Atlona is gearing up to launch the next generation of its wired and networked amplifiers at the show.
The maker says its Gain Series offers industry’s most impressive price-to-performance ratio for distributed audio systems in commercial and residential environments
Designed to be compact, affordable and energy-efficient, Stand 5-U80, will showcase the three new models in the Gain Series of ENERGY STAR qualified power amplifiers, designed to provide installers with flexible options for speaker amplification.
All three models – the Gain 60 (AT-GAIN-60), Gain 120 (AT-GAIN-120) and Gain 120NET (AT-GAIN-120NET) offer low- and high-impedance outputs, RS232 and Ethernet control, front panel metering and convection cooling. The maker is keen to point to the dual-impedance operation as integrators can manage a simplified inventory, or quickly specify the proper amplifier optimised for either program speakers or distributed speaker systems.
Based upon the application, each amplifier offers specialised functions. The Gain 120 Net features an AES67 and Dante dual-channel audio bridge for accepting two channels over a network from a Dante or AES67-equipped DSP, as well as Atlona OmniStream AV encoders.
The Gain 60 is ideal for certain municipal jurisdictions where high-impedance systems are limited to 24 volts. The compact Gain 60 is also UL 2043-rated for placement into plenum spaces.
Each amplifier offers both low- and high- impedance operation. The Gain 60 offers two channels of 30W into 4 or 8 ohms, as well as 60W (mono) at 24, 70, or 100 volts. Both Gain 120 models offer 60W into 4 or 8 ohms and 120W (mono) at 70 or 100 volts. Output modes are easily selected via back panel switch.
“The Gain Series is designed to give our installers several new affordable options for system amplification in various audio applications without sacrifice quality or feature set,” says Steve Kolta, product manager, Atlona. “With options for traditional analogue systems, audio over IP networks, and OmniStream AV over IP systems, our customers will also have more choices and freedom to build systems to their exacting specifications.”