|Krell Incorporates HDMI 1.3 with the Release of the Evolution 707 Preamp/Processor|
|Home Theater News Preamplifier News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 16 June 2008|
The 8.4 channel configuration has four HDMI inputs and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio.
Balanced outputs and single-ended outputs are also included for use with conventional amplifiers.
Preamp mode bypasses all digital circuitry and routes the analog input, stereo or 7.1 multichannel, directly to the 16-bit balanced volume control.
Two DSPs, running in 64-bit dual precision mode, decode Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 6.1 ES, DTS 5.1, DTS NEO:6 and Dolby Pro Logic II.
Maximum color depth has been increased from 24 bits to 48 bits and bandwidth from 165 MHz to 340 MHz.
It supports composite, S-Video or component signals and upconverts to 1080p.
The Evolution 707 is nearly 10-inches tall and weighs over 50 pounds. It has an aluminum chassis with diamond cut detailing. MSRP is $30,000.