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ANTHEM

ANTHEM offers what some consider to be the best audio video preamplifier/processor on the market today.

FROM $2,999 / $9,499

JBL Synthesis

JBL Synthesis processors are used in film mastering studios around the world, while offering firmware updates to prevent obsolesence.

FROM $21,000

  • ANTHEM

    ANTHEM offers two preamplfier/processors: the D2v 3D and AVM 60. The D2V is Anthem's reference. From riding the third dimension on light cycles in the movie Tron, to racing through the 3D jungles of Pandora in Avatar, the movie experience is always better in triple dimensions. 3D video has a different structure than traditional video so it must pass through the A/V processor without being affected. The new Anthem D2v circuit board automatically detects the presence of 3D video and go into passthrough mode as per a source menu option for video output configuration, passing the 3D HDMI signal from a 3D Blu-ray player to a 3D TV at resolutions up to 1080p. For additional convenience, in passthrough mode the output refresh rate is now automatically matched to the source’s frame refresh rate which is useful for sources that output a mix between 24, 50 and 60 Hz.

    Various electronic room acoustic solutions have fallen in and out of favor over the years and all have enjoyed some success diminishing the rooms affect on the soundfield. Using proprietary processes and the power of your laptop, the ARC system, years in development, analyzes each speaker’s in-room sound and then computes the required correction to yield optimal performance from every speaker. We believe that ARC software is among the best we've ever used and it's available on the entire lineup of ANTHEM products.

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  • JBL Synthesis

    JBL Synthesis With the Synthesis surround system, JBL redefines the home cinematic experience. And the essential beating heart of the source-to-speaker system is the SDP-75 Surround Processor, one of the most advanced multichannel processors ever designed for the home. Forget 5.1, 7.1, even 11.2 – the SDP-75 turns Dolby or THX into up to 16 distinct channels or more. Developed in partnership with French studio-mastering technology firm Trinnov, JBL’s Synthesis SDP-75 sports an incredible array of digital and analog inputs, decodes the most advanced surround platforms, and recreates them as universally spatially accurate 3D playback, customized to any home environment.

    The SDP-75 is available in 16, 24, and 32 channel versions. It also supports the latest HD Audio and Video formats including D-Cinema while offering 3D audio decoding options and delivering up to 32 discrete, uniquely-rendered channels of immersive audio content at an unprecedented level of quality, for a whole new listening experience, leaving the competition far behind. Our exclusive Anechoic EQ improves loudspeakers at higher frequencies than can be equalized with high-resolution based only on in-room measurements.

    JBL Synthesis website

Our preamplifier/processor lineup of ANTHEM, JBL Synthesis, MARANTZ and INTEGRA offer you state-of-the-art to the entry-level. On a budget or looking for the tour-de-force, we can show you what the real differences are. Stop in and talk with us, and you'll learn what's really relevant and desirable in a processor.Don Schmitt, Store Manager, Genesis Audio Limited

integra

INTEGRA delivers a product that is feature rich, reliable and extremely easy to manage. We love the performance/build/feature set and VALUE of INTEGRA.

FROM $2,000 / $3,200

MARANTZ

MARANTZ is capturing everyone's attention with their line up of preamplifier/processors. They offer a complete selection of features and the sound quality is outstanding.

FROM $1,699 / $3,599

  • INTEGRA

    INTEGRA builds a product that just makes us shake our head in disbelief. Their product is well executed, feature rich, reliable and sounds very, very good. INTEGRA has always delivered tremendous value in their preamplifier/processors.

    From the finest details, from copper screws used to lock modular circuitry blocks to a double-skinned insulated frame, to floating circuit boards, multiple 32-bit DSPs and DACs, to gold-plated terminals and on to state-of-the-art front-end technologies, such as HDBT™, Chromecast built-in, and object-based audio through 7.2.4 channels, the Research Series DRC-R1.1 sits at the pinnacle of THX® Certified Ultra™ home entertainment design.

    The Integra DHC-60.7 is a THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified preamplifier/processor. If you’re looking for up-to-the-minute processing ability and the convenience of network audio. Partnered with a power amp of your choice, this cutting-edge pre-amp offers a terrific home-theater ride for a reasonable price of admission.

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  • MARANTZ

    The versatile Marantz AV8805 pre-amplifier redefines audiophile home cinema and music listening with an unprecedented 13.2 channel processing capability, and supports virtually any high-resolution multichannel audio format. Immerse yourself in three-dimensional audio with the latest surround formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X or Auro-3D. Enjoy enhanced audio quality supported by our proprietary current feedback and HDAM technology that passes signals through 15.2 channel XLR or 15.2 RCA outputs.

    Featuring 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs, the Marantz AV7705 supports all three-dimensional audio format Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D and DTS Virtual:X. Ideal for custom integrations, the AV7705 features Creston Control and RS-232C serial port for third-party remote monitoring. Calibrate your listening environment with the full suite of Audyssey EQ tools and control the pre-amplifier with your voice and Amazon Alexa voice compatibility.

    For those building the ultimate home entertainment system, the AV7704 is a no-compromise 11.2-channel AV processor and pre-amplifier, designed for use with high-quality external power amplification or active speakers. For more detail on the full suite of Marantz preamplifier/processors, visit their website.
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