Russound AVA-Series

Russound AVA Series

Russound, an company with expertise in premium, multiroom audio, announced today the release of its new AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers (Mini-AVRs). Kicking off the company's aggressive product launches planned for 2024, the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are designed for custom installation specialists, providing them with 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 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."

Russound's AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini-AVRs are a game changer in the audio industry. The Mini-AVRs are not only compact but 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. They 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).

At ISE 2024, the Russound AVA Series Mini-AVRs earned a 2024 Best of Show Award by Residential Systems magazine. The award recognizes the very best products and solutions on display at ISE 2024, with hundreds of products and solutions considered. All entries were reviewed by a panel of industry experts, speakers, and editors. Factors considered for selecting the winners include how diverse and comprehensive the product's features are, how easy it is to use and how it integrates with other products, its value for money within the market, and how innovative and unique it is within the market. The Russound AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are now shipping worldwide.