Crestron has had a whole slew of product announcements to come out of the CEDIA show, but two of the unquestionably biggest revolved around the tandem release of the PSPHD surround processor and its companion ProAmp amplifier.
The PSPHD is a 7.3 channel home theater surround processor that’s slated to retail for a spectacular nine thousand dollars. It’s meant to be sold with the ProAmp for an additional cost of eight grand.
Now, what do you get for seventeen thousand bucks besides a wicked case of buyer’s remorse and quite possibly divorce proceedings after you explain it to your wife? You get the first ever Crestron system that offers decoders for all Blu-ray surround codecs, AND HDCP-supported HDMI. Plus, you get a whole slew of Audyssey technologies like, MultEQ room correction, Dynamic Volume to volume-level when source switching or commercials interrupt TV programs, and Dynamic EQ. It also features built-in DVD-Audio/SACD decoding, six HDMI inputs, and dual front-panel VFDs.
Truly, if money is no object and you desperately want the choicest of home theater input systems, then this should be exactly what you’re looking for. Regular humans, however, will have little trouble making do with much, MUCH, lower end hardware.