Denver — Audiovox’s accessories unit announced a series of new products today at CEDIA Expo to support multiroom audio and video distribution systems.
The ARHD14 4×1 HDMI splitter has four display outputs, which allows one HDMI source to be attached to four video displays. It splits all HDMI formats including 1080p and features 24-karat gold-plated connectors, and LED display to indicate signal reception and built-in extender/repeater circuits to accommodate longer cable runs. It is HDCP compatible and will ship in November at a suggested retail of $499.
Audiovox is also introducing two multiroom speaker selection systems.
The AR1108 enables connection of up to eight pairs of speakers to a receiver or amplifier. The AR1106 connects to up to six pairs.
Both feature proprietary Dual Stage Dynamic Load Balancing technology and continuously variable remote speaker power limiting to provide two-way protection circuitry for receivers and speakers. A patented circuit design allows compatibility with all types of amplifiers and speakers, the company said.
The systems feature gold-plated five-way binding posts that accept up to 10-guage stripped speaker wire or speaker wire with pins, spades or bananas. They are compatible with 4-, 6- and 8-ohm speakers.
They have a flat frequency response range of 20HZ to 20kHZ and switchable power handling of 100 watts to 300 watts per channel.
The AR1106 has a suggested retail of $279. The AR1108 is $329. Both are available now.
Audiovox is also showing its AR CAT300WP CAT-5 component video/audio in-wall converter.
It works with all component video devices including overhead projectors and converts digital or analog audio signals in all HD formats. It has two power inputs and 24-karat gold-plated surfaces to prevent corrosion. It will be available next month at a suggested $299.
Also on display in the Audiovox booth is the ARDVC1 in-wall digital IR volume control with remote. The 100-watt dimmable display with blue lighting features impedance matching and connects to in-wall speakers using speaker wire and IR connects using CAT-5 cable.
It is available now at a suggested $159.