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Cinema 12 Preamplifier/Surround Processor

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The Cinema 12 adds new technological advances in cinema audio to take your home theater to the next level. Four HDMI v1.4a inputs are included to take advantage of advanced features of new displays and players. The Cinema 12 supports most 3D formats, 48-bit deep color, audio return channel, Ethernet channel, and CEC power on/off features. Utilizing the Cirrus Logic CS49700 series chipset and HDMI v1.4a, the Cinema 12 has the ability to properly decode and playback both the raw bitstream and lossless linear PCM signals from the latest high resolution formats, including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio. To increase audio performance beyond that of the Cinema 11a, the Cinema 12 offers the very latest Burr Brown 32 bit/192 kHz surround DAC chips for the most impressive surround separation and steering, and the most accurate audio decoding. The Cinema 12 has the ability to set separate Listener Profile speaker settings for playback of Music and Movies. The Cinema 12 uses the best available components in the audio circuit, resulting in extraordinary sound quality, which is a trademark of Cary Audio Design products. The Cinema 12 also contains an HD radio tuner for the highest resolution signals from FM broadcasts. Add to this an all new programmable remote and without question, the Cinema 12 is the highest performing home theater processor available today.

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The following section describes the Cinema 12 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Decoding Ability Dolby True HD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic IIx for movies and music
Dolby Digital EX
DTS ES 6.1 Discrete
DTS NEO 96/24 for movies and music
Matrix Surround for 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1
Inputs 7 RCA analog stereo input pairs
1 XLR analog stereo input pair
1 XLR digital input
7 RCA coaxial digital inputs
7 TOSLINK digital inputs
4 HDMI v1.4a inputs
Multi channel Analog Input 7.1 analog bypass input set for multi-channel playback
Outputs Main Front pair, Center Front, Surround Back pair or Center Surround, Surround pair, Subwoofer, can have 5, 6 or 7 speakers & subwoofer, RCA and XLR connections. 1 HDMI v1.4a output. 2nd zone output: 1 digital output, 1 RCA analog stereo pair
Frequency Response 10 Hz – 20 kHz, 1Hz – 129Hz (-3dB)
Amplitude Linearity +/- 0.2 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Phase Linearity 3 degrees (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Dynamic Range 115 dB (1 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 108 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Separation >89 dB (1 kHz)
Total Harmonic Distortion 0.008% (1 kHz)
Rated Output Level 1.0 V RMS (8.0 volts maximum)
Power Input 120 or 240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption 25 watts
Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 17.7″ W x 4.5″ H x 16.5″ D
Detailed Features Auto setup with a microphone, RS-232 port on back panel for custom install system control, IR repeater input and output, 3 remote DC triggers, Bass and Treble controls with bass management circuit, Variable crossover from 40-140 Hz, in 10 Hz steps, dedicated remote control handset, second zone audio analog and digital outputs.