Control4 Strengthens Triad Portfolio With Audio Switches, Amps
Most recently, Control4 unveiled their Pakedge training last week - a move that gives a surprising amount of appeal to networking - only to one-up that with a new addition to the Triad line.
The new line includes the Triad AMS-24 and AMS-8 Audio Matrix Switches, Triad 8-Zone Power Amplifier, and Triad One Streaming Amplifier. Control4 has also added two music services with native integration into Control4 EA Controllers, including iHeartRadio and Spotify.
Control4 notes that this is a move that not only underscores the recent(-ish) acquisition of Triad earlier in Feburary, but one that is a natural progression from customer feedback.
"Our new Triad multi-room audio products are designed to deliver high-resolution audio in every corner of the home, from the source to the listener's ears," said Martin Plaehn, Control4 CEO. "Beautiful sound, elegant design, and high-performance are the core tenets inspiring the development of the new Triad multi-room audio lineup. Coupled with Triad's comprehensive range of build-to-order premium speakers for home theaters, family rooms, whole-home or multi-room audio, and outdoor environments, the Triad product family is a very strong go-to high-fidelity audio solution for our worldwide dealers and end-customers."
Highlighting a need for audio solutions large and small, Control4 rolls out two new high-resolution audio matrix switches that enable homeowners to enjoy music from 8 to 96 separate zones anywhere in the home. The AMS-24 and AMS-8 are equipped with digital coaxial, optical, and analog inputs to connect a broad range of source devices, the new audio matrix switches deliver an astounding -105dB signal-to-noise ratio to maintain sound quality throughout the home. Each audio output can be adjusted with independent gain, bass, treble, 10-band parametric equalizer, balance, loudness, and mono-summing controls for precise audio customization in each room or audio zone.
Following that, Triad's 8-Zone Power Amplifier can deliver flexible and scalable audio amplification, over eight zones, with a -109dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.003 percent total harmonic distortion. The compact design is built around proven, powerful and reliable ICEpower technology delivering 100 watts per channel from eight zones and only 1RU of rack space. When extra power is needed, AMP-8 is bridgeable to 200 watts per channel.
Equipped with digital and analog audio inputs, the Triad One distributes and synchronizes local audio sources, such as television audio, turntable or media players, over the IP network throughout a larger audio system. A line-level subwoofer output rounds out the Triad One for deep bass when connected to a powered subwoofer. The Triad One is available in white and black and can be installed horizontally or vertically on either a bookshelf, mounted behind a TV, or in the rack.
Wrapping up these offerings, iHeartRadio and Spotify join the Control4 roster of native streaming services that include Deezer, Napster, Pandora, TIDAL, and TuneIn.