NAMM: Denon Professional announced the new DN-A7100 A/V Surround Preamplifier.
Designed specifically 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. This dedicated professional quality surround preamp was developed based on feedback from leading industry contractors and system integrators to incorporate the most sought-after features needed for today’s high-definition multi-channel formats.
The DN-A7100 is equipped with 7.1 unbalanced line inputs, 2 stereo balanced XLR inputs and 8 balanced XLR line outputs for ultimate quality and ease of integration whether used with multi-amped line array speaker systems, small boardroom installations, or active home theater/boardroom monitoring systems. All XLR connections are +4 dB/-10 dB switchable for added signal compatibility. 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 192 kHz/24-bit Crystal DAC’s for all 8 channels and 32-bit digital surround processing chipset architecture, the DN-A7100 supports the latest in 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.
The Denon Professional DN-A7100 A/V Surround Preamplifier represents a complete solution for any surround sound application requiring superior sound quality and signal integrity, without the use of quality-degrading adapters or cumbersome consumer components not well suited for the job. Utilized as the main control interface for any surround monitoring system, the new DN-A7100 offers a practical and cost-effective approach to multi-channel audio distribution and playback.
The Denon Professional DN-A7100 A/V Surround Preamplifier ships February 2007 with a U.S. MSRP of $1099.99.