AudioControl Joins the IMAX® Enhanced Program to Deliver a Heart-Pounding Immersive Entertainment Experience


AudioControl is pleased to announce its partnership in the IMAX® Enhanced program, a new certification and licensing initiative combining the highest-end consumer electronics products with IMAX digitally re-mastered 4K HDR content and DTS audio technologies to offer consumers a new level of quality in immersive sight and sound experiences for the home. The IMAX Enhanced firmware update for AudioControl cinema products, including the Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 receivers and the Maestro M5 and M9 preamp/processors is available now.


As one of the program’s initial licensees, AudioControl will offer a line of IMAX Enhanced AV receivers and preamp/processors, enabling consumers to experience the IMAX signature sound mix, delivered by DTS, and all with the power and grace of AudioControl’s remarkable line of AV engines. To become IMAX Enhanced-certified, consumer electronics manufacturers must meet stringent performance standards, set by a certification committee comprised of IMAX and DTS engineers as well as Hollywood’s leading technical specialists. A home movie with audio powered by an IMAX Enhanced AudioControl AV receiver or preamp/processor will deliver heart-pounding sound that you can feel.


AudioControl’s IMAX Enhanced 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. With meticulous adjustments modelled on the IMAX theatrical sound system, this proprietary IMAX audio mix is translated for home theater environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X codec technology to deliver the IMAX signature sound experience in the home. Additionally, IMAX is working with its global studio and content partners to make available a steady stream of IMAX Enhanced versions of blockbuster movies and additional programming.