if krell remains true to form, of course there'll be a new pre. i mean, there's been a new model pre in the line every quarter for the past 10 years. and so it goes. or so it seems. -cfb
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Why this sarcasm? As far as I know over the past 10 years or so Krell has produced only three topgrade preamps: the KRC and the KRC-HR (who shared the same cosmetics) and the recent KCT. In all those years there were only two more keenly priced models based on the KRC topmodels: the KRC-2 and the KRC-3 respectively.
At this very moment Krell has only ONE preamp in their program: the KCT. As yet they still haven't come up with a replacement for the KRC-3 in the ca. $4k price range. Not what I would call model clutter or the "this year's model" syndrome.....
As the two-zone architecture of the KCT is not strictly necessary in a dedicated two channel audio system, I expect Krell to release a more stripped down version of this preamp (probably called the KCT-2) for around $5k.