AudioControl Introduces Bijou3 and CXR-5 Home Theater Receivers
AudioControl announced two compact-chassis home theater receivers that will enable integrators to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X Pro processing in any surround sound application. Both models feature an HDMI eARC input for easy connection to displays. Loudspeakers will be driven by AudioControl’s adaptation of a Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based high-power amplifier platform.
AudioControl says the compact 1U chassis of the AudioControl Bijou3 and CXR-5 lend themselves to easy installation in convenient locations such as behind the display, inside a cabinet or in a small equipment rack, making them ideal for theater projects where space is limited. The eARC input on each model enables integrators to deliver the outstanding clarity of 192 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio to any zone, distinguishing their system designs by creating a superior entertainment experience. The CXR-5 provides three additional HDMI inputs as well.
The AudioControl Bijou3 offers three powered channels for L/C/R applications at 100 watts per channel, a subwoofer output and two additional audio outputs for system flexibility. The CXR-5 offers five powered channels at 65 watts per channel, a subwoofer output and two additional audio outputs for 5.1 or 7.1 system configurations. Both models provide “exceptional” performance from a compact 1U form factor that can be housed in an AV rack or mounted behind a TV.
AudioControl says the AudioControl Bijou3 and CXR-5 represent a small form factor solutions for multi-channel audiovisual in any room. Dirac Live room correction will be offered as an option, and integrators can manage system configuration via IR or an ethernet connection, making both models ideal for CI professionals. Drivers are available for popular 3rd party smart home ecosystems, including Crestron, Savant, RTI and Control 4.