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New Gefen volume stabiliser now shipping

David Davies 30 November 2010
New Gefen volume stabiliser now shipping

The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer with Digital Audio Decoder offers the same functionality as the Auto Volume Stabilizer whilst adding digital-to-analogue audio decoding.

The result of this extra capability, says the manufacturer, is increased compatibility with stereo systems.

Employing Dolby Volume technology to enable a more consistent listening experience, the new product includes a bypass button for any circumstance in which automatic stabilising is not required.

A total of three audio selections are provided. Inputs and outputs support digital (TOSlink, S/PDIF) and analogue (L/R) audio formats. Users can select from all three connected devices at the same time, for added convenience. Surround sound systems using Dolby 5.1 such as Blu-ray, DVD and games are all supported. Audio can be mixed down from 5.1 to left/right analogue audio using Dolby AC3 decoding. Audio formats can also be passed through in the same digital and/or analogue format.

Source selection can be achieved either via an IR remote or a front-panel button.

Hagai Gefen, president and CEO of Gefen, told IE Residential: "The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer is currently available throughout Europe, eliminating any loud volume spikes or drops on a home entertainment system. It works with television programmes, movies and CDs. We think this device will have a huge impact on consumers using an integrated audio system in the home."

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