Krell's bestselling Foundation home theater processor was already a fabulous product. But thanks to a new 4K upgrade, the Foundation is now better than ever.
One of the most exciting features of the Foundation 4K is one-wire support for Sony 4K media servers. The prevailing wisdom and typical experience is that it is impossible to use only one HDMI cable, but only one HMDI connection is needed from the Sony FMP-X1/10 to the Foundation 4K processor and then to the TV. A separate HDMI cable connected directly to the TV for video and another one to the processor for audio is not required with the Krell.
The upgraded Foundation now includes four HDMI 2.2-compatible inputs that will support up to 1080p 60Hz signals including 24/30/36-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/xvYCC, and 16/20/24-bit YCbCr 4:2:2 video formats, and up to 4K x 2K signals @ 30 Hz with 24-bit RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4/YCbCr 4:2:2, and up to 4k x 2k @ 60Hz with 12-bit YCbCr 4:2:0. These inputs also support two-channel and multi-channel DSD support via HDMI, 3D video format up to 1080p @ 60 Hz, and high resolution VESA Smode video format up to QSXGA @ 60 Hz.
The two HDMI video outputs can be now configured to send independent video signals to two different displays. Both outputs support 4K signals being simultaneously displayed in this mode.
"Clarity, Dimensionality, and Ease"
The Foundation 4K is the latest in a long line of no-compromise, state-of-the-art, multi-channel preamp/processors from Krell. Featuring the latest digital connectivity, the Foundation 4K also maintains Krell's exacting standards for analog audio reproduction.