AudioControl has announced the introduction of three CM Series amplifiers that feature compatibility with both 70-volt and 4/8-ohm loudspeakers (Dual Mode) plus optional Dante digital audio networking capability. According to AudioControl, the CM Series amplifiers are the only Made-in-USA solutions available that deliver 70-volt compatibility plus the critical features residential and commercial integrators must have to satisfy every imaginable application, including audiophile-grade performance and legendary build quality.
The CM Series from AudioControl are designed as a resimercial solution — combining the power, performance, and reliability of a commercial amplifier with the Dual-Mode capability, digital audio inputs, and DSP features from AudioControl’s residential amplifiers.
There are three available channel configurations for the CM Series amplifiers:
- CM4-750—4-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
- CM3-750—3-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
- CM2-750—2-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
The CM Series is available in three versions—4-channel, 3-channel, and 2-channel models. Each amplifier utilizes a Constant Power Mode architecture that was engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency, and high sound quality. This proprietary amplifier 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 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 offers eight analog inputs (two analog inputs can be set to accommodate a microphone) plus two digital stereo inputs (coax and optical). The amplified outputs of each CM Series model can be individually controlled as mono outputs or controlled as stereo pairs.
CM Series amplifiers are unique in the realm of Dual-Mode solutions because they offer the DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities developed by AudioControl for its Director Series amplifiers. These key features enable integrators to tailor the sound by zone to any environment — from a heavily upholstered living room to a highly reflective tile and glass patio. For maximum installation efficiency, system setup and diagnostics can be managed remotely via a web browser (iOS or Android devices) along with traditional PC or MAC browsers, leveraging a touch-responsive interface to control the CM Series amplifiers via IP interface and traditional 12-volt triggering methods
Dante is an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology that moves data over a standard IP network using readily available Cat5e, Cat6, or fiber optic cable with near-zero latency. Dante is scalable from modest installations to large scale projects, providing integrators with a highly flexible network-based platform. With the new CM Series amps from AudioControl, any source can be accessed from anywhere on the network, and up to 16 mono or 8 stereo streams of digital content can be routed to any Dante-enabled device. And because the Dante technology utilizes a master clock, all connected devices remain in precise synchronization for a seamless audio experience. There are over 3000 Dante-enabled products available. CM Series amplifiers are compatible with popular smart home platforms such as Crestron, RTI, and Control4, enabling control of Dante signal routing as well as volume up/down and power on/off by zone.
DSP capabilities include onboard speaker profiles crafted by the engineers from leading architectural and commercial loudspeaker manufacturers such as Dynaudio, Graysound, James Loudspeaker, Monitor Audio, Nuvo, Origin Acoustics, Stealth Acoustics, and Triad Speakers — all part of a growing list of Sound Partner Program members. AudioControl’s CM Series amplifiers also offer advanced graphic and parametric equalization along with onboard crossovers, enabling integrators to fine-tune the sound to any acoustic environment.
AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are available now. The optional Dante capability will become available Q1, 2022.
For more information, audiocontrol.com.