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Krell KAV-300 CD Zoom

Krell KAV-300 CD

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SKU: KrellKAV300CD
Krell KAV-300CD Overhauled 10/18 with new laser, spindle, capacitors, ships in your deisred voltage at no extra charge. with factory remote
6 month warranty. great player for the money. we have more than one refurbished for sale.


Front-loading CD player. Transport: monolithic assembly featuring full-size clamp. DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1702K, 20-bit. Analog outputs: one pair balanced via XLR, pin 2 noninverting; one pair single-ended via RCA. Digital outputs: one EIAJ optical (TosLink), one S/PDIF coaxial. Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, +0.0/-0.18dB. S/N: 103dB, A-weighted. Distortion: 20Hz-16kHz, -87dB; 20kHz, -82dB. Power consumption: 50W.
Dimensions: 19" W by 4.6" H by 15" D. Weight: 22 lbs net, 32 lbs shipping.

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    The KAV-300cd has the subdued metalwork that distinguishes all Krell products. The fascia is brushed gray aluminum with broad, black bands standing out at each end. The drawer and the display are smack dab in the middle. Other than that, a scant seven silver buttons offer rudimentary control over the unit: Standby sits alone on the far left, while two rows of buttons on the right command Track Forward and Back, Play, Pause, Stop, and Drawer Open/Close. The remote expands on these options with other functions—including Display Off—as well as offering simple commands to other Krell components such as pre- and power amplifiers. Rear-panel accommodations include switchable digital out (TosLink or S/PDIF RCA), an IEC mains jack, an easily accessible fuse holder, two sets of analog outs (RCA and balanced XLR, pin 2 noninverting), 12V remote trigger, and an RC-5 remote control input. ...indeed, to be simple is to be great But don't be fooled by the simplicity—the 300cd is packed with ultra-high-quality parts and really slick technology. Take its centrally located drawer: Housed within the chassis is TEAC's CMK-4 transport mechanism, which features its own suspension system as well as TEAC's Vibration-Free Rigid Disc-Clamping System (VRDS). The VRDS mechanism uses a CD-sized cast aluminum overhead turntable to support and stabilize the whole disc. This "platter" is slightly concave; when the disc is pressed into it from below, it couples firmly to it. This, TEAC claims, helps control unwanted vibrations and warps. (The laser, by the way, adjusts its angle throughout play to compensate for the disc's concavity.) The transport's molded parts are made from phenolic oxide, which Krell describes as "a special high-molecular material" designed to eliminate mechanical and acoustical disturbances. The heart of the digital side of the KAV-300cd is Krell's high-stability, low-jitter master clock, which controls the transport electronics and digital circuitry. The datastream controlled by it flows into the Pacific Microsonics digital filter/HDCD decoder, which outputs 20-bit data to each channel's Burr-Brown PCM1702K 8x-oversampling DACs (footnote 2). The signal is fully balanced right out of the DAC: There are four independent pathways—inverting and noninverting for left and right channels. All circuitry is discrete and complementary. The analog circuitry uses Krell's Current Mode Gain amplification. According to Krell's North American Sales Manager, Bill McKiegan, this circuitry uses "about a bazillion" discrete bipolar transistors (footnote 3): "We use the same Current Mode Gain circuitry for the output circuitry on the KAV-300cd that we use on the KRC-3 and the Full Power Balanced amplifiers. It drives the signal as current rather than as voltage, which makes for faster delivery and quicker, more linear topology than in voltage-gain stages. This requires a ton of parts, which is why you don't see it much in audio—but Dan [D'Agostino] has never been afraid of putting parts in a box if it was the right thing to do," he explained. All analog circuitry runs in class-A and is direct-coupled. Krell's philosophy dictates that this ensures low distortion and exceptionally wide bandwidth. Front-loading CD player. Transport: monolithic assembly featuring full-size clamp. DAC: Burr-Brown PCM1702K, 20-bit. Analog outputs: one pair balanced via XLR, pin 2 noninverting; one pair single-ended via RCA. Digital outputs: one EIAJ optical (TosLink), one S/PDIF coaxial. Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz, +0.0/-0.18dB. S/N: 103dB, A-weighted. Distortion: 20Hz-16kHz, -87dB; 20kHz, -82dB. Power consumption: 50W. Dimensions: 19" W by 4.6" H by 15" D. Weight: 22 lbs net, 32 lbs shipping.
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