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Episode Mini Amp! Mega Useful

Episode 35 Watts per Channel Digital Mini-Amplifier (3 Channel with IR learning and subwoofer output)

Enhance the audio of even the thinnest TVs without having to use a bulky AV receiver. The Episode® 3-channel mini amplifier can power a soundbar or speakers while staying cleanly out of sight. It delivers outstanding sound quality and cool-running performance – in one convenient pint-sized package. Plus it has two inputs with selectable priority and IR control with learning, so it can be programmed with any remote or control system. And when used together with our Strong™ VersaBox, it gets tucked neatly behind the TV so customers don’t even know it’s there.

Note: This amplifier uses an internal DSP for intelligent blending of signals to create a unique center channel while maintaining stereo separation. It supports two-channel inputs only and does not perform surround decoding for Dolby/DTS formats.

Two Inputs with Selectable Input Priority Equipped with two inputs – analog RCA and digital optical Toslink – this amplifier drives superior sound for two pieces of equipment, like a Blu Ray player and cable box. Plus it’s great for applications that need to incorporate multi-room audio with a single TV. This amp automatically switches to the input with an active signal, but you can set a priority input to ensure that one device always takes precedence – even if both are being used.
IR Controllable with Learning Thanks to IR learning, you can control this amplifier using the customer’s existing remote. It provides fast and easy control of volume, as well as other basic commands. You can also use the Episode® Remote Control for Digital Mini-Amplifier (sold separately) to teach the discrete IR commands to any universal remote. And for more complex systems, the amp’s hard-wired IR input can be used to connect directly to a control system – no emitters required. Hex codes for all commands are available for download on the Support Tab. Note: An IR receiver (not included) must be connected to capture in-room commands.

Add Bass with Ease This amp features a subwoofer line level output and a 5V DC output – perfect for connecting our ES-SUB-WIRELESS or any other device that uses 5V DC…without using a bulky power supply. And you can even set the high pass filter to 60Hz Pass to protect both the amplifier and the speakers it is powering. MINI_VersaBox
Now You See It, Now You Don’t A small form factor, compact controls, efficiently placed connections, and mounting tabs allow this digital mini amplifier to fit easily into our Strong™ VersaBox, so it can disappear behind the TV and get completely out of the customer’s way. And because of its small size you can also place it directly on a table top without it becoming an eyesore. This amp is one part of our complete behind-the-TV solution. Learn more about the whole solution here. Digital Amplification Our engineers have combined advanced digital amplifier technologies with installer-friendly features to create a robust power plant built from the ground up for today's audio applications. Unlike analog amplifiers from the competition, our digital amplifiers are much more energy efficient and run up to 80% cooler. Audio Sensing Power On Perfect for multi-room audio applications, this amplifier has a default setting for audio sensing. Once it detects a source it automatically turns on, and if there’s a lack of signal for 20 minutes the device turns off. This smart feature is great for use with Sonos or Apple Airplay. Tone and EQ Settings Equipped with EQ settings, this amplifier can be customized to meet the customer’s exact preferences. Three presets for music, movies and voice allow you to adjust the settings to achieve ideal audio in every application. Additional bass and treble adjustments are available through discrete IR command codes.