More, from S&V magazine
Granted, those are both expensive and exotic products, but bass-only room correction may be trickling down. At the recent CEDIA Expo, I saw a prototype of the new Krell Foundation preamp/processor, which includes room correction that you can set to function only below a certain frequency. It’s not necessarily because Krell’s getting the room-EQ religion, though. It’s for a reason I hadn’t even considered.
“Our customers are buying Thiel or Wilson speakers because they want to hear the characteristics of those speakers,” Krell president Bill McKiegan told me. “This lets them fix the important room problems without changing the essential character of the speaker.”
The Foundation is still very much in prototype mode — according to McKiegan, the final product will look much different from the plain black box you see here — and it won’t be available for a few more months. And of course, it’s a Krell so it ain’t cheap: Even though it’s the company’s “starter” pre/pro, it’ll cost about $6,000. But still, of all the pieces of audio electronics I’ve seen this year, this is the one I really can’t wait to get into my listening room