MadVR Levels Up with Envy Mk2

Posted on 11th May, 2023

MadVR Levels Up with Envy Mk2

madVR Labs, one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance video processors for high-end home cinemas and media rooms, has announced the Envy MK2 Series, the next generation of their acclaimed Envy Extreme and Pro video processors. 

The Rockville, Maryland-based company says that Envy MK2 “represents a significant upgrade from the previous generation and further solidifies the company's position as a market leader today and well into the future”.

The madVR Envy MK2 has benefited from a huge boost in GPU power, upgraded system components including ECC RAM (typically only found in mission-critical servers), a redesigned cooling system, a new aluminium face premium backlit remote control, and an exquisite custom case. Its new Glacier X2 cooling system delivers exceptionally efficient cooling, which the company says is “now essentially inaudible from just a couple of feet away when running in Silent mode”.

The Extreme MK2 uses the Nvidia 4080 GPU, boosting GPU power by as much as 100% to provide important headroom now and into the future for MotionAI and other AI-based algorithms. The Envy Pro MK2 will also feature an upgraded GPU over its predecessor, with a triple-fan design for enhanced cooling efficiency and noise reduction, and share the same high-end case and premium components (aside from the GPU) as found in the Extreme MK2.

Envy Mk2 features a brand new, custom-engineered, all-aluminium 3 mm case with a 20 mm front plate and custom matching rack ears. The engineering process involved multiple rounds of obsessive prototyping, spanning a year and a half, to ensure that every aspect of the MK2 was designed and built to meet the highest quality and performance standards, says madVR Labs.


Richard T. Litofsky, madVR Labs Co-Founder and CEO, told StereoNET:

I am incredibly proud of our team for this accomplishment and grateful to our esteemed dealers, distributors, and customers around the world for their exceptional support and feedback, which was a driving force behind the MK2 design. We believe the Envy MK2 delivers on all fronts - best-in-class video quality and performance, build quality and high reliability, and ease of use.

MK2 models are available to pre-order now - Australian pricing has not yet been confirmed. The MK2 models come with an unmatched 5-year warranty on parts and labour to give customers peace of mind and confidence in its build quality.

StereoNET reviewed the Applause Award-winning Envy Extreme (Mk1) Video Processor late in 2023, concluding:

madVR's Envy Extreme is designed to be an uncompromising solution for high-end home theatres. With first-class Dynamic Tone Mapping and instantaneous aspect ratio changing, it will be right at home in cinemas where image quality is paramount.

We can't wait to get eyes-on with the improvements the madVR Mk2 updates offer.

For more information visit madVR


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    StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher was born in England and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia. He developed an early love of music and playing bass guitar before discovering the studio and the other side of the mixing desk. After a few years writing for audio magazines, Marc saw the future in digital publishing and founded the first version of StereoNET, known at the time as Planet Audio, in 1999.

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