KrellVANGUARD Universal DAC w/Dig Preamp Option usedKrell VANGUARD Universal DAC w/Dig Preamp OptionGreat sounding Preamp and DAC. I bought it as a filler component to cosmetically match my other Krell components but eventually decided to give it a run. Was using a bluesound node with analog outp...1925.00

Krell VANGUARD Universal DAC w/Dig Preamp Option

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Ships fromFulshear, TX, 77441
Ships toUnited States
Package dimensions22.0" × 22.0" × 10.0" (25.0 lbs.)
Shipping carrierFedEx
Shipping cost$75.00
Original accessoriesRemote Control, Box
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Great sounding Preamp and DAC. I bought it as a filler component to cosmetically match my other Krell components but eventually decided to give it a run. Was using a bluesound node with analog outputs to a Krell Foundation for 2 Channel music streaming and thought it sounded pretty good. Connected the Bluesound streaming coax output to this Vanguard, used the analog outs from the Vanguard to the Foundation, and the sound improvement was amazing - more dynamics, more articulate bass, a more cohesive sound, and 3D imaging was improved. The difference a high end DAC can make is very impressive.  Tried Krell’s Mconnect app for streaming and it works well with Qobuz.


This unit has a digital preamp option and can be used as a standalone preamp with many input options as explained by Krell: “The digital input suite includes USB, coaxial and optical digital inputs, 2 HDMI inputs and output, Ethernet music streaming controlled through dedicated iOS and Android apps; and aptX Bluetooth wireless for convenient streaming from phones, tablets and computers”. This unit can do a lot more than I tried. I read that it shares some of the Illusion preamp components and did see “Illusion” on the display screen, but I have no idea how this unit compares to an Illusion pre amp in terms of hardware or sound quality. I do know that this Vanguard sounds damn amazing, the sound was elevated when it was in the loop, and what you’d expect from a Krell. 

 

Condition is very good with no dents, dings or deep scratches.   Includes heavy aluminum remote, power cord, original box and packaging for safe shipping. Winding down a remodel and have misplaced the manuaI but it’s readily available at krellhifi.com. 

 

 

 

 

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