AudioControl adds new AV preamps and receivers

AudioControl has announced the introduction of three new A/V receivers and two new A/V processors, all of which will be available during the 4th quarter of this year.

The Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 (pictured above) preamp/processors support 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs. Both models include seven HDMI 2.0b inputs for 4K UHD and HDR playback, Dirac Live room correction with bass management, ESS Sabre DACs, and app-based control with Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming. The Maestro preamps can also be paired with AudioControl’s latest G4 Series amplifiers, the seven-channel Savoy G4, five-channel Pantages G4, and 4/3/2-channel bridgeable Avalon G4.

AudioControl’s Concert Series of audio/video receivers comprise three models: the Concert XR-8, Concert XR-6 (pictured directly above) and Concert XR-4. All have Dirac room correction, as well as the most common immersive audio processing capabilities. The Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-8 also add AURO 3D, as well as six channels of user-configurable outputs which can be used for high-pass channels, additional subwoofers or height channels. Like the Maestro Series, the Concert AVRs feature an “industrial” design, as well as 16-channels of output, integrated web-based configuration, and app-based control with streaming connectivity.

Key specs of the Concert Series units break down as follows: the XR-8 with 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, seven channels of high-current class H amplified output at 200 watts into 4 ohms; the XR-6 with 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, seven channels of class AB amplified output at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms; and the XR-4 with 7.1 channels of HDMI 2.0b with 11 channels of output, seven channels of class AB amplified output at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms.

AudioControl products carry a 5-year warranty and are manufactured in the US. There is no pricing released at this stage, but you can read more at Audio Control’s website.

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Martin Dew

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