DALLAS, TX, September 13, 2016 – Whole-house audio market innovator Russound announced today that its new A2100 rack-mountable amplifier is available to custom installation pros as of this month, bringing a new level of pure power and installation ease to its amplifier lineup. The suggested retail price is $399.
“Much like our popular P75 and P125 amps, the A2100 is designed to be a building block in any distributed audio system,” said Charlie Porritt, CEO of Russound. “By focusing on the installer’s needs in the field, we created a powerful two-channel amp that makes it easy to add high-powered stereo amplification to any audio system.”
The A2100 features a buffered loop output to enable using multiple amplifiers in one installation, in addition to audio and voltage trigger sensing to enable seamless activation when needed. The 4 ohm stable design allows up to two pairs of 8 ohm speakers to be utilized.
As powerful as the A2100 may be, there is a bridge option that allows installers to bridge both channels into one massive 225W output. Two A2100 units in the same system equal 225W per channel at 8 ohms, all in a single 1U design. Daisy-chaining is accomplished via a stereo buffered line output, making it possible to create an expansive audio zone for large rooms or outdoor areas that require additional power or speakers.
By incorporating a fanless design, the A2100 is a logical choice in rooms or cabinets where fan-driven units would cause unacceptable noise levels. A switching internal power supply ensures that a single amplifier can be sold anywhere in the world with only a change in the IEC-compatible power cord. The internal worldwide power supply handles voltage from 100v to 240v at 50/60Hz. The U.S. version includes the domestic power cord, and the international version (A2100i) is equipped with the three most popular international cords: Euro, UK, and Australian.
Added Porritt: “Like so many of the products introduced by Russound in the recent past, our dealers get a large chunk of the credit for the design and functionality of the A2100. They told us that it was critical for them to have a highly flexible and powerful two-channel amp that could be integrated any number of ways into current systems, and we were only too happy to comply.”a