SnapAV has announced the Episode Mini 5.1 AVR, its first small form factor Episode AVR specifically designed for rooms where space is limited. Small enough to fit behind a TV in a Strong Versabox, the Mini 5.1 AVR offers integrators an unobtrusive surround sound solution that delivers plenty of power for bedrooms, dens, basements, and other smaller rooms, including existing TV spaces.
Ideally suited for upgrading existing TV rooms, the Mini AVR 5.1 is a fully featured audio/video receiver that connects with virtually any speakers, including Episode soundbars and Signature by Episode speakers, to offer a fully immersive surround sound experience. Featuring support for 3D, 4K, and D color content, the AVR includes three HDMI 2.0 inputs and an HDMI ARC in/out, a 3.5mm analog/optical input combo jack, a built-in Bluetooth receiver for wireless music streaming, and a subwoofer LFE out port. It also includes support for HDR content, with 4K30/10-bit and 4K60/8-bit playback.
The hideable AVR provides 50 watts to front channels and 25 watts to rear channels, while Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio processing enables high-fidelity playback. Thanks to rubber feet and phoenix connectors for speaker wires, installation is flexible and simple whether it sits on a tabletop or is mounted in an equipment rack.
The pocket-sized powerhouse has an on-screen display and intuitive browser-based web interface for configuration. Using the AVR is equally simple, with options for IR control via legacy systems, drivers for IP connection to leading control systems (Including SDDP for Control 4), and CEC to enable TV remote control. Integrators can provide extra support for clients thanks to included OvrC functionality that allows remote access in order to adjust settings or troubleshoot.
The AVR’s web interface allows for additional configuration including speaker size selection, distance settings for time alignment, and individual channel levels, as well as crossover adjustments. For 2-channel sources, playback can use either 2-channel stereo, 5-channel stereo. or Dolby ProLogic II distribution.
For more information, visit www.snapav.com/engage.