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Crestron Intros Energy-Efficient Amps

At InfoComm 2011, Crestron introduced a new line of energy-efficient high-power commercial amplifiers.

Crestron AMP-3210S amplifier

Crestron AMP-3210S amplifier

At InfoComm 2011, Crestron introduced a new line of energy-efficient high-power commercial amplifiers. Designed to meet Energy Star certification, the AMP Series amplifiers help meet energy-savings objectives and green initiatives without sacrificing audio performance, according to company officials.

Featuring a high-efficiency amp topology and low noise, low distortion performance, the AMP Series provides more headroom for powering larger rooms in lecture halls, sports bars, restaurants, auditoriums, retail spaces, hotel conference rooms, or corporate boardrooms, Crestron officials said. Channel-selectable for either 70V or 100V, any AMP can be used in both U.S. and international environments.

"The new AMP Series line offers a unique combination of amplification power, energy-efficiency and flexibility for a multitude of commercial applications," said Fred Bargetzi, Crestron vice president of technology, in a statement. "Now, organizations don't have to go out and shop for a specific type of amp for every type of room or for each use."

Additional power-savings features include auto power-down mode, which automatically shuts down AMP after 30 minutes of no signal. Auto power-on instantly turns an AMP back on when a signal, such as speaking into a microphone or playing a CD/DVD, is detected.

AMP Series amplifiers come in four models. Lightweight and less than 11 inches deep, AMP-2210S and AMP-3210S models offer a choice of two or three channels to drive both 4- and 8-ohm speakers at 120W and 210W, respectively.

At less than 15 inches deep, the AMP-2210T and AMP-3210T deliver either two or three channels at 210W @ 4hms, 120W @ 8ohms, and 120W at 70/100V. Providing a one-component solution for numerous applications, each channel is selectable for 4/8ohms and isolated 70V or 100V, to deliver any combination of power requirements.

A fifth model, AMP-2210HT, will offer a full 210W at 70V, and is designed for bigger buildings such as hotels, malls, and similar large public spaces with dozens of speakers on multiple floors. All AMP series amps offer a space-saving compact design and fit into a single 1U rack space.


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