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Gefen enters home audio market with a new set of small room surround sound speakers

CEDIA 2009

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#1 of 1 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 31 2009 - 06:46 AM

Connectivity solutions provider Gefen enters the home audio market with a new set of surround sound speakers, designed for small room applications. 

GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor
Offers a simple way to create surround sound audio from a satellite set-top box, Blu-ray player or gaming system using HDMI. It decodes the audio from the HDMI signal and delivers it in both digital and analog audio formats. The digital audio is 5.1 surround sound capable, while the analog audio offers 7-channels with 25 watts amplification per channel so users can simply connect speakers direct to the Processor. The front two channels support bi-amping to drive high and low frequencies separately. The unit also provides two HDMI outputs, allowing HDMI to be passed through to two displays or a display/projector combination. A digital S/PDIF audio input is delivered in TOSlink format. The unit also supplies RCA-type outputs that are not amplified, so users can connect a separate amplifier. Audio settings are accessed by the front panel LCD display or IR remote. It includes HDCP compliance and support for Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Pro Logic II, AC-3, and multi-channel LPCM.

GefenTV Surround Sound Speakers
These speakers come in five sleek, wall-mounted enclosures with a ported design. Cabinetry is entirely comprised of MDF with curved sidewalls to minimize internal reflections. When coupled with internal dampening materials, these help create a more linear frequency response. The two-way speaker system includes one woofer and tweeter. When combined with the Home Theater Audio Processor, users can easily set-up a quality surround sound system without a receiver, using the HDMI audio from any Blu-ray player, set-top box or gaming system. These speakers were designed for clarity and bass response rather than high volume output, which makes them perfect for maintaining excellent sound quality in small to medium sized rooms.

About Gefen:
Gefen supplies a wide selection of signal switchers, splitters, extenders, scalers, converters, KVM solutions and home theater accessories that enable audio/video and computer systems to be easily integrated, extended, distributed and optimized to maximize performance. The company’s recent foray into wireless high definition video extension, integration of alternative content for digital cinemas, and high-end audio processing adds to its reputation as an innovative resource for installers and system integrators. In 2008, Gefen launched its
GefenTV line, which delivers professional quality home theater accessories streamlined for plug and play operation. Gefen solutions are available around the world through a respected network of international distributors and resellers, offering local support and delivery. All products are supported by technical representatives and engineers available for consultation during business hours in Gefen's Los Angeles area headquarters.


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