AudioControl unveil new amplifiers with dual mode & Dante connectivity

At this week’s InfoComm, AudioControl has introduced three new versatile CM Series amplifiers featuring compatibility with both 70-volt and 4/8-ohm loudspeakers (dual mode) plus optional Dante digital audio networking capability.

Attempting to reinvent distributed audio, AudioControl has used GaN (Gallium Nitride), a semiconductor material initially designed for the challenging demands of avionics, space, satellite, and 5G wireless applications.

By using GaN Systems’ power semiconductors as the foundation for a new amplifier platform, AudioControl engineers were able to achieve high-output power, efficiency, reduced distortion, and ultra-low signal-to-noise.

The new CM Series amplifiers blend power, performance and reliability with dual-mode capability, balanced and unbalanced analogue inputs plus digital audio inputs and DSP features.

Available in three versions – 4-channel, 3-channel, and 2-channel models – each amplifier utilises a sophisticated Constant Power Mode architecture engineered by AudioControl to deliver greater output power, efficiency and sound quality.

It delivers 750 watts per channel in 70-volt mode or 625 watts per channel at 8, 6 or 4-ohms along with stability into 2-ohms. CM Series amplifiers also deliver 1500 watts bridged in 100-volt mode and 1250 watts bridged into an 8-ohm load. The CM Series Dual-Mode design can simultaneously operate in 70-volt mode while also driving a conventional loudspeaker.

Each model features eight balanced analogue inputs and two digital stereo inputs (coax and optical), which is unique in 70-volt products. The amplified outputs of each CM Series model can be individually controlled as mono outputs or controlled as stereo pairs, giving integrators the system configuration flexibility they need to accommodate any system architecture.

Offering DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities developed by AudioControl, integrators can tailor the sound by zone to any environment, ideal for both residential and commercial applications. System set up and diagnostics can be managed remotely via a web browser, leveraging a touch-responsive interface to control the CM Series amplifiers via IP interface and traditional 12-volt triggering methods.

Thanks to Dante connectivity on the CM Series amps, any source can be accessed from anywhere on the network, and up to 16 mono or eight stereo streams of digital content can be routed to any Dante-enabled device, creating limitless system architecture options for any size project. Ensuring a seamless audio experience, all connected devices remain in precise synchronisation thanks to the Dante technology utilising a master clock.

CM Series amplifiers offer Dante-enabled drivers for Control4, Crestron, and Crestron Home smart home platforms with the ability to control third party Dante sources, encoders and other hardware.

The AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are available now.  

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