GEFENTV Home Theater Audio Processor



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The Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC is a TV Home theater audio processor. It takes a single HDMI source and a single S/PDIF digital audio source as input and outputs two mirrored HDMI streams, two digital audio streams (S/PDIF and TOSLINK) and analog L/R audio in Surround Sound 5.1 format on both a bank of RCA connectors and a bank of external powered speaker terminals on the rear of the unit. An RS-232 port on the back of the unit allows wired control via a PC or a control system such as Crestron.

Speaker outputs are amplified at a maximum of 20W per channel RMS. High-quality plated conductors insure good connections. A Bi-Amplified speaker configuration is supported (please see Notes section).

Supported output formats include:

  • Dolby Surround Sound up to 5.1 (AC-3)
  • Dolby Pro Logic II upconversion up to 5.1
  • HDMI direct up to 8-channel LPCM
  • Two channels of mirrored HDMI audio/video

How It Works

Connect an HDMI source to the Home Theater Audio Processor. Connect the 2 mirrored HDMI outputs on the rear of the unit to HDMI displays or HDMI-compliant A/V amplifiers. Feed the S/PDIF and TOSLINK digital audio output streams to the inputs of your amplifier or sound system using extension cables. Speakers may be connected at the speaker terminals by inserting bare wires or connector stems and tightening down the screw heads firmly.

Once all connections are made, power up the Home Theater Audio Processor. On the connected powered speakers and/or external equipment fed by analog or digital hookup cables, you should hear digital audio extracted from the embedded HDMI audio or the S/PDIF digital audio stream.

Switching of input sources and fine-tuning of settings may be accomplished using the included IR remote control or the selector buttons on the Processor front panel. A user-friendly LCD display helps guide the operator through all actions.

Note: The Gefen TV Home Theater Audio Processor outputs a maximum of 5.1 channels of Surround Sound audio regardless of the actual number of channels of audio present in the original source signal.

The Home Theater Audio Processor supports a Bi-Amplified Front Left and Front Right configuration. This capability is available through two extra dedicated connectors within the banks of powered analog audio outputs. Please refer to the user's manual for more details.

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Backview

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Backview

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Features:

  • Splits one HDMI input source to 2 mirrored HDMI outputs with HDCP pass-through
  • Extracts digital audio from an HDMI or S/PDIF source to 5.1 channels of analog and digital audio
  • Outputs digital audio to S/PDIF and TOSLINK connectors at up to 5.1 channels
  • Outputs analog audio at 5.1 channels of Surround Sound on L/R RCA jacks
  • Outputs amplified analog audio at 20 Watts per channel RMS on external speaker terminals
  • LCD display and IR remote control make operations friendly
  • HDMI compliant; HDCP pass-through

Package Includes:

  • (1) GefenTV Home Theater Audio Processor
  • (1) 6-foot HDMI cable (M-M)
  • (1) 6-foot S/PDIF cable
  • (1) Infrared Remote Control (battery included)
  • (1) 24V DC power supply
  • (1) User's Manual

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Application Diagram

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Application Diagram

Gefen GTV-HTAUDPROC Specifications:

Height 2.8 in. (7.1 cm.)
Width 14 in. (36 cm.)
Depth 6.7 in. (17 cm.)
Weight 8 lbs. (3.6 kg.)
Video Bandwidth 165 MHz Digital/350MHz Analog
HDMI Input 1 x HDMI Female 19-pin
HDMI Output 2 x HDMI Female 19-pin (Mirrored A/V Streams)
Digital Audio Input 1 x S/PDIF coaxial
Digital Audio Output 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x TOSLINK optical
L/R Analog Audio Outputs 4 pair RCA-style connectors (one pair reserved for Bi-Amp capability)
Powered Speaker Outputs 7 pair screwdown speaker terminals (Bi-Amp connectors included)
Input Video Signal 1.2 Volts p-p; Input DDC Signal: 5 Volts p-p (TTL)
Power Supply 24V DC, total 60W power consumption
Supported Audio Formats  
Dolby Digital 5.1 (AC3), Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II
LPCM HDMI direct (up to 5.1 channels)
Supported Resolutions 480i/1080i, 1080p 50/60, 1080p 24, VGA/UXGA
YCoaxial and TOSLINK Audio Sampling Rates 32, 44.1 and 48KHz
Remote Control Port (1) DB-9; RS-232 serial communication
US/EU standards, CE/FCC/UL certified