Monitor Audio custom installation series

Monitor Audio Adds Four to its Custom Installation Amplifier Series

Monitor Audio has announced the release of four new models in its Custom Installation Amplifier series. Each models includes configurable DSP, Ethernet and wireless connectivity, intuitive web configuration, and power sharing technology.

The four new DSP amplifiers are engineered to support the demands of the installer, including flexibility, usability, intuitive functionality, and easy set-up, along with, of course, favourable build quality and sound performance.

All four models feature both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing installers to fine-tune the DSP and set up advanced settings prior to connecting to a network. DSP configuration is available on all models and ensures that the EQ settings work perfectly with selected Monitor Audio Architectural speakers. All four are fully customizable to ensure precision high-fidelity audio is delivered effectively, even the most challenging interior or exterior environments.

Monitor Audio Custom Installation Amplifier Series
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A new web configurator extends the intuitive and simple installation experience, and ensures the amplifiers are easily integrated within familiar control systems like Crestron home, Crestron, RTI, and Control 4. A full API is also available for wider custom integrations.

Each amplifier features power sharing technology, with very high-voltage rails to allow a single output stage to deliver the full output power of the system. This means that for low and high impedance 4 and 8 Ohm speakers, the channels do not need to be bridged to deliver the highest power levels, and all four amplifier models provide 70v and 100v line support, ideal for garden system applications. This, says Monitor Audio, improves overall sound transmission quality and allows the power to be dynamically allocated.

Their high-power density designs enable more channels to be placed in smaller spaces, keeping overall dimensions smaller for enhanced convenience. Amplification within the four models is delivered via thermally optimized class-D amplifiers, ensuring smaller physical profiles, cooler running, and lifelike sound.

Monitor Audio custom installation series

The IA60-4 is a four-channel amplifier that’s ideal for two zone stereo applications, height channels within home theatre Atmos solutions, or small garden systems. It employs a 1U half-rack width and delivers four-channels at 60W or two-channels at 125W. Using power sharing, it can be configured to a single channel at 250W.

The IA125-4, also with a compact 1U half-rack form, delivers four-channels of 125W or two-channels of 250W. Like the IA60-4, it’s an ideal amplifier for larger two zone stereo applications and height channels within home theatre systems, where additional power and greater performance is required. It can also be used in power sharing mode (250W) to support Monitor Audio’s recently launched THX certified, Cinergy C100 speakers within a home theatre system or medium sized garden.

The IA125-4 is the perfect partner for the IMS-4 multi-zone streamer, featuring BlueOS for extending user versatility and access to popular streaming services and high-resolution formats and codecs.

If more power is required, the IA750-2 and IA750-4 contain all the same features as the IA60-4 and IA125-2 but deliver even more power. Both are 2U height amplifiers that are ideal for larger installations and outdoor systems using 70/100V line-in, as well as subwoofer installations. Both offer advanced DSP and preconfigured speaker profiles, and both are perfect partners for Monitor Audio’s THX Ultra certified Cinergy home theatre system.

To further improve the installation experience, a range of accessories is available to support installers when installing the amps within racks, on walls, or even desktops. All four amplifiers boast are quick and simple to setup through intuitive user ergonomics and practical features. They each deliver reliable power for high performance levels and incredibly lifelike sound.

The IA750-2 and IA750-4 are available now, while the IA60-4 and IA125-4 will be available July 2023.