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.