Extron HDMI Audio De-Embedder Compatible with 4K Sources

The HAE 100 4K audio de-embedder from Extron is designed to extract audio from HDMI sources, including 4K content.


Extron is one of the most respected manufacturers in the commercial A/V industry, for not only the depth of its product line, but the overall build quality, reliability and robustness of its products. 

The latest addition to its product line is the new HAE 100 4K HDMI Audio DeEmbedder for 4K sources, and according to the Anaheim, Calif.-based company, the product extracts audio from HDMI signals, including 4K content. 

“Since many professional audio devices do not accept an HDMI input signal, there is a need to split off the audio portion of the signal in order to route it to the audio system,” explains Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing, Extron. “The HAE 100 4K provides the flexible integration capabilities of the popular HAE 100 Audio DeEmbedder, while adding support for 4K video resolutions.”

Extron says the product incorporates outputs for analog stereo, dual mono, digital multichannel or two-channel S/PDIF, and the HDCP compliant device also supports data rates up to 10.2Gbps. 

Some of the HAE 100 4K HDMI Audio DeEmbedder's other features include a buffered HDMI video output with EDID Minder for easy-to-use EDID management, input cable equalization and an LED status display. 

In addition, the product offers signal loss compesation features through its ability to equalize 4K signals up to distances as far as 50 feet, and other HDMI signals as far as 100 feet. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.