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Gefen launches plug and play home audio system

Andrew Brister 18 August 2010
Gefen launches plug and play home audio system

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen has launched its GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor and optional five-set, wall-mountable speaker system. 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 analogue and digital audio connections so consumers can select the best sound delivery for their particular entertainment system. There are six analogue (25 watts RMS per channel) RCA outputs that support 5.1 Dolby surround sound and can connect to any amplifier.

The GefenTV Conference Room Speakers are ideally matched to the Home Theater Audio Processor’s speaker binding posts, offering powerful sound quality for small to mid-sized rooms. Each two-way speaker offers a ported design with built-in wall mountable capability.

Alternatively, powered speakers can be connected directly to the audio processor’s left, right, front left, front right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer and centre positions. Finally, one coax input can be passed through in both TOSlink and coax formats, directly connecting digital audio to an existing A/V receiver.

A high contrast LCD display and front panel buttons on the audio processor give access to a variety of control features and status information so consumers can finely tune the entire system. An IR remote control and RS-232 connection are also included for full control.

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