Model No: Krell KRS Balanced preamplifier- RARE

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Category: Pre-Owned Equipment

Krell KRS Balanced preamplifier- RARE

  • $10,899.00

Rare and in perfect working condition.  We do not have the original boxes but will be well packed.  Will ship in five separate boxes strapped to a pallet to ensure safe transit to the new owner.  Estimate shipping charge $600 but will vary based on actual zip code.


Designed and built in the late 80’s, the golden age of high end audio, the KRS-1 was a “cost no object” flagship reference preamp from Krell. 

This is a dual mono design,, not just two separate signal paths in one box but actually two completely separate and unconnected boxes, one for each channel. Each section has it's own external power supply with umbilical cords(included)  It was common to have a two piece reference preamp, one housing the power supply and the other the preamp section but a 4 box version was unheard of.  

As expected this unit comes with super high quality Krell phono modules internally installed. There are micro switches locate on the boards that allow for no less than 10 loading values.   There are also adjustments for a feature we have never seen before on a preamplifier.  Internally, you will find micro switches which select type of CD player you may connect to it.  They call it a 3 pole phase correcting filter which is set to match the type of CD laser used in your unit.

Cosmetically the unit is in amazing shape considering the age.  There re no noticeable or deep scratches or dents.  There are a few light marks here and there but nothing worth mentioning and only visible upon very close inspection.  All the writing and engraving is in perfect shape and there are not signs of use or abuse.   The gold plated connectors are super clean and the knobs all operate precisely and responsively.

Included are the 4 pieces, the two umbilical cord,s two power cables, and two external power supplies.  


Rare and in perfect working condition.  We do not have the original boxes but will be well packed.  Will ship in five separate boxes strapped to a pallet to ensure safe transit to the new owner.  Estimate shipping charge $600 but will vary based on actual zip code.


Designed and built in the late 80’s, the golden age of high end audio, the KRS-1 was a “cost no object” flagship reference preamp from Krell. 

This is a dual mono design,, not just two separate signal paths in one box but actually two completely separate and unconnected boxes, one for each channel. Each section has it's own external power supply with umbilical cords(included)  It was common to have a two piece reference preamp, one housing the power supply and the other the preamp section but a 4 box version was unheard of.  

As expected this unit comes with super high quality Krell phono modules internally installed. There are micro switches locate on the boards that allow for no less than 10 loading values.   There are also adjustments for a feature we have never seen before on a preamplifier.  Internally, you will find micro switches which select type of CD player you may connect to it.  They call it a 3 pole phase correcting filter which is set to match the type of CD laser used in your unit.

Cosmetically the unit is in amazing shape considering the age.  There re no noticeable or deep scratches or dents.  There are a few light marks here and there but nothing worth mentioning and only visible upon very close inspection.  All the writing and engraving is in perfect shape and there are not signs of use or abuse.   The gold plated connectors are super clean and the knobs all operate precisely and responsively.

Included are the 4 pieces, the two umbilical cord,s two power cables, and two external power supplies.  

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