AV Processor Reviews, News & Articles
Arcam launch the AV860 Pre-amp/Processor with Dirac Live at CES 2017.
We have the M17 and M27 in for review at the moment. Here's a look in the box for both the processor and the 7-channel amplifier, as well as a look at the front and rear panels.
Datasat launch their LS10 audio processor which will feature Auro-3D surround sound. Find out more about both in this video.
Audio Visual Processors (AVPs) have been around since the very beginning of home cinema. With no amplification built-in, the processor concentrates on just one thing. It takes the input audio signal from a source (for example digital TV or Blu-ray) and makes sure that it is correctly decoded in the highest possible quality and then output in the best possible way to the next stage in the audio chain, usually a multi-channel amplifier or active speakers.
Modern AV Processors will decode all the latest cinema formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, as well as being able to handle new formats like Dolby ATMOS and Auro 3D. They are also equipped to decode legacy formats like Dolby Pro-Logic. Because the AVP only decodes the audio signal and then converts this into the best possible out signal possible, there is no need for large power supplies or heavy amplification to interfere with the audio signals.
Popular manufacturers of AV Processors include Datasat, Lexicon, Arcam, Yamaha and Anthem.