Lyngdorf Audio Unveils Unique High Performance Power Amplifier


Lyngdorf Audio just debuted the SDA-2400 stereo power amplifier at CES this week. Unlike most power amplifiers, the versatile SDA-2400 features both analog and digital inputs and optional rack mounts, making it the perfect match for high-end surround sound processors and pre-amplifiers. The SDA-2400 is not a regular class D power amplifier. The unusually powerful […]

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Crestron Introduces Six-Zone Amplifier with 12 Inputs


Crestron unveiled its new 12-input, 6-Zone “Plus Two” Amplifier, specifically for mid-size audio systems, today at CEDIA Expo. Each room output on the C2N-AMP-6X100 is capable of 100 watts for each of the six amplified zones. That’s 50 watts per channel at 8 ohms or 75 watts per channel at 4 ohms. Outputs also may […]

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AMX Ships Alero Eight-Zone Distributed Audio Power Amplifier


HARMAN’s AMX announced at CEDIA EXPO 2014 that it’s shipping its Alero 8 Zone Power Amplifier (ALR-AMP-8). Whether listening to music in the living room, the kitchen or outdoors, Alero has multi-room distributed audio with 16 channels using a Class D amplifier technology that, when in standby power, it requires no external cooling sources to […]

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Russound Announces MCA-88X Streaming Multizone Controller Amplifier


Russound has announced the new MCA-88X Streaming Multizone Controller Digital Amplifier, an eight source, eight zone controller with built-in XStream Technology that streams content from the cloud, home network, tablets and phones, all from a single component. Scalable up to 48 zones by combining multiple controllers, the MCA-88X is part of Russound’s next generation of […]

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Balanced Audio Technology Intros New Amps at CEDIA 2014


The VK-3000SE integrated amplifier from Balanced Audio Technology (BAT) serves as the heart of a music system, combining a vacuum-tube preamplifier and 150 watts-per-channel solid-state stereo amplifier into one component. The VK-3000SE employs balanced circuit topology, which BAT claims amplifies musical signals while blocking unwanted electronic noise, to ensure total signal purity. The VK-3000SE is […]

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Stealth Acoustics Intros 305 Watt Mono Amplifier


Stealth Acoustics’ new SA255 is a 350W monaural (mono) amplifier with a variable low-pass filter and clean power at 4 ohm loads. The filter stage can be bypassed to allow for full range mono-brick operation. Built on a high-current class A/B amplifier platform from the previous 255R model, the new SA255 includes Stealth’s “Cool-Blue” back-lit […]

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Russound Announces Two New Amplifiers at CEDIA


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 […]

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Russound Announces New MCA-66 and MCA-88 Digital Multizone Controllers


Russound’s latest upgrades to its MCA series of controllers come in the form of the MCA-66 and MCA-88. Both units feature streaming of Bluetooth content streaming from phones and tablets; the ability to listen, control and share sources through three digital inputs; updated IR code libraries to control any AV source; and expandability to as […]

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Stewart Audio Launches Low-Power Networked Amplifier Series


Stewart Audio this week introduced a family of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers that address the need for lower channel count support at the local amplification stage.  The new series brings the benefits of power-efficient digital audio networking to what Stewart believes is an underserved customer base, where consultants, systems integrators, dealers and end users require […]

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HARMAN’s Crown DCi Network Display Amplifiers Claim the World’s First AVnu Alliance Certified AVB Endpoint


HARMAN’s Crown Audio has announced its DCi Network Display Amplifiers are the first professional audio endpoints to receive AVnu certification for Audio Video Bridging (AVB) interoperability from the AVnu Alliance, the professional audio industry’s organization dedicated to driving open, standards-based AV networking through the certification of AVB products for interoperability. Crown’s flagship DCi Network Series […]

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Lab.gruppen Adds D Series


At InfoComm, Lab.gruppen introduced the D Series, its new flagship install-dedicated four-channel DSP amplifier platform. The D Series platform is available in two versions — one featuring Lake, the other featuring Tesira by Biamp Systems — each offering unique capabilities and advantages. The Lake variant offers Lake Processing DSP with analog, AES and a Dual-redundant […]

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IED Intros IED1581 and IED1542 Power Amps


Innovative Electronic Designs has announced that the IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D single and dual channel PoE power amplifiers are now available. These amplifiers are designed for use in smaller applications that require full-bandwidth audio and where low power and low cost are considerations. The IED1581 amplifiers have a single channel output that offers 8 watts of […]

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HARMAN’s Crown Debuts Its XLC Series Power Amplifiers Featuring DriveCore Technology at InfoComm 2014


HARMAN’s Crown Audio today announced the introduction of its XLC Series XLC2800 and XLC2500 Power Amplifiers, two cost-effective, two-channel models that offer a host of useful features for installed sound applications. The new amplifiers incorporate proprietary DriveCore technology for high efficiency with lighter weight. The XLC2800 and XLC2500 can operate into impedances from 8 ohms […]

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XTA Launches New APA Series at InfoComm 2014


XTA is debuting the APA series (Adaptive Processing Amplification) at this year’s InfoComm show. According to XTA, APA’s new power and DSP platforms have been designed to interact intelligently and adapt to prevailing conditions, protecting drivers and significantly enhancing performance from all speaker systems. Using what XTA claims is studio-quality analog-to-digital converters at the outputs […]

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HARMAN’s Crown Intros DCi Network Display Amplifiers With Front Panel Display and AVB


HARMAN’s Crown Audio is expanding its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series amplifier range with the introduction of its DCi Network Display 8|600ND and 4|1250ND power amplifiers. These amplifiers feature front-panel status displays and AVB (Audio Video Bridging) connectivity. The new eight- and four-channel DCi Network Display amplifiers will actually be the first professional audio amplifier to […]

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Stealth Acoustics New SA2400 Includes 450-Watt Dual-Channel Amplifier with Built-in DSP


Stealth Acoustics is shipping its SA2400 dual-channel amplifier with built-in DSP. Rated at 450 watts RMS per channel, the SA2400 utilizes Stealth’s Class A/B output stages coupled to a traditional high-current power supply. The SA2400 also debuts the newly designed Stealth Signal Management System (SSMS) that allows for complete per-channel programming of advanced DSP features […]

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TASCAM Announces UH-7000 USB, Stand-alone Mic Amp


The new TASCAM UH-7000 USB is a 4×4-channel audio interface and standalone microphone preamp. Using TASCAM’s new HDIA (High Definition Instrumentation Architecture), something the company hails as a new design for microphone preamps, it features a fully-balanced signal path from input to output. And performance specs include -128 dBU noise floor, 117 dB signal-to-noise ratio […]

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Extron Introduces New Compact Two Channel Amplifier with More Power


Extron has launched the new XPA 1002 Plus, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts into 4 or 8 ohms. This professional grade amplifier offers more power than the original XPA 1002, but features the same 105 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.05 percent THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002 […]

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Pass Labs Intros New Mono and Two-Channel X.8 Series Amplifiers


Pass Laboratories just launched the X.8 (aka Point.8) Amplifier Series, which consists of five Class A amplifiers and four Class AB amplifiers, four two-channel and five monoblock models. The two-channel amps include the X150.8, the X250.8, the X350.8 and the XA30.8. The mono models include the X600.8, the XA60.8, the XA100.8, the XA160.8 and the […]

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Crown Ships DriveCore Install Series Amplifiers


HARMAN’s Crown Audio started shipping four of its DriveCore Install (DCi) Series power amplifiers. Available in both DCi Analog and DCi Network Ethernet-linkable configurations, the 4-channel and 2-channel amplifiers are spec’d at 1,250 watts per channel into 2, 4 or 8 ohms and 70-volt and 100-volt (all channels driven; 2,500 watts in bridged mode), and […]

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Extron Introduces Compact, Economical Audio Amplifier with MPA 152 Plus


Extron’s new MPA 152 Plus is a new quarter-rack-width, stereo-integrated mini power amplifier that delivers 15 watts rms per channel and provides several performance enhancements over the previous MPA 152. The MPA 152 Plus features a 90 dB signal-to-noise ratio with 0.1 percent THD+N. The MPA 152 Plus is an ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier with […]

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Acurus Unveils Aries Integrated Amplifier at CEDIA 2013


Indy Audio Labs, owners of audio brands Aragon and Acurus, unveiled a new 2.1 Integrated Amplifier named “Aries” at CEDIA Expo last week. The Aries is the latest Acurus product to be added to the company’s lineup of amplifiers, pre-amps and home theater processors. All Acurus models are web-enabled for Ethernet control as well as […]

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Knoll Q450 Debuts as Four-Input, Four-Zone Amplifier


The Knoll Q450 is a four-source (inputs) and four-zone (outputs) audio amplifier for multi-room audio distribution that’s controllable via keypads a browser or an iOS or Android phone. It’s spec’d to use less than a single watt in standby mode and uses Knoll’s Eco-System. Each of the four zones or rooms can select any of […]

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Lab.gruppen Intros New LUCIA Decentralized Installation Amplifier


The two-channel LUCIA (Localized Utility Compact Intelligent Amplification) from Lab.gruppen is a compact Energy Star compliant Class D amplifier platform with DSP in the smallest amplifier the company has ever produced. LUCIA is designed for small AV applications that don’t need a distributed system with centralized rack-mounted amplification, matrixing and processing. The LUCIA is four […]

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AudioControl Ships Rialto 400 Amp


The AudioControl Rialto 400 is a compact, high-powered amplifier with a built-in audiophile-grade DAC (digital to analog converter) designed specifically to provide greater performance and higher sound quality for all analog and digital systems, including Sonos home entertainment systems. The Rialto 400’s amplifier delivers over 100 watts of power per channel into 8 ohms and […]

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AudioControl 1600-Watt Amplifier Introduced


The AudioControl Director D4400 is a multi-zone amplifier that drives sixteen channels of amplification and delivers 100-watts per channel, all channels driven. The D4400 features on-board digital signal processing, graphic and parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring and programming and control. It allows individual channel and zone selection via standard TCIP, the ability to bridge […]

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Parasound Debuts Half-Rack Four Channel Amplifier


Parasound has expanded its Z-Custom line of half-rack-width components with the introduction of the Zamp Quattro, a four-channel/two-zone power amplifier. The Zamp Quattro is a Class D amplifier for custom integrators (CI) that Parasound says use Swedish high-grade parts. With additional output filtering the result is a great sounding amp that produces very little heat, […]

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Niles Intros In-Wall Soundbar


Today Niles launched the industry’s first in-wall soundbar, called the CynemaSoundfield, that the company says can be perfectly centered under flat-panel displays without the hassle of cutting or drilling wall studs. The Cynema Soundfield system is available in three active models and one passive model in lengths of 48, 55 and 65 inches — paralleling today’s most popular display sizes. […]

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NAD Launches New Audio Products with AirPlay


NAD Electronics unveiled three affordable products: the D 7050 Direct Digital Network Receiver (MSRP: $999), the D 3020 Digital DAC/Amplifier (MSRP: $499) and the D 1050 USB 24/192 DAC (MSRP: $499). All three models will be July 2013. The D 7050 Digital Network Receiver is basically an amplifier with Apple’s AirPlay Wi-Fi streaming technology integrated into it (in addition to Apple’s AirPlay, the […]

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