Lexicon Lowers the Price On Its MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor

ELKHART, Indiana – Lexicon today announced that it has lowered the manufacturer’s suggested retail price on its MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor, the company’s top-of-the-line preamplifier/processor for high-end home theater and custom installation audio/video systems. The MC-12HDB is now available at $7,999 suggested retail, reduced from its previous $10,999 MSRP.

“The Lexicon MC-12HDB has established itself as an industry-standard surround-sound preamp/processor, and now, its extraordinary performance and flexibility are within the reach of a greater number of home cinema enthusiasts than ever before,” said Jim Garrett, Market Manager, HARMAN High Performance AV. “We are confident that listeners will find the MC-12HDB to be the best-sounding preamp/processor on the market at its new price point.”

The THX Ultra2-certified MC-12HDB is the ultimate home theater control center. It offers 7.2-channel surround-sound capability, and is compatible with all popular surround sound formats including Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ via LPCM over HDMI™, to deliver high-resolution audio from Blu-ray players and other sources. The MC-12HDB has multiple HDMI inputs and an HDMI output, along with an extensive array of video and audio inputs and outputs including balanced audio connections.

The Lexicon MC-12HDB provides extensive multi-room flexibility, with three independent zones and 12 configurable inputs. Although highly sophisticated in its capabilities, the MC-12HDB is easy to set up and use, thanks to its exclusive, user interface that provides complete adjustability via intuitive on-screen menus.

Additional refinements include premium 24-bit/192kHz internal D/A converters operating in dual-differential mode; independent crossover, speaker distance and level controls for each of the main audio outputs; a broadcast-quality analog video switcher with upconversion to component video; NTSC, PAL and SECAM compatibility; automatic calibration of speaker output levels and distances (using the optional Lexicon microphone kit); an optional automatic digital room EQ system and many other high-end features. 

The Lexicon MC-12HDB Music and Cinema Processor is currently available at authorized Lexicon retailers.

HARMAN ( designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.