AudioControl Brings Legendary Mobile Audio Products to SEMA

Seattle, WA, October 27th, 2021 –AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) will be exhibiting at the 2021 SEMA show taking place November 2 – November 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 12341. SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) provides resources to the automotive aftermarket culminating in a festive yearly tradeshow showcasing new products, show cars, celebrity appearances and more. For more than 40 years, AudioControl has established the benchmark for performance and reliability, delivering the 12-volt audio products and support services dealers and installers must have to be successful.

“We take tremendous pride in the products we design, build and bring to market for our customers,” explained AudioControl CEO Alex Camara. “The SEMA show is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our amazing brand with so many of the talented people who drive the automotive aftermarket and help our industry thrive.”

At the 2021 SEMA event, AudioControl will display their entire class-leading lineup of audio products engineered for car, marine and mobile sports applications. AudioControl offers ultimate-performance OEM interface solutions that enable 12-volt dealers to upgrade sound systems while keeping the factory in-dash systems in place. These products are vital for automobiles featuring integrated multi-media systems that can’t easily be replaced. 

AudioControl’s SEMA booth will also feature a stunning demo vehicle—a 1954 Chevrolet 210 coupe, elegantly equipped with an AudioControl LC-5.1300 5-channel amplifier and ACX-BT1 Bluetooth receiver, creating a high-performance, stealth, audio system.

AudioControl has established an unmatched legacy of innovation and performance with their 12-volt amplifiers and signal processors, delivering superb sound quality from cool-running, compact designs. AudioControl supports the finest dealers and installers worldwide with award-winning customer support, technical support and training that includes sessions on market trends, DSP-based system tuning, OEM integration techniques and more.    

Please Visit AudioControl at SEMA, Booth 12341

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.

Micah Sheveloff
WIRC Media
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AudioControl Reinvents Distributed Audio with Revolutionary Dual-Mode Amplifier Design

CM Series amplifiers from AudioControl are the definitive solution for professional integrators, offering a new proprietary circuit design that sets the performance standard for distributed audio

CM Series amplifiers deliver the versatility of both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm compatibility, award-winning DSP control, matrixing capabilities and optional Dante® network connectivity

Seattle, WA, October 19th, 2021 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has announced the introduction of three highly versatile CM Series amplifiers featuring compatibility with both 70-volt and 4/8-Ohm loudspeakers (Dual Mode) plus optional Dante® digital audio networking capability. The AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are the only Made in USA solutions available that deliver 70-volt compatibility plus the critical features residential and commercial integrators must have to satisfy every imaginable application including audiophile-grade performance and legendary build quality.

The CM Series from AudioControl are the first amplifiers engineered specifically as a true Resimercial solution—perfectly blending the power, performance and reliability of a commercial amplifier with the Dual-Mode capability, digital audio inputs and DSP features from AudioControl’s legendary residential amplifiers.

There are three available channel configurations for the CM Series amplifiers:

  • CM4-750—4-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
  • CM3-750—3-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier
  • CM2-750—2-Channel high-power Dual-Mode DSP-enabled amplifier

A Powerful Story

The CM Series is available in three versions—4-channel, 3-channel and 2-channel models. Each amplifier utilizes a highly sophisticated Constant Power Mode architecture that was engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency and superb sound quality—far surpassing the performance of conventional 70-volt solutions. This proprietary amplifier delivers 750 watts per channel in 70-volt mode or 625 watts per channel at 8, 6 or 4-ohms along with stability into 2-ohms. CM Series amplifiers also deliver 1500 watts bridged in 100-volt mode and 1250 bridged into an 8-ohm load. The CM Series Dual Mode design can simultaneously operate in 70-volt mode while also driving a conventional loudspeaker. Each model offers eight analog inputs (two analog inputs can be set to accommodate a microphone) plus two digital stereo inputs (coax and optical), which is unique in the world of 70-volt products. The amplified outputs of each CM Series model can be individually controlled as mono outputs or controlled as stereo pairs, giving integrators the system configuration flexibility they need to accommodate any system architecture.

CM Series amplifiers are unique in the realm of Dual-Mode solutions because they offer the DSP control and signal matrixing capabilities developed by AudioControl for their award-winning Director Series amplifiers. These key features enable integrators to precisely tailor the sound by zone to any environment—from a heavily upholstered living room to a highly reflective tile and glass patio. For maximum installation efficiency, system setup and diagnostics can be managed remotely via a web browser (iOS or Android devices) along with traditional PC or MAC browsers, leveraging a touch-responsive interface to control the CM Series amplifiers via IP interface and traditional 12-volt triggering methods. AudioControl has a 40-plus year history of creating award-winning 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, Dante-enabled CM Series amplifiers are yet another example of a best-in-class product design from AudioControl.

Connectivity Magic with Dante

Dante is an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology that moves data over a standard IP network using readily available CAT5e, CAT6 or fiber optic cable with near-zero latency. Dante is effortlessly scalable from modest installations to large scale projects, providing integrators with a highly flexible network-based platform. With the new CM Series amps from AudioControl, any source can be accessed from anywhere on the network, and up to 16 mono or 8 stereo streams of digital content can be routed to any Dante-enabled device, creating limitless system architecture options for any size project. And because the Dante technology utilizes a master clock, all connected devices remain in precise synchronization for a seamless audio experience. There are over 3000 Dante-enabled products available, providing integrators with a broad range of choices when assembling a multi-zone entertainment system. CM Series amplifiers are compatible with popular smart home platforms such as Crestron, RTi and Control4, enabling control of Dante signal routing as well as volume up/down and power on/off by zone.

The Power of DSP and the Sound Partners Program

DSP capabilities include onboard speaker profiles crafted by the engineers from leading architectural and commercial loudspeaker manufacturers such as Dynaudio, Graysound, James Loudspeaker, Monitor Audio, Nuvo, Origin Acoustics, Stealth Acoustics and Triad Speakers—all part of a growing list of Sound Partner Program members. AudioControl’s CM Series amplifiers also offer advanced graphic and parametric equalization along with onboard crossovers, enabling integrators to fine-tune the sound to any acoustic environment.

AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are available now. The optional Dante capability will become available Q1, 2022.

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.

Micah Sheveloff
WIRC Media
(727) 258-4770
wirc1@wircmedia.com

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.

Micah Sheveloff
WIRC Media
(727) 258-4770
wirc1@wircmedia.com

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.

Micah Sheveloff
WIRC Media
(727) 258-4770
wirc1@wircmedia.com

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.

Micah Sheveloff
WIRC Media
(727) 258-4770
wirc1@wircmedia.com

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