PREMIUM 4K 7.1.4 HOME THEATER PROCESSOR (discontinued)
AudioControl’s Maestro M9 7.1.4 surround processor is designed and built here in the Pacific Northwest for the most demanding home cinemas and listening rooms. Supporting Dolby Atmos®, DTS:XTM and featuring Dirac Live® room correction technology, this incredible preamp processor delivers a movie experience rich in top tier audiophile quality.
The Maestro M9 supports today’s latest high resolution formats, including 4K Ultra HD (HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2) with Dolby VisionTM and HDR playback support. Behind the exclusive, contemporary design of the Maestro M9 is a dynamic audio and visual processor rich in sound quality that will leave users in awe. Featuring discrete Burr Brown DACs and the very best in video processing and upscaling, the Maestro M9 will fill your home cinema or listening room with every detail that today’s movies and music have to offer and as the artist or director intended.
The Maestro M9 paired with AudioControl’s legendary Savoy G3 Theater Amplifier or the Pantages G3 Theater Amplifier powering the worlds most demanding speakers will elevate the home theater experience to a new level of immersion, power and realism. Test drive a Maestro M9 today and experience yourself what you’ve been missing in your home theater.
- 7.1.4 Home Theater 4K Ultra HD supporting HDMI 2.0a and HDCP 2.2
- Supports Dolby VisionTM (firmware version 4.31 and up)
- Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support
- Supported Surround modes: Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-ES 6.1
Discrete, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS 5.1, DTS Neural:X, DTS Virtual:X, IMAX Enhanced
- Individual Burr Brown PCM1796 DACs
- Dirac Live® Room Correction
- 7 HDMI; COAX SPDIF x 4; Toslink x 2; RCA Phono x 6
- Dual HDMI outputs (ARC supported)
- USB Input for connection to iPad®, iPhone®, iPod® and other portable music players and mass storage devices
- Supports MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio), WAV, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio CODEC) and MPEG-4 AAC (i-Tunes) playback
- HD Surround modes include Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
- Also supported Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo Downmix, Dolby Digital 5.1 + Dolby Surround, DTS 5.1, DTS 5.1 Stereo Downmix, DTS-ES 6.1 Matrix, DTS-ES 6.1 Discrete, DTS96/24
- Custom Install control ready with IP, RS232, 12 volt trigger and IR control options
- Internet radio
- Programmable Remote control provided
Dolby Atmos for the home represents every sound in the original cinema mix as an audio object. Extensions to the Dolby AudioTM CODECs, along with an advanced scalable algorithm, allow Dolby Atmos to be delivered via Blu-ray Disc and streaming media. AudioControl's Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 adapt the cinema experience to your home theater using up to 12 channels (for configurations above 8 channels, additional power amplification is required), recreating the original artistic concept.
Dolby Vision is advanced high dynamic range (HDR). A new capability in today's cutting-edge televisions, HDR complements HD and UHD (4K) displays. Rather than increasing resolution, as 4K does, 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.The Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 fully support playback of Dolby Vision content.
AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced AV receivers and preamp/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. With meticulous adjustments modelled on the IMAX theatrical sound system, this proprietary IMAX audio mix is translated for home theater environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology to deliver the IMAX signature sound experience in the home. Additionally, IMAX is working with its global studio and content partners to make available a steady stream of IMAX Enhanced versions of blockbuster movies and additional programming.
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. The Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 support DTS:X and will bring the mix designed for movie theaters into your home.
The Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 use a built in proprietary automatic loudspeaker setup function from Dirac Research. Using a PC/MAC based application, Dirac Live determines the essential speaker settings for all the speakers in your system. It also calculates room equalization (Room EQ) filter values to remove some of the worst effects of resonant frequencies in the listening room. The result is improved staging, better clarity and intelligibility in music and vocals and deeper, tighter bass without resonance.
Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 support HDMI 2.0 for 4K 50/60 Hz playback and HDCP 2.2, including HDR playback support. Current standard definition and 1080p content benefit from beautiful upscaling to 4k Ultra HD. Featuring 7 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs, the Maestro M9, M5 and Concert AVR-9 and AVR-7 support multiple displays in zone 1 and full HD video and audio for the second zone.
- Video Inputs: 7 HDMI (6 HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2; 1 MHL)
- Audio Inputs: 7 HDMI, 4 Coax SPDIF, 2 Toslink Optical, 6 RCA Phono, 1 USB, Ethernet Client, Internet Radio
- Nominal Audio Input Sensitivity: 1V-4V
- Input Impedance: 47 kOhm
- Preamp Audio Outputs: 7 main channels (balanced XLR), 4 Dolby Atmos Height (RCA Phono), 2 subwoofer (RCA Phono)
- Main Video Outputs: Dual (2) HDMI (ARC supported)
- Second Zone Output: 1 HDMI, 1 stereo analog audio
- Headphone Outputs: 1 1/8″ mini
- Signal to Noise (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct: 100 dB/110 dB
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ± 0.2 dB
- Total Harmonic Distortion: -100dB
- Individual Wolfson DACs with Burr Brown Line Drivers
- IP Ethernet
- RS-232 Serial Control: 1 DB-9 (null modem)
- 12 Volt Trigger Outputs: 1 Main Zone, 1 Zone 2
- IR Receiver Inputs: 1 Main Zone, 1 Zone 2
- Power Consumption (standby): <0.5W
- Power Consumption (idle, typical usage): 100W
- Power Consumption (maximum): 1500W
- BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (idle): 340
- BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (maximum): 5200
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
- Dimensions: 17”W x 16.5”D x 7”H (4U)
- Weight: 42.0 lbs (19.0 kg)