Architect Model 1680 EQ

16 CHANNEL MULTI-ZONE POWER AMPLIFIER WITH EQ

Authoritative power in a whole-house audio system no longer requires sacrificing valuable rack space. The legendary Architect Model 1680 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.

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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

 

SPECIFICATIONS

INPUTS

  • Inputs: 8 Stereo Local Inputs, 2 Stereo Bus Inputs
  • Input Sensitivity: Variable 0-1 Vrms
  • Input Impedance: 20kΩ

 

OUTPUTS

  • Amplifier Channels: 16
  • Power Output (8Ω): 65W per channel
  • Power Output (4Ω): 100W per channel
  • Power Output (Bridged Mono): 200W
  • Minimum Speaker Load: 4Ω

PERFORMANCE

  • Damping Factor: >200
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.15% (Full Power, 20Hz-20kHz)
  • Signal to Noise: >100dB, A-wtd ref Full Output
  • Crosstalk: >80dB @ 1kHz
  • Equalizer Frequencies: 75Hz, 250Hz, 700Hz, 2.5kHz, 12kHz

 

CONTROL

  • Remote Power Trigger: +12 VDC or Dry Contact Closure

 

GENERAL

  • Power Consumption (Idle): 24W
  • Power Consumption (loud listening level): 240W
  • Power Consumption (maximum): 1600W
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (Idle): 85
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (loud listening level): 330
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (maximum): 1460
  • Protection: clipping, short circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, DC offset, stable into reactive or mismatched loads

 

WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions: 17” W x 16” D x 5.25” H (3U)
  • Weight: 54.0lbs (24.5kg)

 

IN THE BOX: Architect Model 1680 EQ, Speaker Connectors, Remote Connector, Power Cord, Manual, Warranty

 

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