AudioControl has announced it has partnered with IMAX Enhanced on certain home theater products including the Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers, and the Maestro M5 and M9 processors. A firmware update is already available as of last Tuesday.
As one of the program’s first licensees, AudioControl will offer a line of IMAX Enhanced AV receivers and preamp/processors, enabling IMAX “signature” sound mixes, and as delivered by DTS, and all with “the power and grace of AudioControl’s remarkable line of AV engines.” To become IMAX Enhanced-certified, consumer electronics manufacturers must meet stringent performance standards, set by a certification committee comprised of IMAX and DTS engineers, as well as Hollywood technical specialists.
The company says that AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced AV receivers and preamp/processors feature DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimized to reproduce the full dynamic range of IMAX theatrical sound mixes. Based on the IMAX theatrical sound system, a proprietary audio mix is translated for home theaters and delivered using a variant of the DTS:X codec to deliver the same sound experience at home.
“AudioControl receivers and preamp processors have been recognized for exceptional quality and performance, and adding IMAX Enhanced further elevates the cinematic experience to the highest level,” said AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “Now enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the visceral dimensionality of content from DTS and IMAX combined with the unrivaled power and detail available from AudioControl.”