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Based on the critically acclaimed line of Lexicon preamp/ processors and power amplifiers, the RV-8 was designed from the ground up with the enthusiast in mind. The massive power amplifier section outputs an impressive 140 watts on each of its seven channels across the entire audible spectrum with all seven channels driven simultaneously. And it does so while retaining exceptional transparency, wide dynamic range and sonic neutrality. The RV-8 delivers real power that makes stand-alone multichannel power amplifiers blush. Mated with an exceptional preamp/processor utilizing the latest algorithms, including LOGIC 7 and an intuitive user interface, the RV-8 can be viewed as “separates” that happen to share the same chassis.
The RV-8 Receiver is an 8-channel audio and video control center with independent zone monitoring that provides control of audio and video source selection in three zones at the same time. The RV-8 includes a host of inputs: a built-in tuner, eight digital audio, eight analog audio, phono, five composite video, five S-video and three component video input connectors.These can be assigned to any of the eight software configurable inputs.The analog input connectors can also be configured to accommodate up to two 5.1-channel analog sources such as DVD-A and SACD.The RV-8 features an integrated 7-channel power amplifier that is designed to achieve high levels of power and performance. Equipped with a massive toroidal power transformer, the amplifier also provides thermal and DC protection. A built-in AM/FM tuner allows for automatic or manual storing of up to 40 preset stations.