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AVP18
Audiophile digital AV preamp

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Audiophile digital AV preamp

The AVP18 is a digital AV preamp for audiophiles; unapologetically lacking the latest gimmicky features to focus exclusively on sound quality. Accepting only digital inputs for the purest audio quality and utilising the same technology found in our high-end DAC this AV receiver was built from the ground up for superior surround sound and audio performance

Features

High performance home cinema sound
Intelligent room acoustic correction
8 digital inputs
Extensive manual adjustment options
AVP18

The Heart of Your AV System

Equipped with four HDMI v1.4, two optical and two digital coax S/PDIF inputs the AVP18 will sit at the heart of a sophisticated AV system. 192kHz/24-bit audio performance ensures superlative audio performance complimented by HDMI v1.4 Full HD video.

AVP18

Simple Setup - Ultimate Control

While casual users will find initial setup a breeze, the AVP18 provides the demanding audiophile all the control necessary to customise performance with the highest levels of precision. The included calibration microphone can be used to intelligently optimise acoustic performance for your room whilst allowing manual adjustment of the parameters for those that feel the need to tweak to perfection.

AVP18

Flexible Power

Separating the power amplifiers from the AVP18 gives you the ultimate flexibility to use powered or passive speakers. Powered speakers can be driven directly from the AVP18. Passive speakers require either the MCA18 or MCA20 multi-channel power amplifiers that have been designed for use with the AVP18.

AVP18

Home automation drivers

The AVP18 is designed for the demanding home automation market and can be used with leading home controllers when connected via the RS232 port.

AVP18

Inputs: 4xHDMI 1.4v, 2xDigital Coax, 2xOptical
Outputs:L,R,C, SBL, SBR, RL, RR, Sub
HDMI v1.4 with 3-D, Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and Audio Return Channel (ARC) support

HD audio decoding: PCM,LPCM Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD MasterAudio, DTS Hi Res, Dolby Digital (EX), DTS, DTS ES (D6.1, M6.1), DTS 96/24 or 192K 7.1 Ch PCM

  • The intelligent acoustic room calibration can be manually tweaked using:
    • Eleven programmable, fully parametric equalizers per channel
    • Adjustable LFE crossover points and slopes between speakers and subwoofer
    • Advanced bass management settings
  • Video input compatibility:HDMI/DVI, 480P, 576P, 720P50, 720P60, 1080i50, 1080i60, 1080P50, 1080P60, 1080P24
  • External control:RS232

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Reviews

Expert reviews

Home Cinema Choice
Home Cinema Choice
June 2015

Home Cinema Choice awarded the Optoma AVP18 and MCA20 a 'Recommended' badge - 4/5 stars overall: 4.5 stars for performance and 4 stars for design.

"Build quality is also top-notch, with the metal casework feeling impressively substantial"

"The most immediately noticeable aspect of the performance is that everything feels extremely energetic. Even with levels studiously checked and set, there is a sense of intense power and activity from all channels."

"The dynamism and effortless energy of the amp is extremely exciting. Even when you listen at perfectly normal and domestically-friendly levels, it has an unruffled air that some of the single-box competition struggles to match."

"…in tandem with the MCA-20, you get ferocious performance for the money; agile, dynamic and grin-inducing. There is very little that the integrated competition can do to compete with the sheer energy and reserves of power that the Optoma NuForce offers."

Sound & Vision
Sound & Vision
May 2015

AVP18 recently featured in the 'Top Picks Processor and Power Amps':

“The AVP-18 is an all-digital surround processor that can turn your living room into a concert venue with just the right amount of reverb.”

“It’s simple to operate and boasts a proprietary calibration system that lets great recordings really strut their stuff.”

Specification

Bit resolution
24 bit
Supported HD audio
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS ES, DTS HD, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, SPDIF, PCM 8 channel
Connections input
4x HDMI, 2x S/PDIF Coaxil, 2x TOSLINK Optical, USB-B (for upgrading,instead of input), USB bluetooth
Connections output
HDMI (ARC), 8x RCA, SPDIF
Connections control
RS232,12V trigger

General

Output impedance
100 Ohm
Maximum sampling rate
192
Bit resolution
24 bit
Frequency response
20Hz - 20kHz
Signal to noise ratio
100dB
Total harmonic distortion
0.05%
Power supply
115V ~ 230V
Power consumption
<20 Watts
Sample rate indicator
On main display
Native bit rate
24 bit
Volume control
Rotery, via IR handset
SPDIF sampling rates
192
Connections input
4x HDMI, 2x S/PDIF Coaxil, 2x TOSLINK Optical, USB-B (for upgrading,instead of input), USB bluetooth
Connections output
HDMI (ARC), 8x RCA, SPDIF
Connections control
RS232,12V trigger

Compatibility

Supported HD audio
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS ES, DTS HD, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, SPDIF, PCM 8 channel
Video input
HDMI/DVI, 480P, 576P, 720P50, 720P60, 1080i 50, 1080i 60, 1080P 50, 1080P 60, 1080P 24

Weight and dimensions

Weight
10lb 2.3oz
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm)
430 x 81 x 341

In the box

Standard accessories
1x 1m Power cord 1x IR remote handset 1x set up microphone 1x basic user's manual

Colour

Color
Black

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