Extron is already shipping their MPA 601, an ENERGY STAR qualified mono audio amplifier spec’d at 60 watts rms output. Housed in a compact convection cooled and UL 2043 plenum enclosure, it meets UL requirements for in-ceiling installations. The MPA 601 employs a Class D amplifier design featuring their patented CDRS — Class D Ripple Suppression technology which they say provides a smooth audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. Three stereo inputs are individually buffered so three separate sources can be connected simultaneously. The MPA 601 meets ENERGY STAR qualification requirements with an auto power-down feature, placing the amplifier in standby after 25 minutes of inactivity. For sensitive applications that require uninterrupted operation, the standby timer can be disabled. The MPA 601 is designed for applications with space restrictions that require sufficient power for a small to medium distributed audio system.
The MPA 601 is available in 70 volt and 100 volt models. With “professional grade” signal-to-noise of greater than 90 dB and ultra-low noise of less than 0.1 percent THD+N, the MPA 601 is ideal for use in applications where fidelity is critical. The compact 1U high, quarter-rack unit can be mounted in a small rack, within a credenza, within a lectern, or behind a display in lobby or commons locations. With a UL rating for use in plenum air spaces, it also allows for concealed installation above a drop ceiling to prevent theft while providing convenient placement of AV equipment.
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