KanexPro Introduces HDMI Audio Decoder for Enhanced Music Streaming
KanexPro, an industry-leading provider of connectivity solutions to the IT and A/V markets, announces the 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder. KanexPro’s next generation of audio converter is designed to extract the encoded multi-channel LPCM, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD 5.1 from HDMI sources to optical audio output and decode to 2 CH’s analog stereo audio via RCA (L/R) and COAX outputs without any other external AV equipment.
Licensed by Dolby Labs, KanexPro’s 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder is HDCP 2.2 compliant and also supports 4K pass-through resolutions when connected to a 4K sources and display up to 60Hz. With the HDMI Audio Decoder, content from multi-channel sources such as Blu-Ray players, set-top boxes and game consoles can be spread to multi-channel and two-channel-capable zones simultaneously, ensuring compatibility, reducing system complexity and eliminating the expense of separate dedicated sources for each zone.
It also allows users to listen to digital audio sources such as DVD and CD players or digital computer audio on their legacy analog sound system, preserving their current investment in AV systems.
“Numerous HDMI source devices do not come with any audio ports making our device a perfect fit for those who listen to premium audio through iTunes music or those who are simply streaming audio from their phones or tablets,” says Kashyap Khetia, product-marketing manager for KanexPro.
"This audio decoder will extract and decode multi-channel audio without the display being connected, truly facilitating and enhancing music streaming.” The Dolby 4K UltraHD HDMI Audio Decoder was developed for audio enthusiasts who listen to premium music through legacy or new audio devices and those who have a need to extract audio from various HDMI sources.
The newest addition to the KanexPro line of A/V products is also ideal for de-embedding audio from devices such as Apple TV 4th Generation, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PS4, and Sonos Speaker Systems by extracting audio from HDMI and driving it through a 2-channel stereo or AV receiver.
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