AudioControl CM Amplifiers Incorporate Dante Digital Audio

The newly announced AudioControl CM Series of amplifiers includes three models with Dante options.


Supporting commercial and large residential applications, the new AudioControl CM range of amplifiers provide 70 volt and Dante capabilities.

Dante is an uncompressed, multichannel digital audio format that moves data over a standard IP network using Cat-5e, Cat-6 or fiber optic cables with almost no latency.

AudioControl explains the inclusion of the Dante digital audio protocol enables integrators to design and install digital audio systems where any source throughout the network can be utilized to create limitless system design options.

Currently there are more than 1,600 Dante-enable devices on the market that address a range of system integration scenarios.

AudioControl Offers Choice of Models, Broad Range of Usages

Available in a choice of three models—4-channel, 3-channel and 2-channel—the amps deliver 750 watts per channel in 70/100-volt mode, 500 watts per channel into an 8-ohm mode (stereo or mono) and 750 watts into 2- or 4-ohm loads.

The amps can also be set up as single-channel monoblock units to deliver 1,500 watts operating in a bridged mode into 70/100-volt or 4/8-ohm loads.

Each amp includes a total of eight analog inputs, along with four digital stereo inputs. The four outputs can be individually controlled or controlled as stereo pairs to provide setup flexibility.

According to AudioControl, the CM series of amplifiers are unique in the world of amplification through their DSP control and matrix options. AudioControl states these options support a broad range of usages, including houses of worship, boardrooms, hospitality, collaboration systems and whole-house audio systems.

Integrators can manage the amplifiers remotely using a web browser or the company’s app for PC, Mac, iOS and Android, and connection options such as IP and/or RS-232.

AudioControl adds the amps are made in its Washington state facilities and the products are backed with a five-year warranty.

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Robert Archer:

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 has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, 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.