Artison Intros WiSA-Powered Nano Backpack Audio Hub
Artison today announced something called the Nano Backpack (WiSA Powered) — a compact, thin audio hub. Measuring a 1″ x 9″ x 9″ (H/W/D), Backpack is aimed at enabling wireless home theater audio, whether it is mounted on the wall, behind a flat panel display or in the wall.
Three internal 100-watt Class D amplifiers power any passive LCR channels using Continuous Sigma technology for what they claim is Class A sonics. Backpack’s features include Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby ProLogic II/IIx decoding, and internal 2.4, and 5.8 GHz antennas for seamless access to WiFi and Bluetooth devices. The three front channels are hard wired using a Phoenix connector, and a WiSA-compliant wireless output (24 bit/96 kHz) drives the subwoofers and surrounds.
Artison’s Nano Backpack accepts a wide variety of sources including HDMI 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Toslink, 3.5mm stereo mini-jack and RJ45. The HDMI output (ARC/CED/3D/4K) pass-through makes the Backpack as easy to integrate into a single-room system as it is to mount behind the display. An IR remote control is included.