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Kramer’s audio innovation opens all connectivity options

The AFM-20DSP offers total compliance with whatever the system requires

Blazing a trail of Pro AV innovation and reliable ingenuity that has benefitted end users and integrators alike for four decades, Kramer‘s ethos of continuous improvement will again be evident at ISE 2020. Kramer is demonstrating its wholly flexible approach to audio management, with products that offer complete connectivity freedom, as well as all protocols covered.

The latest AFM-20DSP audio matrix from Kramer does not limit integrators with fixed and rigid ports, but rather offers total compliance with whatever the system requires.

Yuval Kramer, director of audio, explained: “The most common size DSP in the market is 12X8 – one seen and used in the majority of pro audio applications. Kramer wanted to disrupt this standard to offer flexible inputs and outputs, meaning scaling of your audio management is now the easiest of processes. 

“The benefits of flexibility that Kramer brings to pro AV’s audio professionals cannot be over-exaggerated. If a user had a 12×8 configuration and wants more inputs – no problem. You can change the device to 14 inputs 6 outputs from the built-in web-based user interface and be up and running before you’ll unbox the new microphone.”

Identifying and developing products to better meet customers’ needs is at the heart of Kramer’s product development program.

Yuval Kramer continued: “We understand the AV challenges that we all face every day. We know that every room you design has a video system. So why should the audio be de-embedded from the presentation system and then inputted into the DSP taking expensive analog ports? We built an HDMI embedder and de-embedder in the box. So, in addition to your analog ports, you have HDMI connectivity that can be mixed, routed and distributed to any of the ports of the device. Analogue, HDMI, S/PDIF, Dante, built-in power amplifier…whatever the user requires.

“We know that in almost every room you build, there is an amplifier connected to the speakers, so we took our bestselling power amplifier, and built it into our latest audio matrix – the AFM-20DSP. 120 watts of power into both Lo-Z and Hi-Z, to accommodate any speaker installation. The AV integrator and the people behind the AV systems were our top priority when we designed it. Less boxes in the rack saves on rack real estate, saves on installation time, saves on managing firmware versions for fewer products and minimises troubleshooting of disconnected cables.” 

Visit Kramer’s VIP Lounge in Hall 1 for a personal demonstration of Kramer’s IP-friendly approach to flexible audio management. The future has never sounded so good!