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AudioControl Maestro X7

9.1.6 Immersive AV Preamp Processor

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 DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)





AudioControl’s next generation of high-performance preamp/processors enable home theatre specialists and A/V integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power, and control. The Maestro X7 supports the most sought after immersive surround formats, such as Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced outputs including four user-configurable outputs. The Maestro X7 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.

  • The 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.
  • Get in control: Enthusiasts will enjoy intuitive app-based control, Google Cast, AirPlay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options as well as integrated web-based configuration.
  • Finished to perfection: Wrapped quite elegantly within a completely new industrial design, distinguishing AudioControl’s home cinema preamp/processor lineup from any other solution.
  • Award-winning quality: The Maestro X series, like all AudioControl Theater components, is backed with a comprehensive five-year parts and labor warranty. This comes from a company that has been designing and manufacturing performance audio components in the USA since 1977.

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 DACs (124 dB of dynamic range)
  • Dirac Live® room correction
  • 16 channel XLR outputs
  • 16 channel unbalanced outputs
  • Pairs perfectly with Savoy G4, Pantages G4, Avalon G4
  • Dolby VisionTM playback support
  • HDR support (HDR10/BT.2020)
  • 4 user-assignable output channels
  • 7 HDMI inputs / 3 HDMI outputs (eARC)
  • IP, IR, RS232, and Wifi control
  • AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast streaming support

Dimensions & Warranty

  • 17” W x 16.9” D x 7.3” H
  • Weight: 27 lbs
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty
  • Our 30-day money-back guarantee

Additional information



Audio Inputs

7 HDMI, 2 XLR, 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)

Preamp Audio Outputs

16 channels (balanced XLR), 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″

12 Volt Trigger Outputs


IR Receiver Inputs


Power consumption (standby)


Power consumption (idle, typical)

40W (170 BTU/hour)

Power consumption (maximum)

50W (170 BTU/hour

Dimensions (including terminals and feet)

17”W x 16.9”D x 7.3”H (4U)


27.1 lbs. (12.3 kg)

In The Box

Maestro X7, 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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