AudioControl Showcases 100 Watt Director Series Amplifier
No stranger to whole-home audio solutions, AudioControl has added to its Director D-Series Multi-Zone Amplifiers, launching the 16-channel D4600 and 8-channel D2800 at ISE.
Utilizing technologies from its M-Series line, the new D-Series has the same digital signal processing and onboard digital profiles from their popular architectural loudspeakers. Both of the D-Series models produce 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms per channel, with integrators able to tweak any aspect of the sound thanks to the DSP profiles. AudioControl D-Series amplifiers enable integrators to deliver 8-channels of premium performance from a 1U chassis (D2800) or 16-channels from a 2U chassis (D4600) to accommodate nearly any system configuration.
AudioControl has been hanging its hat on their Sound Partners program, a partnership that lets AudioControl work with manufacturers to develop specific profiles. In turn, dealers can create custom profiles for homeowners with a higher confidence and accuracy per individual zone.
An ever-expanding list of the most prominent architectural loudspeaker manufacturers has joined the Sound Partners Program— Origin Acoustics, James Loudspeaker, Triad Speakers, Stealth Acoustics, Monitor Audio, Nuvo, Dynaudio, and Gray. Each company has provided critical performance measurements to AudioControl, enabling tailored profiles to be created and stored in software form.
“With today’s superlative loudspeaker designs, we acknowledge that products from these brands would likely require little if any fine-tuning in an ideal environment,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “However when you factor in individual room acoustics for each home, these speaker profiles achieve an important step in providing the custom integrator the tools to deliver a premium entertainment experience by calibrating the systems for their clients. Together with the DSP capabilities in The Director M-Series amplifiers, AudioControl gives integrators the most efficient means to make that happen while differentiating themselves in a competitive market.”
AudioControl D-Series amplifiers are only available to authorized dealers, with a 5-year warranty, with availability in the first quarter of 2018.