AudioControl joins the IMAX Enhanced Program
IMAX has just announced a partnership with AudioControl, which will now be partaking in the IMAX Enhanced program, a new certification and licensing program combining high-end consumer electronic products with IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer consumers a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences for the home.
The IMAX Enhanced firmware updates for AudioControl cinema products, including the Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers and the Maestro M5 and M9 preamp/processors are available as of today.
To become IMAX Enhanced-certified, consumer electronics manufacturers must meet stringent performance standards, set by a certification committee comprised of IMAX and DTS engineers as well as Hollywood’s leading technical specialists.
AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced AV receivers and preamp/processors feature DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimised 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 theatre environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology to deliver the IMAX signature sound experience in the home.
AudioControl chief executive Alex Camara says AudioControl products are recognised for their quality and performance and the partnership will just enhance this further.
“Now enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the visceral dimensionality of content from DTS and IMAX combined with the unrivalled power and detail available from AudioControl.”
Current owners of the AudioControl Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers and the Maestro M5 and M9 preamp/processors may download the required firmware from the AudioControl website at audiocontrol.com to update their units.
AudioControl also offers a lineup of 7-, 5- and 4/3/2-channel Savoy G3, Pantages G3 and Avalon G4 theatre amplifiers to create a unique home cinema experience. AudioControl’s receiver and preamp/processors all offer a feature array including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X immersive audio surround formats and Dirac Live room correction along with dual balanced XLR inputs and balanced XLR outputs for all channels. There are inputs for seven HDMI sources plus dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) as well as an ultra HD 4K video pass-through and upscaling capability.
AudioControl is distributed in Australia by Synergy Audio.