AudioControl Announces New Concert AVRs and Maestro Pre/Pros at CEDIA 2019

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(September 9, 2019) AudioControl is using CEDIA’s grand stage to reveal a stable of AV receivers and processors. All five models, which include three AVRs and two pre-pros, are slated to begin shipping during Q4, 2019.

The all-new Maestro X9 and X7 processors possess the ability to drive an incredibly immersive experience using either balanced or unbalanced outputs. Owners can use either to orchestrate 9.1.6 immersive sound experiences across Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced encoded media, with room correction conducted by Dirac Live with Bass Management. A full array of inputs is headlined by seven HDMI 2.0 ports that support modern 4K UHD and HDR demands. And who can complain about the inclusion of streaming features that support Google Cast, Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity – features you don't always find on higher-end standalone processors.

On the AVR front, the Concert XR-8 and Concert XR-6 also carry 9.1.6 processing capabilities, with the XR-8 packing 200 watts of output per channel. The step-down XR-4 is designed to drive a 7.1 multichannel experience, carrying significantly lower power capabilities.

All five models will be on display at CEDIA 2019 (booth #1813). For more detailed information, read the entire press release from AudioControl (below).


AudioControl Introduces New Immersive Audio Receivers and Preamp/Processors at the 2019 CEDIA Expo

AudioControl leverages the successful legacy of their Concert and Maestro Series to bring the next generation of ultimate performance AVRs and AV processors to enthusiasts

Seattle, WA, September 9th, 2019 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced the introduction of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. All five units share a stunning industrial design along with the most advanced technologies available, painstakingly engineered to be the foundation of a premium home cinema. AudioControl’s new AVRs and preamp/processors will become available Q4, 2019.

Maestro Series Preamp/Processors
AudioControl’s next generation of immersive audio high-performance preamp/processors enable home theater specialists and A/V integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 support the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced output. Both models offer a full complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components, including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs that fully support 4K UHD and HDR playback. The new Maestro Series processors house the very latest in audio and video processing technology, featuring Dirac Live room correction with bass management to overcome acoustic anomalies in any space, ESS Sabre DACs that ensure unprecedented levels of detail and clarity along with earth-shaking, authoritative bass response. Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options as well as integrated web-based configuration and much more. All of this outstanding technology has been wrapped quite elegantly within a completely new industrial design, distinguishing AudioControl’s home cinema preamp/processor lineup from any other solution.

Powered By The Very Best
AudioControl Maestro Series preamp/processors can be combined with AudioControl’s newest G4 Series amplifiers, including the 7-channel Savoy G4, 5-channel Pantages G4 and highly versatile 4/3/2-channel fully bridgeable Avalon G4 to achieve the finest home cinema experience possible.

Concert Series Audio/Video Receivers
AudioControl’s new Concert Series of immersive audio/video receivers is comprised of three models; the Concert XR-8, Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-4. All three models are packed with advanced cinema technologies, such as Dirac room correction and all of the popular surround formats that bring every cinematic experience to life. The Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-8 also add AURO 3D, one of the most sought after immersive formats available to consumers. Enthusiasts will also appreciate having six channels of user-configurable outputs, ideal for high-pass channels, additional subwoofers or height channels— whatever the room requires to optimize the movie experience. The Concert Series AVRs feature a stunning industrial design as well as 16-channels of output, integrated web-based configuration, intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity so that they can become the perfect entertainment hub for everyone in the home.

Concert Series Specifications

  • The Concert XR-8 delivers 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, 7-channels of high-current class H amplified output at 200 watts into 4 ohms
  • The Concert XR-6 delivers 9.1.6-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16-channels of output, 7-channels of class AB amplified output at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms
  • The Concert XR-4 delivers 7.1-channels of HDMI 2.0b with 11-channels of output, 7-channels of class AB amplified output at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms

Always There for Integrators with the Finest Solutions Available

AudioControl has a 40-plus year history of creating award-winning Made in USA products for integrators and backing them up with superior customer service as well as a 5-year warranty. Engineered and manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, these newly unveiled theater processors, receivers and amplifiers are prime examples of best-in-class, innovative product designs from AudioControl.
 

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bkeeler10

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Here come the 16 channel units! This is exciting.
 

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Yeah, Monolith looks great, although there is also the Emotive XMC-2. Which is hard to recommend now given the issues the RMC-1 has had, but when it is confirmed stable and has Dirac, at $3k it will probably be a better bargain than the HTP-1 which I believe will be $4k. I do hope Monoprice releases the HTP-1 in much better operational condition than Emotiva released the RMC-1 . . .
 

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Yeah, Monolith looks great, although there is also the Emotive XMC-2. Which is hard to recommend now given the issues the RMC-1 has had, but when it is confirmed stable and has Dirac, at $3k it will probably be a better bargain than the HTP-1 which I believe will be $4k. I do hope Monoprice releases the HTP-1 in much better operational condition than Emotiva released the RMC-1 . . .
I am hoping it has the reliability of the ATI...since it is made by ATI.
 

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That BM system is really cool.. used it with my miniDSP standalone unit in my previous systems that did not include DL. Also use it now in my C-DSP installed in my RAM truck. You can seriously tune a sub with it... level, delay, crossover and 10 channels of PEQ for each channel... and that can include multiple subs. I wish they would add that to my NAD M17.
 
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