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Audio Product of the Year: WyreStorm AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier WyreStorm’s AMP-001-010 HDBaseT D Class Digital Audio Amplifier is one of the first HDBaseT products to offer enhanced product features beyond the core 5Play HDBaseT feature set. By adding a compact 30W D-Class amplifier to a fully functioning HDBaseT Cat5e/6 extender, the AMP-001-010 simplifies the relationship between HDMI, HDBaseT and 2.1 Stereo audio allowing the integrator to improve the sound quality of any display without the need to accommodate a large AV receiver or add an array of audio analog converters. Fully functional as a single source, single display set-up, the AMP can also be easily extended to multiple displays using the HDBaseT repeating port, allowing the connection of a further six displays, each with local amplification, full HD and source control capabilities. The AMP-001-010 has been designed as an accessory to Wyrestorm’s PP & POE HDBaseT matrix devices providing a self-contained full HD and audio distribution solution without the need to mix digital and analog technologies. With much content now being generated from the displays themselves, the product recognizes and deliveries this by enhancing the audio quality from embedded TV features such as Netflix by utilizing the audio return channel (ARC) function contained within the HDMI link.Back to article
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