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CEDIA NEWS: Lexicon launches trio of AV amps/processors

Lexicon, best-known for its high-end AV products, is targetting what it considers the more 'affordable' end of the market with a new AV receiver, processor and power amp.

Lexicon RV5 receiver

The RV5 is a 7.1 channel receiver with built-in FM/AM tuner, USB connectivity, twin HDMI inputs, the latest version of Lexicon's own Logic 7 decoding and video scaling to 720p and 1080i.

Lexicon says it's also the company's first product to incorporate Faroudja video processing. It's all yours for $3999.

Next up is the $2999 MV-5 processor, capable of supporting up to two zones and designed to act as the control centre for a home cinema system. Like the RV5, it has twin HDMI inputs, USB connectivity for hooking it up to a PC, and an optional iPod dock.

Lexicon MV5 processor

Additional features include Faroudja's DCDi video processing, designed to smooth out the jagged edges caused when video is de-interlaced.

And finally there's the RX-7 7.1 power amp, delivering 200w into 8ohms. It's intended for use wuth Lexicon's range of MC series digital controllers.

The RX-7 has two large toroidal transformers to ensure rock-solid bass performance, and balanced audio inputs via RCA or XLR connectors. It costs $5999.

Technorati Tags: AV receiver, AV processor, AV power amp, Logic 7

Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.