AudioControl, distributed by Synergy Audio, has added support for Dolby Vision HDR (high dynamic range) to its entire line of AV receivers and preamp/processors.
Dolby Vision HDR is one of three HDR formats that bring out advanced TVs’ full potential. It delivers high level video imagery, improving the details of the picture while enhancing colour tones.
“Dolby Vision is currently the only HDR format with dynamic metadata,” says AudioControl vice president of sales Chris Kane.
“This means that the brightness levels of HDR content can vary between shots, giving filmmakers finer control over how the image looks. With sales of HDR-capable displays expected to grow 300% over the next four years, supporting a premium HDR technology like Dolby Vision was a natural for AudioControl.”
Dolby Vision HDR is now a standard feature on all of AudioControl’s home theatre products including the Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers and the Maestro M5 and M9 preamp/processors.
Current owners of these products can download the firmware from the AudioControl website at to update their units.
AudioControl also offers a line-up of 7 and 5-channel Savoy G3 and Pantages G3 theatre amplifiers to create a home cinema experience.
AudioControl’s receiver and preamp/processors all 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 also inputs for seven HDMI sources plus dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) as well as an ultra HD 4K video pass-through and upscaling capability.