AudioControl Concert XR-8 AV Receiver


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9.1.6 Immersive AV Receiver

AudioControl’s next generation of high-performance AV receivers enable home theater specialists and integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power and control. The Concert XR-8 supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of unbalanced outputs including four user-configurable outputs. The Concert XR-8 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.


  • 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 audiophile DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)
  • Dirac Live® room correction
  • Class H power amplification
  • 16 channel unbalanced outputs
  • Dolby VisionTM playback support
  • HDR support (HDR10/BT.2020)
  • 4 user-assignable output channels
  • 7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs (eARC compatible)
  • IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
  • Air Play 2 and Google Chromecast streaming support
  • Roon Ready

The new Concert XR-8 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. Seven amplified channels deliver 120 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 200 watts per channel at 4 ohms.

Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, AirPlay 2, Roon Ready, 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.


Audio Inputs 7 HDMI, 6 RCA Phono, 4 Coax SPDIF, 2 Toslink
Nominal sensitivity 1V, 2V, 4V (user selectable)
Input Impedance 47 kΩ
Signal to Noise (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct  100 dB/110 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 0.2 dB
Video Inputs 7 HDMI (HDMI 2.0b / HDCP 2.2)


Amplifier Channels 7
Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω / 4Ω 120W/200W
Minimum Speaker Load
Preamp Audio Outputs 16 channels (unbalanced RCA), 2 channels Zone 2 (unbalanced RCA), 1 Toslink
Nominal output level 1 Vrms (max. 5 Vrms)
Output impedance 560 Ω
THD+N (20 Hz – 20 kHz) -100dB
Main Video Outputs Dual (2) HDMI (eARC support)
Second Zone Output 1 HDMI
Headphone Output 1 1/4″
IP Ethernet
RS232 Serial Control
12 Volt Trigger Outputs 2
IR Receiver Inputs 2
Power consumption (standby) <0.5W
Power consumption (idle, typical)  90W (340 BTU/hour)
Power consumption (maximum) 1500W (5200 BTU/hour
Dimensions (including terminals and feet) 17”W x 17.5”D x 7.3”H (4U)
Weight 40.3 lbs. (18.3 kg)