IOGEAR Launches Upstream 4K Game Capture Card with Team Chat for Consoles

IOGEAR Launches Upstream 4K Game Capture Card with Team Chat for Consoles

IOGEAR, today added the UpStream Game Capture Adapter with Team Chat to its robust line of video capture solutions and production tools. This compact 4K HDMI capture adapter was engineered with premium, class-leading specs and robust compatibility with the latest game consoles. It works with popular broadcast software like OBS Studio, Streamlabs and Xsplit, and supports all content platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

“Our UpStream product line was designed to make live streaming to friends and fans across the globe simple. With our new Upstream 4K Game Capture Card with Party Chat, we’re taking our streaming game further by unlocking endless possibilities for console gamers to capture and record gameplay in 4K, as well as the associated party chat audio from any game title, and stream it,” said Michael Volpe, director of marketing, IOGEAR.

Keeping in mind that gamers often use their consoles for more than gaming, the UpStream Game Capture Adapter with Team Chat features an HDCP toggle switch. HDMI capture adapters are incapable of handling HDCP-protected content, but instead of having to disconnect the capture adapter from their game console to enjoy this kind of content, users can simply flip a switch to allow protected content, like TV shows and movies streamed from popular content platforms, to pass through to their TV. HDCP-protected content cannot be captured by the adapter.

UpStream Game Capture Adapter with Built-In Party Chat Features:
  • Supports 4K @ 30Hz, 1440p @ 60Hz and 1080p @ 120Hz capture
  • Supports 4K @60Hz HDR input and passthrough
  • Supports up to 1440p @ 144Hz and 1080p @240Hz passthrough
  • Supports team chat recording for game consoles like Xbox or PS5 without the need for extra wires or adapters
  • Compatible with OBS software like StreamLabs and Xsplit
  • All cables for party chat are included with capture card
  • HDCP-protected content passthrough switch
  • UVC based driver

The UpStream Game Capture Adapter with Team Chat (GUV302G) from IOGEAR is available now at, at an MSRP of $129.99.

JL Audio Sponsors 2022 Nautique Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament

JL Audio Sponsors 2022 Nautique Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament

JL Audio, a manufacturer of premium, high-performance marine audio solutions, today announces its sponsorship of the 62nd Nautique Masters Waterski and Wakeboard Tournament presented by GM Marine.

Sponsoring the world’s most prestigious watersports tournament for several years, the JL Audio brand will be front and center as the latest Nautique boats rocking factory-installed JL Audio systems will create the perfect waves (sound and water) for athletes. Be sure the check out the trick competitions, as a 2022 model year Ski Nautique rocking a custom JL Audio wrap and powerful, factory-equipped JL Audio system will be towing athletes while they do their thing on the water.

“The Masters is a celebration of everything that makes boating and water sports so much fun, and we are proud to again be a part of the event as it roars back into action,” said Ora Freeman, National Sales Manager, OEM Division at JL Audio. “This exciting event provides an excellent venue for showcasing the true performance and capabilities of our audio products within new Nautique boats, which are factory-equipped with our industry-leading products and technologies.”

JL Audio team will be on-site demonstrating the company’s latest marine-specific media source units, speakers, and amplifiers available at top retailers. Furthermore, attendees will be able to experience JL Audio systems in the new Nautique boats on display at the event, including the flagship Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon. All 2022 Nautique boats come standard with JL Audio MediaMaster multimedia source units, JL Audio MVi amplifiers and M6 speakers. M6 tower speakers, M6 and M7 subwoofers, as well as JL WaveFront and WakeSub technology upgrades, can be optioned depending on model of boat and audio package ordered.

The Nautique Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament presented by GM Marine will be held May 27-29, 2022. Since 1959, the Masters has earned its reputation as the world’s most prestigious watersports tournament. Held annually over Memorial Day weekend at Callaway Gardens, an invitation to compete in the Masters is universally considered an honor and an acknowledgement of achievement for reaching the pinnacle in a given watersports discipline – only the world’s most elite athletes compete at the Masters. This tournament is IWWF/USA Water Ski and WWA sanctioned.

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About JL Audio:

Guided by a philosophy that great audio has real value, JL Audio develops innovative products that improve the audio experience on the go, in the home, and in the studio. Committed to unique engineering and quality manufacturing, JL Audio operates three U.S. engineering facilities, and builds many of its home, car and marine loudspeaker products at the company’s Miramar, Florida, USA factory, with components sourced from the company’s global supply network. For more information, visit or follow the company on Facebook or Twitter.

Monoprice Unveils Two Monolith 8-Channel Class-D Home Theater Amps

Monoprice Unveils Two Monolith 8-Channel Class-D Home Theater Amps


Monolith, the high-end audio brand from Monoprice, today announced the addition of two premium eight-channel class D home theater amplifiers. Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA with globally sourced parts, the Monolith 8250X and Monolith 8125X utilize high-end, audiophile grade Hypex® NCore® amplifier modules that deliver outstanding efficiency and can accurately reproduce the most dynamic soundtracks while articulating all the subtle sonic details found in music. A perfect pairing for Monolith home theater speakers, these amplifiers create an excellent foundation for a no-compromises home theater system.

“We take great pride in our Monolith products, and these new Class-D amplifiers are no exception. Engineered for uncompromising performance and value, our new Monolith amps efficiently deliver powerful and precise audio output across the entire frequency range, regardless of output gain levels. On top of all that, we were able to provide this level of world-class performance at an incredibly competitive price point,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith Business Unit Manager, Monoprice.


Beyond their power and performance, these new Monolith amplifiers were engineered to last. Monolith engineers worked with Hypex to create bespoke NCore® amplifier modules that feature a heavy-duty heatsink to dissipate heat more effectively for enhanced system endurance. Monolith engineers also chose to mount the balanced XLR inputs directly to the amp’s metal chassis, not the internal circuit board to ensure a firm connection and prevent broken solder joints.

Monolith 8250X Class-D Amplifiers ($2,999.99 MSRP) feature:

  • Hypex® NCore® NC502MP Modules
  • 200 Watts/Channel @ 8 Ohms
  • 400 Watts/Channel @ 4 Ohms
  • Response at Rated Output: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Soft Start Turn On
  • Heavy‑Duty Binding Posts
  • Trigger Input

Monolith 8125X Class-D Amplifiers ($1,999.99) feature:

  • Hypex® NCore® NC502MP Modules
  • 100 Watts/Channel into 8 Ohms
  • 175 Watts/Channel into 4 Ohms
  • Freq. Response at Rated Output: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.5dB
  • Soft Start Turn On
  • Heavy‑Duty Binding Posts
  • Trigger Input


The Monolith 8125 and 8250 Class-D amplifiers from Monoprice are backed by a 5-year replacement warranty. Customers can buy with confidence too, as all Monoprice products are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.

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