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CEDIA 2016: Madison Fielding Diversifies with New Line of Amps

N.Y.-based Madison Fielding deviates from its line of outdoor speakers to offer dealers a complementary line of amplifiers.

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Going almost in almost a completely new direction, the White Plains, N.Y.-based manufacturer Madison Fielding is deviating from its traditional line of speakers, which includes its Planterspeakers, and launching a new line of amplifiers. 

Developed to meet a variety of applications in the residential and light-commercial markets, the new line of amps offers a choice of five products.

The amps offer features such as:

  • gold-plated input jacks
  • gold-plated brass five-way binding posts
  • switchable stereo/mono operation
  • audio triggers with sensitivity controls and variable delay, professional-style three-band equalization (EQ)
  • switchable two- or four-channel operation on the four-channel models
  • loudness controls that “automatically lowers the boom as the volume increases”
  • Control options such as RS-232, IR
  • The company's own two-wire RWP-1 volume control on the RPA models

Looking at the five models within the line, each model offers its own unique feature set:

PA-600: A two-channel, stereo model that is rated to deliver 300 watts into 8 ohms.

PA-4225: This is a four-channel version of the PA-600, and dealers can use it to drive stereo in a single location or to power pairs of speakers in separate rooms.

RPA-600: This product provides 300 watts into 8 ohms, along with EQ for use as a stand-alone product or as part of an entire whole-house audio system. 

RPA-4225: This amplifier builds onto the features of the PA-4225 through the addition of EQ and remote capabilities. 

RPA-SS3: This product is a subwoofer/satellite amp indoor and outdoor applications. The N.Y.-based manufacturer says the RPA-SS3 produces 225 watts into 8 ohms in satellite mode or 300 watts into 8 ohms via its subwoofer output. 

Madison Fielding adds the amps all employ B&O's ICEpower modules.

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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 and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.