JBL Synthesis SDP-75 16-Channel Digital Audio Surround Processor

Model: SDP7516AM UPC: 050036331845 Item: 171348

JBL Synthesis SDP-75 16-Channel Digital Audio Surround Processor Overview

With the Synthesis surround system, JBL redefines the home cinematic experience. And the essential beating heart of the source-to-speaker system is the SDP-75 Surround Processor, one of the most advanced multichannel processors ever designed for the home. Forget 5.1, 7.1, even 11.2 – the SDP-75 turns Dolby or THX into up to 16 distinct channels or more. Developed in partnership with French studio-mastering technology firm Trinnov, JBL’s Synthesis SDP-75 sports an incredible array of digital and analog inputs, decodes the most advanced surround platforms, and recreates them as universally spatially accurate 3D playback, customized to any home environment. The result: reproduction of sound that’s as multidimensional as a voyage on the Enterprise. Other processors can place objects in front, around, behind and maybe above; the SDP-75 drops it three feet in front of you, a couple yards to your southwest, or right between your eyes. Built for custom installation, the SDP-75 is made to be paired with the entire JBL Synthesis line, and when measured and optimized to fit your space and taste, it can transport you well beyond your walls, into any venue – or universe – you choose to inhabit.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Supports all audio formats, including Dolby True HD, Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X and HD Master (upgradable)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet
  • 8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs, including support for HDCP 2.0 and HDCP 2.2)
  • Up to 118 digital and analog inputs, and up to 80 audio outputs
  • Network streaming from media servers, and decoding of high-resolution audio files (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG)
  • Graphical front-panel interface
  • Network control via iPad or PC/Mac
  • Channel remapping matches input channels to speaker array  
  • Multi-point calibration microphones capture 3D position, amplitude and phase measurements for every listening position.
  • Bass management and acoustic correction
  • Active crossovers for compatible speaker systems
  • Control4, Crestron, RTI and Savant smart home automation systems compatibility
  • Dimensions: 6.1" high x 16.9" wide x 15.9" deep
  • Weight: 30.8 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Professional installation

A component as complex as the SDP-75 demands precise setup and adjustment. That’s why JBL strongly suggests, and World Wide concurs, that the processor – an integral link in the full Synthesis system – be installed and tuned to your home environment, as customized by a certified professional and calibrated with JBL’s pro software. Multiple measurements made with microphone arrays at each listening position guarantee that every seat in your theater will be the best seat in the house. And you’ll find the SDP-75 the versatile centerpiece of a superior cinematic experience in any home.

A place for every piece

With a full array of inputs and outputs – audio and video, analog and digital, optical and coaxial, balanced and unbalanced – the SDP-75 can handle anything you wish to connect to it. And the built-in Wi-Fi adds wireless capabilities, so you can stream from a home server (and the powerful processor easily handles today’s high-resolution media files).

Processor par excellence

The sophisticated digital surround circuitry of the SDP-75 is built to properly process all of today’s latest formats, including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D. But more than that, the Synthesis system takes the location information embedded in these object-oriented platforms and translates it to your individual system and number of speakers, so you get up to 16 discrete channels with pinpoint accuracy. (Or connect a second processor, for up to 32!)

Video without compromise

The full array of HDMI inputs and outputs on the SDP-75 are made to pass every high-definition specification available, including 4K UHD with the latest high-dynamic range options. And the digital processor is upgradable via online updates, so you never have to worry about obsolescence.

Intelligent enough for your smart home

The Synthesis setup offers modules for Control4, Crestron, RTI and Savant home automation systems, so you get integrated control of your whole home, from lights to security to sound and vision. And it’s friendly enough for you to operate by simple remote control, or the front panel graphic interface, computer or tablet.

Listen and be amazed

Words fail when describing the Synthesis system. That’s why we at World Wide urge you to stop by if you’re near our Ardmore, PA showroom, for a theatrical demonstration of the full JBL Synthesis system. It’s guaranteed to leave you breathless. And as always, you can count on our unmatched product support and 60-day guarantee.

WWS: What we say

“It’s a different experience. There’s watching television, there’s going to the movie theaters, then watching theater in a JBL Synthesis room is the next level up. It’s that much of a difference, better than a theater by far.” – Robert Marcoccia, World Wide Stereo Ardmore Sales & Systems Designer

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.



  • 32 or 16 channel digital audio processor
  • Universal spatial-accurate 3D audio playback
  • 118 digital and analog inputs and 80 audio outputs
  • 8x HDMI inputs
  • 2x HDMI outputs
  • User-friendly, self-explanatory user interface
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and UPnP
  • DLNA compliant digital media renderer
  • 3x RCA stereo
  • 1x 16 AES channels on DB25
  • 2x XLR stereo
  • 4x S/PDIF coaxial on RCA
  • 1x RCA 7.1
  • 4x S/PDIF optical on TosLink
  • 1x 3D microphone input
  • 2x AES/EBU on XLR

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • SDP-75 16-Channel Digital Audio Surround Processor
  • Remote control
  • Power cord
  • Wi-Fi antenna
  • CR032 battery


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Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.