Friday, November 04, 2005

Arcam FMJ AV9 HDTV Preamp with 1080p HDMI

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Arcam announces an addition to their FMJ line - Av9 preamplifier with THX Ultra2 certification and HDMI switching that can handle 1080p. Arcam AV9 is a successor to AV8 that has gotten pretty good reviews over time. Here is the list of specs:
  • 5 x 1080p capable HDMI input digital video switch
  • 1 x HDMI output / repeater
  • 3 Component inputs with On-Screen Display (Up to 1080P HDTV/ Progressive scan compatible without OSD)
  • Lucas Film THX Ultra 2 specified
  • THX Surround EX 7.1 channel
  • Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 6.1 discrete, DTS NEO, DTS 6.1 - DVD-A / SACD multichannel 8-way input
  • Zone 2 Audio and Video, with independent On-Screen Display
  • Lip Sync delay up to 200ms for de-interlacer / frame scaler
  • Software upgradeable via RS232 interface
  • 1/2 dB speaker trims and 10cm / 4 inch delay settings offer improved resolution setup for accurate sound staging -
  • Acousteel damping, constrained layer case construction
  • Rock solid build with a 5 year guarantee
  • There will be an upgrade available for existing AV8 owners early in 2006
Arcam suggest pairing AV9 with FMJ P7 Multichannel Amp for best performance. Price is suggested at £3600 ( about $6300 ).

Source: HiddenWires

Posted by Mike at 2:56 PM

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