Originally Posted by matjet
I have owned the Krell Evo 707 since its release. The Evolution 707 provides stunning audio performance for music and home theater. I use it with Krell Evolution amps wired with CAST. It is fast, crystal clear, life like, with terrific sound stage and imaging. Bass is also fast, tight and deep. For sound reproduction, there is nothing like it on the market. If you speak to the people at Krell, they will tell you the 707 is far superior to their current processors.
Krell 707 is HDMI 1.4. Krell will not upgrade it to HDMI 2.0 or 2.1. It will not accept 4K video. It is my understanding that Krell is working on an external device that will provide the Evolution 707 HDMI 2.0 (maybe 2.1 ?) capability, and it should be available within the next 60 days.
The 707 retailed for $30,000. If you buy the unit, make sure it is working properly. Krell had problems with HDMI handshake in their early units.
The pre-amp section of each channel in the 707 is closely based on the Krell Evolution 2 (ultra high end top of the line $40,000 pre-amp). Krell stopped making these ultra high end products because they are not profitable due to market changes.
I will never sell my Krell Evo 707; it is best the sound upgrade I have ever made to my music/home theater system; a rare, unique product.
I hope I can post here as I don't see any forums around Krell Evo 707s pre/pros...
- I hear you! I too have the Krell Evo 7073D, and simply love it... I've had opportunities to trade out of it for a F4k or Lyngdorf MP50...simply couldn't let it go or justify the swap.
I noticed your post because, unfortunately, I have the HDMI audio/video synch issue you mentioned that the early 707's are known for. Currently, connecting an HDMI audio input, I now get 'waiting for audio'
on the screen, so no sound. Can I assume it does detect the HDMI connection because the screen notes the resolution and refresh rate the signal is that...1080i @ 60Hz.
It just can't decode & play back any sound.
Is that something that needs to be sent back to Krell? Factory resetting the unit doesn't fix the issue.
Any feedback/help on my 'waiting for audio' HDMI issue would be very much appreciated; until it gets fixed...I remain a very sad duck