SpeakerCraft Move Into AV Receiver Market
The two new Vital-series receivers are the two-channel Vital 710 and the Vital 910 home-theater receiver. Both are heralded by president, Jeremy Burkhardt, as offering a “significant performance breakthrough” because of high-current amplification and discrete output stages that deliver “substantial headroom” and “impressive sound pressure levels.” The units, he said, “are extremely musical, produce an abundance of very clean sound and do so with great reliability.”
Although the Vital 710 is a two-channel receiver, it can be used with impedance-balancing speaker selectors and in-wall volume controls to create an affordable installed multi-room-audio system. It features 2 x 80-watt high-current amplifiers, two full-range subwoofer outputs, composite video switching, a front-panel A/V input, AM/FM tuner with 30 presets and a phono input.
The Vital 910 A/V receiver features 7 x 130-watt amplification, decoding of all authorised Blu-ray surround formats, four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, SmartEQ automatic room equalization with included microphone, XM Satellite Radio input, AM/FM tuner with 50 presets and 1080p up-scaling via Faroujda’s Torino video chip processing.