Extron Ships MPA 401 with Energy Star Rating

ThExtron-MPA-0110is week Extron announced it was shipping their MPA 401, an integrated Mini Power Amplifier that delivers 40 watts rms for 70-volt distributed speaker systems for applications such as bars, restaurants, country clubs and pools. This ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier features an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design with patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides what Extron says is a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D designs. This Extron 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 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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