AudioControl X-Series AVRs and Preamp/Processors Now Roon Ready

Roon’s subscription-based music management software enables music lovers to easily access local and streaming content, discover new artists and more using AudioControl X-Series AVRs and preamp/processors as the centerpiece of an outstanding entertainment system

Seattle, WA, April 5th, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has announced that their X-Series audio/video receivers (AVRs) and preamp processors, the finest solutions available for premium home cinema enthusiasts, are now Roon Ready devices. AudioControl X-Series models can now transparently discover and connect to Roon without any configuration, providing access to bit-perfect digital audio for Roon subscribers via the home network.

AudioControl X-Series ultimate-performance 16-channel AVRs and AV processors for home cinema enthusiasts leverage the most advanced technologies available and are painstakingly engineered to be the ideal foundation of any premium home cinema.

Founded in 2015, Roon’s mission is to provide the richest possible experience for music lovers to explore, discover, and listen to digital content. The Roon software automatically locates artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers, which are elegantly presented to the user within the Roon ecosystem. Roon enables enthusiasts to search for and access a vast library of personalized data based on their music collection. Now Roon subscribers can utilize AudioControl X-Series home cinema solutions as the ultimate foundation for their home entertainment system.

AudioControl’s Roon Ready X-Series AVRs and preamp/processors are available now.

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 Powerful 5-Channel 1300 Watt Amplifiers

AudioControl Introduces Powerful 5-Channel 1300 Watt Amplifiers

Available with or without onboard DSP delivering 1300 Watts total system power from a single chassis, AudioControl’s new 5-channel amps ideal for complete aftermarket systems or OEM upgrade applications

Seattle, WA, February 1st, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has introduced two new high-power 5-channel amplifiers capable of driving the front, rear and subwoofer channels of a complete premium audio system solution. Having all five channels housed within a single chassis enhances installation efficiency, providing 12-volt specialists with solutions that deliver the features and performance consumers demand.

AudioControl’s new 5-channel amplifiers offer 200 Watts RMS X4 @ 2-Ohm (100 Watts X4-channels RMS @ 4-Ohm) and 500 watts X1-channel at 2-Ohm along with eight speaker level inputs with selectable summing capability. The D-5.1300 delivers onboard DSP control of all amplified outputs and a pair of low-level outputs as well. The DSP interface is managed by the highly intuitive DM Smart App designed for all of AudioControl’s DSP amplifiers. The LC-5.1300 offers the same outstanding specifications and performance without the DSP features. The AudioControl D-5.1300 has a selling price of $1,099. The LC-5.1300 has a selling price of $799.

“Our new 5-channel amplifiers offer outstanding performance for many system applications, all from a sleek, single-chassis solution,” stated Chris Bennett, Director of Mobile Audio at AudioControl. “The flexible input stage accommodates the growing OEM integration market, and DSP on the D-5.1300 enables 12-volt specialists to perfectly tune each system to match the preferences of individual clients. These amplifiers represent an important opportunity for our dealers.”

AudioControl LC Series 5-channel amplifiers are available now
AudioControl D Series 5-channel amplifiers will begin shipping mid-February, 2021

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 ACX-BT1 Bluetooth Adapter

New high-performance ACX-BT1 is the perfect way to add Bluetooth connectivity to any amplified audio system

Seattle, WA, January 21st, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has introduced the ACX-BT1, an ultra-simple, high-performance Bluetooth adapter, providing Bluetooth connectivity to any sound system with RCA or AUX audio inputs. The ACX-BT1 is also ideal for all-weather applications, making it perfect for marine and motorsports entertainment systems.

The AudioControl ACX-BT1 is the ultimate solution for giving customers what they want—Bluetooth connectivity. Like all solutions from AudioControl, performance was paramount to the design of this product. The ACX-BT1 features the latest Bluetooth 4.1 and aptX HD support, delivering 24-bit clarity, lower noise, faster initial connection and more reliable streaming from a greater distance. The ACX-BT1 is IPX5 rated for marine and motorsports applications, so it will withstand the rigors of all-weather conditions, including as a standalone (no head unit) solution common to side-by-sides, jet skis and more. Installers will appreciate the unique remote turn-on output circuit that triggers downstream amplifier(s) only when audio is being played over the Bluetooth connection.

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“The challenges with all-weather product designs include quality, durability and ease of use,” explained Chris Bennett, AudioControl’s Director of Mobile Audio. “Mobile audio dealers can pair the ACX-BT1 with AudioControl’s new ACX Amplifiers, creating a simple system design that can stand up to the rigors and demands of any off-road or all-weather installation. The ACX-BT1 features traditional RCA outputs, functioning as the ultimate universal Bluetooth solution for interfacing with all mobile audio amplifiers.”

Perfect with AudioControl ACX Series Amplifiers

AudioControl ACX Series Amplifiers are loaded with features and deliver superb sound quality for any system design, while featuring an amazingly compact overall footprint to ensure the easiest possible integration into confined spaces. Thanks to state of the art conformal coatings, insulated gaskets and loose-mating waterproof connectors, the AudioControl ACX lineup delivers breathtaking audio performance and superior build quality for marine and motorsports applications. ACX amps are available in 4-channel and 1-channel (mono) configurations.

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 Welcomes Ashley Kay as Director of Customer and Technical Services

AudioControl Welcomes Ashley Kay as Director of Customer and Technical Services

Key position oversees the execution of AudioControl’s award-winning customer service and technical support teams

Seattle, WA, January 11th, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has appointed Ashley Kay as Director of Customer and Technical Services. Ashley brings a wealth of experience in support services management from the professional A/V market, and will leverage that skillset to accommodate the continued growth of the AudioControl brand that includes critical new product introductions slated for 2021.

Ashley joins an award-winning customer service culture at AudioControl, recognized for providing dealers with the tools they need to succeed quickly and efficiently. Service and support has been a top priority at AudioControl for over four decades. Using superior components and maintaining tight control over in-house engineering, manufacturing and testing practices, AudioControl has established a reputation for the highest levels of product reliability as well as best-in-class service and support for both dealers and end users.

“I am excited to welcome Ashley to the AudioControl team and look forward to leveraging her experience and leadership skills as part of our customer service and technical support initiatives going forward,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “It is imperative that we continue to set the standard for unparalleled service and support as we unveil key new products this year and beyond.”

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 Director 2.0 Firmware for their Award Winning Network-Connected Amplifiers

The best just got better—new firmware is easier to navigate and includes powerful new features that enable integrators to provide the finest sound quality for every entertainment application, even in the most challenging spaces

Seattle, WA, September 9th, 2020 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has introduced the Director 2.0 firmware that adds exciting features and an easier-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) for their complete line of Director Series and RS Series DSP amplifiers. The new 2.0 firmware adds important functionality and improves efficiency for integrators, enabling them to deliver the best entertainment systems for every client. AudioControl was the first manufacturer to offer DSP-based amplifiers with network connectivity starting in 2005.

Integrators will appreciate that the new user experience offers a clean look, providing easy accessibility to all features from a single page. The new GUI is also a responsive web page, making it easy to view on a variety of devices and screen sizes from phones and tablets to computers. The new interface is compatible with Apple and PC computer platforms as well as both iOS and Android mobile devices.

SDS Priority Input

The innovative SDS switching (Signal Detecting Switch) enables users to seamlessly interact with the highly popular smart doorbell devices, command prompts from voice assistants and other devices, seamlessly muting entertainment content until the event has passed. The SDS feature can be programmed to operate in any number of audio zones throughout the home. This feature represents an opportunity for integrators to provide added value with useful smart home functionality when installing a multi-zone entertainment system for their clients.

Enhanced DSP Features and Capabilities

Along with creating a GUI that is easier and more efficient to navigate on any device, AudioControl has added six additional parametric EQs for enhanced system tuning capability, channel metering for visual confirmation of signal levels (at the amplifier’s output stage) and a touch-sensitive webpage, enabling full system configuration from a phone, tablet or other touch-enabled devices. To simplify system tuning, AudioControl has included a pink noise generator available for all channels that is built-in to the software, enabling integrators to use the AudioControl Mobile Tools App or the award-winning DM-RTA to more efficiently calibrate their systems. Integrators will also have easy access to the Sound Partners DSP profiles for industry-leading architectural loudspeakers that optimize performance for every system at the touch of a button.

The Director Firmware Availability

The Director 2.0 firmware will be available for all current Director and RS Series Models in August, 2020 and will specifically upgrade the M6800, M6400, M4800, M4840, D2800, D4600 and RS Series models. In addition, dealers can update current models by downloading this firmware from the AudioControl website.

Always There for Integrators with the Finest Solutions Available

AudioControl has a 40-plus year history of creating award-winning Made in USA products for integrators and backing them up with superior customer service as well as a 5-year warranty. Engineered and manufactured in the Pacific Northwest, AudioControl’s impressive array of network-connected amplifiers featuring the new, easy-to-use GUI are another example of a best-in-class, innovative product design from AudioControl.

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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