Atlona Ships AT-HDR-M2C Audio Converter Atlona is now shipping its AT-HDR-M2C audio converter.By RS Staff Published: April 17, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Atlona is now shipping its AT-HDR-M2C audio converter, designed to improve extraction, downmixing, and conversion of multichannel HDMI source audio to two-channel HDMI, TOSLINK, and analog audio for displays, distributed audio systems, and whole-house audio systems. The HDR-M2C aims to simplify this process through an HDMI input with pass-through capability. It automatically downmixes multichannel PCM, Dolby, and DTS audio, and delivers 2.0 stereo signals over HDMI, two-channel analog unbalanced audio, and TOSLINK digital audio outputs. The HDR-M2C provides additional value for installers by enabling HDMI audio de-embedding with or without connection to a display or other destination. The HDR-M2C audio converter includes EDID management features as well as audio volume and bass/treble controls, all available via Ethernet through the Atlona Management System (AMS), the web GUI, or a control system. AMS is a network software platform for configuring, managing, and monitoring the HDR-M2C and other Atlona IP-controllable devices over a LAN, WAN, or VPN. AMS is available free from Atlona. “It’s not uncommon to share sources across two-channel, whole home audio, and multichannel, home theater zones,” said Joshua Castro, product manager, Atlona. “Unless you have a way to preserve the multi-channel Dolby or DTS source signal, the home theater system is often limited to two-channel audio. The AT-HDR-M2C splits and downmixes multichannel audio for two-channel displays, soundbars, or whole-home audio systems while passing the full, multichannel HDMI signal with HDR metadata and HDCP 2.2 content protection to an AV receiver.” Available now through Atlona partners worldwide, the HDR-M2C retails for $449.99. It includes Atlona’s 10-year limited product warranty and customer support services. SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.