Makes Volume Levels Consistent Using Dolby Volume Technology
Gefen today announced that its GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer is now shipping. This device solves one of the most common complaints heard from consumers when watching television: a noticeable rise in volume levels during commercials. This solution eliminates that problem, keeping the volume the same throughout TV programs and commercials. It will also level the volume on different CDs and audio mixes. Everything is heard at a consistent level, improving the listening experience.
The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer uses Dolby Volume technology that works with most audio/video and multimedia systems. A full-range audio experience is sustained, with low frequencies boosted and high frequencies adjusted to optimal levels the user sets.
Three inputs/outputs are provided for both analog (L/R) and digital (optical; coax) audio devices. All three inputs are switchable and live; users select which audio source will be adjusted. There is also a bypass feature allowing audio to pass through without adjustment.
The Auto Volume Stabilizer installs easily, and sits between the audio/video source and the A/V receiver or HDTV display. Users select their connected source, set the volume, and the Auto Volume Stabilizer maintains consistency throughout the experience.
How It Works
- Connect the GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer to the audio source into the back of the unit (either digital audio or analog).
- Connect the audio output of the unit to an A/V receiver.
- Connect the included 5V DC external power supply to the back of the unit.
The LED in the front will light up red showing that the unit is in “standby mode.” Next push the “Bypass” button or press the “Power” button on the supplied I/R remote control, and the LED next to the “Bypass” button will go out while one of the three audio input LEDs will also light up bright blue. This corresponds to the chosen audio input at the back. Press the audio selector buton at the back of the unit to select the audio input type.
Press the “Bypass” button again. The unit will be in “Bypass” mode; no sound is stabilized, and the bright blue LED next to the “Bypass” button will be lit up. Put the unit in standby mode (using only 1W of power) by holding the “Bypass” button until the LED next to the “Bypass” button lights up red.
Note: The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer comes with analog (L/R) and digital (TOSlink, S/PDIF) audio inputs and outputs, and has a selector that determines which audio is stabilized.
Price and Availability
The GefenTV Auto Volume Stabilizer is available now for $179 MSRP.