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Extron Ships Latest Energy Star Amp

Extron Electronics has rolled out another in its line of XTRA Series Energy Star qualified power amplifiers. The new XPA 2002 two-channel power amp is a compact 1U, convection-cooled amplifier that offers 200W rms per channel at 4 ohms.

Extron-XPA-2002 power amplifier

Extron-XPA-2002 power amplifier

Extron Electronics has rolled out another in its line of XTRA Series Energy Star qualified power amplifiers. The new XPA 2002 two-channel power amp is a compact 1U, convection-cooled amplifier that offers 200W rms per channel at 4 ohms.

"The XPA 2002 is ideal for commercial installations requiring high-power audio amplification, yet consumes less energy, runs cooler, and takes up less space than competitive models," said Casey Hall, Extron vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "It joins the other recently shipping XTRA Series models as the first commercial amplifiers with Energy Star 2.0 qualification and UL verification."

XTRA Series amps use Extron's efficient Class D design with patented Class D Ripple Suppression (CDRS) technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and improved signal fidelity over conventional designs, according to the company. The 1U devices are housed in full rack-width enclosures and do not require fans for cooling, making them well suited to installation in racks, lecterns, credenzas, and other applications with limited space and ventilation.

All the amps in the series have a power-down feature that automatically places each amplifier into standby after a period of inactivity and consume 28W or less when idle and less than 1W in standby mode. They also have an ultra low inrush current draw to prevent power circuit overload that occurs when multiple amplifiers are switched on simultaneously, Extron said. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralized equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges, according to company officials.

 


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