Lexicon MC-12 HD Preamp/Processor: First Look

  • Price: NA
  • Output Channels: 7. 3-channels (seven main channels, three subwoofer outputs)
  • Decoding: DD, DD EX, ProLogic IIx, DTS, DTS-ES Discrete/Matrix/Neo:6/DTS 24/96, Logic 7 plus five other proprietary Lexicon DSP surround modes
  • Ins and outs: Six coax and six toslink digital audio, one AES/EBU, six HDMI, four component video, RS-232, eight S-Video, three 12V triggers
  • Highlights: THX Ultra2, HDMI ver. 1.1 switching, 24/96 A-D and 24/192 D-A conversion, broadcast grade component video switching with 150MHz bandwidth, internal expansion slots for future applications, Logic 7 driven Headphone L7 listening mode, multi-source/multi-zone, backlit programmable remote with LCD screen.

Nearly as legendary as Lexicon's performance is the company's reputation for taking care of its loyal customers by offering unusually generous trade-ins and upgrades when new products come out. The MC-12 controller that we love, and have made an Ultimate Choice recommendation is now available in an updated version, dubbed the MC-12 HD, with HDMI switching and updated versions of its proprietary surround processing modes. Ladies and gentlemen, start your upgrades! The Lexicon MC-12 HD is shipping now.