Saturday, 01 June 2002
as I finished reviewing the Krell TAS 5 channel power amplifier, Krell
released their newest home theater product, the Home Theater Standard
7.1 AV preamp. The $8,000 Home Theater Standard 7.1 is the big brother
to the Home Theater Standard 2 AV preamp, which I used in my review of
the Theater Amplifier Standard. Owners of the Home Theater Standard 2
who bought one new from an authorized dealer can upgrade their units to
the Home Theater Standard 7.1 at the Krell factory for $1,500. People
who bought and HTS2 secondhand will need to pay $2,500 for upgrades.
The new Home Theater Standard 7.1 is Krell’s third-generation AV
preamp, designed with the hopes of being both "future proof" and true
to Krell’s high standards for audio and video performance.
While unpacking the Krell Home Theater Standard 7.1, I noted that, from
the front, the new Krell looks almost identical to its predecessor, ...