AudioControl CONCERT XR-8 9.1.6 Immersive AV Receiver

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AudioControl’s high-performance AV receivers enable home theater specialists and integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Concert XR-8 supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of unbalanced outputs including four user-configurable outputs. The Concert XR-8 offers a full complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components.

The Concert XR-8 houses the very latest in audio and video processing technology, featuring Dirac Live® room correction to overcome acoustic anomalies in any space, and ESS SABRE PRO DACs that ensure unprecedented levels of detail and clarity along with earth-shaking, authoritative bass response. Seven amplified channels deliver 120 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 200 watts per channel at 4 ohms.

Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Chromecast®, Apple® AirPlay 2, Roon Ready, Bluetooth with aptXHD® support, Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options, and integrated web-based configuration.

All of this outstanding technology has been wrapped quite elegantly within a beautifully designed chassis, distinguishing AudioControl’s Immersive AV Receiver lineup from any other solution.

  • 9.1.6 decoding for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D
  • 4K UHD / HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2
  • ES9026PRO SABRE audiophile DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)
  • Includes Dirac Live® & Dirac Live® Bass Control
  • 7 channels of high power Class H amplification
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, and HLG
  • 4 user-assignable output channels
  • 7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs including Zone 2 (eARC compatible)
  • IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
  • Apple® AirPlay 2
  • Google Chromecast built-in streaming support
  • Bluetooth® with aptXHD® support
  • Roon Ready and supports MQA


Audio Inputs: 7 HDMI, 6 RCA Phono, 4 Coax SPDIF, 2 Toslink

Nominal sensitivity: 1V, 2V, 4V (user selectable)

Input Impedance: 47 kΩ

Signal to Noise (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct: 100 dB/110 dB

Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.2 dB

Video Inputs: 7 HDMI (HDMI 2.0b / HDCP 2.2)


Amplifier Channels: 7

Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω / 4Ω:  120W/200W

Minimum Speaker Load: 4Ω

Preamp Audio Outputs: 16 channels (unbalanced RCA), 2 channels Zone 2 (unbalanced RCA), 1 Toslink

Nominal output level: 1 Vrms (max. 5 Vrms)

Output impedance: 560 Ω

THD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz): -100dB

Main Video Outputs: Dual (2) HDMI (eARC support)

Second Zone Output: 1 HDMI

Headphone Output: 1 1/4″


IP Ethernet


RS232 Serial Control

12 Volt Trigger Outputs: 2

IR Receiver Inputs: 2


Power consumption (standby): <0.5W

Power consumption (idle, typical): 90W (340 BTU/hour)

Power consumption (maximum): 1500W (5200 BTU/hour)


Dimensions (including terminals and feet): 17”W x 17.5”D x 7.3”H (4U)

Weight: 40.3 lbs. (18.3 kg)


Concert XR-8, HTR-3 remote with 2 x AAA batteries, DAB/FM antenna, 3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas, calibration microphone, USB cable, power cord, user manual, warranty



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