RTI has announced that its new line of audio distribution solutions is now shipping. Consisting of digital audio converters (DACs), a delay module, and an extender kit, the products are purpose-built to resolve common audio challenges.
New RTI DACs include the ADA-1 Dolby digital-to-analog downmixer and the VDM1x HDMI downscaler with downmixer. The ADA-1 decodes audio signals from sources with S/PDIF coaxial or TOSLINK optical outputs — such as Blu-ray players and media streamers — and converts them to standard stereo output for analog sound systems. The VDM-1x is ideal for multizone installations featuring a mix of both HD and 4K sources and displays. In addition to downscaling or upscaling video signals for compatibility with displays of different resolutions, the unit downmixes incoming Dolby Digital to stereo PCM audio.
To address lip-sync issues and the challenges of long-distance signal distribution, RTI offers the ADM-1 audio delay module and AXP-1 digital audio extender kit, respectively. To compensate for delays caused by differences in the audio processing speed of output devices, the ADM-1 allows integrators to delay audio from 20 ms to 340 ms using a 16-way selector dial. The AXP-1 transmits audio over distances surpassing 650 feet using a standard Cat5e/6 cable. The unit supports coaxial and S/PDIF digital audio signals, stereo and multi-channel digital audio, 2-channel PCM sources, and 5.1 compressed audio.
The ADA-1, ADM-1, AXP-1, and VDM-1x are all shipping.
For more information, visit www.rticorp.com.