AudioControl Concert AVR -1 Theater Receiver Begins Shipping

AudioControl announced that their new home theater receiver, the Concert AVR-1, has begun shipping.

Style and Substance… Equals Magic

Mountlake Terrace, WA - AudioControl, long known for their legendary offerings of high performance audio components, announced today that their new home theater receiver, the Concert AVR -1, has begun shipping. Developed around a new generation platform, the new Concert AVR -1 is a surround sound receiver/controller designed to be a premium product that reflects refined styling, maximum flexibility and optimum performance for home theater enthusiasts.

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 connections for video and audio prove that the intention of the AVR -1 is to be the intellect of any theater system.

"There has been a tremendous amount of excitement from our dealers since we first announced the Concert AVR -1", exclaimed Chris Kane of AudioControl. "Demand has been tremendous for a home theater platform that has the processing power and switch capabilities to work with many of today's HDMI products. The Concert AVR -1 is definitely the right product at the right time."

Designed to offer maximum system flexibility matched with advanced technology, the Concert AVR -1 supports the latest surround codec'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 AudioControl Concert AVR -1 is also one of the first theater products to utilize Dolby® Volume technology which provides a consistent volume level across all sources and content, and a reference -quality listening experience at any volume level.

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:

- Audio and video outputs for second and third zones
- Complete control via RS -232 serial commands or discrete IR commands
- Dual assignable HDMI outputs with priority switching
- Sirius Satellite Capable (w/optional tuner)
- Streaming audio input via Ethernet or USB

Complete information about the new Concert AVR -1, including an introductory video, is available on AudioControl's web site at www.audiocontrol -concert -avr .

Additionally AudioControl demonstrates their commitment to reliability by backing the Concert AVR -1 with a full five -year Bulletproof Warranty unmatched in the industry.
AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of highest quality theater processor, distributed audio amplifiers, signal processors and precise analysis products, celebrating 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.

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