The S-1200/ 1200U Surround
Sound Preamplifier/ Processor.
Coupling legendary Krell preamplifier
technology, state of the art digital processing, and HDMI 1.3
surround formats, the S-1200 is an ideal centerpiece for any high performance
music and home theater system. Based on award-winning preamplifier technology,
all eight S-1200U 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 Krell surround sound preamp/processors is sound
quality that is paired to the latest in surround processing technology. The
S-1200 includes the finest Krell audio and video engineering plus the latest in
connectivity technology, HDMI 1.3, to insure the ultimate home theater
experience. The audio signal path is a direct descendant of the Evolution 707
Reference Surround preamp/processor. The S-1200 also uses the same DSP engine and
1080p video stage from the Evolution 707.
At the hub of the S-1200 digital signal processing is a pair
of dual core 32 bit Crystal CS497004 DSP’s performing 1.8 giga operations per
second. Digital signals are then routed to 24 bit ESS Sabre DACS.
Video content is treated to the same high performance
engineering as the audio signals. All-discrete video circuitry takes full
advantage of the new Deep Color HDMI 1.3 specifications. 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 model includes upconversion to a maximum
of 1080p resolution. The S-1200 is a true “one connection solution” with
on-screen display, configuration menus, and status messages available from all
active video outputs including HDMI.
This is a store demo model.
Unit has no scratches, dents or cosmetic problems.