b&k ref 70 proesser


does this rate with krell hts7.1 or halcro ssp100?
raybo76
For pure sonics the Halcro is exceptional and hard to beat. (So is the new Sim but costs a bit much)
Jeez, I hope so. B&K is entry level mid-fi at best. When I was entry level and definitely mid-fi, I had a Ref 20 and 3 mono-blocks I purchased without an audition. If I recall they lasted about 3 months...I just had to get rid of them...

I think the Krell is about top of the heap in HT processing...

Good luck and no offense intended...John
My thoughts: The B&K are undervalued in the market. Krell is overvalued. Halcro is at the top 10% of the entire market. So, not really a fair comparison.

Krell HTS 7.1 was released in late 2001, early 2002 if I recall, at a list price of $8000. Much has changed since then......but still a nice piece.

The Halcro was released in mid-2006 if memory serves me, at a list price of 10-12K, depending on the configuration. Again a bit dated, but like the Krell, a nice piece.

The B&K Ref-70 is the latest processor for them, so you are getting all the latest in HDMI switching, HD-Audio processing, and a few other features you would not get in a 3 or 7 year old processor, at a list price of $3800.

If all were equal price, I would choose the Halcro, as it has great audio, and I would forgo the need for HD-Audio formats on BluRay.