At Booth 23068, AudioControl’s CEDIA Expo display of premium home entertainment solutions includes a powerful new 70-volt amplifier technology with available Dante network connectivity, innovative solutions to support the CI installer, 8K home theater products, and more.
8K Home Theater Processors and Receivers: AudioControl is launching new versions of its X-Series immersive processors and receivers that feature HDMI 2.1 with HDCP2.3 support and accept 8K signals. These ultra-premium 16-channel immersive audio preamp/processors and AVRs enable home theater specialists and AV integrators to create systems that deliver new levels of precision, power, and control. They also support the most sought-after immersive surround formats, such as 9.1.6 Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, DTS:X and IMAX Enhanced, with 16-channels of balanced and unbalanced output.
AudioControl’s newest 8K home theater products feature Dirac Live room correction with bass management to overcome acoustic anomalies in any space, ESS Sabre DACs that ensure unprecedented levels of detail and clarity along with earth-shaking, authoritative bass response. Enthusiasts will enjoy easy-to-use app-based control, Google Cast, Airplay 2, aptX Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming connectivity options, and integrators will appreciate the highly intuitive web-based configuration along with control drivers for popular smart home platforms.
The Architect Model P250EQ Amplifier: At CEDIA Expo, AudioControl is introducing the Architect Model P250EQ, a high-power 2-channel amplifier engineered with an emphasis on sound quality plus key features for the custom installation channel. The P250EQ only requires a 1U rack space yet delivers the performance and functionality of much larger solutions. The foundation of the AudioControl P250EQ is the company’s Constant Power Mode amplifier design that delivers clarity and balance into any loudspeaker. Output power is 250-Watts per channel into eight, four- and 2-Ohm loads.
Integrators will appreciate that the P250EQ offers three selectable EQ curves to ease installation and setup efficiency while delivering a tailored, premium solution for each zone. Additionally, integrators can choose from Flat, Bass Boost or Bass/Treble Boost curves that have been engineered to enhance the performance of commonly deployed architectural loudspeakers.
Engineered for the CI channel, the Architect Model P250EQ offers an impressive array of inputs designed to accommodate every application, plus multiple 4-conductor speaker-level output connectors for effortless termination that enable the P250EQ to drive up to four pairs of speakers. AudioControl’s SDS Priority Input Switching feature is accessible via a 3.5mm stereo input, facilitating the integration of smart doorbells, network-connected speakers and other devices that can pause/restart the entertainment content in selected zones as desired. The P250EQ features a signal-sensing circuit for auto-turn on/off when applicable.
CM Series 70-Volt Amplifiers with Optional Dante Connectivity: AudioControl CM Series amplifiers have established a new standard of performance in the realm of 70-volt amplifiers. The CM Series amps use a highly sophisticated Constant Power Mode architecture featuring GaN (Gallium Nitride) semiconductors-a groundbreaking circuit engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency, and superb sound quality-far surpassing the performance of conventional 70-volt solutions. CM Series amplifiers feature optional Dante digital audio networking capability along with the flexibility of both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm (Dual-Mode) compatibility. These ultimate-performance amplifiers are ideally suited for commercial and residential AV installations.
The BLX-1K Bi-Directional Signal Extender: The AudioControl BLX-1K bi-directional signal extender sends and receives fully balanced, high-quality analog audio signals up to 1000-feet over standard Ethernet cable. Professional AV installers often encounter projects that require long cable runs, and the BLX-1K has been engineered as a premium solution to efficiently address these challenges. The BLX-1K delivers superb audio quality over long runs, overcoming a critical challenge while retaining exceptional clarity and detail. Manufactured to the highest standards by AudioControl, the BLX-1K provides professional AV installers with a premium, bi-directional signal-extending solution that is ideal for projects with considerable distance between devices. Designed to be used in pairs at both ends of the signal path, each BLX-1K contains a 2-channel receive stage, as well as a 2-channel transmit stage, enabling content to travel in both directions across a span of Ethernet cable. The BLX-1K comes equipped with an external power supply for easy connection and ultra-quiet performance.