The Metra Home Theater Group (MHTG) division of Metra Electronics has added a new HDMI 2.0 audio extractor to its A/V product line: the CS-HAUD-EXT by Helios.
The CS-HAUD-EXT is a digital and analog audio extractor that provides support for Full 1080p, Full 3D, 4K/30, 4K/60, and HDR. It features one HDMI input that converts audio to one HDMI, one optical, one digital coax, and one L/R stereo audio output. Additionally, it supports ARC (Audio Return Channel), and the TV audio will return an output through the optical port. There are three audio mode options; 2.0, 5.1, and ADV. This product is now shipping, says the company, and provides integrators with a helpful solution when running audio return channels in professional home theater or commercial A/V projects.