Multichannel Power Amplifiers
The face, with its curved, solid-aluminium front panel, truly belies what’s contained inside. Of course you have the latest formats--THX Surround EX, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS 96/24, and more--but also access to enveloping multi-channel music with digital and analogue inputs for DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD. All are effortlessly brought to you by the most stable, highest-quality digital-to-analogue conversion available, via an Apogee Clock system. And not to worry if there are new formats in the future; the bi-directional RS-232 port and Flash memory are ready to incorporate new enhancements. But it’s not just decoding we’re bound to impress you with. THX Ultra2 certification, dual 32-bit DSP chips, Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels, balanced XLR outputs, Onkyo’s exclusive VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) and much more, combine to deliver the most stable, noise-free signal possible. There’s also i.LINK (IEEE1394) and HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) to take your audio and video experience to heretofore unimaginable levels. Name dropping--Apogee, THX, Onkyo--is fine as long as you can back it up. And we’re sure that the RDC-7.1 does exactly that.
Call it what you will--prodigious, colossal, mega, and at 112 pounds (51 kg), “behemoth” is likely to come into the conversation--we’ve simply dubbed it the RDA-7.1. If you’ve found yourself at a loss for more words, let us finish the description for you. Integra Research has teamed up with Balanced Audio Technology to go beyond the definition of what a power amplifier should and can do. A low negative feedback design yields optimal signal-to-noise performance and dynamic contrasts superior to what is commonly found on the market. Balanced XLR inputs give you authoritative frequency response, dynamic range and stability for cable runs longer than the competition dare think about. 150 watts x 7 into 8 ohms, with all channels driven, can effortlessly handle virtually any speaker load or listening level, and, possibly to the neighbors’ chagrin, fill any room in your house with earth-shattering audio. The finest audiophile-grade parts are guaranteed by the ultimate mark of quality in the home theater environment--THX Ultra2 certification. So press the button. Provide the power to drive the most demanding of speaker loads. Understand that “awesome” doesn’t begin to describe the sensation you’re set to experience.