NuForce introduces the AVP-18, an all-digital preamp-processor with Sophisticated Features Designed for Audio Enthusiasts

The NuForce AVP-18 all-digital HT preamp/processor offers dedicated AV enthusiasts true, 24/192 digital audio performance and superb HD video at an amazing price. With four HDMI inputs, two optical and two coaxial S/PDIF inputs, the AVP-18 easily accommodates the most complex system configurations.

Fremont, Calif. May 14, 2013

NuForce, Inc., a leader in professional and consumer audio gear, introduces the AVP-18, an all-digital HT preamp/processor for the dedicated AV enthusiast seeking 24/192 digital audio performance and superb HD video at an amazing price. With four HDMI inputs, two optical and two coaxial S/PDIF inputs, the AVP-18 easily accommodates the most complex system configurations.

In order to focus on the best possible digital-to-analog conversion (DAC) performance, the AVP-18 accepts only digital sources, thus permitting the DAC and following analog stages to include the same innovative technology utilized in several of NuForce's high-end audio DACs. In addition, the AVP-18 offers audiophile-grade analog circuitry throughout, along with a high-precision analog volume control and superior-quality RCA output connectors, all of which contribute to the AVP-18's pristine clarity. For the headphone enthusiast, the unit also includes a headphone output that provides both standard 2-channel and Dolby surround listening.

Unlike many similar processors, switching between HDMI inputs on the AVP-18 is smooth and precise. The HDMI output and all four HDMI inputs are fully HDMI 1.4 compliant with 3-D, CEC and SRC support. For the last word in flexibility, the AVP-18 also accepts an ARC input from your TV. While casual users will find the initial setup a breeze, the AVP-18 provides the demanding audiophile all of the controls necessary to customize performance to the highest levels of precision.

While the AVP-18's automatic calibration routine makes getting started simple and straightforward, the serious audiophile still has the opportunity to achieve perfection via an array of calibration options including:

*Quadruple-bass-management settings

*Eleven programmable, fully parametric equalizers per channel

*Adjustable speaker crossover points, slopes and alignment types

*Balanced and unbalanced subwoofer outputs

*Front channel bi-amplification capability.

With the AVP-18 as its cornerstone, listeners have the ideal foundation for building the ultimate HT system. Add one of NuForce's acclaimed MCH Series multi-channel amplifiers, a full complement of our award winning Reference Series mono amplifiers, or some combination thereof, and you'll find yourself immersed in a world of listening and viewing pleasure.

Features include:

*Fully HDMI 1.4 compliant

*Supports the latest HD audio decoding, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Master, DTS Hi Res, etc.

*HD audio decoding compatible with Dolby Digital (EX), DTS, DTS ES (D6.1, M6.1), DTS 96/24 or 192K 7.1 CH PCM

*Matrix decoding functions such as Dolby Pro Logic, DTS Neo:6

*Intelligent room acoustics analysis: package includes software and calibrated microphone

*Automated or manual room acoustics/speaker equalization option

*Powerful quadruple bass management for individual adjustment of front, center, surround and rear speakers

*Digital crossover filters with selectable slopes for bi-amplification of speakers

*Eleven programmable, fully parametric equalizers per channel

*Four (4) HDMI inputs and one (1) HDMI output employing high-speed switching technology

*Supports HDMI 1080P, YUV, RGB, DVI, HD audio, and 8 CH LPCM

*3D video playback compatibility

*HDMI CEC control

*HDMI ARC audio return

*Video input compatibility: HDMI/DVI, 480P, 576P, 720P50, 720P60, 1080i 50, 1080i 60, 1080P 50, 1080P 60, 1080P 24

Supported digital audio formats include: PCM Audio 44.1kHz - 192kHz / iDTS-HD Master Audio / DTS Neo:6 / Dolby TrueHD /Dolby Pro Logic Iix / Dolby Pro Logic Iiz

Pricing and availability

The NuForce AVP-18, available worldwide at a suggested retail price of $1,095 USD, will be shipping May 14th, 2013.

About NuForce

Based in Fremont, California, NuForce first gained acclaim for its patented audiophile-grade Class-D power amplifiers that have earned numerous awards from audio publications in the U.S. and Japan. Building upon its reputation as a company that develops state-of-the-art products, NuForce has worked diligently to expand its product line with digital-to-analog converters, in-ear and over-ear headphones, speakers and subwoofers, cables, additional home and headphone amplifiers, and other quality audio accessories. In every product and in every way, the NuForce brand offers superior engineering in designs of simple elegance. Sold internationally, NuForce remains firmly committed to value and integrity in the production of high-performance consumer electronics adhering to stringent quality standards.

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