To borrow a phrase from CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson, AudioControl is one of the custom install industry's “hidden gems.”
Overshadowed by some of the bigger name electronics manufacturers, the Wash.-based company has been designing and manufacturing everything from home theater and whole-house audio products to pro level sound analyzers for decades.
Recently AudioControl announced its latest generation of A/V receivers. The newly introduced Concert AVR series provides dealers a choice of either the AVR-7 or the AVR-9. Both products are designed to deliver the latest features and the highest levels of audio fidelity.
The receivers leverage the company's almost 40 years of audio engineering experience and include state-of-the-art home theater options such as Dolby Atmos object-based surround sound decoding, HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2, and Dirac Live for AudioControl equalization (EQ) technologies.
AudioControl points out the AVR-9 is rated to deliver 200 watts to each of its seven channels, while the AVR-7 is rated to deliver 100 watts to each of its seven channels. Both products incorporate a choice of seven HDMI 2.0a inputs, four coax S/PDIF inputs, two Toslink digital audio inputs, six stereo inputs, USB inputs and Ethernet client capabilities.
In addition to the receivers' Atmos processing, the AVR-7 and AVR-9 also offer a choice of Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio, and the company says both products are DTS:X ready. AudioControl points out the products integrate into popular control systems from Control4, Crestron, RTI and Savant through technologies such as Ethernet connectivity and RS-232.
Dealers can see the new receivers in the company's CEDIA Expo 2015 booth (#4628).