Krell has released the Connect wireless streamer in two guises, with and without and onboard DAC. It will play most of the popular formats but does not include DSD in its roster, in fairness this a very rare feature on streamers. It runs at up to 24/192 and the converter equipped version sports a s32-bit ESS Sabre DAC with a discrete, direct couple output fed to either RCA phono or balanced outputs.
It can be operated with apps available for both Android and iOS devices and also has a 3.5inch QVGA screen onboard for direct navigation, the remote handset is an optional extra. Connect runs the V-tuner for internet radio and is fully UPnP/DLNA compliant. Price will be £2,500 with digital output and £3,500 with the onboard DAC and analogue output.
Up to 24-bit/192kHz playback
3.5-inch QVGA (320×240) LCD Display
Internet Radio UPnP/DLNA-compliant
iOS and Android apps for control (IR remote control optional)
Wi-Fi and USB, plus Toslink optical and coax digital inputs (DAC model only)
Optional onboard 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC features 24-bit/192kHz playback, with Krell fully discrete, balanced, Current mode analogue circuitry
DAC model features RCA and balanced outputs
Supported formats: FLAC, Ogg, WAV, WMA, Apple Lossless, MP-4a, MP3