CasaTunes just started shipping the CasaTunes 12X8 matrix for high-end home audio distribution. The CasaTunes 12X8 combines an audio matrix switch with six stereo 110W power amplifiers and two dedicated pre-amplified outputs. The number of rooms configured can easily be expanded by adding up to seven additional CasaTunes 12X8 matrix amplifiers, for a total of 96 rooms.
With 12 input sources available, the CasaTunes 12X8 is designed to work with its two-, three-, five- and eight-stream music servers. Any unused input sources can be used to connect various audio components, including TVs, set-top boxes, Google Chromecast, Amazon Echo Link, SONOS Connect and Port devices, phonographs and other components.
You can listen to any input source in any room or combination of rooms. The built-in hardware audio switch results in perfect synchronization and near-zero latency, so it works for switching TV audio, as well as music. If more power is required, the CasaTunes 12X8 offers two pre-amplified and trigger outputs, which can be used to connect to, and control, a secondary power amplifier.
The CasaTunes 12X8 matrix amplifier supports eight optional keypads that can be assigned to any room. There are two different kinds of keypads available, a simpler push-button keypad and an advanced touch panel keypad. Both keypads integrates an IR receiver which can be used to relay IR signals to the source equipment selected for the room.
Other features include an LCD Touch Panel display on the amplifier unit for setup and/or maintenance, system and zone protection, subwoofer pre-amplification filter support, gain adjustment for each input source and output, configurable audio delays, support for presets, and multiple EQ settings for each room, including a seven-band parametric equalizer, loudness, bass, treble and balance.
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