By Lisa Johnston
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Seattle — AudioControl plans December shipments of its first two A/V receivers with Ultra HD 4K passthrough and up-scaling, dual HDMI outputs, and Internet radio and music-streaming services.
They are the Concert AVR-8, rated at 7x200-watt into 4 ohms, and AV-R 6, rated at 7x100-watt into 8 ohms. Both will ship only to the custom-install channel and won’t be available on the Internet, the company said.
Both feature seven HDMI inputs, HDMI 3D passthrough, dual HDMI outs with audio return channel, four coaxial inputs, two optical inputs, six RCA inputs, USB input, Ethernet client, cool-running Class H amplification, and ability to drive a 5.1 system and second-zone stereo speakers. Other features include proprietary auto room setup and room correction with equalization
The USB port accepts USB memory devices and digital PCM audio from iPods, iPhones and iPads.
The array of surround decoders includes Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix and DTS 5.1.
Both are also feature Ethernet, RS232, 12-volt trigger and IR control options, and they’re compatible with such control systems as Crestron, Control 4, Savant and RTI.
Both can be controlled from the company’s AudioControl iOS Control App, available free in the iTunes Store.
Pricing was not disclosed.
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