AudioControl, the Experts in Designing Leading Audio Solutions, Enters the Subwoofer and Speaker Categories
AudioControl, the award-winning company with a 45+ year history of designing and building superb audio equipment from scratch, today announced it has officially entered the subwoofer and speaker categories. This allows car and music enthusiasts alike to overhaul their vehicles with a complete upgraded audio system.
AudioControl will now feature a full line of analog and digital signal processors for OEM and aftermarket audio systems with the newest additions; two lines of subwoofers and a line of speakers of various sizes.
Space Series, Big Bass in a Small Space
AudioControl’s Space series of subwoofers are built with a structurally rigid low-profile basket, providing the ultimate solution for deep, rich bass in a sleek, and slim design. Its fiber matrix injection molded polypropylene cone ensures durability for even the most rugged environments. They include a heavy-duty voice coil with thermal efficient cooling design to prevent overheating even when the music gets hot. The Space series provides the complete solution with removable metal subwoofer grille for protecting the precious sound cargo. Available in 10” and 12” sizes.
Spike Series, Bring Your Music to Life in Style
Beautifully crafted to provide clear, precise bass for an immersive listening experience. These subwoofers feature a heavy-duty rigid basket for reduced resonance and distortion to ensure the cleanest possible bass output. An internally designed radial cooled motor enhances the life of the speaker, and high-excursion, double-stitched surround combined with a fiber matrix, mica coated paper cone produces ultra-low frequency output. A dual dust cap system for enclosure compression control, provides stability for better sound. Each Spike subwoofer comes with a protective grille to keep it safe from damage, so you can enjoy your journey with peace of mind. Available in 8”, 10”, and 12” sizes.
Pacific Northwest Speaker Series, Unleash a New Auditory Adventure
The Pacific Northwest is a music and tech nirvana. A region known for cool sound and earth-shattering innovation. That’s why it’s no surprise PNW is home to AudioControl, and the name of our new speaker line. The PNW line features an edge-enhanced steel frame for ultimate structural strength and a linear double-roll surround for precise cone movement ensuring the purest sound.
“This launch is the result of extensive technical research, precise design, and pure enthusiast development,” said Herb Brown, President of North America, AAMP Global (parent company of AudioControl). “The speakers and woofers capture what we feel AudioControl customers have grown to expect from this industry-leading brand. Our design team of audio specialists and developers labored over every small detail, down to the nomenclature which is a direct tie to its Seattle heritage.”
The new line of speakers and subwoofers can be seen and heard at the upcoming KnowledgeFest in Orlando, on Friday 19 – 21, May, booth #611. There will be 5 different training sessions where dealers can learn more about the capabilities of these new lines. Additionally, the products will be debuted on the Five Star Car Stereo Live Show on Monday 8 May at 6:30pm ET on Facebook and YouTube. For more information, watch the launch video here or visit audiocontrol.com/spike-and-space. Contact your local AudioControl rep to place an order today!
Two Powerhouse Vehicle Aftermarket Brands, Borla Exhaust And AudioControl, Enter Strategic Partnership Targeting The Electric Vehicle (EV) Category
Borla And AudioControl Partner To Develop A New And Unique Exhaust Sound System For EVs
Clearwater, FL (October 13, 2022) – Borla Exhaust, a world leader in performance exhaust systems, partnered with AudioControl, known in the vehicle aftermarket industry for its high-performance audio solutions, to bring the Borla Active Performance Sound™ System to life. David Borla, VP, Marketing and Sales at Borla, had a vision to bring the sensory excitement that driving enthusiasts have grown to expect from Borla, now to EV drivers. Electric Vehicles lose an element of driver excitement with the loss of audible exhaust. With its many years of audio processing expertise, AudioControl was able to develop state-of-the-art technology needed for Borla to add that excitement back to the EV driving experience.
Years in the making, Borla’s Active Performance Sound System, utilizes a proprietary Borla algorithm that takes into consideration the vehicle’s speed, power, RPM, torque and load with zero latency. It was developed using professional recordings of actual Borla-equipped internal-combustion (ICE) vehicles. Multiple microphones capture all characteristics of ICE audio, including idle, ramps to redline, cruising, throttle lifts, “burbles & pops” and more. Using real-time data from the EV’s internal computer, the Borla System generates a hyper-realistic ICE soundtrack that perfectly matches the EV motor status and other vehicle dynamics. The System perfectly pairs with a mobile app where drivers can select from multiple Borla sound technologies including ATAK®, S-Type, and Touring all with full control over volume and other characteristics.
“Sound, vision, and touch are the 3 senses we use for sport driving and without the real-time feedback of motor and vehicle dynamics through soundwaves and vibration much of that experience is missing,” stated David Borla, who prior to his 25 years at Borla Exhaust was a professional musician. “This product is actually an instrument, in more ways than one. It’s like an audio tachometer that provides drivers with that real-time feedback, and it’s also like a musical instrument that plays an exciting soundtrack which enhances the driving experience giving the vehicle personality and a sense of soul” Borla said, adding “Afterall, who wants to watch ‘Fast n’ Furious’ movies or play ‘Forza’ with no sound? They go to great lengths to ensure sound is prevalent in those mediums for a reason.”
Don Zaney, Vice President, Product Development at AAMP Global (parent company of AudioControl) said, “We were honored when our OEM partners recommended us to Borla. Once the two companies met, we were convinced it was the perfect marriage of capabilities to bring this amazing new product to life. Throughout the development and testing process it was our number one goal to maintain the highest standards in our areas of expertise; CAN bus integration, digital sound processing and amplification technology”
Featured on MotorTrend’s popular TV show, All Girls Garage, the vehicle-specific kit is expected to start shipping by Fall 2022 for the Mustang Mach-E first and then made available for Ford Lightning and other EV models soon after. It will be on display at the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas in both the Borla booth (Central Hall, #22765) and AudioControl booth (North Hall, #10929). Customers can currently sign up to be notified when the System becomes available.
AudioControl Introduces the 3-Zone ACX-BT3 Bluetooth® Controller
Premium Bluetooth interface delivers outstanding sound quality, IPX6-rated durability, and easy access to volume control over three separate zones at the touch of a button
Seattle, WA, July 25th, 2022 – AudioControl has introduced the ACX-BT3, a premium Bluetooth controller providing independent volume adjustment over three stereo zones or control of all three zones simultaneously. The ACX-BT3 is the ultimate solution for marine, powersports, and other applications where a Bluetooth-connected source is desired.
The high-performance AudioControl ACX-BT3 has been engineered with an IPX6 rating to withstand the rigors of marine and powersports applications. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the superb sound quality of aptX HD, the most advanced 24-bit Bluetooth 5.0 audio codec, plus 4-volts of pristine audio output. With its clean design and elegant appearance, the ACX-BT3 features an AUX input for the integration of a wired audio source. A tap of the center button enables the user to effortlessly select which zone to control, clearly indicated by the color of the LED backlighting. The ACX-BT3 offers an elegant appearance and features integrated mounting holes for easy installation, making it the ideal solution for creating a high-performance, all-weather-rated, standalone sound system where a conventional head unit is impractical.
“The ACX-BT3 is the ultimate solution for integrating a phone as a wireless entertainment source, providing users with a durable volume control option and output to three zones,” said Matthew Palumbo, National Sales Manager at AudioControl. “This is a truly high-performance wireless solution that will help create new opportunities for 12-volt specialists.”
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.
AudioControl Delivers Maximum Power and Performance from a Sleek Form Factor with the Architect Model P250EQ Amplifier
The Architect Model P250EQ features high-power, stability into 2-Ohms and the superb sound quality of AudioControl’s legendary Made in USA Constant Power Mode amp design
Seattle, WA June 6th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has introduced the Architect Model P250EQ, a high-power 2-channel amplifier engineered with an emphasis on sound quality plus key features for the custom installation channel. The P250EQ only requires a 1U rack space yet delivers the performance and functionality of much larger solutions.
The foundation of the AudioControl P250EQ is the company’s Constant Power Mode amplifier design that delivers clarity and balance into any loudspeaker. Output power is 250-Watts per channel into 8, 4 and 2-Ohm loads. The P250EQ’s Constant Power Mode amplifier platform is highlighted by an overbuilt power supply and advanced filter stage mated to robust output transistors capable of both high-current demand and rock-solid stability across the required range of load impedances. The P250EQ will extract every ounce of detail from all styles of music including the latest high-resolution digital content.
THREE PRESET EQ CURVES ONBOARD
The AudioControl Architect Model P250EQ features three selectable EQ curves to ease installation and setup efficiency while delivering a tailored, premium solution for each zone. Integrators can choose from Flat, Bass Boost or Bass/Treble Boost curves that have been engineered to enhance the performance of commonly deployed architectural loudspeakers.
FEATURES FOR THE CI CHANNEL
The Architect Model P250EQ offers an impressive array of inputs designed to accommodate every application. The main audio inputs are RCA (stereo) along with both coax and optical digital inputs that are controlled by a priority switch selector. There are also multiple 4-conductor speaker-level output connectors for effortless termination that enable the P250EQ to drive up to 4 pairs of speakers. AudioControl’s SDS Priority Input Switching feature is accessible via a 3.5mm stereo input, facilitating the integration of smart doorbells, network-connected speakers and other devices that can pause/restart the entertainment content in selected zones as desired. The P250EQ features a signal-sensing circuit for auto-turn on/off when applicable.
AudioControl has a 45-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 USA, the P250EQ amplifier is yet another example of a best-in-class product from AudioControl.
The AudioControl Architect Model P250EQ will be available July, 2022.
AudioControl Redefines the Performance of the 70-Volt Amplifier Category
New 70-volt Dual-Mode CM Series amplifiers leverage powerful technology first used for avionics and satellite applications
Seattle, WA May 5th, 2022 – AudioControl (audiocontrol.com) has continued their nearly 5-decade long legacy of best-in-class solutions by introducing a groundbreaking audio amplifier platform leveraging GaN (Gallium Nitride) semiconductors from GaN Systems. AudioControl engineers have created a circuit that establishes a new bar for power and sound quality, now available in the CM Series 4-channel, 3-channel, and 2-channel 70-volt Dual-Mode amplifiers.
“I am so excited about the GaN amplifiers we have developed and the opportunities that CM Series amps represent for A/V integrators,” explained AudioControl President Alex Camara. “Our new Dual-Mode design effortlessly drives 70-volt speaker systems and standard 4/8-ohm speakers simultaneously, achieving bass clarity and definition far beyond the capability of traditional 70-volt solutions. CM Series Dual-Mode amplifiers also incorporate AudioControl’s award-winning DSP engine, enabling integrators to fine-tune each zone for optimized sound quality.”
The AudioControl engineering team was tasked with elevating the performance standard for the 70-volt Dual-Mode audio amplifier category. 70-volt amplifiers are useful for driving many loudspeakers but have always suffered from performance limitations, often lacking clarity and reduced bass extension. Now, in burgeoning resimercial markets such as bars, restaurants, retail outlets, and corporate offices/boardrooms as well as large residential/outdoor entertainment projects, the sound quality of 70-volt amplifiers had to be elevated to satisfy discerning clients.
THE SOLUTION — AUDIOCONTROL’S GAN-BASED AMPLIFIERS
AudioControl CM Series amplifiers have set a new standard for power and sound quality—but how was this achieved? GaN (Gallium Nitride) is a semiconductor material that was initially designed for the challenging demands of avionics, space, satellite, and 5G wireless applications. By using GaN Systems’ power semiconductors as the foundation for a new amplifier platform, AudioControl engineers were able to achieve high-output power, unparalleled efficiency, reduced distortion and ultra-low signal-to-noise resulting in outstanding sonic rendering from a highly efficient circuit that fits elegantly inside a sleek form factor.
“The AudioControl GaN amplifier design is a great example of combining system engineering innovation with the newest offerings in power semiconductors,” said Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. “Customers across the market spectrum are taking the lead in their industry by leveraging the many performance advantages of GaN.”
ALWAYS THERE FOR INTEGRATORS WITH THE FINEST SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE
AudioControl has a 45-plus year history of creating award-winning products for integrators and backing them up with superior customer service and a 5-year warranty. Engineered and manufactured in Seattle, WA, the GaN audio amplifier platform and CM Series 70-volt Dual-Mode amplifiers are further examples of a best-in-class, innovative product design from AudioControl.
GaN-powered AudioControl CM Series amplifiers are available now.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.