Episode® 35 Watts per Channel Digital Mini-Amplifier (2 Channel with IR learning and subwoofer output)

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Episode® 35 Watts per Channel Digital Mini-Amplifier (2 Channel with IR learning and subwoofer output)

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Episode® 35 Watts per Channel Digital Mini-Amplifier (2 Channel with IR learning and subwoofer output)

The Episode® 2-channel digital mini amplifier delivers outstanding sound quality and cool-running performance – in one convenient pint-sized package. Featuring two inputs with selectable priority and IR control with learning, this amp can be programmed to work with any remote or control system. And when used in conjunction with our Strong™ VersaBox, it can be tucked neatly behind the TV, meaning customers don’t even know it’s there.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Product Package Includes:
(1) Amplifier
(1) Detachable 6ft IEC Power Cable
(4) Rubber Adhesive-Back Feet
(4) Module Mounting Pins
(1) 5mm 2-pin Screw Terminal
(1) 5mm 4-pin or (6-pin for 3D) Screw Terminal
(1) Installation Manual
(1) IR Learning Guide

Continuous Power Output
(Both channels driven)
26 watts RMS at 8 ohms
35 watts RMS at 6 ohms
35 watts RMS at 4 ohms
Input Sensitivity Analog: Gain:29dB Digital: Gain:40dB(Vrms/FS)
4 ohms: 420mV 4 ohms: -20dBFS
6 ohms: 500mV 6 ohms: -18dBFS
8 ohms: 500mV 8 ohms: -18dBFS
Input Impedance RCA Analog input: 20K ohms
Analog: 77dB
S/N ratio Digital Optical: 90dB
Frequency Response (Speaker) 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response (Sub) 20 Hz to 500 Hz
Distortion Less than 1% THD+N 20Hz - 20 kHz, 22KHz BW
IR Input Jack / Operation Voltage 1/8” 3.5mm / 12 VDC
IR Output Jack / Operation Voltage 1/8” 3.5mm / 12 VDC
AC Main Inputs 100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.6A
Power Consumption Typical Power: 60 watts
Max Power: 100 watts
Dimensions Width: 5.4” Height: 2” Depth: 6.8”
Weight 2.5 lbs.
Certification EMC, FCC, UL


IR Learning

  1. How do I program the amplifier's IR learning feature to use other remotes?
    The Episode Mini Amplifier uses a self-learning mode to capture IR commands sent by any OEM remote. These commands then allow control of both the amplifier and the original device the remote is meant for. A full color IR Learning Guide is included in the box to help explain the procedure clearly.
  2. Why can't I get IR Learning to work correctly using a DirecTV (or other) remote?
    For IR learning setup, use only remotes provided by the manufacturer to learn codes. Do not use a universal type remote or a cable/satellite box remote that was programmed to control your equipment. These remotes can be used to control the amplifier after learning is complete, but not for the learning procedure.
    Example: A DirecTV box connects to a TV, and the DirecTV remote has been programmed to send commands to the TV for things that DirecTV can't control, like in-room speaker volume or the TV input being used. This remote must also be used to control the amplifier. To get it working, use the original manufacturer-supplied TV remote for the Mini Amp's IR learning procedure. Program the same buttons that are used in the DirecTV remote. Then, the DirecTV remote will be able to control the amp afterward with no problems.
  3. I am using the right remote and setup, but I can't set up IR learning correctly. What are some issues to look for?
    One "environmental" problem that commonly interferes with the IR learning process is interference. Nearby electronics, bright lights, or even sunlight can introduce random signals to the IR receiver, preventing codes from being learned. If you are doing the IR learning procedure correctly, with the right types of remotes, try relocating to an area that is not as brightly lit and away from other electronics in the system. Tech Support can always assist with ongoing problems.
  4. How do I save my DSP and EQ settings for the Mini amplifier after I configure them with my remote or using the discrete commands?
    1. Set the amplifier to a preset DSP mode or to custom EQ setting.
    2. After all setting changes are complete, turn the amplifier off by sending a discrete power off command or selecting the off button on the remote control.
    This will save all settings. If the amplifier turns off due to inactivity or a loss of power BEFORE saving settings, all audio settings will reset to default.

2-Year Limited Warranty
This Episode® Amplifier has a 2-Year Limited Warranty. This warranty includes parts and labor repairs on all components found to be defective in material or workmanship under normal conditions of use. This warranty shall not apply to products which have been abused, modified or disassembled. Products to be repaired under this warranty must be returned to SnapAV or a designated service center with prior notification and an assigned return authorization number (RA).