CEDIA Expo Preview: AudioControl Emphasizes High-Performance with New Subwoofer Amps

AudioControl unveils its first-ever 1000W/channel subwoofer amps at CEDIA Expo featuring DSP control for home theater, multiroom audio and two-channel listening.

AudioControl is bringing is amplification expertise to the subwoofer space at CEDIA Expo 2019.

For the first time, the Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based company is unveiled two new subwoofer amps: the AudioControl RS 1000 and RS 500.

Both DSP-enabled subwoofer amplifiers offer “the ultimate bass amplification solution” for any home cinema, multi-zone audio or two-channel music system, according to the company. The RS Series amplifiers deliver high power and are stable into 2 ohm subwoofers.

Like other models in the AudioControl lineup, RS-Series amplifiers offer IP and IR control, as well as loop outputs with an optional high-pass filter.

These features are coupled with the power of AudioControl’s DSP engine that puts graphic and parametric EQs, delay and phase control at the user’s fingertips for precise calibration and tuning. Each amp has balanced and unbalanced input… one each.

“We have been asked for many years to do subwoofer amps, and for some reason we haven’t done them. This year, we are launching two new subwoofer amps, both are high performance with 1,000 watts per channel in a 1U configuration,” says Alex Camara, CEO of AudioControl. “This is a great launch for us. We are so excited about it.”

AudioControl to Debut New Measurement Tool at CEDIA Expo 2019

In addition to the subwoofers, AudioControl is launching its DM-RTA measurement tool device at CEDIA Expo. The company will also be showcasing its 70V amplifiers, as well as its Avalon, Pantages and Savoy amplifiers.

“We are speaker agnostic. I don’t think many of our integrators recognize that. We work with any company and any speaker in any home situation,” says Camara.

Meanwhile, the new Avalon G4 will also be on display in booth #1813. The Class H amp technology helps to increase amplifier efficiency and its products’ reliability.

Internally, the amp also employs the company’s AudioControl Light Drive Anti-Clipping Protection Circuitry to eliminate the amplifier from damaging speakers in the event the amplifier is turned up to a point where it is clipping and could damage speakers.

The amp’s rear panel provides a choice of XLR (balanced) and RCA (single-ended) inputs, along with four sets of multi-way binding posts; amp channel level trim controls, stereo, mono option buttons and 12-volt triggers.

 Additionally, the four channel, 2U-high Avalon G4 is rated to deliver 230 watts into 8 ohms; 300 watts into 4 ohms and 600 watts bridged into an 8-ohm load.

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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.