AudioControl to Unveil New Receivers, Processors at ISE 2020
The Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 support 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 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.
AudioControl’s Maestro Series preamp/processors can be combined with AudioControl’s newest G4 Series and RS Series amplifiers, including the seven-channel Savoy G4, five-channel Pantages G4 and four/three/two-channel fully bridgeable Avalon G4.
AudioControl’s new Concert Series of audio/video receivers comprises three models: the Concert XR-8, Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-4. All three models have Dirac room correction and all of the surround formats. The Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-8 also add AURO 3D, and both have six channels of user-configurable outputs. The Concert Series AVRs feature 16 channels of output, integrated web-based configuration, intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming.
Concert Series Specifications
- The Concert XR-8 delivers 9.1.6 channels of HDMI 2.0b with 16 channels of output, seven 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, seven 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, seven channels of class AB amplified output at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms
Here’s a video we shot of the Maestro X9 from AudioControl at ISE 2020: