unknown ADP61 Preamplifiers

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Product Description

"ADP61" 24bit 192kHz Studio AV Preamp Decoder features a multitude of analog, digital, and S-Video inputs. Remote control selection of both visual and audio signals is available for a wide range of source material.

With active monitors becoming extremely popular in home theaters and professional studios alike, the need for a compact preamp decoder without a power amplifier stage has become apparent. The ADP61 is perfect when used as the main control hub bridging all audio and video connections together while offering a simple yet powerful monitoring control solution. It is also useful for the mixer-less DAW studio.

The ADP61 allows monitoring and decoding for all signals from stereo to 6.1 surround audio. With balanced XLR outputs and an infra-red remote control, it's simple to monitor various connected devices such as CD units, Video units, DVD player/recorders, or TV systems. Decoding is provided for digitally connected devices compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS ES Matrix, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo, and more (see below).

The ADP61's internal software also offers: • Saving of reference levels for each input (rev 2) - This eliminates changing Master volume levels during selection of different inputs while performing simple A/B comparisons of source material. • Downmix from encoded surround formats (rev 2). See downmix chart here. • Inaudible internal Mute relay switching in critical listening environments - In some hardware devices, audible operational hardware relay clicks are present when source material volume level is zero and a pause function is used (especially present in digital source material). • Last state memory (rev 2) - The ADP61 returns to the last state setting on power up. Includes all decode and channel routing settings. • Variable crossover point for the SUB output (rev 2) - Perfect for enhancing bass frequency control. The ADP61 connections: violet Perfectly suited for use in these environments: • 1 x Balanced XLR stereo input • 1 x 25pin multi-channel 5.1 input • 1 x 5.1 unbalanced input (RCA) (Rev1 only) • 1 x AES EBU digital input • 1 x Coaxial digital input • 1 x Optical digital input • 6 x stereo unbalanced inputs • 4 x S-Video inputs • 7 x XLR Balanced outputs (6.1) • Home theatre environment • Professional recording studios • Home/project studios • Advertising agencies • Office presentation rooms

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by flow a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2011

Bottom Line:   
i run a dance/trance/dubstep PA, that occasionally sees use as a live and vocal rig.
using custom subs, nexo ps10's and c-audio amps, its pretty sweet and gets a good spl for 100 to 200 people.
i got this adp61 so i could test out modern surround sound for my favourite tunes.

and it works really really well. the built in sub crossover is superb. i run all the channels as 'small' and send everything under 100Hz to my subs (which i have in a central position), and the result is really clean and smooth.

the surround decoding is very good, with clean localisation. its great having fully balanced XLR ins and outs.

i have one gripe. the surround channels are a little noisy. i've solved the problem with a dbx noise gate - before that, there would be a noticeable hiss on less than perfect input sources (256kbps mp3s and lower). unfortunately, some DJs turn up with crap files. they sound awful in stereo too!.

the price was right and it behaves well. if you have a power cut, it requires a button press to wake it up.

anything else? mm. lots of other PAs need to get this, so when i go out partying i'm always in a surround sound space. its beautiful.

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Product model year:   2010

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