Leveraging the legacy of its Concert and Maestro Series predecessors, AudioControl has announced the availability of three new A/V receivers (AVRs) and two new A/V processors – all of which share a new industrial design as well as advanced technologies, says the company.
Its next generation Maestro Series immersive audio high-performance preamp/processors include the Maestro Models X9 (shown above) and X7, which 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 complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components, including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs that support 4K UHD and HDR playback. The Maestro Series processors feature featuring Dirac Live room correction with bass management to overcome a room’s acoustic anomalies, as well as ESS Sabre DACs that provide levels of detail and clarity along with authoritative bass response. Also features is an easy-to-use app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options, and highly intuitive web-based configuration along with control drivers for popular smart home platforms.
AudioControl’s new Concert Series of immersive AVRs is comprised of three models; the Concert XR-8, XR-6 and XR-4. All three models offer advanced cinema technologies including Dirac room correction and all popular surround formats. The XR-6 and XR-8 also add AURO 3D audio technology. 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, says Audio Control.
The Concert Series AVRs also feature the new 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 specs are as follows:
- Concert XR-8: 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;
- Concert XR-6: 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
- Concert XR-4: 7.1channels of HDMI 2.0b with 11 channels of output, 7 channels of Class AB amplified output at 60 watts per channel into 8 ohms
AudioControl Maestro Series preamp/processors can be combined with its newest G4 Series and RS Series amplifiers, including the 7-channel Savoy G4, 5-channel Pantages G4 and 4/3/2-channel fully bridgeable Avalon G4, says the company.