Atlona Ships AT-HD-M2C Audio Converter
Atlona’s new AT-HD-M2C multichannel audio converter is designed to simplify mixed audio installations by converting Dolby and DTS multichannel audio into a two-channel audio format. This enables the reception of multichannel audio content, conversion into two channels and playback on endpoints that normally cannot accept multichannel sources — delivering full compatibility with both displays and legacy devices such as audio receivers.
To convert optimized audio signals from source to display, the AT-HD-M2C uses EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) which they say results in automatic signal detection and delivery and includes discreet status lights for PCM, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Digital Surround and DTS-HD Master Audio allow users to determine the incoming audio signal at a glance.
For amplifiers and legacy audio receivers, a variety of output ports such as L/R analog audio, coaxial, and TOSLINK digital audio enable pass-through even without HDMI support, while retaining the ability to distribute both audio and video to HDMI displays.