AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Maestro X7S - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: AudioControl

AudioControl Maestro X7S AV Receiver

16-channel preamp/processor with immersive audio

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AudioControl Maestro X7S AV Receiver

Unleash the Power of Immersive Audio

Welcome to the epicenter of home theater excellence, where the AudioControl Maestro X7S stands tall as the maestro of your auditory experience. This immersive AV preamp processor is more than just a device; it's the heart and soul of your home theater, orchestrating an audio experience that's nothing short of breathtaking.

Premium Sound Quality

The Maestro X7S is designed to satisfy the most discerning ears. With its ESS SABRE PRO DACs providing a dynamic range of 124 dB, every nuance in your audio is captured with crystal-clear precision. The result is an authoritative bass response and detailed sound that turns every listening session into an event.

Immersive Surround Sound

This preamp processor supports the most advanced surround sound formats available:

  • Dolby Atmos: Feel the power of sound moving around you in three-dimensional space.
  • Auro-3D: Immerse yourself in a cocoon of life-like sound.
  • DTS:X: Enjoy multi-dimensional audio that places sound where it would occur naturally in space.
  • IMAX Enhanced: Experience heart-pounding audio that takes you inside the filmmakers' vision.

Exceptional Connectivity

The AudioControl Maestro X7S is a hub of connectivity:

  • 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs: Flexible connectivity for all your audio components.
  • 4 user-assignable output channels: Customize your setup to suit your unique needs.
  • Full complement of inputs, including HDMI 2.0b: Seamless integration into your existing system.
  • Control Options: Manage your experience with IP, IR, RS232, and Wi-Fi options.

Advanced Video Support

  • 4K UHD and HDR playback: Enjoy your favorite visual content with the highest quality video standards.
  • Dolby Vision Support: Revel in stunning brightness, contrast, and color.
  • HDR10/BT.2020: Experience a broader spectrum of colors and more lifelike images.

Elegant Industrial Design

With its sleek and modern aesthetic, the Maestro X7S is not only a powerhouse of performance but also a statement piece in your home theater setup. Its new and elegant industrial design distinguishes it from other preamp/processor solutions, ensuring that it looks as good as it sounds.

Room Calibration

  • Dirac Live room correction technology: Optimizes your audio to fit the unique acoustics of your space, ensuring the best possible sound quality.

Made in the USA

The Maestro X7S is designed and manufactured in the United States, ensuring the highest standards of quality and supporting American craftsmanship.

Warranty and Support

Your investment is secure with a generous 5-year warranty, reflecting the confidence in the build quality and performance of the Maestro X7S.

In the Box

  • AudioControl Maestro X7S Immersive AV Preamp Processor
  • Power Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Calibration Microphone
  • User Manual

Installation and Performance

Setting up the Maestro X7S is straightforward, with users consistently praising the ease of installation and intuitive configuration. Once in operation, the performance is nothing short of stellar, with clean, powerful, and dynamic sound that brings your favorite movies and music to life.

Why Choose the Maestro X7S

  • High-performance audio processing capabilities: Ensures that you are getting the best sound quality possible.
  • Wide range of supported immersive audio formats: Prepares your home theater for any type of audio experience.
  • Extensive connectivity options: Allows for seamless integration with your existing equipment.
  • Advanced room correction and bass management features: Tailors the sound to your personal environment.
  • Sleek and aesthetically pleasing design: Adds a touch of elegance to your home theater.
  • Made in the USA with a 5-year warranty: Offers peace of mind and attests to the quality of the product.
  • Certified for IMAX Enhanced standard: Guarantees that you are getting the most immersive sound available.
  • App-based control and wireless/streaming connectivity options: Provides ease of use and flexibility in how you enjoy your content.

Your Dreamedia Home Theater Solution

At Dreamedia, we understand that creating the perfect home theater experience is about more than just purchasing high-quality equipment—it's about designing a system that works harmoniously in your unique space. That's why we're here to assist you every step of the way, from selecting the right components to professional installation and calibration. The AudioControl Maestro X7S is an exceptional choice for audio professionals and enthusiasts alike, and when paired with Dreamedia's expertise, you're set for an unrivaled home theater experience.

Take your home theater to unprecedented heights with the AudioControl Maestro X7S. Contact Dreamedia today to design your dream home theater system, and let the Maestro X7S lead your auditory journey to its most sublime destination.

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-6 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-6 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.

  • Dirac Live® room correction:  AudioControl's Immersive AV Receivers and Preamp Processors use a built-in proprietary automatic loudspeaker setup function from Dirac Research.  Dirac Live determines the essential speaker settings in your system, resulting in improved staging, better clarity and intelligibility in music and vocals, and deeper, tighter bass without resonance.
  • Unprecedented detail and clarity:  The ESS SABRE PRO DACs technology in Concert XR-6 ensures unprecedented levels of detail and clarity along with earth-shaking, authoritative bass response.
  • IMAX enhanced®:  AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced Immersive AV Receivers and Preamp Processors feature DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimized to properly reproduce the full dynamic range of IMAX theatrical sound mixes available in IMAX Enhanced content.
  • Next gen 3D audio standard:  Auro-3D is the next generation three-dimensional audio standard present in Concert XR-6, providing a realistic sound experience.  Thanks to a unique 'Height' channel configuration, acoustic reflections are generated and heard naturally since the sounds originate from around as well as above the listener.

Product Highlights

  • 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 AB 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
  • Google Cast and AirPlay2 streaming support

Dimensions and Warranty

  • 17” W  x  17.5” D   x  7.3” H (4U) (including terminals and feet)  
  • Weight: 40.3 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years 
  • Our 30-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR #

Our Review


The AudioControl Maestro X7S is a high-performance preamp/processor designed specifically for home theater systems. With its support for immersive surround formats such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, this audio powerhouse promises to elevate your entertainment experience to new heights. In this comprehensive review, we'll dive deep into its features, performance, and user feedback to help you make an informed decision.

Design and Build Quality

One of the standout features of the Maestro X7S is its industrial design, setting it apart from other preamp/processor solutions in the market. The sleek and aesthetically pleasing design seamlessly integrates into any home theater setup, while its robust build quality ensures long-lasting performance. What sets the Maestro X7S apart even further is that it is proudly manufactured in the United States, giving it an added appeal for those seeking quality American-made products.

Audio Processing Capabilities

At the heart of the Maestro X7S lies its exceptional audio processing capabilities. Equipped with ESS SABRE PRO DACs, this preamp/processor delivers detailed audio and authoritative bass response, allowing you to immerse yourself in the richness and depth of your favorite movies and music. With support for Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, the Maestro X7S ensures that you can enjoy a truly immersive audio experience that brings every sound to life, enveloping you in a three-dimensional sonic landscape.

Connectivity Options

The Maestro X7S offers an extensive range of connectivity options, making it a versatile hub for all your audio devices. With 16 channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs, you have flexibility in connecting your speakers and amplifiers. The HDMI 2.0b inputs enable seamless integration with your video sources, ensuring that you can enjoy the latest 4K UHD and HDR content with ease. Additionally, the Maestro X7S provides a full complement of inputs, allowing you to connect various devices and sources to create a fully integrated home theater system.

Room Correction and Bass Management

AudioControl understands the importance of room acoustics in delivering optimal sound quality. That's why the Maestro X7S comes equipped with Dirac Live room correction technology. This advanced feature analyzes your room's acoustics and applies precise adjustments to optimize the sound output, resulting in a more accurate and immersive audio experience. While the current firmware does not include the Dirac Bass Control feature, it is expected to be available soon, further enhancing the bass management capabilities and allowing for even greater control over the low-frequency response.

Video Playback and Certification

In addition to its impressive audio capabilities, the Maestro X7S also supports 4K UHD and HDR playback. This ensures that you can enjoy the highest quality video content with vibrant colors, sharp details, and enhanced contrast. Furthermore, the Maestro X7S is certified for the IMAX Enhanced standard, guaranteeing an audiovisual experience that meets the highest standards set by IMAX. This certification ensures that you can enjoy content specifically mastered to deliver a more immersive and impactful experience in your home theater.

User Experiences and Feedback

While user reviews for the Maestro X7S are limited, the feedback from those who have used it has been overwhelmingly positive. Users have praised the performance and installation process, highlighting the significant impact it has had on their home theater setups. However, some users have reported a faint noise in the speakers when the unit goes in and out of standby mode. While this may be a minor inconvenience, it is worth noting that there is a potential workaround available to mitigate this issue. Overall, the Maestro X7S has received praise for its audio quality, ease of use, and reliability.

Pricing and Value

As with any premium audio product, the Maestro X7S comes with a higher price tag. While this may be a barrier for some customers, it is important to consider the value it offers. With its high-performance audio processing capabilities, extensive connectivity options, advanced room correction technology, and support for immersive audio formats, the Maestro X7S is designed to deliver a truly immersive and exceptional home theater experience. Moreover, AudioControl backs the Maestro X7S with a 5-year warranty, providing peace of mind and confidence in the product's longevity.


The AudioControl Maestro X7S is a standout preamp/processor that delivers high-performance audio processing capabilities and supports a wide range of immersive audio formats. Its sleek design, extensive connectivity options, and advanced room correction technology make it a compelling choice for home theater enthusiasts. While some users have reported minor issues, the overall feedback has been positive, highlighting the powerful audio performance and ease of use. The Maestro X7S may come with a higher price tag, but for those seeking a premium audio experience, it offers excellent value. If you're looking to unleash the full potential of your home theater system, the AudioControl Maestro X7S is a worthy investment.

Additional Information

While the Maestro X7S boasts impressive features and performance, there is limited information available about specific audio features or performance. This lack of detailed specifications and comparisons can make it challenging for consumers to make an informed decision. It's important to note that the Maestro X7S does not have built-in WiFi, which may be a drawback for those who prefer wireless connectivity options. Additionally, the limited front-panel inputs, excluding HDMI, S/PDIF, TOSLINK, and USB, may require additional connectivity solutions depending on your setup. It is worth mentioning that the room correction system microphone is not calibrated out of the box, which may require additional calibration for optimal performance. Unfortunately, there is limited information available about specific customer reviews and feedback, making it difficult to gauge the overall user experience.


Audio Specifications

  • Number Of Channels: 11
  • Stereo RMS Power (watts): 140
  • THD in Stereo: 0.05 %
  • Dolby Atmos: Yes
  • DTS: X
  • IMAX Enhanced: Yes
  • Auro-3D: Yes
  • ES9026PRO SABRE DACs Dynamic Range: 124 dB
  • Dirac Live Room Correction: Yes
  • Class AB Power Amplification: Yes
  • Total Number of Zones: 3

Video Specifications

  • 4K UHD Support: Yes, HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2
  • Dolby Vision: Yes
  • HDR Support: HDR10/BT.2020


  • HDMI Inputs: 7
  • HDMI Outputs: 3, eARC compatible
  • Unbalanced Outputs: 16 channels
  • Balanced XLR Outputs: 16 channels
  • Assignable Output Channels: 4
  • IP Control: Yes
  • IR Control: Yes
  • RS232 Control: Yes
  • Wifi Control: Yes
  • AirPlay 2 Support: Yes
  • Google Chromecast Support: Yes

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 17” W x 17.5” D x 7.3” H
  • Weight: 40.3 lbs.

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