Audio Authority has released its new FlexPort Transmitters, offering even more options for integrating remote sources with the SonaFlex system.
The SonaFlex SF-16M is an audio system featuring Burr-Brown A to D converters, dual toroidal transformers, and a suite of powerful DSP options. It accepts 8 stereo or 16 mono source inputs; however, when you add FlexPort Transmitters you can expand the input capacity to 10 stereo or 20 mono inputs.
Four different FlexPort models are available allowing users to connect a variety of sources to the SonaFlex. FlexPorts can accommodate optical, coax digital, analog RCA, XLR, and balanced line sources. FlexPorts provide a simple and convenient way to connect and listen to an MP3 player, streaming device, microphone or mixer, or any local source with the push of a button.
In a product release, Audio Authority describes the following example scenario to illustrate the FlexPorts capabilities: "So, you have an AppleTV and you want it connected directly to the TV, but you also want it available as an audio source for the house audio system. You need a SonaFlex with the optional FPM-D FlexPort module. This setup will allow your AppleTV to be connected directly to the TV and the SonaFlex via the FPM-D transmitter. Now you can watch the AppleTV with sound from the TV speakers, and/or from the zone speakers connected to the SF-16M in the rack via the FPM-D in the zone. As an added bonus this set up allows the AppleTV to function as a connected source to the SF-16M, making it a great way to stream music from your iPhone or iPad via AirPlay from anywhere in the house to any or all rooms in the house."