Krell Showcase Processor Amplifiers

4.29/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $3599.00


Product Description

The Showcase is Krell's fifth generation surround sound preamp/processor, delivering the benefits of almost a decade of experience in the development of reference-quality High End Audio Theater (HEAT™) systems. With the latest in surround sound technologies, a proprietary digital room equalizer, and an exceptional preamplifier section, the Showcase processor extends the KAV Series' tradition of Krell engineering and affordability to a new generation.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by muzz777 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Fantasic in everyway! Pre-amp and processing exceeds everything on the market for the money. Nothing under $8k sounds even close. all the sonic benefits of the HTS2! Don't believe me, then go listen for yourself!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   harvey



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kris a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Just a awesome processor and a preamp! It has replaced my Proceed AVP2 and it has not missed a beat. It is very flexable and the built in EQ made a huge difference in my theater. This is one fine product by Krell...

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $2899.00

Purchased At:   local



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by raynhisaudio a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2004

Bottom Line:   
The showcase is a fantastic Home Theater processor. Was a definite major upgrade from the Accurus ACT 3 that it replaced. I am currently limited to 5 channel, but will eventually upgrade to 7.1 to evaluate the full capability of this unit. Great remote and straight forward set-up once I read the manual a couple of times (it is not intuitively obvious - gotta study). But that's where the good ends. Two channel reproduction is very weak - bass in two channel mode without a sub is non-existant. Very disappointed. Musically, it is not a very engaging piece. My old B&K Pro-10 Sonata creamed it in two channel mode. It also loses its surround mode frequently when changing satelite stations with auto-detect enabled. It simply goes silent and I have to click to another source and back again so that it resets.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Purchased At:   Dealer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ray a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2003

Bottom Line:   
This is a great processor for movie playback in a HTS. Channel separation and control is excellent. It is also extremely versatile from a configurability standpoint. The manual is a bit complex - it will take you a while to learn your way around within the set-up screen. Musically, I was not very impressed. Set to the "preamp" mode, it should be as close to a traditional linestage as you can get. I was disappointed by the lack of bass signal that was being sent to the main speakers, but thought maybe it was my room. I also thought that the preamp lacked the level of audiophile musical articulation that one would expect from a Krell. A friend recently lent me his B&K Pro10 Sonata and it blew the Krell Showcase away! I was floored - more soundstage, more detail, and my missing bass was back!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   dealer via web



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lowrider a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2003

Bottom Line:   
It is incredibly dynamic compared with TAG Dual Processor, sounds very good at low volume, but it is too forward with classical music and EQ degrades a bit the sound unlike the TAG DP.
I love the remote, small but sturdy, and it does everything I need, easy and comprehensive to setup, very detailed and clean sound...

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Digisom




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