Back in September, we saw all sorts of Ultra HD 4K goodies at the 2013 CEDIA Expo. However, AudioControl decided to wait to spring their surprises on us—just in time for holiday shopping!
The company just announced a pair of new Ultra HD 4K receivers. The Concert AVR-6 and Concert AVR-8 are both designed to complement a 4K setup. The AVR-8 boasts 200 watts to each of its seven channels into 4 ohms, while the AVR-6 drops that down to 100 watts per channel with 8 ohms.
Each receiver also offers 3D support, seven HDMI inputs, two ARC-compatible HDMI outputs, and several other connection options. Also worth noting is that each component can be configured for a 7.1 system or as a 5.1 system, with the two remaining channels serving a second zone.
Besides the Ultra HD 4K and 3D video pass-through and upscaling, both receivers have proprietary auto room setup and room correction with equalization. AudioControl has also included support for just about every type of surround mode imaginable, including Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, and DTS 5.1.
“AudioControl has been at the forefront of designing and manufacturing high performance, quality audio and video products for nearly 40 years,” said AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “Our new Concert receivers deliver an incredible audiophile experience, combined with the latest in 4K Ultra HD video processing, that results in the ultimate viewing and listening experience for movie lovers, not prepared to compromise on their passion for the highest quality entertainment experience.”
Compatible with several third-party control systems, including Crestron, Control 4, Savant and RTI, AudioControl’s Concert AVR-6 and Concert AVR-8 were specifically designed for the custom install market. Both models are expected to ship to dealers in early December. [via HomeToys]
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