AudioControl Adds DTS:X™ and DTS Neural Surround™ capability to their Home Theater Receivers and Flagship Preamp/Processor

Multi-dimensional immersive formats enhance performance for consumers in class-leading home theater lineup

Seattle, WA, December 12th, 2016 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), designers and manufacturers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround for their Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 home theater receivers as well as their Maestro M9 theater processor. These surround formats are available now and can be added to models already in the field via firmware update.

DTS:X is an immersive surround format that delivers an exceptionally lifelike sense of dimensionality and accomplishes this without dictating any specific speaker layout. DTS:X enables integrators to deliver a visceral cinematic experience to their clients using loudspeaker locations that suit décor. AudioControl’s advanced auto-calibration and object-based surround processor will determine proper levels and placement for dialogue and sound effects, and integrators can bring added value by fine-tuning critical parameters for the finest entertainment experience possible. DTS Neural Surround up-converts conventional stereo sources such as streaming content, TV broadcasts gaming soundtracks and others into captivating 5.1 or 7.1 surround as well as a 7.1.4 immersive format.

New Espresso Cosmetics Now Available

AudioControl has made both DTS formats available via the mode selection menu on their home theater receivers and flagship M9 processor—all of which are also now available in a recently unveiled sleek Espresso Black brushed aluminum finish.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

AudioControl DM-810 Processor Now Shipping to Dealers Worldwide

This premium DSP matrix processor delivers precise system calibration and tuning capabilities of automotive sound systems using either a factory or aftermarket head unit

Seattle, WA, November 18th, 2016 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets is now shipping the DM-810 DSP matrix processor for automotive sound systems to dealers worldwide. The DM-810 gives installers a revolutionary user interface, greatly simplifying the process of optimizing system performance and delivering the finest automotive sound to consumers.

The AudioControl DM-810, designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA, features AudioControl’s new DSP software platform, delivering its new ‘Smart-user’ interface ergonomically designed to dramatically simplify the user experience for installers. AudioControl’s intuitive DSP PC interface is packed full of features including 30-bands of EQ adjustment, parametric filters, signal time-alignment, input delay, phase correction, patented AudioControl AccuBASS®, GTO turn on circuit as well as integrated input and output Real Time Analyzers (RTA’s). The DM-810 also incorporates a connectivity port that will allow users to program DSP features using Android or iOS devices, as well as stream media including high-quality audio via an optional AudioControl Bluetooth device.

The DM-810 has eight active high-level speaker inputs, six pre-amp inputs, and two digital inputs plus ten pre-amp outputs. “Our customers have been asking for a powerful DSP-based processor that can accommodate both factory and aftermarket interface scenarios, and we are thrilled to be delivering that solution now,” commented Chris Bennett, AudioControl’s National Sales Manager of Mobile Electronics. The AudioControl DM-810 also features a 5-year warranty.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

AudioControl Awarded Patent for Revolutionary AccuBASS® Technology

New intelligent bass compensation circuit available in a wide range of car and home products including the award-winning AudioControl DM-810 digital signal processor

Seattle, WA, November 17th, 2016 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has been awarded a patent (U.S. Patent # is 9,225,305) for their innovative AccuBASS technology for both automotive and home audio applications. AccuBASS technology has been designed to give listeners a highly accurate representation of the low frequency range (50 Hz to 125 Hz) of any recording and is featured in several AudioControl products including the newly launched DM-810, the latest in digital signal processing for OEM automotive sound systems, and a CTA Innovations Award Honoree.

(Left to Right) Chuck Winegar, Rob Riggs, Alex Camara, Chris Bennett

In the majority of factory installed automotive sound systems, bass content is automatically reduced by circuitry in the audio electronics as volume is increased by the listener to reduce stress on the speakers. The AccuBASS circuit is an unprecedented smart technology that has been designed to seamlessly apply bass compensation only when required in order to restore the bass to its proper level within the recording. This provides aftermarket car audio retailers with a system upgrade path while retaining the car’s factory radio and related audio electronics. The AccuBASS technology remains true to the bass content in the original recording, activating only when it senses that the bass in the factory system begins rolling off. As a result of this patented engineering achievement, listeners can now enjoy smooth, accurate bass response at all system volumes. AccuBASS technology can also be used in an “always on” mode to enhance the low frequency performance of any sound system, making this technology a versatile and highly valuable tool for any system designer/installer.

“AccuBASS brings AudioControl-engineered and patented dynamic bass compensation capability to our worldwide network of dealers, giving them an elegant solution to the challenge of bass-deficient factory car audio systems,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “Now consumers can enjoy rich, dynamic bass the way artists intended as AudioControl makes AccuBASS available in a wide array of our car and home products,” Camara added.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

AudioControl to Host Four Live Training Seminars Each Day at AudioControl Booth 3728 during CEDIA 2016

Seattle, WA, September 13th, 2016

AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets will be offering training seminars in CEDIA Booth 3728 to benefit attendees. There will be two different seminars offered within 30-minute blocks including time for Q&A. Open to all attendees, these high-value sessions will provide integrators with insights into delivering the finest tailored sound for each client.

10:00am & 2:00pm | All Rooms Are Not Created Equal – Overview of Dirac Live

All rooms are not created equal….but do your clients know that? Attendees of this class will be introduced to the Dirac Live digital room correction system that is utilized in all AudioControl Home Theater Receivers and Pre-Amp Processor. Using Dirac Live, dealers can confidently maximize the audio performance of each client’s listening room, despite acoustical challenges and less than ideal speaker locations. Products also discussed will be AudioControl’s complete line of Dolby Atmos-ready theater receivers, processors, and high power multi-channel amplifiers.

12:00pm & 4:00pm | The Director ‘M’ Series – No Ordinary Amplifier

In this class we will provide an overview of AudioControl’s new IP controllable DSP-based amplifiers, The Director “M” Series. These powerful amplifiers not only deliver great sound quality but also provide the integrator with graphic and parametric equalization control, custom speaker profiles and pre-amp signal routing plus volume control on a per source basis. Great for system designers and programmers seeking to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience.

PLEASE VISIT AUDIOCONTROL AT CEDIA BOOTH 3728

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

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AudioControl’s The Director M6800 High Power DSP ‘Network Matrix-Amplifier Now Shipping!

AudioControl is now shipping The Director® Model M6800 network, 16-Channel matrix-amplifier driving over 100 Watts RMS per channel, all channels driven!

Seattle, WA – CEDIA Daily Release – The Director® Model M6800 Matrix Amplifier from AudioControl is the first of its kind and one of the highest power, most flexible multi-zone amplifiers designed exclusively for the custom-install market. The Director Model M6800, part of AudioControl’s new Matrix M-Series builds upon the success of AudioControl’s ‘The Director®’ Series driving 16-channels of high-power amplification in a compact 2U chassis that delivers over 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 200 watts per channel at 4 ohms and 400 watts at 8 ohms bridged, all channels driven.

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The M6800 features on-board digital signal processing, graphic & parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring and programming, digital and analog inputs, plus the addition of volume control, channel/zone grouping and zone audio presets. It also allows individual channel and zone selection via standard TCP/IP, the ability to bridge into low impedances, delivering incredible power and AudioControl’s legendary audio performance.

Laptop_M-Series_Zone Config_smallThe AudioControl Director® series amplifiers are always in control, communicating with the network and delivering great audio. The Director Model M6800 harnesses the power of AudioControl DSP processing to enable full matrix flexibility of any input to any output. The matrixing capabilities of the Director ‘M’ series allow any of eight analog or two digital inputs to be routed to any zone output.

The Director Model M6800 includes two digital Optical TOSLINK inputs plus two coax outputs that are included in the matrixing so that any one of the input sources can be routed through the digital outputs. These digital outputs can be connected to Director ‘M’ series digital inputs so that multiple amplifiers can receive any signal from any of the inputs. The Director Model M6800 has the benefit of operating either as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a 3rd party control system from companies including Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4.

The Director Model M6800 is available in brushed silver or espresso black anodized finish and is designed, engineered and manufactured in Seattle, USA. The Director Model M6800 comes with AudioControl’s standard 5-year warranty and is available exclusively to the residential custom-install and Pro-Audio market. AudioControl will be showcasing The Director Model M6800 at the CEDIA Expo 2016 in Dallas from September 15th – September 17th, 2016.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

Hi-Res Images and additional press information is available at www.audiocontrol.com/press/images

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