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A Perfect Choice for Digital Sources
More and more of our source components are digital these days. So if you’re not using analog gear, it doesn’t make sense to pay extra for analog input capability in a preamp/processor – especially if your main focus is home theater and multi-channel music.
The NuForce AVP-18 is what you need. It’s an all-digital home theater preamp/processor that offers dedicated AV enthusiasts true 24/192 digital audio performance along with superb HD video at an amazing price. You wouldn’t expect any less from NuForce.
No analog connections means plenty of digital inputs. Offering four HDMI inputs, two optical digital inputs, and two coaxial S/PDIF inputs, the AVP-18 easily accommodates the most complex systems and configurations. But lots of connectivity is only part of the story. Although the AVP-18 has auto calibration that helps it sound great in any room, if you’re a perfectionist or if you just love to tweak your AV system, the NuForce gives you manual calibration options, too.
"NuForce Hits One Out of the Park"
"I think that NuForce has hit one out of the park with these components," notes The Emotiva Lounge in a June 30, 2013 post on the AVP-18 and MCA-18.
"With the AVP-18 as its cornerstone, listeners have the ideal foundation for building the ultimate HT system," reports PRWeb.com.
Superlative Digital and Analog Stages
With the AVP-18 as its cornerstone, you have the ideal foundation for building the ultimate audiophile home theater system and a no-compromise multi-channel music set-up.
In order to focus on the purest possible digital-to-analog conversion, the AVP-18 accepts only digital sources. But this doesn’t mean that analog technology takes a back seat here. Quite the contrary! The all-digital approach also permits the DAC and its subsequent analog stages to include the same innovative technology utilized in several of NuForce’s high-end audio DACs.
In addition, the AVP-18 offers superlative audiophile-grade analog circuitry throughout, along with a high-precision eight-channel analog volume control and superior-quality RCA output connectors, all of which contribute to the pristine clarity.
Unlike many surround processors on the market, switching between HDMI inputs on the AVP-18 is smooth and precise. The HDMI output and all four HDMI inputs are fully HDMI 1.4 compliant with 3-D, CEC, and SRC support. For the last word in flexibility, the AVP-18 also accepts an ARC input from your TV.
Excels with the Latest HD Surround Formats
The AVP-18 excels with all of the latest HD audio surround sound formats. These include Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS Master, and DTS Hi Res. The HD audio decoding is fully compatible with Dolby Digital (EX), DTS, DTS ES (D6.1, M6.1), DTS 96/24 or 192K 7.1 CH PCM. You also get a heaping helping of matrix decoding functions, such as Dolby Pro Logic, DTS Neo:6.
Easy Automatic Set-up
You don't have to spend hours calibrating your speakers for your listening room with the NuForce. You can let the built-in technology do the process for you. Or you can continue on from there with built-in technological tools that let you tweak the sound to your heart's content.
While casual users will find initial setup a breeze, the AVP-18 still provides the demanding audiophile with all of the controls necessary to customize performance to the highest levels of precision. To get started, connect your digital sources, plug in the included calibration microphone, and activate the automatic multi-channel room correction software to adjust for the inevitable acoustic anomalies typical of most rooms.
Once you’re finished and have all settings stored in memory, you can start enjoying the latest HD audio and video media with the assurance that you are experiencing the kind of accurate, transparent and musical sound upon which NuForce’s reputation rests.
Advanced Calibration Options
Auto set-up is only the beginning, if you’re one of those people who just can’t resist squeezing every last ounce of performance from their AV gear. And let's face it. For a lot of us, tweaking the sound of our electronic components isn't a chore. It's what we do for fun. And the NuForce provides plenty of opportunity for tweaks.
While the AVP-18’s automatic calibration routine makes getting started simple and straightforward, the serious audiophile still has the opportunity to seek perfection by way of an advanced array of calibration options, including quadruple-bass-management settings; 11 programmable, fully parametric equalizers per channel; adjustable speaker crossover points, slopes, and alignment types; and front channel bi-amplification capability.
Based in Fremont, California, NuForce first gained acclaim for its patented audiophile-grade Class-D power amplifiers, earning numerous awards from audio publications in the U.S. and Japan. Building upon its reputation as a company that develops state-of-the-art audio products, NuForce has worked diligently to expand its product line with digital-to-analog converters, in-ear and over-the-ear headphones, speakers and subwoofers, cables, home and headphone amplifiers, and other quality audio accessories.
"I think that NuForce has hit one out of the park with these components..."
- The Emotiva Lounge, June 30, 2013
"With the AVP-18 as its cornerstone, listeners have the ideal foundation for building the ultimate HT system."