JBL Synthesis SDR-38 16-Channel AV Receiver

The JBL Synthesis SDR-38 AV Receiver is designed to ensure exceptional performance without compromise. With best-in-class audio and video signal integrity, 16 channels of native processing, Dolby ATMOS®, DTS:X®, Auro 3D®, IMAX® Enhanced, Dirac Live®, Logic16™, Network Streaming, DANTE® and 7 channels of Class G amplification, the JBL Synthesis SDR-38 delivers a powerful, sensory-rich experience with unrivaled flexibility.

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Description / JBL Synthesis SDR-38 16-Channel AV Receiver

About the JBL Synthesis SDR-38

The JBL Synthesis SDR-38 is designed to ensure exceptional performance without compromise and offers an unparalleled feature set that puts it far ahead of the competition. It features full support for Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, and Auro-3D immersive audio formats. DIRAC Live with Bass Control room EQ with JBL Synthesis system enhancements provides exceptionally accurate system tuning. A full suite of digital and analog connectivity is included along DANTE digital audio networking and HDMI 2.1 (8K Ultra HD) AV switching with support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+ dynamic video, plus IMAX Enhanced certification. Network and Bluetooth streaming are included with Google Chromecast built-in, Apple Airplay 2, Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, plus it is Roon Ready with Hi-Res and MQA support. Seven channels of Class G amplification are included allowing the SDR-38 to independently power systems up to 7.1 channels. Full external control allows for complete and easy system integration.

Supports high resolution processing

Supports ultra high video resolutions of up to 8K@60fps and 4K@120fps. High Dynamic Range including Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, as well as 3D video are supported. All HDCP versions up to & inc HDCP 2.3. HDMI eARC and CEC supported. Immersive High-Resolution Sound 16 channels of discrete high resolution processing with 4 user configurable channels enable a plethora of set up options for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro 3D immersive surround sound applications.

7 Channels of class G Amplifaction

Class G implements multiple power supplies to deliver the first 20W per channel in pure Class A, with no crossover distortion. The second power supply drives the amplifier up to maximum output for dynamic output with a peak total power consumption of 1.5kW.

Product Highlights

  • Dolby Atmos, Dts:X, And Auro-3d Immersive Audio Decoding
  • Dirac Live With Bass Control Room Eq
  • Hdmi 2.1 8k Ultra Hd With 8 Inputs And 2 Outputs, Plus Dolby Vision And Hdr10+ Compatibility
  • Imax - Enhanced Certification
  • Bluetooth and Network Streaming
  • Roon Ready
  • Class G Amplification 7 x 100WPC into 8 ohms, 140WPC into 4 ohms Plus RCA Analog Outputs
  • DANTE™ Digital Audio Networking


Lead TimeAvailable | Typically 7-10 Days
Weight (Kg)18.1
Power Supply100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Usage max: 1.5kW / Stationary: <0.5W
Warranty5 Years
Product Height171


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Customer Reviews

So far I am extremely happy with this JBL receiver.
Review by Graham
So far I am extremely happy with this JBL receiver.

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