AudioControl Unveils the Director Model M4840, Industry’s First Shallow Depth, High-Performance Multi-Zone Amplifier

Seattle, WA, August 31st, 2017 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has introduced The Director M4840 amplifier for whole-house entertainment, engineered to address the needs of integration specialists and deliver exceptional performance from a form factor that is over 30% shallower than traditional rack-mounted amplifiers. The Director Model M4840 delivers an unmatched combination of features, superb sound quality and fine-tuning capability all within a compact form factor that is a scant 11.5-inches deep, elevating it far above all other solutions in the multi-zone amplifier marketplace.

The AudioControl Director Model M4840 utilizes technology from the company’s award-winning Director M-Series amplifier lineup and though its shallow chassis saves valuable rack space, it does not compromise on performance. The M4840 delivers 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms per channel into an 8×10 stereo matrix that delivers the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone. Integrators can tailor the sound based on DSP (digital signal processing) profiles of leading speaker brands as part of AudioControl’s Sound Partners Program, and then fine-tune these DSP profiles by individual zones based on environment. The M4840 can be used as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a complete smart home environment with drivers available for popular 3rd party control systems including Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4. Most critically, AudioControl has provided integrators with the flexibility to deliver 8-channels of premium performance from a 1U (M4800) or a 2U shallow (M4840) chassis to accommodate nearly any system configuration. Two 2U 16-channel amplifiers (M6400, M6800) round out the Director M Series lineup.

The M4840’s powerful DSP engine includes graphic and parametric equalization by zone, network monitoring/programming plus the addition of zone and global volume control with individual channel/zone grouping via standard TCIP and zone audio presets. Director Series amplifiers can be controlled onsite or remotely through their DCHP/fixed IP control. The M4840 also allows for the ability to bridge channels, giving integrators configuration flexibility for system setup. No other multi-zone amplifier offers this combination of functionality and performance. With a growing base of consumers demanding a superior whole-house entertainment experience, the M4840 delivers AudioControl’s legendary performance while conserving rack space.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or email sound.great@audiocontrol.com.

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AudioControl Introduces the Maestro M5 Premium Home Theater Processor

The Maestro M5 is a 7.1.4 channel 4K Ultra HD Preamp/Processor featuring Dolby Atmos®, DTX:X™ and Dirac Live® room correction sold exclusively through integration professionals

Seattle, WA, August 30th, 2017 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has introduced the Maestro M5 surround preamp/processor, giving authorized dealers a high-performance solution for premium home theater projects. The Maestro M5 takes advantage of the latest surround formats and advanced room correction technology to deliver unparalleled clarity in any size theater. The M5 can be paired with AudioControl’s superb lineup of 7 and 5-channel Savoy G3 and Pantages G3 theater amplifiers to create the ultimate home cinema experience.

Heart Pumping Cinematic Excitement

The Maestro M5 is based upon the award-winning audio and video platform utilized in AudioControl’s line of home theater receivers, delivering the features and performance enthusiasts crave. The M5 offers Dolby Atmos and DTS-X immersive audio surround formats and Dirac Live room correction along with dual balanced XLR inputs and balanced XLR outputs for all channels. There are inputs for seven HDMI sources plus dual HDMI outputs (ARC compatible) as well as an ultra HD 4K video pass-through and upscaling capability that includes support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

All The Right Features

In addition to the balanced XLR outputs that include the height channels for immersive formats, The M5 features unbalanced RCA outputs on all channels as well. Each input can be named and renamed to match the source unit as desired by the user, and there is a USB input on the rear panel for connecting an external source and/or for facilitating firmware updates. The M5 comes equipped with an intuitive programmable remote control and has Ethernet plus RS232 jacks and software drivers available for compatibility with popular smart home platforms. The Maestro M5 is available in an elegant Espresso Black finish and comes with AudioControl’s outstanding 5-year warranty backed by 40 years of class-leading customer service.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or email sound.great@audiocontrol.com.

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WIRC Media
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AudioControl Celebrates Milestone 40th Year Anniversary

Seattle, WA, June 22nd, 2017 – AudioControl® (audiocontrol.com), designers and manufacturers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977 is proud to have been serving car audio enthusiasts with the finest products for 40 years. From the beautiful Pacific Northwest region of the USA, AudioControl has established a culture of innovation, superb components and outstanding customer service from a team that is truly passionate about making good sound great.

“Our customers far and wide simply love what we do, and our engineers have a well-deserved reputation for being legends within the audio engineering community—they know a thing or two about creating fine audio products that offer great reliability, performance and value,” explained CEO Alex Camara.

In the early days of aftermarket car audio when 8-track and cassette tapes ruled the earth, the AudioControl product lineup consisted of specialty components that were sold through some of the very first car audio retailers/installers. The company mission was to enable our dealers to help consumers overcome the acoustic anomalies of their automobiles in order to enjoy the finest possible sound. After heroically saving much of humanity from a subpar listening experience on the open road, AudioControl has since garnered countless awards and numerous patents for advances in the reproduction of sound.

Over four decades, as audio engineering advanced from LP records, tape, CDs, MP3s and beyond, AudioControl has created a revered lineup of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by the most qualified professionals.

Today, the mission for AudioControl remains the same: to provide aftermarket car audio retailers the tools they need to create a lifelike entertainment experience that outperforms expectations for each and every customer. As an example, AudioControl is leading the charge with OEM integration solutions for aftermarket car audio retailers, enabling them to satisfy consumer demand for great sound even in vehicles where the factory radio cannot be replaced.

“For 40 years, AudioControl has engineered and manufactured some of the finest audio components proudly made in the USA,” Camara added. “Our products are sold throughout the US and internationally in approximately 35 countries worldwide. As our loyal dealers and end-users can attest, few things are as gratifying as the gift of music, and AudioControl continues to be at the forefront of making good sound great by offering the most advanced, high-performance components we have ever produced.”

AudioControl – Celebrating 40 years of Making Good Sound Great

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

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AudioControl Wins Prestigious TechHome® Mark of Excellence Award

The Director® Model M4800 takes first place in the Audio Product of the Year: Amplification Category

Seattle, WA, January 12th, 2017 – AudioControl® (audiocontrol.com), designers and manufacturers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has won the prestigious 2017 TechHome® Mark of Excellence Award for the Director Model 4800 matrix-amplifier presented by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™), recognizing the best in custom integration and installed technology. All entries are judged by a panel of independent experts within the industry, and winners were announced on January 6th at the Mark of Excellence Awards Reception during the CES® convention in Las Vegas.

The AudioControl Director Model M4800 was recognized for delivering innovative functionality including a broad range of advanced features, higher performance and superlative build quality all from within an integrator-friendly, compact 1U chassis. No other amplifier enables integrators to tailor the sound for their clients based on DSP profiles of their favorite loudspeakers obtained via an ever-expanding industry alliance with leading speaker manufacturers. The M4800 gives integrators the flexibility to fine-tune these unique DSP profiles by individual zones based on the acoustic properties of each environment. All of this advanced functionality is mated to an authoritative 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms of output into an innovative 8×10 stereo matrix that effortlessly delivers the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone.

“The AudioControl team and I are truly honored and proud to have been recognized for such a significant award by the CTA,” said AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “The Director Model M4800 represents the spirit of innovation that drives us all at AudioControl and has helped differentiate our brand and product offerings from the competition for over 40 years. This amplifier enables integrators to deliver a superior entertainment experience to their clients, helping them shine in a crowded marketplace while earning referral and repeat business along the way,” Camara said. The made in USA Director Model M4800 is the ultimate solution for any whole-house entertainment package and is covered by a 5-year warranty.

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About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

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Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

AudioControl Adds DTS:X™ and DTS Neural Surround™ capability to their Home Theater Receivers and Flagship Preamp/Processor

Multi-dimensional immersive formats enhance performance for consumers in class-leading home theater lineup

Seattle, WA, December 12th, 2016 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), designers and manufacturers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has announced the availability of DTS:X and DTS Neural Surround for their Concert AVR-7 and AVR-9 home theater receivers as well as their Maestro M9 theater processor. These surround formats are available now and can be added to models already in the field via firmware update.

DTS:X is an immersive surround format that delivers an exceptionally lifelike sense of dimensionality and accomplishes this without dictating any specific speaker layout. DTS:X enables integrators to deliver a visceral cinematic experience to their clients using loudspeaker locations that suit décor. AudioControl’s advanced auto-calibration and object-based surround processor will determine proper levels and placement for dialogue and sound effects, and integrators can bring added value by fine-tuning critical parameters for the finest entertainment experience possible. DTS Neural Surround up-converts conventional stereo sources such as streaming content, TV broadcasts gaming soundtracks and others into captivating 5.1 or 7.1 surround as well as a 7.1.4 immersive format.

New Espresso Cosmetics Now Available

AudioControl has made both DTS formats available via the mode selection menu on their home theater receivers and flagship M9 processor—all of which are also now available in a recently unveiled sleek Espresso Black brushed aluminum finish.

About AudioControl

AudioControl is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of the highest quality home theater processors and amplifiers, distributed audio amplifiers, car audio, signal processors and pro-audio products, celebrating nearly four decades of ‘making good sound great’. The company’s headquarters, including research & development, manufacturing, production, & training facilities continue to thrive in Seattle, Washington heart of the rainforest of the Pacific Northwest.

Press Contact

Chris Kane
chris.k@audiocontrol.com
(425) 775-8461

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