Ashly Audio Details InfoComm 2019 Plans for 11 New Products
Ashly Audio unveiled 11 new products at InfoComm 2019 (booth #6374) that are the result of purposeful innovation focused on delivering selling solutions and improving the user and integrator experience with professional audio.
The new solutions include the mXa-1502 Mixer Amp, CA and FA Series of Amplifiers, which work for multiple types of integrations and AquaControl software.
Ashly Audio’s new mXa-1502 mixer amp is a completely integrated product bringing four zones of mixing and DSP, plus two channels at 150 watts of power and programmable mic preamps and a complete DSP suite — all made simple in a single, compact, rack-mountable unit.
Ashly Audio says the mXa-1502 is primed to help integrators win more clients among the small- and medium-sized business, especially in the sectors of retail, hospitality and house of worship. Integrators can perform system configuration and deliver long-term service thanks to the mixer amp’s built-in web server, which offers a web-based control platform. If an end user requires assistance, an integrator could first login to the controls remotely online before rolling a truck out to the site.
The control system, AquaControl, doesn’t require extensive tutorials or workshops to master. Ashly has put a focus on ensuring an intuitive user interface, with different levels of control for both the beginner user and the integrator.
Ashly Audio’s new CA Series Power Amplifier line brings a whole new, highly-efficient Class D design to an all new customer. The line also introduces exciting new capabilities that are critical to installers and end users alike. The new CA Series features six models — three two-channel models and three four-channel models – that come in 500 watts, 1,000 watts and 1,500-watts-per-channel (@ 4 ohms) versions. The CA Series is also designed for stable operation @ 2 ohms and 70 volts.
Each unit incorporates Ashly’s D-MAX technology, which allows for ultimate efficiency and reliability — including proprietary power supply design and energy management systems, as well as an advanced control system implementation. Dynamic Power-Factor Correction adds a level of intelligence to power utilization efficiency by accurately tracking fluctuations in current, rather than just sampling at the peaks. Also, new SailFlow cooling design brings a bi-lateral air-cooling system that maintains a low operational temperature.
These new technologies — combined with installer-friendly Euroblock and XLR combo connectors — make the CA Series Power Amplifier line a perfect fit for integration in the education, house of worship, sports, retail and restaurant spaces.
The FA Series Power Amplifier line defines power density. Two half-RU versions come in four-channel (4 x 125W) or two-channel (2 x 125W) configurations. A 1RU is also available in a four-channel (4 x 250W) configuration.
All three amplifiers are convection cooled and are Energy Star rated. This provides high levels of versatility in a compact solution – adding the ability to place the amplifiers in atypical spaces: such as on walls or under desks.
A key display at the Ashly booth was the new AquaControl software that will power future Ashly solutions. The software was built to be extremely intuitive and straight-forward, allowing anyone to use it without days of training. Further, the software is browser-based so it works on any browser-enabled device without an app being necessary. Combined with the new line-up of web-enabled products, it saves time and costs for both the integrator and end user — all while opening up the opportunity for ongoing service contracts that allow more effective, long-term support.
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