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
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With its newest A/V processor, the MX180 ($17,000), McIntosh is ready for the future of home entertainment. By incorporating 8K HDMI support, along with 4K/120 […]
JBL introduced a massive new flagship speaker and gargantuan subwoofer, both designed for reference home cinema performance
The new Cyrus Audio XR series includes two new integrated amps with DACs, a new preamp, two new CD players, and a new external power supply
The five-year warranty, available to those who have owned the Altitude32 AV processor for five years or more, also includes the option to send the product to the Trinnov...
The new AT-PEQ30 phono equalizer has a selectable moving magnet and moving coil input and features all-metal construction for superior isolation from EMI and RFI interference
The preamp, which supports both 4K and HDR pass-through, is equipped with a low-impedance headphone amplifier and decodes up to 384 kHz/24-bit PCM
The AV7706, which has wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, AirPlay 2 and HEOS Built-in, has three HDMI outputs and eight inputs including one that supports 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz pass-through...
The MC830 Solid State monoblock and C8 Vacuum Tube Preamplifier combine retro styling with modern circuitry
The RSP-1576MKII and RAP-1580MKII both support Dirac room correction
The latest preamp in iFi's ZEN Series is aimed at pushing the boundaries of affordable phono stages
The company's new 16-channel AVRs and AV preamps build on the success of the lauded Concert and Maestro Series
The MX170 and MX123 AV processors and MC255 five-channel amp add to McIntosh's roster of home cinema products
Dirac has announced that its anticipated Bass Management module will be makes its official debut in residential AV products at this year's CEDIA Expo in Denver. Arcam, JBL Synthesis,...
The new generation of Anthem Room Correction includes numerous performance and ergonomic enhancements, and is backward compatible with numerous legacy Anthem, Paradigm, and MartinLogan products.
We've never made much of a secret around these parts that we're big fans of Anthem Room Correction, the proprietary software found only on Paradigm, Anthem, and MartinLogan wireless...
AV preamps have never gone away, of course. But after a bit of a nap, the preamp market is starting to wake up in ways we haven't seen in...
The new upgrades will be available via firmware update later this year.
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...
The new surround sound preamp is available this month for $2,399 and features Atmos and DTS:X processing, along with HDMI 2.0a.
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