Crest Audio Debuts C1 Series Contracting Amplifiers with DSP and Dante-C


Crest Audio has unveiled the new C1 Series range of contracting and installation amplifiers — Class D designs with on-board digital signal processing, Dante protocol networking and USB/Ethernet connectivity for monitoring and control. The new C1 Series amplifiers are aimed at contractors thanks to the addition of Euro connector inputs and barrier strip outputs as […]

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EAW UX Amplifiers Make US Debut At InfoComm


Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) will showcase the UX Series, a complete amplification and processing solution for installation and production applications using EAW loudspeakers, at the upcoming InfoComm in Booth C352 and Demo Room N116. The amplifier series consists of two four-channel amplifiers – the UXA4406 and UXA4410 – as well as the eight-channel UXA4810. These Class D amplifiers […]

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Powersoft to Demo Duecanali Amplifier Models and Updated M-Force Transducer at InfoComm


Powersoft is launching several new products targeted at the fixed installation and OEM markets at this year’s InfoComm exhibition, where the company will exhibit in booth C628. New products include an extension of its two-channel amplifier platform, Duecanali, as well as its M-Force transducer, which brings integration possibilities to more OEM partners. The Duecanali 804 […]

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MSE Audio Launches Outdoor Smart Amplifier Weatherproof OS-440


MSE Audio just announced the OS-440, a smart amplifier that’s made to be outside. Debuting at InfoComm 2018, the OS-440 from MSE Audio is an outdoor smart amplifier featuring IP55 certification. The OS-440 is entirely weatherproof and includes on-board Bluetooth functionality and a Wi-Fi direct mode is it can wirelessly connect to an existing network […]

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New Dynacord IPX Series Power Amplifiers with OMNEO Debuts


Dynacord just launched their IPX series multi-channel power amplifiers incorporating the OMNEO IP networking architecture  The IPX series is comprised of three four-channel models and one eight-channel model, offering a power density of 5 kW, 10 kW and even 20 kW from a single amplifier with all channels driven. The IPX series amplifiers is designed for high-end fixed install venues, from concert […]

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Mackie Intros All-New Line of Headphone Amps


Mackie has announced the HM Series of headphone amplifiers, available in three models, the ultra-compact HM-4 and the rackmount HM-400 and HM-800. The ultra-compact HM-4 four-way headphone amplifier features a single 1/4″ stereo input and four 1/4″ headphone outputs with individual level controls. Mackie is presenting it as an affordable solution, priced at $41.99 USD. […]

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Atlona Prepares Launch of Next-Generation Gain Series of Wired and Networked Amplifiers at ISE 2018


Atlona is set to unveil its next generation of compact amplifiers in the Atlona stand (5-U80) at the ISE 2018 show, being held February 6-9 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre. Available in three models, the new Gain Series of ENERGY STAR qualified power amplifiers include three models – the Gain 60 (AT-GAIN-60), Gain 120 (AT-GAIN-120) and Gain 120NET (AT-GAIN-120NET) – all have low- […]

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AudioControl Adds Dynaudio to Sound Partners Program


AudioControl has announced that Dynaudio has been added to its Sound Partners Program (SPP). The AudioControl SPP was established as a cooperative initiative with industry-leading architectural speaker manufacturers in order to implement optimized performance profiles as defined by each brand’s engineers. These profiles, when stored in the DSP onboard the AudioControl Director M-Series high-performance amplifiers as well as […]

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Key Digital’s New KD-AMP220 Digital Audio Amplifier Designed for Small Rooms


Key Digital’s KD-AMP220 compact digital audio amplifier’s input connections accommodate microphone, line level balanced and line level 3.5-millimeter stereo analog audio inputs. The output is a mix of audio from the microphone input and the selected audio input. Each input has variable volume level set — perfect for presentation spaces as KD-AMP220’s internal pre-amp accepts direct microphone […]

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Crestron Adds Modular Amplifiers and Loudspeakers to Its Enterprise Audio Solutions


Crestron announced today it has expanded its enterprise audio solutions with two new modular amplifiers, the AMP-225 and AMP-150-70 and its new line of Vector loudspeakers for large commercial spaces. The AMP-225 (two channels @ 25 watts each 8 ohm) and AMP-150-70 (one channel @ 50W 70V) have EnergyStar certification, built-in fault protection, and modular construction. Using a slide-rail design and measuring a quarter-rack size, multiple units can […]

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AudioControl Unveils the Director Model M4840 Multi-Zone Amplifier


AudioControl has introduced The Director M4840 amplifier for whole-house entertainment, engineered into a new form factor that is over 30 percent shallower than traditional rack-mounted amplifiers. The Director Model M4840 delivers an unmatched combination of features, superb sound quality and fine-tuning capability all within a compact form factor that is a scant 11.5-inches deep, elevating it far above all […]

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Parasound Reprises Five-Channel Amplifier With 44 Percent More Power


Parasound introduced this week its new Halo A 52+ five-channel amplifier. The A 52+ is based on the company’s A 52 and features significant upgrades in power output, circuitry refinements and the latest Halo styling. The new model increases available power from 125 to 180 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 255 watts into […]

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Meridian Audio Adds 251 Powered Zone Controller to 200 Series


Meridian Audio has expanded its 200 Series with the new 251, a compact Powered Zone Controller with two channels of on-board amplification. Designed for hi-res audio, including Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), the 251 can act as an integrated amplifier, delivering two 100-watt channels for two passive loudspeakers or a soundbar for media room projects. It can be deployed to […]

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Galaxy’s Launches TQ8 Portable All-In-One PA


Galaxy’s new TQ8 is a spec’d as a 150-watt portable PA with mixing, wireless and a long battery life. With an 8-inch woofer and a wide-dispersion HF horn with 1-inch compression driver. Two wired mic/line inputs complement a music system with an SD card slot, USB connector, left/right audio connections and Bluetooth compatibility for use with a phone or iPod […]

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Extron Intros New Scaling Presentation Switchers


Extron Electronics is introducing the IN1608 xi, the newest members of the Extron scaling presentation switcher family that offer several key enhancements. Added features include DTP output with HDBaseT compatibility, RS232 insertion from the Ethernet control ports and for IPCP models, an integrated three-port AV LAN switch. The IN1608 xi  includes an HDCP-compliant, multi-format video […]

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Renkus-Heinz Intros New SA Series Amplifiers at InfoComm


Renkus-Heinz will introduce their next generation of amplification at InfoComm. Renkus-Heinz SA Series amplifiers include the new C and T Series point source loudspeakers with full networking capabilities, RHAON II control and monitoring, and connection via a choice of Analog, AES/EBU or Dante single or redundant network input. Renkus-Heinz SA Series amplifiers will be available in three models. The SA-625 amplifier outputs 500W + […]

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QSC Intros Eight-Channel CXD-Q Series Network Processing Amplifiers for the Q-SYS Platform


QSC has introduced the CXD-Q and CXD-Qn eight-channel network processing amplifiers. Designed specifically for integration with the Q-SYS Platform, these amplifiers can take advantage of a “whole system” design philosophy where they can be configured and managed like all other elements of a Q-SYS system. The CXD-Q Series also features its Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology (FAST), which enables the ability to combine up to […]

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Control4 Debuts Triad Garden Array Outdoor Audio Solution


Control4 Corporation just showed the new Triad Garden Array outdoor speakers, a family of all-weather, landscape speakers that include a satellite speaker (GA4 SAT) and subwoofer (GA10 SUB) designed to be placed throughout flower beds or around the yard to blanket outdoor spaces. Each of the GA4 SAT speakers includes a Triad-exclusive, 4.5-inch Ultra-Broad Dispersion (UBD) driver. Through a […]

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Rotel Intros Home Theater Surround Amplified Processor with Dolby ATMOS and DTS:X


Rotel Electronics has introduced the RAP-1580, a home theater surround amplified processor. The RAP-1580 supports HDMI 2.0a hardware and Dolby Atmos and DTS-X 7.1.4 processing, its amplifier section is built upon a powerful class A/B design with seven 100 watts per channel and its power comes from their own toroidal transformer. The RAP-1580 uses Wolfson 24bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converters for all channels. Inputs include eight […]

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Crestron Ships Avia Multichannel Amplifiers


Crestron is now shipping Avia multi-channel amplifiers. The new AMP-8075 and AMP-8150 are designed to work natively with Crestron Avia DSPs and have eight channels of audio power in a single rack space, with a choice of 75 or 150 Watts per channel. Each channel is individually configurable for either low-Z (4/8 ohm) or high-Z […]

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Powersoft Launches New Quattrocanali Series at ISE


Powersoft has again chosen ISE to launch its new four-channel Quattrocanali Series, with three different models: the Quattrocanali 4804 is 1,200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, 1,500 watts per channel @ 2 ohm, 3,000 watts bridged @ 4 ohms; the Quattrocanali 2404 is 600 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, 800 watts per channel […]

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Cloud Electronics Debuts New MA40 Series Mini Amplifiers at ISE


Cloud Electronics will show two new models of the MA40 Mini Amplifier series at ISE 2017. The new MA40F Mini Amplifier features a mono 40W output (4Ω), two stereo line inputs with individual input gain, an additional 70V/100V line input, a paging microphone input with independent EQ, music EQ, music mute (for simple fire alarm […]

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Crestron Ships Two New Modular Amplifiers


Crestron is now shipping new modular utility amplifiers. The new AMP-1200 and AMP-2100 are designed for easy installation, with no need for rack shelves, terminating power connectors or external power supplies. Crestron modular amplifiers amps are also Energy Star certified — they intelligently power down when not in use and feature “fast on” power up, […]

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BEHRINGER Ships KM Series Power Amps


BEHRINGER is shipping two new stereo models, the 1,700-watt KM1700 and 750-watt KM750, both integrated with ATR (Accelerated Transient Response) technology. BEHRINGER says its ATR technology merges power with high-tech efficiency, creating lightweight amplifiers. The KM1700 is specified as 1,700 watts (bridged) with two 800-watt channels at 4 ohms or  two 500-watt channels at 8 […]

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Marantz Debuts Portable Headset Amplifier


The new Marantz PHA-3 Stereo Field Production Headphone Amplifier provides three independent headphone feeds from balanced or unbalanced sources and can drive headphones to high levels at audiophile quality with low distortion — ideal for field broadcast production companies, portable audio/video production crews and live sound productions where critical audio monitoring is required, even under […]

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New Crown CDi DriveCore Series Amplifiers Are Now Available


A new line of Crown by HARMAN amplifiers, the CDi DriveCore Series, is shipping. Crown says this series offers high-performance and a rich feature set at a competitive cost. Using technology derived from the Crown DriveCore Install Series, the CDi DriveCore Series offers streamlined functionality to work in almost any small/medium installation — houses of […]

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Extron Ships Compact Two-Channel Audio Amplifier for High Impedance Systems


Extron has announced the immediate availability of the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-100V, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts rms for 100 volt distributed speakers. This professional grade amplifier features a 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.1 percent THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002-100V is an ENERGY STAR […]

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Biamp Systems Introduces New Power Audio Amplifier in TesiraFORTÉ Line


Biamp Systems today announced its new four-channel power amplifier, the AMP-A460H. Aimed at small- to medium-sized conference and meeting spaces, the new amplifier allows integrators to customize the amplification in rooms using Biamp Systems’ TesiraFORTÉ audio processing platform. The AMP-A460H analog amplifier features four channels of audio output — 60 watts per channel at 8 […]

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AudioControl Ships The Director Model M6800 16-Channel High-Power Amplifier With DSP


AudioControl is shipping the new Director Model M6800 amplifier, a 16-channel matrixing amplifier designed to be the hub of an entertainment system. Director Series amplifiers from AudioControl feature DSP (digital signal processing), enabling integrators to precisely calibrate each zone in order to deliver the finest sound possible. The Director Model M6800 is available now exclusively […]

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Rotel Intros Two New Integrated Amplifiers, CD Player


Rotel has announced the 14 Series that includes a CD Player and two integrated amplifiers. The A14 is one of the two integrated amplifiers that’s rated at 80 watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms, both channels driven. The A14 uses a toroidal transformer plus slit-foil capacitors to handle difficult speaker loads and dynamic signal […]

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Bose Professional Ships New Line of PowerShare Adaptable Amplifiers


Bose is now shipping its new PowerShare adaptable power amplifier line, consisting of three 1U models: two- and four-channel fixed-install models (PS602 and PS604) and one two-channel portable amplifier (PS602P). Each model delivers 600 watts of power that can be shared across all output channels. With support for both low- and high-impedance loads up to […]

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AudioControl Launches Architect ‘P’ Series Amplifiers


AudioControl is finally shipping their Architect series of multi-channel amplifiers in 12 or 16 channel options. The Architect ‘P’ Series delivers over 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 200 watts per channel into 4 ohms, all channels driven. Additional adjoining channels can be bridged to 400 watts. The Architect ‘P’ Series uses a cool […]

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