AudioControl will be showing new home theatre products at the 2023 ISE Show, which will take place in Barcelona from January 31 through February 3. New to the line will be the Architect Model P250EQ amplifier, CM Series 70-Volt amplifiers with optional Dante connectivity, and Director Series amplifiers.
New versions of the X-Series immersive processors and receivers feature HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3 support and accept 8K signals. These 16-channel preamp/processors and AV receivers support immersive surround formats and advanced room correction.
The Architect Model P250EQ amplifier is a high-power, two-channel amplifier engineered with an emphasis on sound quality plus key features for the custom installation channel. The P250EQ only requires a 1U rack space but delivers the performance and functionality of much larger solutions, says AudioControl.
The foundation of the AudioControl P250EQ is the company’s Constant Power Mode amplifier design that provides clarity and balance into any loudspeaker. Output power is 250-Watts per channel into 8, 4 and 2-Ohm loads. There are inputs designed to accommodate every application, plus three selectable EQ curves, engineered to enhance the performance of commonly deployed architectural loudspeakers.
The CM Series 70-Volt amplifiers use a Constant Power Mode architecture featuring GaN (Gallium Nitride) semiconductors and will feature optional Dante digital audio networking capability later in 2023). They also feature the flexibility of both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm (Dual-Mode) compatibility. AudioControl says they are ideally suited for both commercial and residential AV installations.
The Director Series amplifiers, meanwhile, include 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms per channel into 16-channel and 8-channel models. The Director D Series and M Series models feature a DSP engine that includes graphic and parametric equalization by zone. Director M Series amps are equipped with a switching matrix, delivering the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone.
With Director Series amps, integrators can tailor the sound based on DSP profiles of leading speaker brands as part of AudioControl’s Sound Partners Program, and then fine-tune the sound by individual zones. AudioControl Director Series amplifiers can be used as a standalone solution or as part of a complete smart home environment with drivers available for popular third-party control systems including Crestron, Savant, RTI and Control 4.
Most critically, AudioControl has provided integrators with the flexibility to deliver 8-channels of premium performance from a 1U (M4800) or a 2U shallow (M4840) chassis to accommodate nearly any system configuration. Two 2U 16-channel amplifiers (M6400, M6800) round out the Director M Series lineup.
Celebrating its 45th anniversary at the show, AudioControl products are made in the U.S. and delivered to integrators worldwide, including GemSen in Canada.