Blaze Audio Debuts Wall-S1 Smart Networked Controller
Blaze Audio just debuted the Wall-S1 Smart Networked Controller to complement the company’s Smart PowerZone Connect DSP amplifiers, including seven current models ranging in power from 120W to 3000W across up to four zones depending on model and application. (PowerZone Connect 122, 252, 254, 504, 1002, 1502, 2004 and 3004). The Wall-S1 claims to enable end-user control of input source and volume, over PoE, via a single network cable. Up to eight Wall-S1 controllers can be added to a single amplifier and the intuitive menu provides a customizable interface that system integrators can configure.
Any Blaze Audio PowerZone Connect amplifier can be controlled remotely with the Wall-S1. Whether it’s a connected amplifier, wall controller — or both — these solutions employ the PowerZone Control interface. The system claims to enable users to integrate multiple controllers per zone and manage any sound zone at any location.
The Blaze Audio Wall-S1 has provisions for connecting upwards of eight Wall-S1 controllers per PowerZone Connect amplifier — facilitating multiple control points throughout a room or series of rooms. It is possible to allocate any Wall-S1 to any sound zone, which is intuitively configured in the PowerZone Control web app. For real-time device syncing, the Wall-S1 supports PoE (Power over Ethernet) for power and easy network pairing. With the Wall-S1 controller, one can easily change the source or manage volume in a zone with preset minimum and maximum gain levels. And to ensure access only by authorized personnel, the system offers PIN code protection for basic and advanced access, including system shutdown when leaving a location. The Wall-S1, which comes in black or white, is designed to complement the aesthetics of any given space with impressive control over color scheme, brightness, backlighting and sleep options.
All the specs are here: https://blaze-audio.com/en_us/products/control/wall-s1/