According to a press release, Anthem is introducing an updated version of the AVM (Audio/Video Master) 50 A/V controller, which Anthem terms a “music preamplifier/home theater processor.”
The release says that, “the AVM 50 combines unprecedented A/V performance-enhancing technologies with whole-home entertainment control that makes it possible for users to direct audio and video program materials throughout their homes.”
The AVM 50 features the latest Sigma Designs (formerly Gennum) VXP digital video processing, which Anthem claims provides many benefits including per-pixel processing, adaptive de-interlacing, and TruMotionHD, among other things.
The release goes on to say that the AVM 50 has two dual-core audio digital signal processing engines (designed in-house by Anthem) that provide 800 million instructions per second (MIPS) of processing power to decode the latest audio codecs. The AVM 50 also features Anthem’s ARC-1 room correction technology, which computes every speaker’s in-room frequency response and then calculates a target frequency response equalization curve for each in order to achieve optimal sound.
The release adds that the controller features an updated PCM input that can support 7.1 channels at 24 bits or 192 kHz. The AVM 50 also provides a total of eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs.
For more information, visit www.anthemav.com.