Very exciting product
No hardware updates for channel expansion - you have to move up to the substantially higher 65 or 75 processor model ranges.
Late this year/early next release date.
From a Sound & Vision article the HDMI board will be upgrdable to HDMI 2.1-
Further, the HDMI board is removable and replaceable so it can be easily updated to full HDMI 2.1 capability when the format is finalized, ensuring owners aren’t abandoned by a technology upgrade.
Spec Sheet Here- https://www.jblsynthesis.com/on/dema...t_EN_V2_LR.pdf
The JBL Synthesis SDP-55 is designed to ensure exceptional performance without compromise. With best-in-class audio and video signal integrity,
16 channels of native processing, Dolby ATMOS®, DTS:X®, Auro 3D®, IMAX® Enhanced, Dirac Live®, Logic16™, Network Streaming, and Dante®,
the JBL Synthesis® SDP-55 delivers a powerful, sensory-rich experience with unrivaled flexibility.
Control your favorite content over Ethernet or Wi-Fi with Chromecast® built in, Apple® AirPlay 2™, Roon® the Harman Luxury MusicLife app, play
directly from a USB flash drive, or stream with Bluetooth.
An internal configuration page, integrated Dante, IP, IR, and RS232 control and a robust Zone 2 make the SDP-55 an outstanding choice for a
broad range of applications.
Immersive High Resolution Sound
16 channels of discrete high resolution processing with 4 user configurable channels enable a plethora of set up options for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D immersive surround sound applications.
Dante Network Audio
Bridge the gap between residential and commercial applications. All 16 channels of processed audio, plus Zone 2 can be routed on a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable over a standard network. Dante is easy to set up and compatible with Dante enabled JBL Synthesis amplifiers.
IMAX Enhanced certified AV receiver, featuring DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimized to properly reproduce the full dynamic range of IMAX theatrical sound mixes available in IMAX Enhanced content.
Network and Bluetooth Streaming
Control your favorite content over Ethernet or Wi-Fi, Chromecast built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, Roon, the Harman Luxury MusicLife app, play directly from a USB flash drive, or stream via Bluetooth with aptX HD.
Balanced XLR Outputs
A transformerless balanced output of 2V RMS (max. 10V RMS) ensures ample gain and common mode noise rejection.
Cinematic Video Experience
Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, HDMI, HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2, 4K “Ultra HD” as well as 3D video capabilities are built in.
Designed for the Integrator
With an available rack mount kit, Dante, eARC and an internal configuration page, Dirac Live, IP, IR RS232 and iOS and Android App control the install, set up, and calibration has never been easier.
Logic 16 will up-mix any input source from mono up to 15.1, including all Dolby formats with natural astonishing 3D sound. In addition, Dolby, DTS Neural:X, and Auro 3D upmixers are on board.
From the 8min mark-
- Personally I hope the SDP-55 can playback Multichannel DSD from Roon over network like the Trinnov can. Also Qobuz also has multichannel album listings for playback via Roon.
- Also a backlit fully featured remote for those of us whom don't have an automation system.
Thanks to the theblackangus for the following list-
Things still waiting on implementation:
Dirac Bass Control
Logic 16 (Still in development)
HDMI 2.1 (unclear if this was actually promised or just said was possible but undecided)
Things still broken:
Auro 2D or 3D mode is much lower than when played in stereo or 16ch stereo
Abilitiy to play a DTS CD and get sound
Auro Native - The less common Auro 13.1 and Auro 11.1 (7+4) formats do not work.
3D: OSD missing grey background in 3D and 3D 1080P reported as 1920*2205 (3D itself works fine)
DD+ 1.5mbit (AKA Universal HDDVD) via Kodi does not work - All other DD+ issues I previously had have been fixed
Dirac with 24/88+ Audio and DTS processing modes does not work - Other have reported this issue
No analogue audio working in main zone with V1.28 - This works for most people and does not really effect me as I only really use analogue in Z2 where it is fine.
Corrupted OSD - If I programmatically start my TV and the AV40 at the same time the OSD corrupts - Adding a 1.5 second delay to starting the AV40 fixes this completely.
Enable dirac,play Atmos,the center channel lost dirac
Enable dirac,left and right surround and right back surround modification delay is invalid
Enable dirac,the sky speakers and front speakers have a significant delay difference
Enable dirac, modify the delay of the left front sky channel will affect the delay of other channels
Enable dirac, it often causes popping sounds[/quote]