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Lexicon Lowers Price of MC-12HDB AV Preamp

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Lexicon_MC12HDB_AV_Preamp.gifLexicon just announced that it has lowered the manufacturer's suggested retail price on its MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor, the company's top-of-the-line preamplifier/processor for home theater and custom installation audio/video systems. The MC-12HDB is now available at $7,999 suggested retail, reduced from its previous $10,999 MSRP.

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The THX Ultra2-certified MC-12HDB offers 7.2-channel surround-sound capability, and is compatible with all popular surround sound formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio via LPCM over HDMI, to deliver high-resolution audio from Blu-ray players and other sources. The MC-12HDB has multiple HDMI inputs and an HDMI output, along with an array of video and audio inputs and outputs including balanced audio connections.

The Lexicon MC-12HDB provides multi-room flexibility, with three independent zones and 12 configurable inputs.

Additional refinements include 24-bit/192kHz internal D/A converters operating in dual-differential mode; independent crossover, speaker distance and level controls for each of the main audio outputs; a broadcast-quality analog video switcher with upconversion to component video; NTSC, PAL and SECAM compatibility; automatic calibration of speaker output levels and distances (using the optional Lexicon microphone kit); an optional automatic digital room EQ system and many other high-end features.

The Lexicon MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor is currently available at authorized Lexicon retailers.

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