AudioControl has announced the availability of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V preamp/processors that have been unveiled at recent industry trade events, and have been covered on our pages. All five units share similar industrial design along with advanced technologies for home cinema.
The 16-channel Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 processors support immersive surround formats, namely Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, and both with 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs. Each model includes 7 x HDMI 2.0b inputs supporting 4K UHD and HDR playback, as well as Dirac Live room correction with bass management to overcome acoustical anomalies in any given room. Meanwhile, ESS Sabre DACs ensure detail and clarity along with “authoritative” bass response. The Maestro models support app-based control and there is an “intuitive” web-based configuration for integrators along with control drivers for common smart home platforms.
AudioControl Concert Series XR-8 Receiver mounted in rack
AudioControl’s new Concert Series of receivers comprises three models: the Concert XR-8, Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-4. All three have Dirac room correction and all of the “popular” surround formats while the XR-8 also adds AURO 3D. There are six user-configurable outputs onboard, ideal for high-pass channels, additional subwoofers or height channels. Like the Maestro series, the Concert AVRs feature “stunning industrial design” as well as 16-channels of output, integrated web-based configuration, app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity.
AudioControl Maestro Series preamp/processors can be combined with the company’s G4 Series and RS Series amplifiers, including the 7-channel Savoy G4, 5-channel Pantages G4 and 4/3/2-channel bridgeable Avalon G4. RS Series mono amplifiers are designed for subwoofer setups. For more information on all products mentioned here, go to AudioControl.