The HDMI 7 + 2 eARC card brings to StormAudio’s immersive audio preamp/processor’s compatibility with all HDMI devices, fast switching, eARC, 4K, 18 Gbps, Dolby Vision and HDR10.
Nantes, France – August 1, 2019 – StormAudio has completed in-house development of a proprietary HDMI card that in late September 2019 will be integrated into its preamp/processors and available as an upgrade for 4U StormAudio processors in the field. The card will be revealed at CEDIA Expo, featured at StormAudio’s booth (#4327) and in 3 high-profile home theater demonstrations: Seymour-Screen Excellence (SR-10), Alcons Audio (SR-13), and M&K (#4143).
Named StormAudio HDMI 7+2 eARC, the 7 input / 2 output card delivers improved switching time and compatibility with all HDMI connectable devices. Significant key features include full 4K, 18 Gigabytes per second bandwidth on all input and output ports, plus DolbyVision and HDR10. Also integrated is eARC (a feature of HDMI 2.1) wherein immersive sound comes from the 8K TV via HDMI to the processor then on to the amps and speakers.
“The new card is the result of a collaborative effort between our product development team in France and a specialized circuit board manufacturer partner,” says StormAudio US Sales Manager Gary Blouse. “This was critical for us to undertake as flawless HDMI performance is critical. Yet we see that mediocre HDMI performance has been the bane of our competition.”
Blouse continued “Manufacturers are often at the mercy of vendors, having to accept ‘off-the-shelf’ HDMI cards that deliver less than optimal results. Given the newest formats and associated demanding performance specs, this simply would not do. Since coming to market in 2016, top designers and acousticians have identified StormAudio as having something truly special to offer with key attributes being sound, ease-of-programming and upgrade capability, evidenced by our processors and amps being featured in the 2019 CEDIA Home Technology Professional Awards competition, which recognizes the best custom-installation projects completed this past year. With this new card, our processors continue the innovation and rise to the top as the most performance-rich whilst easiest to deploy and upgrade.”
Serving the upper-end of the home cinema category, the StormAudio range consists of 16, 20 and 32-channel digital and analog immersive audio preamplifier processors and 8- and 16-channel power amplifiers. The processors all feature built-in compatibility with Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and Auro-3D® and integrate category-leading solutions including Dirac Live® Room Calibration and StormMonitoring™ remote web-based monitoring tool.
This year StormAudio’s ISP 3D.16 Elite preamp/processor and PA 16 Elite amplifier are the recipients of Japan’s HiVi Magazine Bronze award. In 2018, AVS Forum awarded the StormAudio / Alcons Audio immersive home theater demonstration Best of CEDIA Expo Show. In 2017 the I.ISP 3D.16.12 Elite AVR was hailed both a Top Choice and Best of CEDIA by AVS Forum, and ISE Best of Show by Residential Systems Magazine. That same year the ISP 3D.32 Elite Reference Edition preamp/processor earned a CES Innovations Award, and an ISE Best of Show Award. In 2016 the ISP 3D.32 Elite earned Residential Systems Magazine’s CEDIA Best of Show Award.
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StormAudio delivers superior audio electronics that support all existing and future leading sound formats, such as Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and Auro-3D®. Designed for the most demanding customers, the products offer “best-in-class” performance, versatility, extreme reliability and the most advanced market features. The brand’s products are available through a specialized distributor network worldwide, with a focus on customer services and technical support. The StormAudio line is designed and manufactured in France, under the leadership of Olivier Thumerel, CEO. stormaudio.com