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Professional audio player / control hub
AudioHub Player / Controller
Model AH1

  • Plays uncompressed audio formats
  • Plays high bit rate MP3 files
  • RS-232 and RS-485 control pathways
  • Dual Digital Toslink® outputs
  • Dual analog audio outputs
  • Automatic customer music input
  • Separate volume controls per output
  • RJ9 ports (x6) for external controls 
  • Visual Volume control knob option

Categories: Media Players, Modules, Interactive Switching, Headphone Demo, Ascentic, New

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High Performance, Versatile Controls

Audio Authority’s AH1 AudioHub is the perfect fit in retail environments where high quality music is required to demonstrate audio products such as quality soundbars, headphones and speaker docks. The AH1 is more than a music player – it is a programmable nerve center that can coordinate multiple devices to create a dynamic experience.

Ports for external controls provide a simple way to start music for a demo, and adjust volume. The retail-hardened interface keeps performing without any active maintenance. The AH1 accepts FLAC, WAV, OGG, and MP3 formats to present premium quality speakers, headphones and soundbars at their best. Other interface options include push-buttons or rotary controls, depending on the type of interface desired.


  • Recommended formats are FLAC, WAV, OGG, and MP3
  • Songs play in order according to filenames (01, 02 .. 99)
  • MP3 files should be high bit rate (up to 320 kbps) for demonstrating superior quality headphones
  • Customer input automatically senses audio signals and switches to the customer's music player


  • After an adjustable period of inactivity the player times out, in consideration for store employees 
  • Simple controls for music and volume adjustments invite the shopper to interact with merchandise
  • Switch mode transforms the AH1 into an audio switcher ideal for demonstrating two products

  • Serial pathways include RS-232 and RS-485 communication
  • Optional control knob with Visual Volume adjusts output 1 volume and push to play
  • Controls may include selector buttons, sensors, touch panels, touchscreen, or multi-function control knob
  • Transport commands include Play/Pause, Previous Track, Volume Up, and Volume Down


    • Case dimensions including flange: 4.1 x 7.5 x 1.5 (HxWxD, inches)
    • Supported media: Sandisk industrial grade microSD or SDHC
    • File formats: FLAC, MP3 (to 320kbps) OGG or WAV
    • Important: Filenames must begin with a two-digit number (01, 02, 03 .. 99) or they will not play. Example: “03 Never Forget - Fleetwood Mac.wav”
    • The card must be formatted FAT32 or exFAT. 


    Music does not play

    • Important: Filenames must begin with a two-digit number (01, 02, 03 .. 99) or they will not play. Example: “03 Never Forget - Fleetwood Mac.wav”

    Creating Content

    Recommended encoders:

    Meta Data

    Make sure that all audio files are free of images in the meta data. In some cases, an image or other content in metadata may prevent playback. 

    Status Lights

    The green Power LED blinks indicating the AH1 has power.

    The yellow Status LED indicates play and SD card status:
    • Blinking = Playing content
    • Blinking Fast = Customer input active
    • Off = No card found
    • On Solid = Card could not be mounted; bad card or format


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