AudioControl Maestro X9

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9.1.6 immersive av preamp processor

AudioControl’s next generation of high-performance preamp/processors enable home theater specialists and A/V integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Maestro X9 supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs, including four user-configurable outputs. The Maestro X9 offers a full complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components, including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs that fully support 4K UHD and HDR playback.

 

The new Maestro X9 houses the very latest in audio and video processing technology, featuring Dirac Live® room correction to overcome acoustic anomalies in any space, and ESS SABRE PRO DACs that ensure unprecedented levels of detail and clarity along with earth-shaking, authoritative bass response.

 

Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, AirPlay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options as well as integrated web-based configuration.

 

All of this outstanding technology has been wrapped quite elegantly within a completely new industrial design, distinguishing AudioControl’s home cinema preamp/processor lineup from any other solution.

 

Key features

  • 9.1.6 decoding for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • IMAX Enhanced, Auro-3D
  • 4K UHD supporting HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2
  • ES9038PRO SABRE audiophile DACs (140 dB of dynamic range)
  • Dirac Live® room correction
  • 16 channel XLR outputs with OPA1612 HiFi Audio op-amps
  • 16 channel unbalanced outputs
  • Pairs perfectly with Savoy G4, Pantages G4, Avalon G4
  • Dolby VisionTM playback support
  • HDR support (HDR10/BT.2020)
  • 4 user-assignable output channels
  • 7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs (eARC compatible)
  • IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
  • AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast streaming support

Specifications

inputs

  • Audio Inputs: 7 HDMI, 2 XLR, 6 RCA Phono, 4 Coax SPDIF, 2 Toslink
  • Nominal sensitivity: 1V, 2V, 4V (user selectable)
  • Input Impedance: 47 kΩ
  • Signal to Noise (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct: 103 dB/118 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.2 dB
  • Video Inputs: 7 HDMI (HDMI 2.0b / HDCP 2.2)

outputs

  • Preamp Audio Outputs: 16 channels (balanced XLR), 16 channels (unbalanced RCA), 2 channels zone 2 (unbalanced RCA), 1 Toslink
  • Nominal output level: 1 Vrms (max. 5 Vrms)
  • Output impedance: 560 Ω
  • THD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz): -100dB
  • Main Video Outputs: Dual (2) HDMI (eARC support)
  • Second Zone Output: 1 HDMI
  • Headphone Output: 1 1/4″

control

  • IP Ethernet
  • Wifi
  • RS232 Serial Control
  • 12 Volt Trigger Outputs: 2
  • IR Receiver Inputs: 2

general

  • Power consumptoin (standby): <0.5W
  • Power consumption (idle, typical): 40W (170 BTU/hour)
  • Power consumption (maximum): 50W (170 BTU/hour

weights & dimensions

  • Dimensions (including terminals and feet): 17”W x 16.9”D x 7.3”H (4U)
  • Weight: 27.1 lbs. (12.3 kg)

 

IN THE BOX: Maestro X9, HTR-3 remote with 2 x AAA batteries, DAB/FM antenna, 3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas, calibration microphone, USB cable, power cord, user manual, warranty