A component of this caliber could be created only by companies seeking perfection--Apogee, THX, and Integra Research. The result of this combined engineering power and experience is the finest audio and video performance for your home theater. How can we make this assertion? To start with, you have the choice of both standards for the highest-fidelity multi-channel music--DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. Not only music but also your movies will benefit from world-renowned Apogee technology for a smooth performing, low-jitter digital clock circuit. Digital is not something we take lightly, as we have included i.LINK (IEEE1394) and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) outputs for transmission that will enthrall you with the subtle nuances missed by lesser players. You'll also find your video enhanced, with scaling of DVD and external sources to 720p or 1080i, for superlative video and plasma/LCD playback. And when you feel the cool, rigid, solid aluminum front panel and notice the brass stabilizers, you’ll know unwanted vibrations will never taint your experience. All of this and much, much more is augmented by the highest mark of quality assurance: THX Ultra Certification.