Myryad Processor Accepts DVD-A, SACD
Clean, elegant visual design is mated to excellent electronics in the MDP500. Capable of decoding Dolby ProLogic, Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks, the Myryad is also equipped with a 7.1 input for DVD-Audio and SACD recordings. A Dolby "late night" option reduces dynamics and frequency extremes so that viewers can enjoy movies without disturbing their neighbors. Mono operation and cinema equalization are useful options as well; and several synthesized surround modes are available to create ambience with two-channel sources. Navigation is via an onscreen display.
The MDP500 has nine pairs of analog stereo audio inputs, discrete inputs for 7.1 multichannel analog, and six digital inputs: four coaxial, and two optical. The processor also has six video inputs, each offering the choice of composite or S-video. Outputs include 7.1 channel analog, three record outs, two composite/S-video outs, and one S-video without the onscreen display.
Unusual features on the Myryad processor are a pair of "My-Link" inputs and outputs. The unit also has an RS232 control input for use with computers, and outputs a 12V DC trigger for remote turn-on of power amplifiers and other equipment. Finished in brushed aluminum and either silver gray or black to match other home theater equipment in the Myryad line, the MDP500 carries a suggested list price of $ 2,595.00. Myryad products are distributed by Artech Electronics.