High-resolution multi-room audio offering features new single-zone
streaming amplifier, power amplifiers, and audio matrix switches.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
- CEDIA Expo 2017 - In a move to transform the listening
experience in the smart home, Control4 Corporation
(NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, today
announces the immediate availability of an extensive Triad®-branded line
of high-resolution audio products. The new line includes the Triad
AMS-24 and AMS-8 Audio Matrix Switches, Triad 8-Zone Power Amplifier,
and Triad One Streaming Amplifier. Control4 has also added two music
services with native integration into Control4 EA Controllers including
iHeartRadio® and Spotify®.
Over 65 percent of Control4 homeowners enjoy multi-room audio, affirming
entertainment as a fundamental feature of a Control4 Smart Home. To
enhance the audio experience for customers, in January 2016, Control4
introduced its EA Series controllers featuring high-resolution audio.
Furthering its commitment to high-quality audio, in February 2017, the
company acquired Triad Speakers, Inc., a leader in advanced speaker
technology with best-in-class, custom speaker solutions.
"Our new Triad multi-room audio products are designed to deliver
high-resolution audio in every corner of the home, from the source to
the listener's ears," said Martin Plaehn, Control4 CEO. "Beautiful
sound, elegant design, and high-performance are the core tenets
inspiring the development of the new Triad multi-room audio lineup.
Coupled with Triad's comprehensive range of build-to-order premium
speakers for home theaters, family rooms, whole-home or multi-room
audio, and outdoor environments, the Triad product family is a very
strong go-to high-fidelity audio solution for our worldwide dealers and
Triad AMS-24 and AMS-8 Audio Matrix Switches
that dealers need audio solutions for large and small projects that
deliver multi-room optimization and clean sound, Control4 rolls out two
new high-resolution audio matrix switches that enable homeowners to
enjoy music from 8 to 96 separate zones anywhere in the home. The Triad
Audio Matrix Switches distribute audio sources throughout the home so
that homeowners can listen to any source in any room, in stunning,
ultra-clear, high-resolution. Equipped with digital coaxial, optical,
and analog inputs to connect a broad range of source devices, the new
audio matrix switches deliver an astounding -105 dB signal-to-noise
ratio to maintain sound quality throughout the home. Each audio output
can be adjusted with independent gain, bass, treble, 10-band parametric
equalizer, balance, loudness, and mono-summing controls for precise
audio customization in each room or audio zone. The ultra-compact design
conserves precious rack space utilizing only 1RU and 2RU for the AMS-8
and AMS-24, respectively.
The Triad 8-Zone Power Amplifier
The new Triad Audio Matrix
Switches can be paired with the new Triad 8-Zone Power Amplifier (AMP-8)
to deliver flexible and scalable audio amplification for installations
of any size. The Triad AMP-8 delivers eight zones of high-resolution
amplification with an extraordinary -109 dB signal-to-noise ratio and
0.003 percent total harmonic distortion for exceptional audio throughout
the entire home. The AMP-8 is designed to centralize audio
amplification, hiding away clutter and electronics while delivering
exceptional high-resolution sound for the entire home. The compact
design is built around proven, powerful and reliable ICEpower technology
delivering 100 watts per channel from eight zones and only 1RU of rack
space. When extra power is needed, AMP-8 is bridgeable to 200 watts per
channel. Superior audio quality and fast wake-from-standby make this
amplifier ideal for audio in any home.
Triad One Streaming Amplifier
Triad One is a single-zone,
high-resolution, wired and wireless streaming amplifier. It is slim and
powerful and the most flexible way to put music in any room of a home.
Simply plug in power and connect to a wired or wireless network, connect
it to the Control4 system, and the Triad One can play music, from local
files or streaming music services, without the need to pull speaker wire
back to a central location. Triad One boasts 100 watts of power per
channel with an impressive -107 dB signal-to-noise level and support for
high-resolution audio playback up to 192kHz/24bit, for incredible sound
in any room. Also included is a built-in 10-band parametric equalizer
delivering exceptional sound output and room optimization.
Equipped with digital and analog audio inputs, the Triad One distributes
and synchronizes local audio sources, such as television audio,
turntable or media players, over the IP network throughout a larger
audio system. Triad One is a great solution to power speakers and
soundbars in a bedroom, kitchen or other location and includes IR
outputs to control TVs and other local devices. A line-level subwoofer
output rounds out the Triad One for deep bass when connected to a
powered subwoofer. Triad One is available in white and black and can be
installed horizontally or vertically on either a bookshelf, mounted
behind a TV, or in the rack.
Expanded Integrations with Popular Music Services
iHeartRadio and Spotify join the Control4 roster of native streaming
services that include Deezer®, Napster®, Pandora®, TIDAL®, and TuneIn®.
With Control4, users can stream music throughout their home using any
Control4 EA Series controller without any additional media players; and
now with the new Triad audio line, homeowners can source their own
high-resolution music library for that premium listening experience.
Control4 users that have accounts with any of these services can
natively stream music within their Control4 systems running Control4 OS
Control4's new Triad audio solutions are shipping today worldwide and
are priced as follows: Triad AMS-24 ($2,400 U.S. MSRP) and Triad
AMS-8 ($1,200 U.S. MSRP) Audio Matrix Switches; Triad
8-Zone Power Amplifier ($1,700 U.S. MSRP); Triad One Streaming
Amplifier ($700 U.S. MSRP). All products feature a 2-year warranty.
For more information on Control4 visit www.control4.com.
[NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking
systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of
lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into
a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its
consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making
networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more
comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of
mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a
high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected
devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 10,500
third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding
ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 90
countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes
over 5,200 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to
sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking
solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent
solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels,
and businesses around the world.
Copyright ©2017, Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4,
the Control4 logo and Triad are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All
other names and brands may be claimed as the property of their
respective owners. All specifications subject to change without notice.
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