Extron Ships Energy Star Qualified Mini Audio Amplifier

Extron is shipping the MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier thatextron-mpa401-0110 delivers 40-watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms, training rooms, and multi-purpose meeting rooms. This Energy Star qualified amplifier features a highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression technology – that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D designs. Extron told rAVe that their exclusive, high efficiency design allows the amplifier to be fanless and operate in environments with little or no ventilation.

The MPA 401 ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier is an energy efficient product that Extron says conserves energy and reduces costs. With an auto power-down feature that automatically places the amplifier into standby after 25 minutes of inactivity, it consumes just 8 watts when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode.

The MPA 401 accepts balanced and unbalanced stereo or mono inputs. The front panel includes controls for bass, treble, and input level. The MPA 401 combines the left and right channels into a single mono output. An advanced, automatic clip limiter protects speakers from clipping distortion. The MPA 401 features remote control capability for volume adjustment and muting.

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