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Audience Intros Au24 SX Cables

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Audience announces the "top of the line" Au24 SX range of interconnects, loudspeaker, phone and digital cables, all promising to exceed the performance of the company's previous Au24 cable lines.

Audience Au24 SXImprovements include XLPE (cross-linked polyethylene) dielectric material, higher-purity "six nines" copper and better cable geometry. The cables are also of a heavier gauge than previous Au24 lines, and are more relaxed yet more dynamic sonically, with a richer tonal palette.

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ICE Primal Bulk Cables at ISE 2016

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ICE bulk cartonICE Cable Systems announces the ISE 2016 launch of the Primal bulk wire systems-- an affordable category and speaker cable series offered in a pull-box packaging.

The line consists of Cat 5, Cat 6 and 14-/16-gauge speaker cables. All come in packaging featuring a pull-resistant handles and water-resistant laminate similar to those found in the ICE Big Mout Payout Box (BMP), with REELEX coil and payout technology keeping wire-pulls free from knots, kinks and tangles.

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The Chord Company Intros Clearway Digital

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The Chord Company launches Clearway Digital-- a Tuned Aray digital coaxial cable the company claims is designed to deliver the full potential of high-quality digital music.

Clearway jackAvailable in a wide range of terminations (including silver-plated VEE 3 RCA plugs, BNC plugs and even 3.5mm mono jacks), Clearway Digital cables use an oxygen-free copper conductor combined with a gas-foamed polyethylene insulation and woven copper shield.

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HDMI Cables Get Premium Certification

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HDMI Licensing announces the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program-- a program involving additional and enhanced HDMI cable testing and a unique anti-counterfeiting label.

HDMI Cert“With rapid growth of feature-rich, 4K/UHD content, it’s critical that all components in a 4K/UltraHD HDMI-connected system are fully capable of delivering on the experience," the company says.

The program includes a best-practices design note and an expanded set of cable testing requirements to ensure cables reliably support the full 18Gbps bandwidth required by HDMI 2.0 specification. Also involved are testing guidelines for EMI levels to minimise unwanted interference with wireless signals.

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BTX Debuts Fibre-Based Plenum HDMI Assemblies

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BTX CableBTX Technologies launches fibre-based HDMI cables for 4K applications in lengths ranging from 5m up to 100m, all with lightweight assemblies ideal for use in tight spaces such as floor boxes.

The cables include EDID transmission and support HD (1080p) and 4K/UHD video, with deep colour (48-bit) 4:4:4, 3D and multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. Utilising fibre optics, the plenum-rated cables are specified to provide full signal integrity over the distance of the cable.

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Torus Power Launches TOT AVR Series

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Torus Power announces the TOT AVR series of toroidal isolation power transformers, with models available for use in both Continental Europe (TOT AVR CE) and the UK (TOT AVR UK).

TOT AVRThe AVR series builds on the TOT toroidal isolation transformer range with the addition of Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) to a robust feature set including Piltron NBT noise-filtering technology and low source impedence enabling instantaneous current delivery for dynamic components.

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A Test Tool for HDMI 2.0

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Installers wanting to determine what infrastructure to put in systems can eliminate the guesswork with the Murideo Fresco SIX-G, a  test tool conforming HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compliance at the 18 GBP/sec level.

Fresco SIX-GCurrent 4K/UHD TVs are a mix of HDCP 2.2 and 1.4, 300MHz and 600MHz, even to the point of varying by port.

In addition the SIX-G acts as a troubleshooting tool for distributed HDMI systems and a reference source for video calibration. It is CalMAN-compatible and provides "absolute" information about HDMI components that work and ID ones that won't.

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