The K8 is certainly one of the most complex devices we have developed and produced to date. It is an extremely modern 7.1 BluRay HD receiver equipped with the finest technologies available today, and designed to form the high-performance command centre of a sophisticated home cinema surround system. At the same time the K8 is extremely versatile: it satisfies all the needs of the keen, demanding home cinema enthusiast with its 7.1 facilities and excellent BluRay playback, but is also an excellent choice for those of us for whom 5.1 or 3.1 loudspeaker set-ups are adequate; it even includes high-quality stereo modes to cater for fans of pure two-channel reproduction.
The controls in the classic T+A style make the K8 dead easy and intuitive to operate, despite its multitude of functions. All essential functions are directly accessed on the device. The FM100 premium system remote control is very neatly structured and colour-coded. Its function blocks are distinctly separated with a clearly readable lettering. Beyond the normal operation, the FM100 allows to use additional functions and text entries.
Basic adjustments like loudspeaker levelling, balance, tone controls and the selection of the surround sound matrix are made via simple menus on the remote. It is even more comfortable using our FD 100 bi-directional radio remote control handset with screen, the optinal Gateway (radio receive module) has to be installed in the machine. The generous high-definition graphic VFD display offers excellent readability even from a larger distance and also shows the data and information context-sensitive in different font sizes. It can be gradually dimmed.
The front panel USB port is linked to the BluRay player and allows to enter and playback LPCM, MP3, photo, JPEG and movie data files or the use of a USB stick for BD-Life usage.
The K8 is equipped with a network switch which routes the machine’s network and Internet connections, i.e. it links the streaming client and the BluRay mech-anism to the Internet or your network. The LAN 1 and 2 sockets are used for connecting external devices such as TV sets.
The standard configuration is a 7.1 surround set-up for the main room. Surround decoder formate supporting Stereo, DOLBY ProLogic IIx, DOLBY Digital (AC3), DOLBY EX, DOLBY Digital Plus, DOLBY TrueHD, dts, dts-96/24, NEO:6, dts-ES, dts-ES discrete, dts-HighResolution, dts-HD Master Audio.
BluRay Player supporting formate MKV, MPG, AVI, VOB, MP4, WMV BD-Live (with external USB memory stick) Movie mode 1080p/24 Hz,