PulseAudio 6X6 audio distribution amplifier
CasaTunes recently added support for the 6X6 audio distribution amplifier from PulseAudio. The PulseAudio 6x6 audio matrix with six bridgeable zones can support one or two speakers per zone expandable up to three units for eighteen zones of distributed audio. The amplifier offers 100 watts per channel, higher than the typical 35 watts in this price point. When paired with the CasaTunes Music Server, CasaTunes transforms the 6x6 distribution amp into a highly sophisticated whole house music system.
“At CasaTunes, our goal is to offer support for the solutions our dealers are using and solutions our joint customers are requesting,” said Steve Guerra, VP Business Development with CasaTunes. “Supporting PulseAudio ensures that CasaTunes continues to support its customers with the most comprehensive and flexible multi-room audio solution on the market today.”
CasaTunes Music Servers help transform the solution into an intelligent sophisticated whole house audio system, providing an endless amount of music including disc, networked and Internet music, as well as complete control of the system using the CasaTunes Android and iOS apps. Schedules can even be created for falling asleep or waking up to a favorite playlist.
Wired home speakers can be transformed into AirPlay speakers and the system can be expanded using wireless speakers to provide music in those hard to wire places. CasaTunes allows homeowners to name all rooms and sources, configure the bass, treble, and balance settings for each room, as well as configure the maximum, power on, and paging volumes for each room. When paired with the CasaTunes 4S, the system can even support custom doorbell chimes.
The PulseAudio 6x6 audio distribution amplifier can be paired with the CasaTunes CT-1, CT-2, CT-3 or CT-4S music servers, depending on how many independent streams are needed, and the amount of disc storage required for a user’s music.
“The standalone control app for the PA66AMP and PA66KIT works great, but having the opportunity to partner with CasaTunes to provide seamless integration of control and streaming capabilities helps create an entirely new and enhanced experience for our mutual customers and their clients,” said Brandon White, director of new product development for PulseAudio.
The PA66KIT from PulseAudio includes the distribution amplifier and six keypads for room designated control and the integrated Wi-Fi and apps for Android and IOS. The matrix supports six analog outputs and provides RS232 and LAN port for third party or direct control. The system is a functional, easy-to-install, highly compatible, expandable, and user-friendly audio distribution system.
CasaTunes systems also integrate with home automation systems from Control4, Compass Control, HDL, RTI and URC as well as popular AV Receivers. Both the PulseAudio keypads and the advanced CasaTunes keypads, which provide song metadata, music selection and control, are supported.