Russound Releases New AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 Mini AV Receivers


(February 15, 2024) Russound has officially released two new models as part of its AVA-Series Mini Audio Receivers. These new "Mini-AVRs" kick off a range of 2024 product launches aimed squarely at custom installers. As the name indicates, compactness (1.6" x 5.7" x 7.9") and reduced space requirements are big selling points, but Russound says buyers will love their plug-and-play nature.

Key features across the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 include Class-D amplification, a 100-240V 50/60Hz universal power supply, digital inputs, Bluetooth 5.0, a dedicated subwoofer output, and an IR remote control and external receiver. Additionally, Audio Return Channel (ARC) HDMI is built-in.

"The AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are the result of the close relationship we have with our customers and their feedback," said Charlie Porritt, CEO, Russound. "Both models offer a really simple yet game-changing solution for adding great sound to a TV. They're the first amplifiers of their kind to feature ARC input, so when an HDMI cable is connected, there's audio and CEC control. Customers can use the existing TV remote for control. They're simple to install and simple to use. And thanks to their size, they can be tucked away for a clean installation. Earning a Residential Systems Best of Show award [at ISE 2024] is a great acknowledgment of everything we put into bringing this product to market for our customers."

Russound says that ARC HDMI input allows for instant use with any TV through HDMI's CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) functionality, eliminating the need for another remote control. With 50 watts per channel of onboard power, both models can pair with 2.1 (AVA2.1) and 3.1 (AVA3.1) speaker setups or similar soundbars. And the receivers' size allows them to be easily mounted on or behind the TV, on the wall (wall-mounting bracket included), inside an in-wall box, or on a shelf.

Installers can connect external audio sources via analog and digital audio ports, including optical and line audio inputs. Other ports include 2-channel left and right speaker outputs for the AVA2.1, three channels for the AVA3.1 (left, right, center), line audio output, infrared in and out for use with the included IR Receiver with IR Receiver Eye, and USB-C for firmware updates.

Supporting up to four total inputs (HDMI, digital optical, line-level stereo, Bluetooth), the AVA2.1 and AVA3.1 can truly function like miniature AVRs.

The Russound AVA-Series Mini-AVRs are now shipping worldwide. For more information, visit
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