Coupling legendary Krell preamplifier technology, state of the art digital processing, latest True HD, DTS Master Audio decoding, and HDMI™ 1.4 compatibility, the S-1200 3D is an ideal centerpiece for any high performance music and home theater system. Based on award-winning preamplifier technology, all eight S-1200 3D analog output stages are built to the same exacting standard and feature balanced and single-ended cable connections. Only Krell designed preamplifier circuitry is employed within every channel utilizing discrete current based Class A, direct coupled circuitry for the greatest signal purity and highest bandwidth. Performance robbing op amps or integrated circuits are not used anywhere in the audio path. Preamp mode bypasses all digital circuitry and routes analog stereo inputs directly to a balanced resistor ladder volume control for ultimate music reproduction.
The heart of a Krell surround sound preamp/processors is sound quality. We start with a great sounding preamplifier and then pair that to the latest in surround processing technology. The S-1200 3D includes our finest audio and video engineering plus the latest in HDMI™ 1.4 technology, to insure the ultimate home theater experience for our customers. Borrowing key technologies, the audio signal path is a direct descendant of our Evolution 707 3D Reference Surround preamp/processor. The S-1200 3D also uses the same DSP engine and 1080p video stage from the Evolution 707 3D. Also available without 3D compatibility, the S-1200 and S-1200u presents a purity of sound and video resolution previously unavailable in home theater systems.
At the hub of the S-1200 3D digital signal processing is a pair of dual core 32 bit Cirrus CS497004 DSP's performing 1.8 giga operations per second. Digital signals are then routed to 24 bit ESS Sabre DACS.
The video content is treated to the same high performance engineering as the audio signals. Maximum color depth has been increased from 24 bits to 48 bits and bandwidth from 165MHz to 340 MHz. Full video transcoding converts composite, S-Video, or component inputs to HDMI™ signals. Furthermore, the S-1200u 3D model includes upconversion to a maximum of 1080p resolution. The S-1200 3D is a true "one connection solution" with on-screen display, configuration menus, and status messages available from all active video outputs including HDMI™.
The S-1200u 3D is at the cutting edge of today's technology and Krell is the first company to offer solutions for both reference and high performance home theaters. Like its bigger brother, the Evolution 707 3D, the new S-1200 3D combines peerless audio and video performance with the convenience features required for maximum enjoyment.
Finished in classic Krell brushed silver or black anodized Aluminum, the S-1200 3D begs to be seen but can be easily integrated into modern rack mount based systems.