Atlas Sound has announced the release of the new AAPHD Series of mixer amplifiers, the culmination of years of development to deliver a multi use mixer amplifier that incorporating features designed to save integrators time and money.
The AAPHD Series includes five models ranging from 30 watts to 400 watts that are designed for use in 70.7-volt loudspeaker systems, all incorporating a unique, patent-pending automatic system test using the front panel “Push Here Diagnostic” button.
This internal circuitry is designed to check the connected loudspeaker lines for wiring and impedance errors. The test can be activated once all loudspeakers are connected and the circuit automatically verifies that the attached speakers’ tap settings do not exceed the amplifier’s rated power, no speakers are mistakenly tapped at 8 ohms, and the loudspeaker wire is free from shorts. This allows for quick troubleshooting on site and after the sale.
Additionally, models (except AA30PHD) include a Remote Input Selection feature that allows the user to select an input and control the volume level from an optional remote wall plate, model WPD-RISRL, that can be placed up to 200-feet away from the amplifier. Each unit also includes a very low noise floor, enhancing sound quality.
“Mixer amplifiers are the most common amplifiers used by 70.7-volt integrators today,” says senior vice president of sales John Ivey. “This new series gives integrators something that no other model offers, an automatic test of the speaker lines. Not only is this a huge benefit to the installer onsite, who now has a quick way to test the system before moving on to the next item, but it also eliminates after install service calls. The owner can activate the PHD test and if no fault is indicated, the problem is in another part of the system. This eliminates troubleshooting time and effort; this is a feature that every integrator is going to love.”
Atlas Sound is at this week’s InfoComm 2014 show at booth C10508.