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I've seen a fairly HUGE number of Krell A/V preamps from the mid/late 90's to the early 2000s sell for VERY little money recently.
Much of this is because they don't have HDMI inputs, so are (for many people) pretty much useless for home theater purposes.
However? I'm willing to bet that SOME of these units have line stages that are VERY similar, or perhaps exactly the same as those found in Krell's stand alone line stages of the day (which still sell for a VERY pretty penny.)
Anyone have info or experience with this?
I'd be more than happy to completely ignore the other 3 to 5 channels & gobs of inputs if I could find something equivalent to say, a KBL or KRC for $300, versus $1200.
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Topic - Krazy kwestion about older Krell preamps... - David S. 10:36:37 07/13/17 (15)
- RE: Krazy kwestion about older Krell preamps... - airtime 19:05:28 07/14/17 (2)
- Sigh. The key is? I don't WANT HDMI - David S. 12:03:41 07/15/17 (1)
- RE: Sigh. The key is? I don't WANT HDMI - airtime 12:48:36 07/15/17 (0)
- RE: Krazy kwestion about older Krell preamps... - AbeCollins 06:59:25 07/14/17 (4)
- Thank you for the input, Abe! - David S. 08:58:47 07/14/17 (3)
- Pre? - bare 10:02:00 07/15/17 (2)
- RE: WILL.. better or at least Equal ..Any.. premade preamp money can buy. - David S. 11:58:51 07/15/17 (1)
- Yup... - kootenay 13:27:09 07/15/17 (0)
- Some of them were very good... - kootenay 13:09:28 07/13/17 (6)
- Sure can't argue with you there, kootenay, but that's at least a decade out of my pricerange... - David S. 13:41:58 07/13/17 (5)
- Ok... - kootenay 14:05:48 07/13/17 (4)
- Gotcha! Is there a standalone preamp you could compare that to? - David S. 14:15:51 07/13/17 (3)
- I have an ARC LS3B - G Squared 12:27:33 07/14/17 (1)
- Keeping my eyes open for an LS3B - had an LS3 & LOVED it. - David S. 06:21:05 07/16/17 (0)
- The Showcase's pre amp section design was trickled down... - kootenay 15:03:58 07/13/17 (0)