AudioControl Debuts Three CM Series Amplifiers for Commercial and Residential AV Applications

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AudioControl introduced three CM Series amplifiers, which are compatible with both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm loudspeakers (Dual Mode) and offer optional Dante digital audio networking capability. The company says the AudioControl CM Series amplifiers deliver 70-volt compatibility plus features integrators must have to satisfy every application, including audio performance and build quality.

AudioControl says the CM Series includes something called GaN (Gallium Nitride), a semiconductor material that was initially designed for the challenging demands of avionics, space, satellite and 5G wireless applications. By using GaN Systems’ power semiconductors as the foundation for a new amplifier platform, the company says AudioControl engineers were able to achieve high-output power, efficiency, reduced distortion and ultra-low signal-to-noise resulting in outstanding sonic rendering from an efficient circuit that fits inside a sleek form factor.

The company says CM Series amplifiers from AudioControl blend power, performance and reliability with Dual-Mode capability, balanced and unbalanced analog inputs plus digital audio inputs and DSP features. There are three available channel configurations for the CM Series amplifiers:

• CM4-750—4-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
• CM3-750—3-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
• CM2-750—2-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier

AudioControl says the CM Series is available in three versions—4-channel, 3-channel and 2-channel models. Each amplifier utilizes a Constant Power Mode architecture that was engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency and superb sound quality—”far surpassing the performance of conventional 70-volt solutions.” According to the company, this proprietary amplifier delivers 750 watts per channel in 70-volt mode or 625 watts per channel at 8, 6 or 4- ohms along with stability into 2-ohms. CM Series amplifiers also deliver 1500 watts bridged in 100-volt mode and 1250 bridged into an 8-ohm load. The CM Series Dual Mode design can simultaneously operate in 70-volt mode while also driving a conventional loudspeaker. Each model offers eight balanced analog inputs (two analog inputs can be set to accommodate a microphone) plus two digital stereo inputs (coax and optical), which is unique in the world of 70- volt products. The amplified outputs of each CM Series model can be individually controlled as mono outputs or controlled as stereo pairs, giving integrators the system configuration flexibility they need to accommodate any system architecture.

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Engineered for integrators, AudioControl says the CM Series amplifiers offer DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities developed by AudioControl, enabling integrators to tailor the sound by zone to any environment— from a heavily upholstered lobby to a highly reflective suite or boardroom. For maximum installation efficiency, system setup and diagnostics can be managed remotely via a web browser (iOS or Android devices) along with traditional PC or MAC browsers, leveraging a touch-responsive interface to control the CM Series amplifiers via IP interface and traditional 12- volt triggering methods.

With the new CM Series amps from AudioControl, the company says any source can be accessed from anywhere on the network, and up to 16 mono or 8 stereo streams of digital content can be routed to any Dante-enabled device, creating system architecture options for any size project. And because the Dante technology utilizes a master clock, all connected devices remain in precise synchronization for a seamless audio experience. There are over 3000 Dante-enabled products available, providing integrators with a broad range of choices when assembling a multi-zone entertainment system, according to AudioControl.