Description

AudioControl’s high-performance AV receivers enable home theater specialists and integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Concert XR-8S supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of unbalanced outputs including four user-configurable outputs. The Concert XR-8S offers a full complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components.

Features

  • 9.1.6 decoding for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro-3D
  • 8K UHD / HDMI 2.1 and HDCP 2.3
  • All inputs support 8K/60P and 4K/120P
  • ES9026PRO SABRE audiophile DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)
  • Includes Dirac Live® & Dirac Live® Bass Control
  • 7 channels of high power Class H amplification
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG
  • 4 user-assignable output channels
  • 7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs including Zone 2 (eARC compatible)
  • IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
  • Apple® AirPlay 2
  • Google Chromecast built-in streaming support
  • Bluetooth® with aptXHD® support
  • Roon Ready and supports MQA

Dolby Atmos®
Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby Audio CODECs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. AudioControl’s Immersive AV Receivers and Processors adapt the cinema experience to your home theater using up to 16 channels, recreating the original artistic concept.

Dolby Vision®
Dolby Vision is advanced high dynamic range (HDR). A new capability in today’s cutting-edge televisions, HDR complements HD and UHD displays. Rather than increasing resolution, HDR focuses on the brightness, contrast, and color of the image. While these benefits have been talked about in the past, one look at a new HDR display reveals a powerfully enhanced TV image. AudioControl’s Immersive AV Receivers and Processors fully support playback of Dolby Vision content.

DTS:X
Creating a lifelike audio experience in a cinema or at home has always presented a challenge. DTS:X makes sound move around you like it would in real life – without requiring specific speakers or custom configurations. Moviemakers can now immerse you deeper in the experience than ever before. AudioControl’s Immersive AV Receivers and Processors support DTS:X and will bring the mix designed for movie theaters into your home.

IMAX Enhanced®
AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced Immersive AV Receivers and Processors feature DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimized to properly reproduce the full dynamic range of IMAX theatrical sound mixes available in IMAX Enhanced content. 

AURO-3D®
Auro-3D is the next generation three-dimensional audio standard. It provides a realistic sound experience unlike anything before. By fully immersing the listener in a cocoon of life-like sound, Auro-3D creates the sensation of actually ‘being there’. Thanks to a unique ‘Height’ channel configuration, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally due to the fact that sounds originate from around as well as above the listener.

Dirac Live® & Dirac Live® Bass Control
AudioControl’s Immersive AV Receivers and Processors use a built in proprietary automatic loudspeaker setup function from Dirac Research. Dirac Live determines the essential speaker settings for all the speakers in your system, calculates room equalization (Room EQ) filter values to remove some of the worst effects of resonant frequencies in the listening room. Dirac Live Bass Control delivers spatially consistent bass response to make the most of your subwoofer setup. The result is improved staging, better clarity and intelligibility in music and vocals, and deeper, tighter bass without resonance.

Roon Ready
Roon is an incredibly rich and engaging way to browse and organize your music. It runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs, or on other products which include Roon Core. Being Roon Ready means that AudioControl network players transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, and bit-perfect audio is delivered from Roon to your network player. Together, Roon and AudioControl deliver the power, flexibility, and performance of networked audio, with the easiest setup and highest reliability available.

Specifications

Inputs
Audio Inputs: 7 HDMI, 6 RCA Phono, 4 Coax SPDIF, 2 Toslink
Nominal sensitivity: 1V, 2V, 4V (user selectable)
Input Impedance: 47 kΩ
Signal to Noise (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct: 100 dB/110 dB
Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.2 dB
Video Inputs: 7 HDMI (HDMI 2.1 / HDCP 2.3)

Outputs
Amplifier Channels: 7
Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω / 4Ω:  120W/200W
Minimum Speaker Load: 4Ω
Preamp Audio Outputs: 16 channels (unbalanced RCA), 2 channels Zone 2 (unbalanced RCA), 1 Toslink
Nominal output level: 1 Vrms (max. 5 Vrms)
Output impedance: 560 Ω
THD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz): -100dB
Main Video Outputs: Dual (2) HDMI (eARC support)
Second Zone Output: 1 HDMI
Headphone Output: 1 1/4″

Control
IP Ethernet
Wifi
RS232 Serial Control
12 Volt Trigger Outputs: 2
IR Receiver Inputs: 2

General
Power consumption (standby): <0.5W
Power consumption (idle, typical): 90W (340 BTU/hour)
Power consumption (maximum): 1500W (5200 BTU/hour

Weights & Dimensions
Dimensions (including terminals and feet):  43.18W x 44.45D x 18.542H (4U) 
Weight: 18.3 kg

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Brand

AUDIOCONTROL