Extron Announces the Industry's First ENERGY STAR® Qualified Commercial Amplifiers

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

Anaheim, California (January 19, 2010) - Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the industry's first commercial power amplifiers that are ENERGY STAR qualified and meet the new Version 2.0 Audio/Video specification. The MPA 401 and XTRA Series high performance amplifiers comprise a complete family of mono, stereo, and multi-channel power amplifiers for a wide range of applications from classrooms and boardrooms to multi-purpose rooms, auditoriums, and open spaces. They draw less than 1 watt while in standby mode, and also offer low power consumption while idle and under load. Extron power amplifiers feature compact, space efficient enclosures that are ideal for installation in racks and lecterns, and do not require fans for cooling.

"We are pleased to lead the way in the pro AV industry with the first ENERGY STAR 2.0 qualified commercial amplifiers," says Casey Hall, Extron Vice President of Sales and Marketing for North America. "These amplifiers consume less energy, run cooler, and take up less space than competitive models."

In addition to energy efficiency, Extron power amplifiers are designed to deliver high performance audio reproduction with an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D design with patented CDRS™ - Class D Ripple Suppression technology. CDRS provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifier designs.

Extron power amplifiers are available for common AV applications with various amplification requirements. The MPA 401 outputs 40 watts rms for 70 volt distributed speaker systems in classrooms and other similarly sized environments. For larger installations including lecture halls, divisible rooms, and retail spaces, the XTRA Series offers mono, stereo, and multi-channel amplifiers with 200 watts up to 800 watts rms output.

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