Denon Professional announces the new DN-A7100 A/V Surround Preamplifier ($1,099.99). Designed for surround sound decoding in installed sound, house of worship, broadcast, conference and studio monitoring applications, the DN-A7100 provides a flexible array of features suited for fully balanced 5.1 and 7.1 surround playback.
The DN-A7100 is equipped with 7.1 unbalanced line inputs, two stereo balanced XLR inputs and eight balanced XLR line outputs (all XLR connections are switchable between +4 dBu and –10 dBV) for ease of integration whether used with line array speaker systems with multiple amps, small boardroom installations or active home theater/boardroom monitoring systems. Four optical and two coaxial digital inputs are also included. Additional HDMI 2-source video switching capability is included and employs integrated Convert to Component adaptability for transforming composite and/or S-video sources to component video without compromising video quality.
Featuring 24-bit/192 kHz Crystal D/A converters for all eight channels and 32-bit digital surround processing chipset architecture, the DN-A7100 supports surround sound format playback options including Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital, DTS ES (Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1, Neo:6) Decoding, Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Movie, Music, Game) and Circle Surround II (Movie, Music, Mono). The DN-A7100 additionally features an AM/FM tuner, serial RS-232C remote capabilities for AMX/Crestron and other third party integrated control systems, HDCD decoding capabilities and XM Satellite Radio compatibility.