After all, we've been designing and building top flight gear for ourselves and other major brands for 50 years. Products that bear our Newcastle name are the finest we build for anyone. Designed in-house and built in our own factories, we control every step. It's the only way we know to assure that every Newcastle product will deliver. Building on the heritage established by the world's first DTS/Dolby Digital receiver (our Newcastle R-945) and by our stunning AVP-9080/AM-9080 preamp/processor/main amp combo, our engineers set out to develop a series of no-compromise components that would make Newcastle the centerpiece in advanced home theater systems.
The resulting components, the Newcastle P-965 preamp processor and A-965 main amplifier; the R-965 flagship receiver and its smaller sibling, the R-865 A/V receiver share fundamental underpinnings. They have the same chassis and cosmetic design. They have the same impressive decoding capabilities and fundamentally the same convenience features. Yet they differ in sensible ways. Power output varies by a handful of decibels between the 3 configurations. The number of associated components they can accommodate is different as is one remote control. But essentially, all three configurations decode all of today's advanced audio formats, allow control and connections to be made at the highest possible level, have extraordinary abilities to run programming in more than one room and are all field upgradeable.