Home / Network Amplifiers / ARCHITECT Model 1681 EQ


ARCHITECT™ Model 1681 EQ

16 Channel Amplifier with Speaker EQ and Ethernet Connectivity

Authoritative power in a whole-house audio system no longer requires sacrificing valuable rack space. The new Architect Model 1681 EQ multi-zone amplifier squeezes 16-channels of cool running power with discrete zone equalization controls into just three rack spaces. With power output levels of at least 65 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and even more into lower impedances, the Architect Model 1680 EQ delivers robust power levels, pristine sonics and AudioControl bulletproof reliability.

AudioControl's revolutionary Class H topology provides the cool-running, energy efficient performance required of a multi-channel amplifier. 5-bands of speaker equalization adjustment optimizes the performance of all speakers connected to it's 16 channels.  Manufactured in the USA, the Architect Model 1680 EQ carries AudioControl's Bulletproof 5 Year Warranty, but is designed to last a lifetime.

Ethernet Connectivity Features

  • Zone monitoring of status, temperature, line voltage and protection modes
  • Ability to Mute or By-Pass remote zones
  • Activity logging of key events
  • Flexible Dual-Bus Input Selection
  • Signal-Sensing Mute Control for Each Channel Pair

Key Features

  • 65 watts per Channel (All Channels Driven)
  • Five Band, 16 Channel Speaker Equalization
  • Class H Design for Energy Efficient Cool Operation
  • Low standby current draw of less than 1 watt
  • Compact Design Fits into 3 Rack Spaces
  • LightDrive Anti-Clipping Protection Circuitry
  • Flexible Dual-Bus Input Selection
  • Remote/Local Zone Input Trigger
  • Signal-Sensing Mute Control for Each Channel Pair
  • Input Bussing and Level Controls
  • Mono-switch for Improved Bridging
  • Beefy Rack Mount Brackets Included
  • Five Year Warranty


22410 70th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043  USA