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Immersive Mediator Processor

by September 09, 2004
Filed under: Receivers and Processors

Mediator Specifications ( Preliminary )

  • Precision Motorola Symphony™ based 7.1 Channel Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro-Logic II/IIx, DTS, DTS-ES, and DTS Neo:6 decoding.
  • (4) HDMI inputs and outputs for video and audio switching.
  • Moving magnet phono input.
  • Eight channel analog audio input using RCA connectors for DVD-A, SACD, etc. Ultra pure, all analog signal path.
  • Digital audio (S/PDIF) inputs for six sources: four coax or optical and two coax only.
  • Coaxial and optical digital (S/PDIF) outputs provide two-channel digital down-mix from 5.1 sources for recording, etc.
  • Balanced outputs for main 7.1 channels.
  • 3 additional single ended subwoofer outputs.
  • All-digital bass manager with crossover frequencies of 40 to 160Hz.
  • DSP based tone controls.
  • Professional grade 24-bit A-to-D converter and 24-bit/192kHz Multibit D-to-A converters.
  • All inputs can be renamed and are completely configurable for triggers, zone assignment, gain trim, max level, etc.
  • Second zone audio capability; can play sources independent of the main zone.
  • Full-time digital down-mix for two-channel tape recording, digital outputs, and second audio zone output from multi-channel digital sources.
  • Direct two-channel analog bypass mode.
  • Preprogrammed and learning MX500 remote control with LCD.
  • Music surround modes converts stereo inputs into five or six channels.
  • High performance Alps FM/AM tuner with 40 presets.
  • Separate trigger outputs and infrared inputs for both zones.
  • High-current (500mA total) trigger outputs.
  • IEEE-1394 (Firewire™) port for future expansion.
  • Flash upgradeable memory.
  • Modular internal construction.
  • 2RU chassis with floating multi-element, milled aluminum faceplate.
  • Black lacquered removable side trim panels. Optional rack mounting hardware provided.
  • IEC power inlet, 120/230 VAC configurable.
  • Weight - 27 lbs.
  • Dims: (HxWxD) 6" x 18 ½" x 16 ¼"
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