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  • Page 1 Foundation Processor OWNER’S REFERENCE...
  • Page 2 E-MAIL sales@krellonline.com WEBSITE http://www.krellonline.com Krell is a registered trademark of Krell Industries LLC., and is restricted for use by Krell Industries LLC., its subsidiaries, and authorized agents. ® All other trademarks and tradenames are registered to their respective companies. Manufactored under licence from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Pro Logic and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting the Foundation to your System (8) Initial Setup (9) Speaker Set-up (10) Source Set-up (11) Audio Operation (12) Network Set-up (13) Operating the Foundation (14) Foundation Processor Control (17) Foundation Processor RS-232 Feedback (19) Warranty (23) Service (24) Specifications (25) Foundation Processor...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction to the KRELL Foundation Processor Thank you for your purchase of the Foundation Surround Sound Preamplifier/Processor. From decoding the latest lossless audio formats, extensive digital switching, 3DTV pass-through, and more, the Foundation is fully compliant with the digital age. Yet the 7.1-channel processor also features balanced audio outputs, automatic setup and room EQ, and Krell’s legendary robust hardware.
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    AC Power Guidelines The Foundation Processor is designed to work all over the world. The operating voltage is determined at the factory and is specifically set to operate in the country of final destination. The Foundation Processor requires good clean power and doesn’t require additional filtration.
  • Page 6: Front Panel And Remote Diagram

    Enter Button Source Select Button(s) Surround Mode Select Button Menu Button Front Panel HDMI Input IR Receiver Window ARES Microphone Input Balance Button Krell CD Transport Button Dynamic Range Select Button Channel Adjust Buttons Zone Select Buttons Mute Button Foundation Processor...
  • Page 7: Back Panel Diagram

    Back Panel Diagram Foundation Processor...
  • Page 8: Connecting The Foundation To Your System

    Video outputs include 2 HDMI outputs. Both HDMI outputs include Audio Return Channel. Audio Return Channel transfers audio from a TV back to the Foundation processor allowing TV audio listening through your home theater system. The TV must be equipped with Audio Return Channel functionality for this feature to work.
  • Page 9: Initial Setup

    Initial Setup The Foundation processor features the Krell Automatic Room Equalization System (ARES) to assist in setting up the Foundation for optimal performance. The ARES system includes two operations, the speaker setup portion and the equalization portion. The speaker setup portion of ARES determines the array and position of each speaker in the system.
  • Page 10: Speaker Setup

    For adjustments, each millisecond is equal to one foot of distance between speakers. Output Level edits To edit the output level, press the Right button while the cursor is blinking at the output field. Press the Up or Down button to increase or decrease the output level of each speaker. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 11: Source Setup

    Enter Button and the Memory field will flash. Press the Up or Down button to change the memory setting. Press Enter to confirm setting. Press the Left button to return to the Source Setup sub menu. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 12: Audio Operation

    EQ mode turns the ARES EQ on or off. Press the Enter button to enter the EQ sub menu. Press Enter and the Mode field will blink. Press the Up or Down button to select on or off. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 13: Network Setup

    The Foundation will display various messages and will eventually return to the standby mode. Save Settings Save Settings will save all configuration settings in non volatile memory. Press the Enter button to begin saving process. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 14: Operating The Foundation

    Additional processing modes can be applied to DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1, DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0, DOLBY DIGITAL Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, and DTS 5.1 incoming signals. Press the Mode button to cycle through the options available for each automatically detected signal. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 15 5.1 systems will derive five channels from the signal. DTS Neo:6 includes two modes: DTS NEO:6 CINEMA for two channel matrixed movie material and DTS NEO:6 MUSIC for stereo encoded music material. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 16 6. Begin playing the source and adjust the volume to your liking. Play zone 2 only: 1. Press power button. 2. Press the Zone 2 button to activate zone 2. 2. Select the source you wish to play; it will play only in zone 2. Foundation Processor...
  • Page 17: Foundation Processor Control

    Foundation Processor Control RS-232 Code Set 1. Preparing for RS-232 Connectivity TheFoundation can be controlled remotely via an RS-232 connection. All of the features and functions of the unit can be accessed via RS-232 command strings. NOTE: The Foundation can only recognize the “1pwrz” command while in stand-by mode. This insures that the unit is energized and ready to accept command strings.
  • Page 18 Foundation Processor Control Continued RS-232 Power Commands COMMAND COMMAND Power On 1PWRZ Menu Commands Power Off 0PWRZ Down DWNZ EQ On 1EQZ Left LFTZ EQ Off 0EQZ Right RGTZ Mode MODZ Memory, xxx=001-003 XXXMEMZ Menu MENZ Zone 1 MAINZ Enter...
  • Page 19: Foundation Processor Rs-232 Feedback

    OVERVIEW The Foundation Processor is equipped with a system that can report back its operational status via the RS-232 port. The system reports it’s operational status by transmitting a block of status data. The block is configured as 18, 8 bit words. The first and last word always contains hexadecimal code 55 to facilitate message framing and synchronization.
  • Page 20 Foundation Processor RS-232 Feedback Continued Byte 5: Main Volume Vol7 Vol6 Vol5 Vol4 Vol3 Vol2 Vol1 Vol0 Vol 7-0: Main Zone Volume Level Byte 6: Zone 2 Volume Vol7 Vol6 Vol5 Vol4 Vol3 Vol2 Vol1 Vol0 Vol 7-0: Zone 2 Volume Level...
  • Page 21 Foundation Processor RS-232 Feedback Continued Byte 10: Speakers Back En Sub En Surr En Center Center En: 1=Center speaker present Surr En: 1=Surround speakers present Sub En: 1=Subwoofer present Back En: 1=Back speaker(s) present Byte 11: PPM mode PPM 7...
  • Page 22 Foundation Processor RS-232 Feedback Continued Byte 14: Center Trim Center Center Center Center Center Center Center Center Trim 7 Trim 6 Trim 5 Trim 4 Trim 3 Trim 2 Trim 1 Trim 0 Center Trim 7-0: Center trim value 0 -10 dB...
  • Page 23: Warranty

    All repairs required after the product has been returned to original factory specifications will be charged to the customer, at current parts and labor rates. All operational features, functions, and specifications and policies are subject to change Foundation Processor...
  • Page 24: Service

    To purchase additional packaging, please contact your authorized Krell dealer, distributor, or the Krell Service Department for assistance. To Contact the Krell Service Department: Telephone 203-799-9954 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Fax 203-799-9796 E-Mail service@krellonline.com World Wide Web http://www.krellonline.com Foundation Processor...
  • Page 25: Specifications

    (1) RC-5 via 1/8” stereo “trs” Receptacle (1) Ethernet via RJ-45 Connector (1) Mini USB used for firmware updates (1) 12vdc Remote Trigger Input via 1/8” Mono Receptacle Output (1) 12vdc Remote Trigger Outpuys via 1/8” Mono Receptacles Foundation Processor...
  • Page 26 7. Request To Send 8. Clear To Send 9. Ring Indicator RC-5 pin out Tip = RC-5 data, Ring = +5 V, Sleeve = GND Pin 1 (ground) Pin 2 (non-inverting “Hot”) Pin 3 XLR Pin Out (Inverting) Foundation Processor...
  • Page 27 Inches (L) 16.83 x (W) 17.06 x (H) 3.47 Centimeters (L) 42.76 x (W) 43.33 x (H) 88.1 18lbs Unit only WEIGHT 8.16kg Unit only 24lbs Shipping Weight 10.89kg Shipping weight All operational features, functions and specifications are subject to change without notification. Foundation Processor...

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