KrellShowcaseusedKrell Showcase Home Theater THX Processor / Two Channel Preamp**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale** While the video capabilities of this piece are outdated, the Showcase is still an an amazing...1499.00

Krell Showcase Home Theater THX Processor / Two Channel Preamp

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Ships fromGlen Rock, NJ, 07452
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**Please click here to check out our newly launched SkyFi Audio website with additional items for sale**

While the video capabilities of this piece are outdated, the Showcase is still an an amazing audio processor for both your 7.1 and two channel audio requirements.

Just look at our photos to see the complement of balanced XLR + RCA inputs and outputs!

It even has a very capable DAC built in - likely better than the one in your CD player. 

It also has a preamp button that instantly turns this unit into a high-quality two channel preamp, bypassing all the unnecessary bits.

It's housed in a super well built all-aluminum chassis with a brightly lit display.

Fully tested in our lab and working as it should. A few light scratches on the case but nothing very serious.  

Includes the preamp and a power cord.

From a hometheaterreview.com review:

"After using the Showcase Processor for a couple of weeks, I felt that I had found a cure to my personal Upgradeitis affliction; it is that good... The depth of the soundstage and clarity of the presentation create a sense of immersion in movies and music that every person who loves great sound longs for. The Showcase Processor is very flexible, stays on the cutting edge of technology with features like digital room equalization, and sounds simply wonderful."

More from the Krell Owner's Manual:

The Showcase Processor serves as the centerpiece in a Krell HEATTM—High End Audio Theater—system, which applies the fundamental principles of Krell engineering to the creation of a fully integrated high-performance multichannel sound system. The Showcase Processor delivers unparalleled music and cinema sound- track reproduction through the use of a full complement of advanced Krell technologies including Smart System Setup, discrete Class A, direct-coupled circuitry with balanced outputs, user-configurable input assignment, and broadcast-quality video circuitry.

The Showcase Processor is THX Ultra certified and features THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES 6.1, DTS NEO:6, and Dolby Pro Logic II processing, in addition to nine proprietary Krell Music Surround modes. This flexibility allows upgrades to software via Flash memory for future surround sound formats and design enhancements.

The owner’s reference manual contains important information on placement, installation, and operation of the Krell Showcase Processor. Please read this information carefully. A thorough understanding of these details helps ensure satisfactory operation of and long life for your Showcase Processor and related system components.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Krell Showcase Manual

Our Testing Process for Preamplifiers at SkyFi:

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.

Thanks for looking and please click here if you would like to receive a list of the equipment we receive from time to time.  We promise not to bombard you with junk email.

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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI

This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home. 

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

If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts.  In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging.  We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages.  Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box. 

This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).

NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.

Use the Buy It Now button and we will cover the PayPal fees.

Thanks for looking and be sure to call or text 201.879.0000 with any questions. 

Please also click here to visit our Audiogon store to see the rest of the items we have for sale.

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WHO WE ARE 

SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment.  We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk. 

Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold.  We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.

Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support.  If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.

PURCHASING GUIDELINES

We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers. 

If you do not see a “Make an Offer” button, it means we are not considering any offers on that item.   

PAYMENTS

We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price.  You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer. 

If you are picking up an item we do not accept PayPal.  You must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check, or wire transfer.  If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, it will be returned. 

TRADE IN POLICY 

We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions.  Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.).  We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type.  We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment.  If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.

SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)

We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included. 

HOW TO VISIT US                                                                                                        

We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ.  You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase.  We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models.  We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds.  In essence, no tire kickers please.

If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase.   You can call or text 201.879.0000 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.  We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area.  This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers.  It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.  

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