Line Matching Amplifier Transformer From OSD Audio
OSD Audio this week announced a new amplifier transformer product that it calls an industry first. The OSD MTR-500 converts an 8-ohm amplifier output to 70V/100V, allowing users to run multiple pairs of 70V speakers to a single 8-ohm amplifier.
The product can be used, the company said, for expanding a business or retail establishment in which it is necessary to add speakers to the existing audio system.
“A lot of folks don’t know about the OSD Audio MTR-500 Amp/Transformer but it’s a great product,” Dustin Hodges of OSD Audio said in the announcement. “Its main application is to take a typical 8 ohm amplifier and turn it into a 70V amplifier, which could be vey useful for commercial, residential and even pro audio installations.”
“The MTR-500 lets you connect up to eight pairs of 70V speakers without worrying about impedance issues,” Hodges added. “Simply connect all the speakers and set the transformer taps to the proper amount of power needed and boom, you now have a 70V system.”
The MTR-500 retails for $129.95.