Although the M55 universal DVD player is capable of playing all formats of DVDs currently available, it is still well ahead of its time. Music lovers will enjoy the DVD-Audio, SACD, MP3 and WMA playback capabilities and also receive a substantial sonic upgrade when they play their favorite CDs due to the advanced design of the M55.
The progressive scan DVD playback supports HDMI connectivity with HDCP encryption and offers unmatched video quality due to the Faroudja DCDi chipset which works to upconvert standard (480 lines) DVD video to high definition formats of 720p or 1080i.
The M55 supports the all popular DVD features with intuitive operation. However hidden beneath the on screen menus and under the protective armor of the machined aluminum housing the M55 employs what many consider as the finest audio/video processing units ever made. Utilizing the Analog Devices 12-bit, 216 MHz video DACs for Component output and the Cirrus Logic 10-bit, 27 MHz video DACs for Composite and S-Video output, the M55 is capable of simultaneously feeding a second zone video display.
Additionally, a rear panel IR input, 12-volt trigger and RS-232 port allow for easy integration of advanced control systems commonly used in today's complex custom theaters. The Masters Series M55 is simply the finest multi-format DVD component ever built.
M55 Digital Disc Player Features
- Plays DVD-V, DVD-A, DVD R, DVD-R, VCD, SVCD, SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW
- HDMI HD Output
- Faroudja DCDi circuit for 480i (DVD standard) video upconversion to 420p, 720p or 1080i
- Progressive scan with 3:2 pull down (film detection mode)
- Component, S-Video and Composite Video Output
- Analog Devices 12 bit 216 MHz video DACs for Component output
- Cirrus Logic 10 bit 27MHz video DACs for Composite and S-Video
- Independent video DACs allow simultaneous feed to zone 2
- Coax and TosLink optical digital audio outputs
- Bass Management for DVD-A and SACD
- Separate 2 channel and 5.1 channel analog outputs
- Dolby Digital and DTS decoding
- HDCD, MP3, and WMA decoding
- 24 bit 192kHz DACs
- RS-232 port
- IR Input
- 12V Trigger Input
- Detachable AC cord
- DVD 55 Remote Control