Krell Foundation for sale. Excellent unit, rock solid and terrific sound. Lived in a ventilated cabinet in no pet/no smoke home. This is the original, not 4K model, but if you need 4K switching integration, Krell now sells an add-on component that does just that for $1000. I just co-routed 4k signals to TV and Foundation (for audio) which worked fine.
Just sold its "brother" Krell Duo amp and I want to sell this and move on, so cutting price to sell! I'm gonna keep cutting until it sells.
Rated 7/10 because of minor scratches and scuff on right top caused by cabinet hinge. Very minor when seen in person, more like 8.
The remote is built like a tank as with all Krell, but I generally used a Harmony remote or the Krell-generated webpage that provides the best interactive control of everything.
Foundation is the latest in a long line of state-of-the-art
A/V processors from Krell. Featuring the latest digital connectivity, the
Foundation also maintains Krell's exacting standards for analog audio
From decoding the latest lossless audio formats, extensive
digital switching, 3DTV pass-through, and more, the Foundation is fully
compliant with the digital age. Yet the 7.1-channel processor also features
balanced audio outputs, automatic setup and room EQ, and Krell's legendary
robust hardware. A slim new form factor exudes the Krell aesthetic, while
allowing placement in smaller equipment racks.
In addition to 10 HDMI 1.4a inputs, the Foundation has 2
HDMI outputs, both of which feature Audio Return Channel. With ARC, a display
device is able to send audio back down the HDMI cable to the processor. This is
beneficial for those with televisions with built-in web streaming capability
like Netflix or Pandora, so the streaming audio can use the full home theater
system instead of just the TV's speakers.
The Foundation passes video signals directly without any
video processing, ensuring bit-for-bit accuracy of the signal, up to 1080p/60.
However, to simplify cabling, setup, and use, there is full transcoding of the
2 composite and 3 component analog video inputs to the HDMI outputs.
The Foundation includes a new Krell development -
Intelligent HDMI switching. Intelligent HDMI switching is a combination of
circuitry and innovative software that optimizes HDMI operation. Various
parameters including the monitor's electronic ID and source video resolution
are stored in non-volatile memory. All 10 source inputs are always active so
source, channel, video resolution, and audio format changes are instantaneous.
The Intelligent HDMI design provides the fastest signal recognition possible.
Krell designed the Foundation with flexibility
and ease-of-use in mind, with extensive routing capability of the audio
inputs to the various outputs. During setup, the specific paths will be chosen
based on how the user intends to use each source, displays, and audio output
The Foundation will allow owners to take full advantage of
the best audio soundtracks available, with decoding of Dolby Digital, Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-ES Discrete, Matrix, and DTS-HD Master Audio. In
addition, a full suite of post-processing modes are included, including Dolby
Pro Logic IIx and DTS Neo 6. Krell's proprietary surround modes, Party, General
Admission, Front Row, and On Stage, offer a different way to listen to favorite
The Foundation also features Krell's Automatic Room
Equalization System (ARES), to ensure the best possible performance from every
theater. ARES analyzes all the speakers in the system, their location, phase,
and distance from each other, to determine the best crossover frequency, delay,
and more. In addition, ARES incorporates the acoustics of the room to determine
unique EQ curves for each of the 7.1 output channels. Unlike other room EQs,
ARES can be programmed to only adjust the troublesome low frequencies, leaving
high frequencies unaltered. Mic available separately.
To allow full integration into a home automation
system, the Foundation has Ethernet control, RS-232, 4 12v triggers ([email protected] and
[email protected]), and RC-5.