Indy Audio Labs has introduced four new Acurus products, which were launched at CEDIA Expo 2018. They include a new immersive processor for $6,000 as well as an associated amplifier. For those who like their home theater ultra-high-end, there is also an upgraded version of the award-winning ACT 4 immersive home cinema processor, which supports 20 output channels and native 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos decoding. Acurus showed off its ASPEQT room correction kit at the convention in San Diego as well.
During the show, Indy Audio Labs Co-founder and CTO, Ted Moore, said, “Acurus is well-known for bringing products to the CEDIA market that are sonically astounding. Integrated with our demand for sound excellence is our commitment to designing beautifully simple user interfaces and rock-solid durability into all of our products. These qualities are exemplified in our ACT 4 20-channel immersive processor technology and we’re excited to announce a magnificent variant of our ACT 4 platform which we’re introducing at CEDIA Expo 2018 called the Muse. The Muse is a processor specifically designed to meet the requirements of multi-purpose media room immersive audio. The Muse media room immersive processor provides our customers with a sub-$6,000 3D-sound processing solution with full-support for 4kUHD/HDR, HDMI 2.0b pass-thru, built into a sleek, compact 2U form-factor. The Muse may be configured to a host of surround formats including immersive Dolby Atmos and DTS:X native formats and carries a full complement of 3rd-party control drivers, TCP/IP, and web-control interfaces”
“In addition, the Muse works with our proprietary room-correction system, ASPEQT, giving integrators complete control over the acoustic experience their customers will enjoy.” Moore continued, “Also launching at CEDIA is the M8, an 8-channel companion amplifier for our new Muse processor. The M8 delivers high power per channel – more than enough for any typical media room install. We’re so excited about the CEDIA show this year. Acurus continues to deliver American-made, high-performance, and state-of-the-art audio solutions to our customers.”
Acurus claims that its immersive processors, pre-amplifiers, and amplifiers are characterized by high performance, reliability, authenticity of reproduction, modern aesthetics, rock-solid design and construction, and intuitive operation. If any of our readers are Acurus users, please add your comments below. In this writer’s opinion, the ACT 4 is an impressive sounding beast, so it would be good to get real-world feedback from anyone who is planning to acquire – or has had a chance to hear – the new Muse processor.