(April 14, 2020) AudioControl recently began shipping its new X Series gear, including three AVRs and two Pre-Pros. Originally debuted at CEDIA 2019 and slated to ship during Q4 of last year, these new Maestro and Concert models are loaded with modern technologies and cutting-edge home theater capabilities.
The all-new Maestro X7 and X9 processors are outfitted with balanced and unbalanced outputs, capable of driving (up to) 9.1.6 immersive sound experiences across Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced encoded media; room correction duties are conducted by Dirac Live with Bass Management. A full array of inputs are headlined by seven HDMI 2.0b ports that support modern 4K UHD and HDR demands, and streaming features include Google Cast, Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity.
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.
For more detailed information about these new models, vist AudioControl on the net or read the company's official press release (below).
Ultimate performance 16-channel AVRs and AV processors for home cinema enthusiasts leverage the successful legacy of their Concert and Maestro Series predecessors
Seattle, WA, April 7th, 2020 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has announced the availability of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors that were recently unveiled at recent industry trade events. All five units share a stunning industrial design along with the most advanced technologies available, painstakingly engineered to be the ideal foundation of any premium home cinema.
Maestro Series Preamp/Processors
AudioControl’s next generation of 16-channel 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 easy-to-use app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options, and integrators will appreciate the highly intuitive web-based configuration along with control drivers for popular smart home platforms. 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.
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
Powered By The Very Best
AudioControl Maestro Series preamp/processors can be combined with AudioControl’s newest G4 Series and RS 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. RS Series mono amplifiers are the ultimate choice to achieve earth-shaking bass from any subwoofer setup.
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.