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Tuner / Preamp / Processor

Our first Newcastle tuner/preamp/processor, the AVP-9080, garnered praise from the audio cognoscenti. Lawrence Johnson, Michael Fremer, Richard Hardesty, Jeff Cherun, Lawrence Ullman and Danny Kumin all sang its praise. Some said they would buy it. Some even did. Our P-965 improves upon the AVP in nearly every way. Crafted from the finest hand-selected components and designed by passionate audio engineers, its impressive decoding capabilities include virtually all of todays best technologies including: DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix; DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital EX and Pro Logic IIx; and Dolby Headphone to name only a few. With a built-in phono section, the ability to Re-Master CD sound to 192 kHz/24-bit, advanced Room-2 functionality; three wide-bandwidth component video inputs for switching Hi Def TV and two remote controls, the P-965 has the capability to satisfy today's most ardent and advanced audiophile. And with the P-965's "User Upgradability," it's probably one of the few pre-pro's available today that will still be called "Advanced" in a decade. When Widescreen Review tested its predecessor, our AVP-9080, they said it,"easily equals or betters the performance of anything anywhere near its price range." Expect nothing less from the P-965.


DTS-ES Discrete and Matrix
DTS-96/24; DTS NEO-6
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx fully adjustable
Dolby Virtual Speaker
Dolby Headphone Layers 1, 2, 3
Digitally Re-Masters PCM to 192 /24
192 kHz 24-bit DAC's for all channels
Pure Analog Mode; Pure Digital Mode
Selectable Bass Crossover frequencies
Upgradeable operating system
Universal Video upconverts composite and S-Video to Component Video
5 Optical and 2 Coaxial Digital Inputs
Optical Digital Output
A/V Synch Delay
Automatic Speaker Set-up
On Screen Display (from all video outputs)
RNC-500 Remote Control
Programmable Video Input Labeling
24-Bit CS-49400 Crystal Processor
12 DSP Modes
7.1 channel direct input with bass management
Sampling Frequency Display
Room 2 A/V Output with fixed/variable audio level, S-Video and coaxial digital
IR control with 2 inputs and 1 output
Dedicated Room 2 Remote
2 Video Record Out Selectors
Two 12-Volt Triggers, one is user assignable
3 Component Video Inputs switched by relays for unlimited bandwidth
5 Rear Panel Audio/Video Inputs
6 Audio Inputs with Phono
Front Panel A/V Input
Cinema EQ
Tone Defeat
Channel Level Memory
Advanced 4-gang FM tuner
30 Station Presets
Digi-Link III
Sleep Timer
Aluminum Front Panel