New from Krell is the Connect wireless streamer. It plays pretty much all of the formats available at the moment (excluding DSD) and plays up to 192kHz/24-bit audio and Internet radio. Gapless playback is possible.
The Connect is of course, WI-FI equipped and comes in two versions – digital only or with an onboard DAC. The DAC used is the 32-bit ESS Sabre chipset with discrete, direct-coupled analogue circuit which outputs to RCA or balanced outputs. The digital version comes with coax and Toslink optical outputs.
You can control the Krell Connect via iOS and Android apps or via the onboars 3.5 inch QVGA LCD screen.
- Up to 192kHz/24-bit playback
- 3.5-inch QVGA (320×240) LCD Display
- Internet Radio UPnP/DLNA-compliant
- iOS and Android apps for control. IR Remote optional.
- V-Tuner equipped
- Wi-Fi and USB, plus Toslink optical and coax digital inputs (DAC model only)
- Rack Mountable
- Optional 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC features 192k/24-bit playback, with Krell fully discrete, balanced, Current mode analog circuitry
- DAC model features RCA and Balanced outputs.
- Supported Formats: FLAC, Ogg, WAV, WMA, Apple Lossless, MP-4a, MP3
Price in the UK will be £2500 for the digital only version or £3500 for the version with the onboard DAC.