Russound Debuts AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers

Industry’s First Ultra-Compact AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs Featuring HDMI With CEC

March 19, 2024

Press Release

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Russound has debuted its new AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers (Mini-AVRs) beginning with the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs. A Residential Systems Best of Show Award winner at ISE 2024, Russound’s AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are a game changer in the audio industry. These Mini-AVRs are not only compact, they speed up installations with ARC HDMI. An industry first, this feature allows for instant use with any TV through HDMI’s CEC functionality, eliminating the need for another remote control.

“The AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are the result of the close relationship we have with our customers and their feedback,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound. “Both models offer a really simple yet game-changing solution for adding great sound to a TV. They’re the first amplifiers of their kind to feature ARC input, so when an HDMI cable is connected, there’s audio and CEC control. Customers can use the existing TV remote for control. They’re simple to install and simple to use. And thanks to their size, they can be tucked away for a clean installation. Earning a Residential Systems Best of Show award is a great acknowledgment of everything we put into bringing this product to market for our customers.”

These AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are designed for custom installation specialists, providing compact, plug-and-play amplification for 2.1 and 3.1 audio systems with Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI. Both models include a fully integrated, highly efficient Class-D amplifier with digital inputs, 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply for installation nearly anywhere, built-in Bluetooth 5.0, dedicated subwoofer output with gain control, and an IR remote control and external receiver.

The AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are highly flexible receivers that pair with existing soundbars or speaker setups and can be placed in nearly any imaginable space. Boasting a footprint of only 1.6” x 5.7” x 7.9”, they’re perfectly sized for small spaces and installing out of view. They can be easily mounted on or behind the TV, on the wall (wall-mounting bracket included), inside an in-wall box, or on a shelf, desktop, credenza, or other furniture. They deliver high-quality audio performance thanks to the fully integrated, highly efficient Class-D amplifier with 50 watts per channel.

Installers can connect additional audio sources via the analog and digital audio inputs, which include an optical audio input and a line audio input. Other ports include a 2-channel speaker output (left, right) for the AVA2.1, and three channels for the AVA3.1 (left, right, center); subwoofer output; line audio output; infrared in and out for use with the included IR Receiver with IR Receiver Eye; 100-240V 50/60Hz power input; and USB-C for firmware updates. Built-in Bluetooth 5.0 allows users to listen to any content from a phone, tablet, or computer. If desired, the Mini-AVR’s multiple inputs can be used to convert the AVA-Series into a mini receiver supporting up to four total inputs (HDMI, digital optical, line-level stereo, Bluetooth).

The Russound AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are now shipping worldwide.

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