I just received this processor Friday 5/22/2020 and installed over Memorial weekend. The processor had the latest firmware update and every function worked out of the box. Some of the features that I like in this processor: 16 balanced outputs (No Audible noise from the speakers on my system) and 4 balanced inputs for two devices. Connect up to five independent subwoofers, one sub channel, two front and rear sub channels. DiracLive 2 with Bass Control. See below for more product specifications.
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AudioControl’s next generation of high-performance preamp/processors enable home theater specialists and A/V integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Maestro X7 supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs including four user-configurable outputs. The Maestro X7 offers a full complement of inputs for connection to the latest audio/video components, including 7 HDMI 2.0b inputs that fully support 4K UHD and HDR playback.
The new Maestro X7 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.
Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, AirPlay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options as well as integrated web-based configuration.
All of this outstanding technology has been wrapped quite elegantly within a completely new industrial design, distinguishing AudioControl’s home cinema preamp/processor lineup from any other solution.
9.1.6 decoding for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
IMAX Enhanced, Auro-3D
4K UHD supporting HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2
ES9026PRO SABRE DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)
Dirac Live® room correction
16 channel XLR outputs
16 channel unbalanced outputs
Pairs perfectly with Savoy G4, Pantages G4, Avalon G4
Dolby VisionTM playback support
HDR support (HDR10/BT.2020)
4 user-assignable output channels
7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs (eARC)
IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast streaming support
AUDIOHOLICS CEDIA 2019
So far no issues with install, connections or functions. I will update if I run into any issues with this processor.
Update: 5/28/2020 When the X7 goes and comes out of standby mode there is a faint noise that I here in the speakers. Solution: I have a AUX port that puts my amps into sleep mode using a relay. My Crestron has a built-in relay for both amps. I can put the amps to sleep and then the processor in standby. Problem solved. You can also use a trigger if your amps have this feature.
5/30/2020 DiracLive has Bass Control implemented with firmware 1.29. See screen shots below.
6/9/20 Krobar kindly brought to my attention a new Firmware Update 1.33
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Screen Shots of Dirac 3.0 with Bass Control and Firmware 1.33