U.S. designer of home theater processors and amplifiers AudioControl, announced the launch of their new 7.1.4 Concert AVR-7 and Concert AVR-9 receivers with Dolby ATMOS, 4K and HDMI 2.0a. Designed by a company with nearly 40 years of experience in home-theater, AudioControl’s new AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers deliver a visually stunning entertainment experience as visitors to CEDIA Expo in Dallas will be able to experience.
Behind the striking contemporary visual design, the Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 benefit from the high-end audio performance that AudioControl is renowned for. The AVR-9’s powerful high-current 7 x 200 watts per channel theater amplifier creates a unique audio platform ideal for modern home-theater installations. The Concert AVR-7 also benefits from the same high performing audio and video platform as the Concert AVR-9, powering its seven-channel amplifier at 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms.
Both the AVR-7 and AVR-9 benefit from four high-performance Dolby ATMOS pre-amp outputs. Users can drive the Dolby ATMOS channels using the high-power amplification contained inside the Concert AVR’s and also add additional power utilizing AudioControl’s high-power 2-channel Bijou 600 or Rialto 600 amplifiers for larger Dolby ATMOS configurations.
To complement the high performance of AudioControl’s new Concert receiver platform, AudioControl is introducing ‘DIRAC Live for AudioControl’ room correction on to all of its home theater products providing one of the most effective and flexible room calibration systems available today.
The AudioControl Concert AVR-7 & AVR-9 include 7 HDMI 2.0a inputs, 4 x COAX SPDIF and 2 x Toslink digital audio inputs; 6 x stereo analog inputs, USB Input, and Ethernet Client. Both models benefit from 2nd Zone HDMI outputs (ARC compatible). Surround modes include Dolby ATMOS; Dolby True HD; Dolby Digital Plus; Dolby Digital EX; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Pro Logic IIx; and DTS-HD Master Audio. AudioControl says the new AVR models are both DTS:X ready.
AudioControl’s Concert AVR Receivers are designed exclusively for the custom install channel. They have Ethernet connectivity and RS232, and are compatible with leading control systems like Control4, Crestron, RTI and Savant. Both models have the ability to scale to any resolution standard or high definition sources where required. The audio platform builds upon AudioControl’s legendary audio reputation with powerful, dynamic, audiophile amplification supported by the best in room correction through DIRAC Live.
AudioControl will begin shipping in Q4, 2015 direct from AudioControl’s design, engineering and manufacturing facilities located in Seattle, USA and come with AudioControl’s legendary 5-year warranty.