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URC DMS-AV Network Home Theater Amplifier/Processor
The DMS-AV is the very first high-end home theater processor to be completely and tightly integrated with a whole-house control system, in this case, URC Total Control. Typically, installers must engage in a costly science project to bring a home theater system into an integrated whole-house system. And, in most cases, this is noticeable to the homeowner in everyday use. The DMS-AV, conversely, is built from the ground up to fully integrate with Total Control, all while delivering the performance and functionality of a traditional elite AV receiver and processor. That makes the DMS-AV a perfect one-stop shop for consumers who are purchasing whole-house control systems. It has every connection you'd expect from a home theater receiver, is easy to retrofit, and connects to Total Control, which offers price points to suit a wider-than-ever base of today's homeowners.
The DMS-AV also seamlessly integrates home theater and house-wide music distribution. The physical location of the home theater processor is no longer an issue; with Total Control, your installer connects it to the same home network as all other Total Control devices. And because it's a Total Control device, the DMS-AV can connect to the MRX-10 System Controller - the "brains" of the Total Control system - and can be controlled by RF/IR remotes, keypads, touchscreens, or via your own iPad or iPhone.
From an audio standpoint, the DMS-AV is also a standout. Sound quality is top-notch, as it was designed by a former longtime lead B&K engineer. It handles up to 32 streaming audio sources with other DMS Amplifiers, and two analog or legacy sources can be connected as well. The DMS-AV gives as well as it receives; any source connected to the DMS-AV can be streamed to other locations throughout the house. And it's all done with a simple Ethernet connection.
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The DMS-AV is truly a first-of-its-kind and makes high-performance home theater and whole-house control come together in ways never done before. It is not only a high-performance A/V processor with exceptional features, but for the first time, a home theater processor is tightly integrated with the Total Control system in a way that homeowners can have lasting enjoyment without fear of upgrades as their family or home needs grow. This makes your Total Control installation much simpler, with less installer labor required. With the DMS-AV, the home theater no longer needs to be separate from a home control system.
The DMS-AV makes the integration of whole-home control and home theater much easier than ever before. It fully leverages the power of the home network, with the ability to stream audio from any source on the network, as well as stream audio to any location in the house. This integration traditionally was difficult to retrofit, required your installer to cut holes in drywall and run wire to various locations in the home, and then awkwardly do his or her best to integrate a standalone home theater receiver with a sophisticated whole-home control system. With the DMS-AV, all of that integration work is already done when you buy the product. Your installer simply connects it to the home network, and it automatically connects to your custom-programmed Total Control system. No wires to pull, no holes to cut, and no endless and costly programming required of your installer. And it does it all while providing superior sound quality, and the ability to stream audio to and from the device.
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DMS-AV Network Home Theater Amplifier/Processor
The DMS-AV not only delivers crystal-clear audio to your home theater or entertainment room, but is the first such product to fully integrate with a whole-home control system.
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