Best in class audio and video signal integrity and processing ensure exceptional transparency even with the most demanding program material. Dual audiophile-grade 24 Bit/ 192kHz ESS Sabre Pro DACs, combined with Dirac Live room equalization ensure pristine sound for music and movies. The Harman proprietary Logic 16 up mixer allows content to envelop the listener with a rich and natural three dimensional sound, no matter the source format.
Your Content Your Way
The SDP55 provides a variety of ways to play music over Ethernet or Wi-Fi by streaming directly from your tablet or phone with Chromecast® built-in, Apple® AirPlay 2™ or the Harman MusicLife app. For instant playback, there is Bluetooth with aptX® HD. The SDP-55 is Roon Ready and MQA is supported. There’s even a DAB/FM radio!
Advanced circuitry and decades of know-how ensure the 4K "Ultra HD" video signal is perfectly clear and rock solid. The video stages are designed to harness the latest technology and deliver the best quality formats including Dolby Vision™, HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2, and 3D video compatibility built-in. Audio can be returned from a smart TV in high-resolution audio via HDMI eARC.
The JBL Synthesis SDP-55 is an IMAX Enhanced-certified AV receiver and features DTS:X immersive audio decoding that is optimized to properly reproduce the full dynamic range of IMAX theatrical sound mixes available in IMAX Enhanced content. With meticulous adjustments modeled on the IMAX theatrical sound system, this proprietary IMAX audio mix is translated for home theater environments and exclusively delivered using a special variant of the DTS:X CODEC technology to deliver the IMAX signature sound experience in the home.
The JBL Synthesis SDP-55 leverages the 24bit /192k ESS® Sabre 9028 Pro featuring -120dB THD+N for D/A conversion. The analog circuitry on the input and output stages is optimized for unequaled dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, and unmatched audio clarity. Carefully designed anti-jitter circuitry and ultra-clean power supplies are incorporated to ensure all audio paths, including HDMI, are uncompromised.
With 15.1 decoding, 9.1.6 preamp outputs, both balanced XLR, and single-ended RCA, independent Zone 2 combined with RS232, and Ethernet, the SDP-55 offers exceptional versatility. Four of the sixteen channels allow independent volume and delay settings for added configuration options. Independent volume control for the subwoofers allow fine-tuning, and front panel headphone and aux (3.5mm) jacks add convenience. Flexible configuration, including Dante, IP, IR, and RS232 control and a Zone 2 with high-resolution audio, 4K video, IR, and triggers make the SDP-55 an outstanding choice for a broad range of applications.
The JBL Synthesis SDP-55 includes Dante, an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology, with near-zero latency and synchronization. All 16 channels of processed audio can be routed to any Dante enabled receiving device over a standard network. Dante does away with heavy, expensive analog or multicore cabling, replacing it with low-cost, easily-available CAT5e, CAT6 for a simple, lightweight, and economical solution. Dante is easy to set up and compatible with JBL Synthesis Dante enabled amplifiers as well as a wide selection of third-party Dante-enabled audio products. Dante integrates media and control for your entire system over a single, standard IP network. The applications are endless.
JBL has a rich history in professional digital audio processing, with products found in the vast majority of world-class recording studios. This pedigree is evident in the proprietary Logic16 up mixer, which produces astonishing natural three-dimensional sound. Designed by HARMAN® research scientists and engineers, Logic16 provides a listening experience that will make you feel like you are in the concert hall or on the set. This subtlety is achieved without the sense of psycho-acoustic processing or effects. Logic 16 will up-mix any input source from mono up to 15.1, including all Dolby formats.
Luxurious Industrial Design
The modern industrial design exudes luxury. The half-inch thick anodized aluminum fascia with bead blasted accents and solid glass display makes a distinguished statement. A sturdy 2” aluminum knob performs volume control and data entry with a smooth and steady feel while the geometric button array keeps the lines clean and functionality simple. Front panel menu options are served up on full-color display.
Designed for the Integrator
The JBL Synthesis SDP-55 is designed for a broad range of CI applications. With an available rack mount kit, Dante, eArc and an internal Java-based configuration page, and range of control options, the install, set up, calibration and user experience is better than ever. Control drivers are available for Crestron, Control 4, Elan, RTI, URC, and Savant.
||1V, 2V, 4V (user adjustable)
|Signal/noise ratio (A-wtd ref 100W) normal/stereo direct
||20Hz—20kHz ± 0.1dB
|Nominal output level (single-ended/balanced)
||1V RMS / 2V RMS (max. 5V RMS / 10 V RMS)
|Maximum output level into 32Ω
||110–120V or 220–240V, 50–60Hz
|Power consumption (maximum)
||50W (Thermal dissipation approx. 170 BTU/hour)
|Power consumption (idle, typical)
||40W (Thermal dissipation approx. 170 BTU/hour)
|Power consumption (standby)
|Dimensions W x D (including speaker terminals) x H (including feet)
||433 x 425 x 171mm
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Statutory Cancellation Right
You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - firstname.lastname@example.org or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.
Our Voluntary Returns Policy
As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.
Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.
Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.