AudioControl is heading to the ISE 2019 exhibition in Europe with a roster of USA-made, integrator-focused, flexible solutions, including its new CM series of amplifiers featuring 70-/100-volt outputs, DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities that allow tailoring of sound by zone.
The company’s CM-Series 70V/100V 2-, 3- and 4-channel amplifiers (CM2-750, CM3-750 and CM4-750) deliver 750 watts per channel, all-channels-driven, providing integrators with the ability to address nearly any system configuration and to deliver content through a large number of speakers connected to each output. AudioControl points out that this flexibility is especially useful for outdoor audio system applications, as well as for a variety of residential and commercial audio/video applications. Additionally, CM Series amps support dual-mode functionality, enabling simultaneous 70-volt and 8-ohm operation on selected channels—plus digital and analog audio inputs, delivering the highest-degree of flexibility in the category.
The CM-750 amplifier series comes off a CES where it garnered both a CTA TechHome Mark of Excellence Award and a Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award.
The latest addition to AudioControl’s line of theater amplifiers is the Avalon G4, a 4/3/2-channel amp that can drive the height channels as part of an immersive surround system (4-channel – 230 watts @ 8 ohm, 300 watts @ 4 ohms) or a 2.1 audio system (stereo pair plus bridged pair) as well as a dedicated 2-channel music system delivering 600 watts bridged into 8 ohm loudspeakers. Each pair of channels features hi/lo/bypass crossover controls, balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs as well as RCA throughputs to achieve multiple configuration options. The 2U rack space Avalon G4 also features independent channel level controls, premium 5-way binding posts and switchable 110/220-volt operation.
AudioControl’s new Rialto 400 features a smart-switching auxiliary input capable of overriding both digital and analog inputs when it senses a signal. Compatible with Amazon Echo or Google Voice, the 400 gives the user the option to query using voice commands, and rely on the Rialto 400 to pause either input, provide the response from either automated device and immediately switch back to whichever input was active.