AMX Expands Audio Line with New Amplifiers
Mar 7, 2007 8:49 PM
AMX, a manufacturer of advanced control system technology, has expanded its Matrix Distributed Audio line with the launch of a new family of modular amplifiers. The Carbon XA2 and Carbon XA4 extend the number of speakers supported by each Matrix audio zone by as many as 12 additional speaker pairs.
"AMX's Matrix solutions integrate multiple music sources—from AM/FM tuners and satellite receivers to CD and MP3 players—into one, easy-to-use system that can be accessed from anywhere in the home," says Robert Noble, AMX chief technology officer. "By adding amplifiers to the product line, AMX is providing a new level of flexibility and power for our users."
The CarbonXA2 is a 4-channel amplifier that supports two speaker pairs, while the Carbon XA4 is an 8-channel amplifier that supports four speaker pairs. Both products provide 60W of sound per channel and support 8ω and 4ω speakers. Like all of the products in the Matrix line, both Carbon Amplifiers include AMX's advanced Speaker Wire Technology for simple, plug-and-play installation.
AMX's Matrix Controller line includes two product families: the Delta Series and the Mi Series. The Delta Series is an affordable, multi-zone audio distribution system that can control and distribute audio from as many as six sources and up to six zones. The Mi Series is a customizable system that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each homeowner; it is available in four- and eight-source varieties and can support up to 64 zones. Up to three Carbon amplifiers can be added to each Delta or Mi Series system zone for as many as 12 speaker pairs per audio zone.
Touchpanel pages for intercom functionality are available for download on AMX.com. A system integrator can configure the system to meet individual customer needs and preferences. This easy process begins with assigning each Modero a name, such as Kitchen or Master Bedroom. Additional options include enabling monitoring capabilities and privacy options for each, as well as whether or not panel-to-panel intercom calls should be automatically accepted or accepted only via a pop-up window on the panel.
The CarbonXA2 and CarbonXA4 will be available within 90 days.
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