CEDIA - AudioControl Now Shipping The Director® Model M6800 16-Channel High-Power Amplifier With DSP and Available Custom Speaker Profiles

The Director M6800 matrixing amplifier features legendary AudioControl performance, innovation and superior quality of build while delivering all of the functionality required by integration professionals

Seattle, WA, August 31st, 2016 - AudioControl (audiocontrol.com), makers of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets has introduced The Director Model M6800 amplifier, a high-performance 16-channel matrixing amplifier designed to be the foundation of any premium entertainment system. Director Series amplifiers from AudioControl feature sophisticated DSP (digital signal processing), enabling integrators to precisely calibrate each zone in order to deliver the finest sound possible. The Director Model M6800 is available now exclusively through authorized AudioControl dealer/integrators.

The Director Model M6800 delivers 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms, 200 watts per channel at 4 ohms and 400 watts at 8 ohms bridged. In addition to robust power, the M6800 offers a combination of category-leading features such as graphic and parametric equalization by zone and available custom profiles tailored for popular architectural loudspeakers. The M6800 also features zone and global volume control with individual channel/zone grouping via standard TCIP and zone audio presets. Integrators will appreciate the ability to control the M6800 (and all Director Series amplifiers) either onsite or remotely through their DCHP/fixed IP control. By having bridgeable channels, the M6800 gives integrators vital configuration flexibility, enabling them to ideally match system setup to the individual needs of each client. No other multi-zone amplifier offers this combination of functionality and performance. With a burgeoning market for superior whole-house entertainment, The Director Model M6800 delivers AudioControl's class-leading performance while enabling integrators to differentiate themselves with a better solution in a competitive market.

The Director Model M6800 harnesses the power of AudioControl's category-leading DSP processing including flexible operational control, enabling any of eight analog or two digital inputs to be routed to any zone output. The M6800 includes two digital optical TOSLINK inputs plus two coax outputs as part of the matrixing so that any of the input sources can be routed through the digital outputs. These digital outputs can be connected to Director ‘M' series digital inputs so that multiple amplifiers can be utilized in a single system without limiting configuration flexibility. The Director Model M6800 can operate either as a standalone matrix amplifier or as part of a 3rd party control system from companies such as Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4.

The Director Model M6800 is available in brushed aluminum as well as a brand new Black Espresso anodized finish and comes with AudioControl's standard 5-year warranty.


About AudioControl
AudioControl is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative high-performance audio solutions for the residential, commercial and automotive markets since 1977. Based in Seattle, WA, AudioControl offers premium quality home theater and whole-house entertainment products, distributed audio amplifiers for commercial applications and a legacy of outstanding car audio processors, amplifiers and OEM interface solutions sold and installed worldwide by qualified professionals. For more information visit audiocontrol.com or contact AudioControl at +1 425-775-8461 or e-mail sound.great@audiocontrol.com.

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