AV Preamplifier News (88 Posts)


Acurus Intros New Sub-$6,000 Muse AV Preamp

Acurus Intros New Sub-$6,000 Muse AV Preamp

Of all the products introduced at this year's CEDIA Expo in San Diego, one of the coolest was Indy Audio Labs' new Muse--a new 3D surround sound processor with all the bells and whistles (UHD, HDR, HDMI 2.0a, Atmos, DTS:X,... Continue Reading

AV Preamplifier News

The most complex component in all of home theater is the AV preamp. Consumers are wary of the category as the HDMI standard has changed more time than Cher at a Las Vegas show. AV Preamps are like computers thus don't hold their values like stereo preamps or power amps but they represent the merger of the idea of a surround sound processor and a stereo preamp thus potential system simplicity for many home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles looking for 5.1 or 7.1 sound. For a full archive of AV Preamp Reviews read this page from HomeTheaterReview.com.

Keep current on the latest developments in AV preamplifiers by reading the news in this section.

AV Preamplifier News Archives

Aug 31, 2018

Rotel Announces New RSP-1576 Surround Sound Processor with Atmos and DTS:X

The new surround sound preamp is available this month for $2,399 and features Atmos and DTS:X processing, along with HDMI 2.0a. Continue Reading
Rotel Announces New RSP-1576 Surround Sound Processor with Atmos and DTS:X

Aug 30, 2018

Trinnov Expands Up to 64 Channels with New Altitude48ext

What do you do when 32 channels just isn't enough? Continue Reading
Trinnov Expands Up to 64 Channels with New Altitude48ext

Feb 15, 2018

NAD Announces Masters Series M17 V2 AV Preamp

NAD has announced an updated version of its Masters Series M17 AV preamp, which we reviewed back in 2015. The... Continue Reading
NAD Announces Masters Series M17 V2 AV Preamp

Feb 14, 2018

Bryston and StormAudio Announce Product Collaborations

Bryston and StormAudio have announced that they will be collaborating on several products. In the second quarter, Bryston will introduce... Continue Reading
Bryston and StormAudio Announce Product Collaborations

Feb 08, 2018

Acurus Announces 20-Channel Version of the ACT 4 Processor

Indy Audio Labs has announced that, in April 2018, a new version of the Acurus ACT 4 AV processor will... Continue Reading
Acurus Announces 20-Channel Version of the ACT 4 Processor

Jan 31, 2018

Integra Announces Pricing and Release Dates for New Dot 1 Series

Integra has announced that its new flagship "Dot 1" Series of AV electronics, first shown at CEDIA Expo 2017, will... Continue Reading
Integra Announces Pricing and Release Dates for New Dot 1 Series

Sep 27, 2017

Integra Announces "Dot 1" Series of AV Electronics

At the recent CEDIA Expo, Integra announced four new products, all of which will be available in late fall. The... Continue Reading
Integra Announces

Sep 25, 2017

Room Correction Revisited

Dennis Burger revisits the topic of room correction, expanding on some of the original explanations from his 2013 primer and providing an updated look at the major room correction systems in use today. Continue Reading
Room Correction Revisited

Sep 12, 2017

HARMAN Shows Off New Lexicon Electronics at CEDIA 2017

It's been awhile since we've seen new electronics from the Lexicon brand. At last week's CEDIA Expo, HARMAN showed off... Continue Reading
HARMAN Shows Off New Lexicon Electronics at CEDIA 2017

Aug 30, 2017

AudioControl Introduces Maestro M5 Processor

AudioControl has introduced a lower-priced addition to its Maestro line of AV processors. The new 7.1.4-channel M5 ($5,900) features Dirac... Continue Reading
AudioControl Introduces Maestro M5 Processor

Aug 14, 2017

Emotiva to Make Its CEDIA Expo Debut with RMC-1 Processor

Emotiva is making its debut at the CEDIA Expo, next month's trade show targeted at the custom installation market, with... Continue Reading
Emotiva to Make Its CEDIA Expo Debut with RMC-1 Processor

Aug 07, 2017

AV Receivers vs. AV Separates: Which Is Right for You?

Dennis Burger tackles the age-old question: Which is better, an AV receiver or AV separates? Most audiophiles will quickly cast their vote for separates; but, as Dennis explains, the answer isn't quite so straightforward. Continue Reading
AV Receivers vs. AV Separates: Which Is Right for You?

Jul 01, 2017

Theta Digital Introduces Casablanca IVa Processor

Theta Digital has announced a new, upgraded version of its Casablanca AV pre/pro. The Casablanca IVa adds support for 7.1.4-channel... Continue Reading
Theta Digital Introduces Casablanca IVa Processor

Jun 29, 2017

Dirac Live Room Correction Coming to Select NAD Electronics

NAD Electronics and Dirac Research have announced a partnership that will bring Dirac Live room correction to select NAD electronics.... Continue Reading
Dirac Live Room Correction Coming to Select NAD Electronics

Jun 15, 2017

Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Audio Research has introduced its first ever trade-in program, allowing owners of older Audio Research electronics the opportunity to put... Continue Reading
Audio Research Introduces Trade Up! Program

Apr 08, 2017

New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

Denon and Marantz have announced the introduction of a new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app that allows owners of select Denon... Continue Reading
New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

Mar 22, 2017

StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

StormAudio has announced that it has partnered with Dirac Research to add the Dirac Live room correction solution to StormAudio's... Continue Reading
StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

Mar 01, 2017

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by... Continue Reading
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Feb 12, 2017

Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

Classe Audio has announced an updated version of its Sigma SSP AV preamp that adds support for 4K video pass-through... Continue Reading
Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

Feb 11, 2017

Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

This spring, Lyngdorf Audio will debut its first multichannel AV processor. The new MP-50 will support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and... Continue Reading
Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

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