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AudioControl Concert XR-8

9.1.6 Immersive AV Receiver

Key Features

  • 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





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.

  • 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-8 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-8, 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 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

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 #

Additional information



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


Continuous power output, per channel, 8Ω / 4Ω


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)


Main Video Outputs

Dual (2) HDMI (eARC support)

Second Zone Output


Headphone Output

1 1/4″


IP Ethernet
RS232 Serial Control

12 Volt Trigger Outputs


IR Receiver Inputs


Power consumption (standby)


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)


40.3 lbs. (18.3 kg)

In The Box

Concert XR-8, HTR-3 remote with 2 x AAA batteries, DAB/FM antenna, 3 x WiFi/Bluetooth antennas, calibration microphone, USB cable, power cord, user manual, warranty


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