AudioControl breaks new ground at the 2008 CEDIA Expo with the unveiling of their new high definition theater platform, the Concert AVR-1.
AudioControl Debuts Premium Home Theater Platform
The high gloss of the front panel is complimented by the striking blue LED display and custom designed trim bezel. Power levels of the Concert AVR -1 are confirmed when one admires the hefty, gold plated, high current 5 -way binding posts. One hundred twenty individual Input and Output connectors for video and audio connections confirm that the intention of the AVR -1 is to be the intellect of any theater system.
"An enthusiasts enjoyment of their home theater system is as much about the look and feel of their components as it is about the video and audio performance", described Chris Kane of AudioControl. "This New Generation platform with Advanced Technology was designed to maximize the theater experience on all levels, offering sonic pleasure along with video intoxication and pride of ownership."
Designed to offer maximum system flexibility matched with advanced technology, the Concert AVR -1 supports the latest surround codex's of Dolby True HD and DTS -HD Master along with traditional formats of Dolby Digital and DTS High Resolution. Raising the bar even more, the AVR -1 accepts signals from up to five discrete high bandwidth (1080p) HDMI inputs. The dual HDMI outputs are then assignable by the integrator to allow for priority switching via the display device. Component, composite and S -Video signals are also automatically upconverted and scaled to their maximum potential resolutions.
To properly complete the signal path, the Concert AVR -1 utilizes AudioControl's legendary Class H amplifier topology to powerfully drive even the most demanding speaker systems. Known for pristine sonics, cool operating temperatures, and ultra reliability, this highly efficient design literally "sips" current, which helps it to satisfy even the "greenest" of customers. Despite it's minimal current draw, the Class H design is powerful enough to drive 120 watts per channel (840 watts total), with all channels being driven into 8 ohms. The AVR -1 also has the additional ability of driving into lower impedance's when necessary. In recent years AudioControl amplifiers have received a number of awards and accolades from listeners that confirm the high performance levels of Class H.
The new theater platform is built to AudioControl's exacting standards and is designed to offer a plethora of highly valued features for custom integrators:
- Dolby Volume
- Audio and video outputs for second and third zones
- Complete control via RS -232 serial commands or IR commands
- Dual assignable HDMI outputs with priority switching
- Sirius Satellite Capable (w/optional tuner)
Additionally AudioControl demonstrates their commitment to reliability by backing the Concert AVR -1 with a full five -year Bulletproof Warranty unmatched in the industry.
The AudioControl Concert AVR -1 is scheduled for release in the 4th quarter of 2008.
AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of highest quality theater processor, distributed audio amplifiers, signal processors and precise analysis products, logging 30 plus years of making good sound better. The company's headquarters, including research and development, manufacturing, production, and training facilities continue to thrive in Mountlake Terrace, Washington; heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest. AudioControl®, Concert AVR -1 and "Making Good Sound Better®" are trademarks of Electronic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc.
For more information about AudioControl's full line of Perfection Theater Products, visit their web site at www.audiocontrol.com.