AV System Integration

Crestron adds modular amplifiers and performance loudspeakers to its enterprise audio solutions

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:35

Crestron Vector loudspeakers ideal for use in large commercial spaces

Crestron recently announced that it has expanded its enterprise audio solutions in EMEA with two new modular amplifiers, the AMP-225 and AMP-150-100, and its new line of Vector™ performance loudspeakers, which are engineered to deliver premium sound quality in a small footprint in large commercial spaces.

New quarter-rack modular amplifiers The AMP-225 (two channels @ 25W each 8 ohm) and AMP-150-100 (one channel @ 50W 100V) provide convenient professional performance, EnergyStar certification, built-in fault protection, and modular construction. Thanks to their innovative slide-rail design and compact quarter-rack size, multiple units can be ganged together in a single rack space for maximum flexibility. These new amps can also be combined with Crestron half-rack amps, the AMP-1200 and AMP-2100, for a 1 RU solution, or surface-mounted under a table.

New Vector performance loudspeakers The new line of Vector performance medium-throw loudspeakers are engineered for use in large commercial spaces, such as auditoriums, lecture halls, corporate town halls, and divisible rooms. Vector loudspeakers are designed to work with Avia™ DSPs, the groundbreaking Avia Audio Tool, and the new Crestron high-powered amplifiers to deliver greater performance than other loudspeakers in their class.

Vector loudspeakers leverage the precision signal processing within Avia DSPs to greatly reduce harsh-sounding resonances and sound colouration caused by horn reflections while retaining nuances of the original signal. The result is an extremely natural sounding room system with superior pattern control, higher gain before feedback, and improved intelligibility.

The Avia Audio Tool provides a powerful and intuitive workspace that streamlines audio design and programming. New controls and functions can be added on-the-fly, so programmers no longer need to “re-wire and recompile” to make changes.

“Crestron has everything you need to deliver best-in-class audio performance in any space throughout an enterprise,” said Dennis Fink, Technology Manager, Professional Audio at Crestron. “From DSPs and amplifiers to architectural speakers and high- performance loudspeakers, Crestron gives you robust, easy to scale solutions for a wide range of rooms.”