Crestron Expands Adagio With Surround Sound, Video, Whole-House Audio

12 10 2007

Crestron brought the new Adagio Media System (AMS) for home theater and whole-house AV to CEDIA. AMS adds surround sound processing and video for home theater in addition to complete whole house audio distribution. The AMS uses the Adagio integrated architecture, including built-in tuners, amplifier, multi-room processors, Crestron 2-Series control system, e-Control web browser and Ethernet connectivity with front panel control. The AMS-AIP model adds professional-quality video scaling up to 1080p and on-screen display. Crestron says the AMS offers the same plug-and-play connectivity and out-of-the-box functionality that makes Adagio easy to install and easy to expand.The AMS has a high-end surround sound processor and 100w 7-channel amplifier designed to drive any 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 theater speaker system. Audyssey MultEQ equalization corrects time and frequency response problems.

AMS supplies 10 analog stereo inputs, one analog 7.1 surround input, and built-in high-definition video switching handles 3 HDMI, 6 HDTV/component, 4 S-Video, and 4 composite sources. 10-bit video processing in the AIP supports displays with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and HDMI, DVI, RGB, or component connectivity.

AMS also includes stereo audio distribution to support 4 to 6 rooms with 45 watts per channel to each of 4 rooms. A fifth stereo room or up to 2 mono rooms can be supported using one or two of the surround amplifier channels. Each room includes independent volume, bass, and treble controls. The AMS may be expanded to accommodate additional rooms using Adagio Audio Expanders

via [Rave Home]




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