AudioControl just started shipping its new Concert AVR-6 and Concert AVR-8 Ultra HD 4K home theater receivers. Both are high-current amplifiers with the AVR-8 delivering 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms or 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms, all channels driven; and the AVR-6 delivering 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, all channels driven. Both amplifiers are capable of passing, processing and scaling all signals up to 4K Ultra HD and 3D, have seven HDMI inputs; four COAX SPDIF; two Toslink; six RCA Phono; USB input, Ethernet. Both offer dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) and surround modes, including Dolby True HD; Dolby Digital Plus; Dolby Digital EX; Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Pro Logic IIx; DTS-HD Master Audio; DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete; DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix; DTS 5.1.
They have seven channels of what Audio Control calls ‘cool running’ Class H amplification, which reduces the need for rack fans. Control options have Ethernet, RS232, 12 volt trigger and IR control options.