AudioControl Now Shipping ‘The Director’ Model M6800 16-Channel High- Power Amp

DSP and Custom Speaker Profiles Available
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AudioControl, has introduced ‘The Director’ Model M6800 amplifier, a high-performance 16-channel matrixing amplifier designed to be the foundation of premium entertainment systems. Director Series amplifiers from AudioControl feature sophisticated DSP (digital signal processing), enabling integrators to precisely calibrate each zone in order to deliver the finest sound possible. The Director Model M6800 is available now exclusively through authorized AudioControl dealer/integrators.

The Director Model M6800 delivers 100 watts per channel at eight ohms, 200 watts per channel at four ohms and 400 watts at eight ohms bridged. In addition to robust power, the M6800 offers a combination of features such as graphic and parametric equalization by zone and available custom profiles tailored for popular architectural loudspeakers. The M6800 also features zone and global volume control with individual channel/zone grouping via standard TCIP and zone audio presets.

By having bridgeable channels, the M6800 gives integrators configuration flexibility, enabling them to match system setup to the individual needs of each client. With a burgeoning market for superior whole-house entertainment, ‘The Director’ Model M6800 delivers AudioControl’s performance while enabling integrators to differentiate themselves with a better solution in a competitive market.

‘The Director’ Model M6800 harnesses the power of AudioControl’s category-leading DSP processing including flexible operational control, enabling any of eight analog or two digital inputs to be routed to any zone output. The M6800 includes two digital optical TOSLINK inputs plus two coax outputs as part of the matrixing so that any of the input sources can be routed through the digital outputs. These digital outputs can be connected to Director ‘M’ series digital inputs so that multiple amplifiers can be utilized in a single system without limiting configuration flexibility. ‘The Director’ Model M6800 can operate either as a standalone matrix amplifier or as part of a 3rd party control system from companies such as Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4.

The Director Model M6800 is available in brushed aluminum as well as a Black Espresso anodized finish and comes with AudioControl’s standard 5-year warranty.