Riverside, Calif. –
shipped its first A/V receiver and first two-channel receiver, joining two
that drive multi-room-audio systems.
The two new Vital-series receivers are the $425-suggested
two-channel Vital 710 and $1,250 7.1-channel Vital 910 home-theater receiver.
Both are heralded by president Jeremy Burkhardt as offering a “significant
performance breakthrough” because of high-current amplification and discrete
output stages that deliver “substantial headroom” and “impressive sound
pressure levels.” The units, he said, “are extremely musical, produce an
abundance of very clean sound and do so with great reliability.”
Both were shown at last year’s CEDIA Expo.
Although the Vital 710 is a two-channel receiver, it can be used
with impedance-balancing speaker selectors and in-wall volume controls to
create an affordable installed multi-room-audio system. It features 2×80-watt
high-current amplifier, two full-range subwoofer outputs, composite video
switching, a front-panel A/V input, AM/FM tuner with 30 presets and a phono
The Vital 910 A/V receiver features 7×130-watt amplification,
decoding of all authorized Blu-ray surround formats, four HDMI inputs and one
HDMI output, SmartEQ automatic room equalization with included microphone, XM
Satellite Radio input, AM/FM tuner with 50 presets and 1080p up-scaling via
Faroujda’s Torino video chip processing.