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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.

More after the break

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.

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