Extron Announces New XTRA Series Power Amplifiers with XTRA Performance

  • Public relations contact:
  • Joe da Silva, Director of Product Marketing
  • Extron
  • E-mail: pr@extron.com

Anaheim, California (November 7, 2008) - Extron Electronics announces the introduction of the XTRA Series of power amplifiers. Formerly known as the HPA Series, the XTRA Series offers several new features and performance enhancements, including a boost to 200 watts rms power output from the original 100 watts in the HPA Series. These amplifiers are ENERGY STAR® qualified to help meet green building requirements. They feature a highly efficient, advanced Class D design with patented CDRS™ - Class D Ripple Suppression technology from Extron that eliminates EMI emissions while dramatically improving audio performance. With a compact 1U, half rack width enclosure, these amplifiers are ideal for installation in racks, lecterns, or above the ceiling, and do not require fans for cooling. The XTRA Series amplifiers are available as the XPA 1002, a two-channel model for 4 ohm or 8 ohm speakers, and the XPA 2001, a mono amplifier for high impedance speaker systems, available in 70 volt and 100 volt versions. The XPA 1002 is now shipping.

"Our new XTRA Series are the first rack-mountable, ENERGY STAR qualified audio power amplifiers that deliver professional grade performance and ample power output for larger rooms," says Lee Dodson, Vice President of Marketing for Extron. "In comparison with similar power amplifiers, the XTRA Series run much cooler and are much smaller, and with very low power consumption, help to reduce system and overall operating costs.""

The XTRA Series power amplifiers consume just 10 watts when idle and less than one watt in standby mode. They enter into standby automatically after 25 minutes of inactivity, or when the standby port is triggered, and turn on instantly whenever an input signal is sensed. Additionally, all three amplifiers are plenum-rated, allowing for a concealed installation above a drop ceiling to prevent theft while providing convenient placement of AV equipment.

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