KID, which stands for Krell Interface Dock, is more than a conventional iPod dock, it is a high performance iPod preamplifier. Krell core engineering technologies populate the circuitry, including discrete, differential, Class A analog circuitry. Optically isolated from the digital circuitry, the KID topology passes signal through a custom 256-step volume control and ends in balanced and single-ended audio outputs. Additional connections include composite, S-video, and RS-232 for use with more advanced control systems. The included remote control provides full iPod management as well as bass, treble, and volume adjustments. Compatible with all generation iPods and iPhones, the KID also charges the iPod battery when resting in its cradle.
The KID and Papa Dock combination defines what is sonically possible when using an iPod as a music source. Coupling the convenience of iPod with Krell electronics elevates iPod listening to a level audiophiles will find unexpectedly thrilling.
The KID delivers maximum sonic performance from any iPod device utilizing the dock connector, including the iPhone and iTouch. All of the iPod functions are accessible via the remote control or via the docked iPod device
Available in silver brushed aluminum.
1 30-pin iPod-device type
1 3-conductor 3.5 mm connector
1 pair balanced via XLR connectors
1 pair single-ended via RCA connectors
1 S-Video via a DIN connector
1 Composite via a RCA connector
1 RS-232 input via a 9-pin D-subminiature connector
1 12 VDC trigger output via 2-conductor
3.5 mm connectors (500 milliamps maximum per output)
Single-ended: 47.5 k Ohms
Balanced: 50 Ohms
Single-ended: 25 Ohms
256-step Digital Control
Single-ended: 4 Vrms
Balanced: 16 Vrms
Single-ended: 8 Vrms
20 Hz to 20 kHz +0.7 dB, -0.0 dB
0.1 Hz to 90 kHz +0.7, -3 dB
Tone Control Range
Bass: +8 dB, -7 dB
Treble: +6 dB, -6 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion Plus Noise
Balanced Output: <0.002%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz,
4 V RMS or 4 mA rms
Wideband, Unweighted: >94 dB
"A" Weighted: >97 dB
Standby: 10 W
Power on: 25 W
Inches: 13 W x 2.8 H x 10.9 D
Centimeters: 33.0 W x 7.0 H x 27.7 D
Unit Only: 10 lb., 4.5 kg
Shipped: 14 lb., 6.4 kg
"We must confess that we've never heard an iPod sound as fabulous is it did when docked to this system"
"The KID (or Krell Interface Dock) extracts audio from an iPod and handles it with the same care Krell lavishes on CDs."
Audio Video Revolution
"What I found most amazing about the KID and Papa dock combo wasn't its sound, but just how much I loved coming home and listening to it, for it was so simple."