For sale is our mint condition demo K8 all in one device. This system does it all: world-class BluRay player, Network Streamer, wonderful DAC, Bluetooth, 7.1 Channels, powerful T+A amplification, alarm clock, FM tuner etc., etc. You will not believe how good video looks and audio sounds with this German built piece - it's simply stunning!
The unit performs equally as well in a 2 channel or AV environment.
The unit has been used sparingly as a demo and ships complete with the original factory packaging, power cord, manual, remote, wifi antennas, etc. - everything as new!
Moreover, this particular K8 will ship with the optional FD100 remote which is a fantastic bi-directional color screen remote - you are able to see album art, input, volume level, etc. The remote pairs directly to the K8 so you don't need to even point the unit - very nice $650 upgrade.
Here is what T+A states regarding their flagship all-in-one masterpiece:
The K8 is certainly one of the most
complex devices we have developed and produced to date. It is an extremely
modern 7.1 BluRay HD receiver equipped with the finest technologies available
today, and designed to form the high-performance command centre of a
sophisticated home cinema surround system. At the same time the K8 is extremely
versatile: it satisfies all the needs of the keen, demanding home cinema
enthusiast with its 7.1 facilities and excellent BluRay playback, but is also
an excellent choice for those of us for whom 5.1 or 3.1 loudspeaker set-ups are
adequate; it even includes high-quality stereo modes to cater for fans of pure
two-channel reproduction. Since the K8 is equipped with seven power amplifiers,
each generating a continuous power of more than 150 Watts, and features a
control system of highly intelligent design, it can provide stereo sound in up
to three adjacent rooms, each with independent volume control - depending on
the selected mode of operation. We took a deliberate decision to install very
powerful power amplifiers offering superb sound quality, together with a
high-performance analogue mains power supply. The result is that the exacting
music and video enthusiast can safely connect large, power-hungry loudspeakers
to the system, which has no difficulty in providing sound in large rooms. Many
BluRay discs are demanding in terms of dynamic range and levels, and the K8
also fulfils these requirements effortlessly.
The controls in the classic T+A style make
the K8 dead easy and intuitive to operate, despite its multitude of functions.
All essential functions are directly accessed on the device. The FM100 premium
system remote control is very neatly structured and colour-coded. Its function
blocks are distinctly separated with a clearly readable lettering. Beyond the
normal operation, the FM100 allows to use additional functions and text
Basic adjustments like loudspeaker
levelling, balance, tone controls and the selection of the surround sound
matrix are made via simple menus on the remote. It is even more comfortable
using our FD 100 bi-directional radio remote control handset with screen, the optinal
Gateway (radio receive module) has to be installed in the machine. The generous
high-definition graphic VFD display offers excellent readability even from a
larger distance and also shows the data and information context-sensitive in
different font sizes. It can be gradually dimmed.
Concerning A/V devices, we at T+A also
attach great importance to great sound, which is why we use a high-grade BluRay
drive of the latest generation with three lasers. It does not only deliver a
superb picture with BluRay and DVD, but also a notably good CD reproduction. We
use only first-class audiophile D/A converters by Burr-Brown, for the front
channels (stereo) even in the balanced differential mode. All current Dolby and
DTS HD formats are available and will be decoded by our highend audio board.The
video board designed by T+A has an outstanding picture quality, for it uses a
cutting-edge video processor from Genesis whose sophisticated scaler can
upscale the video data from the analogue inputs and from DVDs to 1080p at the
most. So you can also connect older source devices without HDMI output to the
K8 and run them with ultimate quality via the HDMI 1.4a output. Thus all modern
TV sets, beamers and panels can be fed in an optimal manner. For external video
sources there are three HDMI inputs which transfer 3D formats as well. The
front panel USB port is linked to the BluRay player and allows to enter and
playback LPCM, MP3, photo, JPEG and movie data files or the use of a USB stick
for BD-Life usage.The high-class headphone socket has been purposefully
designed very upmarket for large jack plugs and has its own power amplifier.
When used, the loudspeaker outputs will be turned off completely.
The comprehensive array of sockets
indicates the enormous range of facilities provided by the K8 - it really is a
command centre. Seven passive loudspeakers can be connected to the high-quality
speaker terminals, which are made of gold-plated pure brass. As you would
expect, an output for an active sub-woofer is available for the primary
listening area. The K8 can be configured for various modes of operation, in
which the loudspeaker outputs are used in different ways. The standard configuration
is a 7.1 surround set-up for the main room. If this is not required, an
alternative 5.1 configuration can be selected, in which case the BACK channel
power amplifiers can be used to provide a stereo downmix signal in Zone 2
(adjacent room), with its own volume control. If the optional 3.1 configuration
is chosen, i.e. if you just want to use main speakers, Centre and sub-woofer in
the main room, then the surround channel power amplifiers can again be employed
to provide sound in Zone 3. Permanent provision is made for a fourth Zone in
the form of a RCA output, but this does require supplementary power amplifiers
or active speakers, such as our CM Active.
RCA outputs are also provided for Zones 2
and 3 or the BACK and SURROUND channels. The volume can be set independently in
the different rooms (or zones) if the supplied E 2000 receiver is connected to
the RC socket for that zone, and installed in the adjacent room. A USB socket
can be used as power supply for an audio radio transmission module.A further
facility offered by the K8 is to use the BACK channel power amplifiers as
supplementary bi-amping power amplifiers for the primary channel, or to switch
the Zone 4 RCA outputs to the front channels. This requires a change to
internal jumpers in the machine; this work must always be carried out by an
authorised dealer.At top left on the back panel is the socket for the optional
internal module and receive aerial for our FD100 bi-directional radio remote
control handset. Adjacent to this are the analogue RCA output (for recording),
three analogue RCA inputs (for various audio sources) and an analogue iPod
input for audio and video playback. Below these sockets are
the E-Link socket, the RS
232 update port which doubles as control interface for Crestron equipment, and
an E 2000 IR receiver input. Next comes the FM aerial socket, which should be
of high quality in order to make full use of the RDS FM tuner's good reception
characteristics. The USB A1 socket is intended for an HDD (hard disc) or a USB
stick, while USB A2 provides a digital iPod connection. Also present are a
digital output, an optical digital input and two co-axial digital inputs
catering for sampling rates of up to 192 kHz.
The K8 is equipped with a network switch
which routes the machine's network and Internet connections, i.e. it links the
streaming client and the BluRay mech-anism to the Internet or your network. The
LAN 1 and 2 sockets are used for connecting external devices such as TV
sets.The video section offers sophisticated connection facilities for three digital
sources via HDMI, and a maximum of four analogue sources of various formats;
these analogue sources can be upscaled to a resolution of 1080p. The video
board and HDMI output corresponds to 1.4a specification, and features Audio
Return Channel (ARC) and HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC).
Next Level Audio & Video is a premier retailer of the world's finest HiFi products. We operate by appointment and offer our clients the opportunity to experience systems not heard elsewhere. We are proud to support our business partners including: Aavik, Ansuz, Arcam, Burmester, Devialet, Dynaudio, Naim, Nordost, Octave, PMC, Raidho, Rega, REL, Scansonic, & Soulution.
Payment can be made by Check, Cash, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Credit Card or PayPal adds 3.5% to the total.
Illinois Residents add 7% to the total.
Local pickup is available as well.
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