AudioControl reinvents distributed audio

20.10.2021

Press release | AudioControl has announced the introduction of three highly versatile CM Series amplifiers featuring compatibility with both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm loudspeakers, Dual Mode, plus optional Dante® digital audio networking capability. The AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are the only Made in USA solutions available that deliver 70-volt compatibility plus the critical features residential and commercial integrators must have to satisfy every imaginable application including audiophile-grade performance and legendary build quality.

The CM Series from AudioControl are the first amplifiers engineered specifically as a true Resimercial solution—perfectly blending the power, performance and reliability of a commercial amplifier with the Dual-Mode capability, digital audio inputs and DSP features from AudioControl’s legendary residential amplifiers.

There are three available channel configurations for the CM Series amplifiers:

  • CM4-750 4-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
  • CM3-750 3-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
  • CM2-750 2-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier

 
A powerful story
The CM Series is available in three versions—4-channel, 3-channel and 2-channel models. Each amplifier utilizes a highly sophisticated Constant Power Mode architecture that was engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency and superb sound quality—far surpassing the performance of conventional 70-volt solutions. This proprietary amplifier delivers 750 watts per channel in 70-volt mode or 625 watts per channel at 8, 6 or 4-ohms along with stability into 2-ohms. CM Series amplifiers also deliver 1500 watts bridged in 100-volt mode and 1250 bridged into an 8-ohm load. The CM Series Dual Mode design can simultaneously operate in 70-volt mode while also driving a conventional loudspeaker. Each model offers eight analog inputs – two analog inputs can be set to accommodate a microphone – plus two digital stereo inputs, coax and optical, which is unique in the world of 70-volt products. The amplified outputs of each CM Series model can be individually controlled as mono outputs or controlled as stereo pairs, giving integrators the system configuration flexibility they need to accommodate any system architecture.
 
CM Series amplifiers are unique in the realm of Dual-Mode solutions because they offer the DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities developed by AudioControl for their award-winning Director Series amplifiers. These key features enable integrators to precisely tailor the sound by zone to any environment—from a heavily upholstered living room to a highly reflective tile and glass patio. For maximum installation efficiency, system setup and diagnostics can be managed remotely via a web browser, iOS or Android devices,  along with traditional PC or MAC browsers, leveraging a touch-responsive interface to control the CM Series amplifiers via IP interface and traditional 12-volt triggering methods. AudioControl has a 40-plus year history of creating award-winning products for integrators and backing them up with superior customer service as well as a 5-year warranty. Engineered and manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, Dante-enabled CM Series amplifiers are yet another example of a best-in-class product design from AudioControl.

AudioControl CM Series amplifiers

Connectivity magic with Dante
Dante is an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology that moves data over a standard IP network using readily available CAT5e, CAT6 or fiber optic cable with near-zero latency. Dante is effortlessly scalable from modest installations to large scale projects, providing integrators with a highly flexible network-based platform. With the new CM Series amps from AudioControl, any source can be accessed from anywhere on the network, and up to 16 mono or 8 stereo streams of digital content can be routed to any Dante-enabled device, creating limitless system architecture options for any size project. And because the Dante technology utilizes a master clock, all connected devices remain in precise synchronization for a seamless audio experience. There are over 3000 Dante-enabled products available, providing integrators with a broad range of choices when assembling a multi-zone entertainment system. CM Series amplifiers are compatible with popular smart home platforms such as Crestron, RTi and Control4, enabling control of Dante signal routing as well as volume up/down and power on/off by zone.
 
The power of DSP and the Sound Partners Program
DSP capabilities include onboard speaker profiles crafted by the engineers from leading architectural and commercial loudspeaker manufacturers such as Dynaudio, Graysound, James Loudspeaker, Monitor Audio, Nuvo, Origin Acoustics, Stealth Acoustics and Triad Speakers, all part of a growing list of Sound Partner Program members. AudioControl’s CM Series amplifiers also offer advanced graphic and parametric equalization along with onboard crossovers, enabling integrators to fine-tune the sound to any acoustic environment.
 
AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are available now. The optional Dante capability will become available Q1, 2022.

 

 

About AudioControl
AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high - performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole - house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals.

 

 

For further info: to AudioControl website


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