AudioControl Adds Dolby Vision HDR Support to their Complete Lineup of Premium Home Theater Receivers and Preamp/Processors

November 16 2017, 03:30
Responding to the market uptake in 4K UDH displays and content with High Dynamic Range, Seattle-based AudioControl, makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has added support for Dolby Vision HDR to their entire line of home theater A/V receivers and preamp/processors including the new Maestro M5 introduced at the 2017 CEDIA Expo.

Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range) is one of three HDR formats tasked with bringing out the very best from the most advanced TVs. It delivers superb video image quality, enhancing the subtleties of the picture while delivering more natural color tones. By adding support for Dolby Vision HDR, AudioControl users will be able to enjoy the most stunning video performance available today.
“Dolby Vision is currently the only HDR format with dynamic metadata”, comments Chris Kane, VP of sales at AudioControl. “This means that the brightness levels of HDR content can vary between shots, giving filmmakers finer control over how the image looks. With sales of HDR-capable displays expected to grow 300% over the next 4 years, supporting a premium HDR technology like Dolby Vision was a natural for AudioControl.”

Dolby Vision HDR is now a standard feature on all of AudioControl’s home theater products including the Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers, the Maestro M5 and M9 preamp/processors. Current owners of these products may download firmware from the AudioControl website at to update their units.
AudioControl also offers a superb lineup of 7 and 5-channel Savoy G3 and Pantages G3 theater amplifiers to create the ultimate home cinema experience. AudioControl’s receiver and preamp/processors all offer an unmatched feature array including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X immersive audio surround formats and Dirac Live room correction along with dual balanced XLR inputs and balanced XLR outputs for all channels. There are inputs for seven HDMI sources plus dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) as well as an ultra HD 4K video pass-through and upscaling capability.
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