Channel Vision’s A500 Subwoofer Amp Powers Whole-House Audio

The A500 Subwoofer Amplifier from Channel Vision incorporates a control panel that enables installers to tailor the amp’s usage for specific applications.

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Channel Vision is known for both its security products and also its growing line of audio solutions. Adding to the latter, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based manufacturer has just announced its new A500 Subwoofer Amplifier

The West Coast company says the A500 Class D stereo amplifier incorporates options to bridge its two channels that are rated to produce 90 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 150 watts into 4 ohms when running in stereo. When configured to run in its bridge mode, Channel Vision states the amp produces 300 watts into 8 ohms and peaks of 440 watts and 500 watts into 4 ohms with 700 watt peak power capabilities. 

“We are confident that the new sub amplifier will elevate the quality of our customers' audio systems to reach greater power handling capability and clarity,” says Darrel Hauk, president, Channel Vision. “The A500 helps to create the ideal surround sound environment for in home home theater systems and audio systems in bars and night clubs.”

Helping dealers to integrate the amp into a variety of systems Channel Vision points out the product incorporates a control panel that offers options such as the ability to separate full range and the sub inputs to maximize signal integrity.

Other features include and LFE switch that bypasses the low-pass filter, the aforementioned bridge option to drive subwoofers or other speakers, five-way binding posts, and a choice of three on/off modes—manual, voltage or signal. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass.