TASCAM Announces MA-BT240 Multifunctional Mixing Amplifier

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TASCAM announced the MA-BT240 Multifunctional Mixing Amplifier. Part of the company’s Compact Commercial Series, the new MA-BT240 includes the ability to switch between low and high amplification impedance, Bluetooth reception for content streaming, a microphone input for paging, ducking capability — it’s aimed at commercial spaces including retail stores, restaurants, cafes, office environments, educational facilities and similar spaces.

With its compact ½ rack form factor that enables it to be placed on a table, shelf, or rack mounted with the optional AK-RS05, the MA-BT240 delivers a powerful 240 watts high impedance amplification for powering 70V or 100V loudspeaker arrays in distributed audio systems. Further, the MA-BT240 makes a compelling choice as a low impedance (120 W x 2 channels) amplification solution for driving loudspeakers that use 4- or 8-Ohm loads.

The new MA-BT240 includes a switchable front panel MIC/LINE input and a rear panel MIC/LINE input that supports Paging. A Ducker function is available for the mic. Hence, for environments where background music is playing, the system automatically ducks the music (lowers the volume) when an announcement is made.

On the output side, the MA-BT240 is outfitted with EQ and a High Pass filter for “optimum control of sound quality and to avoid overload of a high impedance system.” Further, the amplifier’s output supports Mono L+R/Stereo switching in Low Impedance mode. Providing still greater control of the output sound, Master volume can be adjusted from external controllers.