September 06, 2012 by Rachel Cericola
Audio Design Associates (ADA) is out at this week’s CEDIA Expo, making some noise. However, that noise appears to be coming out of a very thin package.
The company just introduced RAMP Room Amps, which are designed to complement today’s flat-panel TVs. According to ADA, RAMPs can power quality speakers, no matter what type of TV output you have going on. The RAMP has both analog and digital audio inputs and can decode Dolby Digital, DTS and PCM and preamplify and amplify the TV’s audio signal.
It even works well with soundbars and architectural stereo speakers.
“The RAMP comes in two versions. The RAMP-PM providing standard power starts at $799 and the RAMP-HP delivering high-power is $1,599. Finally, you can have sound from your flat-panel TV that is on par with its phenomenal HDTV image.” states Richard Stoerger, ADA’s vice president and chief operating officer. “It proves that great things do come in small packages.”
The RAMP-PM promises 30 watts per channel, while the RAMP-HP can deliver 100 watts per channel.
Measuring about 9 inches square and under 2 inches in height, RAMPs are designed to squeeze behind a TV or anywhere else in the room. Other features include a line-level audio output, a digital TOS-Link, digital coax, analog stereo, and a speaker bypass input.
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