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Crestron Ships Presentation Audio Amp

Crestron has begun shipping the MP-AMP30, a convenient, low-cost audio amplifier for applications in which audio from source equipment is directly connected to and switched by a video projector.The MP-AMP30 amplifier drives the audio signal from these sources directly to external speakers.

Crestron has begun shipping the MP-AMP30, what the company calls a convenient, low-cost audio amplifier for applications in which audio from source equipment is directly connected to and switched by a video projector. The MP-AMP30 amplifier drives the audio signal from these sources directly to external speakers.

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Ideal as a stand-alone amplifier or complementing a Crestron MPC line of controllers and wall plates, the compact and surface-mountable MP-AMP30 can be installed anywhere, according to the company. Class D circuitry delivers 15 watts per channel to drive one or two pairs of 8-ohm speakers or a single pair of 4-ohm speakers, supporting stereo speakers at the front of a room or mono versions in the ceiling.

the Crestron MPC is a series of easy-to-install systema that connect, route, and control devices in small, single-room applications, Crestron says. "We design our product lines with flexibility and scalability in mind, because we know how needs change and grow," said Vincent Bruno, Crestron director of marketing, in a statement. "In a complete MPC solution, you can control AV, lights and other devices in the room, with SSL security an added bonus. Plus, a wide variety of wall plates enable connectivity ranging from traditional analog to HDMI and everything in-between."

Crestron officials say installation and setup of the MP-AMP30 are straightforward, with detachable output connectors facilitating the termination of speaker wiring, and RCA inputs that connect directly to the line output of a video projector or display, audio processor, mixer, or AV switcher. Rotary controls enable adjustment of overall speaker volume as well as bass and treble. Extruded aluminum housing gives the AMP30 a professional modern appearance and dissipates heat, so there is no cooling fan or associated ambient noise.



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