AudioControl has introduced the Director 2.0 firmware that adds features and a better GUI for its line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers. The new GUI is also a responsive webpage, making it easy to view various devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with Apple and PC platforms and both iOS and Android mobile devices.
The SDS switching (Signal Detecting Switch) enables users to interact with smart doorbell devices, command prompts from voice assistants and other devices, muting entertainment content until the event has passed. The SDS feature can be programmed to operate in any number of audio zones throughout the home. This feature represents an opportunity for integrators to provide added value with useful smart home functionality when installing a multizone entertainment system for their clients.
Along with creating a new GUI, AudioControl has added six additional parametric EQs for enhanced system tuning capability, channel metering for visual confirmation of signal levels (at the amplifier’s output stage) and a touch-sensitive webpage, enabling full system configuration from a phone, tablet or other touch-enabled devices. To simplify system tuning, AudioControl has included a pink noise generator available for all channels that is built-in to the software, enabling integrators to use the AudioControl Mobile Tools App or the award-winning DM-RTA to more efficiently calibrate their systems. Integrators will also have easy access to the Sound Partners DSP profiles for industry-leading architectural loudspeakers that optimize performance for every system at the touch of a button.
The Director 2.0 firmware will be available for all current Director and RS Series Models in August 2020 and will specifically upgrade the M6800, M6400, M4800, M4840, D2800, D4600 and RS Series models.