Russound Introduces The AVA Series Mini-AVRs For Enhanced TV Sound
Russound, distributed exclusively in the UK by Connected Distribution, has introduced the AVA Series of mini-AVRs to greatly enhance the audio performance of TVs, from a slim-line product that minimises intrusion into the living space.
The two models in the AVA Series, the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 enable TV audio to be routed via a high-quality amplifier to any in-ceiling, in-wall, bookshelf or passive soundbar loudspeakers. The compact, low-profile AVAs are perfect for mounting behind the TV, within an in-wall back box or attached to the TV mount for a discreet installation.
Audio input from the TV is via HDMI ARC, with the added benefit of CEC control for seamless use with any modern TV without a special dedicated remote control – the TV remote controlling the volume of the AVA.
With most modern TVs incorporating streaming audio service apps, Apple Airplay and Chromecast, the TV and AVA combination can function as the audio hub for music playback within the room via the HDMI ARC connection. Additional digital optical, analogue line level and Bluetooth 5.0 inputs allow the connection of external devices, making the AVA into a mini-receiver.
The AVA2.1 contains two speaker level outputs with a 50 watt per channel amplifier and a line level subwoofer output for use with a powered sub. It is ideal for use with a pair of ceiling speakers, bookshelf speakers or a couple of compact wall mounted speakers. The 50 watt per channel, three channel AVA3.1 can also be used with ceiling and wall mounted speakers and is particularly suited for use with a passive LCR soundbar.
“This is yet a another very smartly designed product from Russound,” says Mike Bonnette, Connected Distribution’s product director. “The engineers listened to the needs of installers and end-users and it was clear that the requirement was for a compact amplifier that used HDMI ARC enabling the TV to be the audio hub of the home entertainment system. And for added flexibility permitted a multitude of audio connections to fit as many situations as possible. We are excited to be able to offer these products to the UK installer market as a quick, easy, and high-quality way of dramatically enhancing TV sound, and feel sure they will win many fans.”
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