Acurus establishes compact processor dominance with 16-channel MUSE

2RU MUSE immersive processor now shipping
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Indianapolis, IN – February 12, 2019 – American brand Acurus proudly introduces two new 2RU products, a 16-channel immersive processor and an 8-channel M8 amplifier. These new products meet the demands of modern home environments, whether it be home cinemas or multi-purpose media rooms.

The Acurus Muse is a 16-channel processor specifically designed to meet the requirements of immersive audio decoding and post-processing across the home. It provides customers with a $5,500 sound processing solution with full-support for 4kUHD/HDR, HDMI 2.0b pass-thru, built into a sleek, compact 2U form-factor. The Muse may be configured to a host of immersive surround formats, such as DTS:X and 15.1 native Dolby Atmos, and carries a complement of 3rd-party control drivers, TCP/IP, and a beautiful web-control interface.

Indy Audio Labs Co-founder/CTO, Ted Moore, says, "With the availability of the Muse and M8, Acurus has performance audio solutions that span a huge spectrum of installer applications, especially given the Muse’s ability to natively decode up to 16 channels of Atmos content. This is a capability that is just not found in processors of this caliber and price range. Throw in the fantastic low-profile design and you have an exceptional rack space saver. Our design strategies are devoted to giving our customers high-performance audio products with an extraordinary degree of options so that they have great flexibility in their own design efforts."

Moore continues. "Matched with the M8, a super-compact 2RU 160W 8-channel class D amplifier at $3,500 retail, the Muse joins an Acurus product family ready to serve multiple immersive or surround applications in the home. For even more flexibility, we designed the M8 as a bridgeable amp which provides installers with two power domains of 160W or 300W in which to design for their customers’ enjoyment. Applications abound for the M8, including bundling as a companion amplifier for our ACT 4 20-channel immersive processor when rack space is a factor. Chances are, if an installer has a unique request from an end user, we have a unique solution to address it.”

Acurus delivers world-renowned audio performance and is a premium brand for home cinema, media rooms, and distributed audio applications. The superior engineering in Acurus' immersive processors, pre-amplifiers, and amplifiers is characterized by high performance, authenticity of reproduction, modern aesthetics, intuitive operation, and rock-solid design and construction from the USA. With multiple reviewer accolades Acurus has achieved an ideal intersection of price and performance in modern audio products.

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About Acurus: Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, USA, high-performance A/V brands Acurus and Aragon are owned by Indy Audio Labs, an international leader in audio electronics design and manufacturing. IAL produces all its components in the USA using custom fabricated parts and assemblies based on its proprietary electronics, mechanical, and software designs.

Media contact: deirdre.moore@indyaudiolabs.com

Sales contact, int’l & western US: sheldon.combs@indyaudiolabs.com phone: 317-485-7088

Sales contact, eastern US: jim.sperandio@indyaudiolabs.com phone: 317-603-9266

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