AudioControl has announced the availability of three new AV receivers (AVRs) and two new AV processors. All five units share the same industrial design.
Maestro Series Preamp/Processors: AudioControl’s 16-channel immersive audio high-performance preamp/processors include the Maestro X9 and Maestro X7 with support for 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, including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs that fully support 4K UHD and HDR playback. The new Maestro Series processors include Dirac Live room correction and ESS Sabre DACs. You can stream via Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Concert Series Audio/Video Receivers: AudioControl’s new Concert Series of immersive audio/video receivers include the Concert XR-8, Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-4. All three models also have Dirac room correction and the Concert XR-6 and Concert XR-8 also add AURO 3D. All three models have 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.
Concert Series specifications include:
- 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