Sherbourn announced the PT-7020C4 7.1-channel home theater preamplifier/processor with fully integrated Control4 capabilities. Designed with the high-end installer in mind and offering full Ethernet control and 5 HDMI 1.4 ports, the unit is fully 3D compatible and also offers a true hardware bypass for direct, unprocessed 3D streams to the video monitor. In addition, a full color on-screen display is capable of transparency over live video.
The PT-7020C4’s twin Cirrus 32-bit dual-core DSP processors provide support for all the latest audio formats, and deliver true 192k performance. Balanced XLR connections offer noise-free compatibility with the finest audio power amplifiers. Video processing is handled by a high performance Genesis/Torino scaling engine offering true 10-bit processing, Faroudja DCDi Cinema Format Conversion and Truelife video enhancer.
For automation and remote control capability, the 7020C4 incorporates a powerful, fully integrated Control4 controller with full 2-way Zigbee capability and 1080p HDMI output capability.
- Twin Cirrus 32-bit dual-core DSP processors for true 192k performance
- Support for all standard audio formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital True HD, Dolby PLIIx, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS HD, DTS Master Audio, DTS Neo 6, SPDif, PCM 8 channel (note: some audio formats only supported via HDMI)
- Intuitive, full color graphical On Screen Display with adjustable transparency, presented over live video (including HDMI)
- Genesis Torino high-performance video scaling engine for true 10-bit processing
- Faroudja DCDi Cinema Format Conversion and Truelife video enhancer
- HDMI 1080p scaled output available from all legacy video inputs.
- All HDMI sources can be format converted to component video at up to 1080i
- HDMI 1.3a Deep Color Compliant
- HDMI 3D compliant with true hardware bypass
- Full set of balanced audio inputs and outputs (including two sub-woofers)
- High-voltage, low impedance main analog outputs (up to 7 VRMS)
- Independent graphic EQ with global bass and treble controls by channel groupings
- 0.5 dB level trims
- Automatic Cirrus/Sherbourn multi-channel room calibration and loudspeaker setup, with the included calibrated measurement microphone.
- Fully integrated Control4 controller with full 2-way Zigbee and 1080p HDMI output capability
- Rhapsody Music Service capable
- Audiophile performance and commercial reliability
- Full 5-year warranty
Price and availability TBD.