Extron has announce that XPA Ultra FX Series eight- and four-channel multi-zone audio power amplifiers are now shipping.
The amplifiers can simultaneously drive 8-ohm, 4-ohm, 70-volt, and 100-volt loads and are configurable per channel. Each channel of an adjacent pair dynamically draws power from the pair’s total wattage to help deliver optimal power where it’s needed according to system requirements.
XPA Ultra FX amplifiers also incorporate Extron InstaWake+ technology designed to provide the ability to return to full power from standby in under five milliseconds. The fan-cooled enclosure can be part of a high-tech aesthetic or hidden away in a rack without requiring adjacent empty space for ventilation.
“Our XPA Ultra amplifiers quickly became industry favorites, so it was natural that we expand the line into higher power models” says Casey Hall, chief marketing officer for Extron. “The XPA Ultra FX series also brings considerable flexibility, with the ability to drive multiple speaker loads at just the right amount of power per channel. We’re confident that these multi-zone amplifiers will earn a strong place in system designs.”
The XPA U 2008 FX offers eight channels up to 200 watts each. Utilizing dynamic power allocation, the amplifier can be configured to provide up to 400 watts per channel at half the channel count. The XPA U 2004 FX offers four channels at 200 watts and up to 400 watts per channel at half the channel count.