Artison Introduces Nano Backpack P5 Processor/Amp

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Artison-Nano-Backpack.jpgAt the recent CEDIA Expo 2016, Artison officially unveiled the Nano Backpack P5 processor/amplifier, a petite box that can be discreetly mounted behind a display, on a wall, or in a shelf. The P5 offers five channels of Class D amplification (100 watts for the L/C/R channels and 50 watts for the surrounds), as well as a variety of connection options: HDMI (three inputs, one output with ARC), Bluetooth 4.0, Toslink, and 3.5mm stereo mini-jack. It's also network-friendly via RJ-45 and Wi-Fi. The Nano Backpack P5 will be available in December for $1,199. 

From Artison
Artison has announced that its new Nano Backpack P5 will ship to dealers in December. The P5 is the final version of the surround sound processor/amplifier that the company previewed in 2015, with multiple enhancements added at the recommendation of Artison dealers.

"Last year, we rolled into CEDIA with a Backpack prototype and a call to our dealers to comment on what they like and what should be added," said Cary Christie, President and Founder, Artison. "Not surprising, they loved the concept and gave us pointers for the final version."

An ultra-compact, super-thin audio hub for the digital age, the Nano Backpack P5 mounts behind a display, on a wall, in a wall, or on a shelf, unleashing powerful 100W/Channel L/C/R; 50W LR/RR output for true audiophile-grade sonics. Measuring a mere 1.1" x 11.5" x 11.7" (H/W/D), the Backpack P5 provides the utmost in placement flexibility, with extreme power density when rack-mounting for distribution - up to 50 channels of amplification in 7 RU.

The Backpack P5 is a high-performance processor/amp with sonics that rival models several times its size. Its five internal Class D amplifiers power passive L/C/R and surround channels using Continuous Sigma Technology for Class A-level performance. Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby ProLogic II/IIx decoding ensure compatibility with the most popular surround formats, and internal 2.4/5.8 GHz antennas provide glitch-free access to Wi-Fi and BT devices.

Designed to accept nearly any currently available source, the Backpack P5's array of inputs includes HDMI (3), Bluetooth 4.0, Toslink, 3.5mm stereo minijack, and RJ-45. The HDMI output (ARC/CED/3D/4K) pass-through makes the Backpack P5 easy to integrate into a single-room system.

Additionally, the Backpack P5 includes a universal high power internal switch mode power supply, intuitive onscreen display and graphical user interface, and an IR remote control. (Also it's IP-controllable via RJ-45/Wi-Fi.)

Added Christie: "The Nano Backpack P5 is just the beginning in a series of Artison products that deliver high-performance audio without overpowering a room's aesthetics."

The Artison Nano Backpack WP will ship in December for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,199.

Additional Resources
Artison RCC Nano 1 Subwoofer Reviewed at HomeTheaterReview.com.
CEDIA 2015 Show Report & Photo Slideshow at HomeTheaterReview.com.


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