Gefen is offering new audio distribution amplifiers that can perform double duty — splitting one analog audio signal multiple times and enabling the long-distance extension of each individual output. Two new models have been released: the 1×8 Audio DA (US$199) that distributes up to eight audio outputs and the 1×16 Audio DA ($299) for up to 16 outputs. Each is equipped with one mini-stereo 35mm input interface, enabling compatibility with most personal computers’ analog audio ports, plus stereo receivers through the headphone jack. Tiny metallic receiver units, one for each output, connect the Audio DA to the speakers or audio components. Both are rackmountable; audio receivers are $49 each.