Connectivity solutions provider Gefen’s GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor and optional five-set, wall-mountable speakers are now shipping. These two products work in concert to enable a plug and play method of creating surround sound audio in any room using primarily audio extracted from the HDMI input from any Blu-ray player, gaming system or set-top box.
A digital audio input is also available. The GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor comes equipped with a variety of both analog and digital audio connections. There are six analog (25 watts RMS per channel) RCA outputs that support 5.1 Dolby surround sound and can connect to any amplifier. Front right and left channels are bi-amped to improve sound quality.
Powered speakers can be connected directly to the Home Theater Audio Processor’s left, right, front left, front right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer and center positions. Oone coax input can be passed through in both TOSlink and coax formats, directly connecting digital audio to an existing A/V receiver.
The one HDMI input that supplies audio for the processor is also split and delivered to two HDMI outputs at the same time, allowing for dual screens or HDTV displays to be connected locally. Both HDMI outputs deliver 1080p full HD video with deep color and 3DTV pass-through capability, as well as multi-channel audio supporting lip sync, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.
Both the Home Theater Audio Processor and the five-set Conference Room Speakers are available to purchase. Speakers may also be purchased in separate 3-set and 2-set options. Go to Gefen’s web site (http://www.gefen.com) for details and pricing options.