In the latest of what has become a steady stream of news about its shipping products, Crestron’s PAMP-4X100 processor amplifier is now available to dealers.
Crestron’s Prodigy processor amplifier, the PAMP-4X100
The PAMP-4X100 was designed for the lower-cost Prodigy line to provide high-quality stereo audio to multiple rooms, including the home theater.
The PAMP-4X100 delivers six stereo sources to four rooms at 50 watts per channel, and can be expanded up to 12 rooms. Room volume control and source selection are available from the front panel, a PTL4 touchpanel, PLX2 handheld remote, wired or wireless audio keypads, iPhone or iPod touch.
“Our new Prodigy line has been hugely successful,” Crestron director of marketing Vin Bruno said. “It’s been really exciting to be able to offer simple, affordable home control backed by Crestron quality and support.”
The new multi-zone processor amplifier has been designed to distribute music throughout the house with a touch of a button. Connecting up to two P-IDOCVs (Interface for Apple iPod), a PT-AMFMXM tuner, or any other audio source, enables a home owner to select and play personal music choices in any room, according to Crestron. The addition of more PAMP-4X100s adds more rooms to the system.
Crestron’s goal was to create a system that required no system design or expensive installation. Prodigy Composer guides a system designer through a few steps using drop-down menus and check boxes. The software provides the logic and creates touchscreen interfaces automatically in the background. The wizard is designed to be intuitive, so no special training is needed to get a system up and running in minutes, according to Crestron.