 47 lb [21.3 kg]

Digital Module Specs

Coaxial and HDMI inputs support PCM up to 24-bit/192kHz. Optical input
up to 24-bit/96kHz

HDMI inputs support DSD and 4K video content. HDMI output supports Audio Return Channel (ARC)

USB and Network streaming support MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV(PCM), FLAC, ALAC up
to 192kHz

Bluetooth streaming supports A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP

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Return Policy
Return Window

Item can be returned within 30 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping return costs unless the item was not received as described.


Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges.

Special Conditions

As a custom design & installations business not a retail environment we do Not offer a "Home Trial" but, we do stand behind every brand new product sold with (30) Defective exchanged. We encourage those that need home trial to purchase from your local dealer of course you'll pay more but they can offer that service when needed - we are your 'Go to source' when you know what you want & want to save time and $$$$
If a new model is no longer available a refund will be issued but manufacture must confirm item is defective & not user error

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