Russound today announced the new D850 and D1650 digital multi-channel amplifiers. The D850 includes auto sensing line inputs, bridged mono switching, independent zone triggering inputs and outputs, a bus audio input, individual left and right channel volume trim controls per zone and individual turn-off time delays per zone to accommodate a range of configurations.
The D850 model’s lighter weight, smaller chassis and highly efficient Class D power is designed for up to eight channels arranged in stereo pairs, powering up to four zones of distributed audio. Rated at 50 watts per channel into eight ohms (80 watts per channel into four ohms), the D850 features a versatile bridged mono position that combines both channels in any zone into a mono output, delivering 160 watts of power into an eight-ohm load.
For larger zone coverage and scalability from one compact and lightweight unit, Russound’s D1650 digital multi-channel amplifier’s 16 channels are arranged in stereo pairs, powering eight discrete zones/rooms. Also loaded with adaptable features including auto sensing inputs, independent zone triggering, a bus input and multiple outputs per zone, the D1650 is rated at 50 watts per channel into eight ohms and 80 watts per channel into four ohms. In bridged mono mode, both channels in any zone become a robust mono output delivering 160 watts of power into an eight-ohm load.
Both the D850 and D1650 will be available in Q4 of this year at suggested retail prices of $1,250.00 and $1,679.00, respectively.