CEDIA 2014 - AMX Now Shipping Alero 8 Zone Distributed Audio Power Amplifier

Distributed Audio Power Amp Packs 16 Channels of Audiophile Sound into Compact, 1RU Chassis

Denver, CO September 11, 2014

HARMAN's AMX announced at CEDIA EXPO 2014 the immediate global availability of its Alero 8 Zone Power Amplifier (ALR-AMP-8). Alero stands out as a top choice for end users and integrators by combining a stellar, multi-room residential distributed audio listening experience and a compact single rack unit (1RU) height, freeing up more rack space for increased installation options.

Whether listening to music in the living room, the kitchen or outdoors, Alero redefines multi-room distributed audio with 16 channels of audiophile quality sound. Featuring highly efficient, Class D amplifier technology, Alero also significantly reduces environmental impact by using less active power, using less standby power and requiring no external cooling sources to lower power consumption even further. And unlike linear power regulation used in Class AB amplifiers, Alero Class D amplification employs switching transistors, resulting in significantly less energy loss.

When designing Alero, AMX asked its integrators which features were most important to include and aside from top notch sound quality, the general consensus was for a smaller than typical footprint to make Alero ideal for installation in already overcrowded equipment racks. AMX researched the possibility and the result is Alero's compact 1RU chassis that offers never-before-seen versatility and practically limitless installation options.

To ensure a completely unified, whole-home distributed audio source switching and amplification solution, Alero perfectly complements the AMX Precis DSP Distributed Audio Matrix Switcher. AMX is demonstrating the Alero Power Amplifier at the 2014 CEDIA EXPO, September 11 - 13 in HARMAN Booth #176.

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Product Resource Center (details, specifications, images):
AMX Alero 8 Zone Power Amplifier
AMX Precis DSP Distributed Audio Matrix Switcher
Alero Product Video Overview
Alero Data Sheet
Alero Marketing Sheet from AMX 2014 Pocket Guide

Founded in 1982 and acquired by HARMAN in 2014, AMX is dedicated to integrating AV solutions for an IT World. AMX solves the complexity of managing technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems comprising control and automation, system-wide switching and AV signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. AMX systems are deployed worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation/command centers, hotels, entertainment venues and broadcast facilities, among others.

HARMAN designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson ®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.3 billion for the twelve months ended June 30, 2014.

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