Clare Controls Combines Switching, Streaming, and Class D Benefits in New amp.440+ Distribution Amplifier
All-In-One Audio Deck Speeds and Simplifies the Installation of High-Quality Distributed Audio Applications, While Cutting Costs
Dallas, TX, October 15, 2015 — Clare Controls today introduced the amp.440+, a new four-zone (8 channels x 40 watts) amp designed to make the installation of multi-room audio applications quicker, easier, more reliable, and less expensive. The all-inclusive amp.440+ combines the functionality of an integrated amp, a streaming receiver, and a matrix switch in a stackable 1RU box. In addition to the ability to play all of a customer’s local sources, the amp.440+ has built-in support for streaming services including TuneIn and Google Cast, which allow homeowners to stream music from other connected devices. The amp’s native Sonos integration also adds a growing array of Sonos services to the mix, as well as convenient user features like zone grouping.
“The amp.440+ is an integrator’s dream. It is compact, stackable, and gives off less heat than other products,” said Brett Price, Clare Controls CEO. “As technology evolves, the amp.440+ is ready to handle whatever comes next. The homeowner benefits from an all-in-one solution that costs less, saves space, and allows local and streaming audio throughout the home,” added Price.
The built-in matrix switcher allows the amp to be controlled and managed, including switching sources through the new ClareHome app, without an external switch. The loop-outs on each input allow integrators to “stack” multiple 440s for additional zones, in order to accommodate larger jobs. Additionally, the preamplifier circuit in Zone 1 can be unstrapped to drive a separate (i.e., surround) amplifier in an area where alternate processing, higher power, and/or more speakers are desired.
Additional capabilities of the Clare amp.440+ include:
- 3 analog inputs
- 1 SPDIF input (multiplexed to 3rd analog input)
- 1 streaming input
- Adjustable output gain
- Rack mountable
- Bridgeable (to 4 x 160 W)
- Seamless integration with ClareHome app
To learn more about Clare Controls, take a tour of the booth, and get hands-on product demonstrations, visit Clare Controls booth #1512 at CEDIA EXPO 2015 in Dallas, October 15-17. For more information, visit www.clarecontrols.com/cedia-expo-2015.
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Clare Controls is an innovative home automation provider built on a commitment to make its product simple to use and maintain. Based in Sarasota, Florida, the manufacturer gives homeowners the most control over their automation experience, delivering popular applications such as audio and video entertainment, security, lighting, climate, video surveillance, door locks, and garage door control. Clare Controls provides turnkey solutions for integrators to install and homeowners to enjoy. The company also maintains a robust builder program with resources and support services for the residential builder channel. To get all the latest news, information and product updates, visit www.clarecontrols.com. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
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