The Director Model M4800 2017
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The Director Model M4800 2017
The AudioControl Director Model M4800 is the ultimate example of a marketplace disruptor product because it delivers innovative functionality that no other amplifier offers, it has a broader range of advanced features, higher performance and superlative build quality than competitive products all from an integrator-friendly, astonishingly compact 1U chassis.
It is no easy task to be classified as a marketplace disruptor in the audio amplifier category. The AudioControl Director Model M4800 achieves that status through innovative design and superb execution. No other amplifier enables integrators to tailor the sound for their clients based on DSP profiles of their favorite loudspeakers obtained via an ever-expanding industry alliance with leading speaker manufacturers. And no other amplifier gives integrators the flexibility to fine-tune these unique DSP profiles by individual zones based on environment. All of this advanced functionality is mated to an authoritative 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms of output into an innovative 8x64 stereo matrix that effortlessly delivers the highest quality entertainment programming to any zone. These features alone would certainly qualify the Director Model M4800 as a disruptor in the audio amplifier market, however AudioControl has ingeniously engineered all of this outstanding functionality into a single 1U chassis, saving integrators room in the rack while delivering the finest performance and overall build quality. In addition, the Director M4800 contains four digital, coax and stereo analog inputs delivering more flexibility than any amplifier on the market today. The M4800 also has bridgeable channels, giving integrators configuration flexibility for system setup alongside zone and global volume control with individual channel/zone grouping via standard TCIP and zone audio presets. The M4800’s powerful on-board DSP enables integrators to utilize the amplifier either as a standalone matrix-amplifier or as part of a 3rd party smart home system from companies including Crestron, Savant, RTI and Control4. The AudioControl Director Model M4800 was engineered from the ground up to give integrators the features and performance they need to stand out from the competition. Designed, engineered and manufactured with great precision in the USA, the M4800 is warrantied for 5-years and is available exclusively through authorized AudioControl dealer/integrators.
Homeowners want performance and reliability from their entertainment systems, and integrators can deliver both in a wide range of system sizes, configurations and price points thanks to the Director Model M4800 multi-zone matrix amplifier. Unlike typical whole-house amplifiers constructed using inferior parts and offering constrained, limited output capability, the M4800 delivers superb audio playback from a robust 100 watts/8-Ohms, 200 watts/4-Ohms of output (all channels driven) into an 8x64 stereo matrix. Each pair of amplifier channels are bridgeable up to 400 watts, giving integrators vast flexibility when designing the right entertainment package for each client. And for homeowners with limited space for electronic components, the M4800 resides in a compact 1U chassis, delivering premium performance while leaving precious space for other important devices. Homeowners will also appreciate that the M4800 can be perfectly tailored using advanced DSP to deliver properly balanced sound from their favorite speakers and in any acoustic environment. Gone are concerns that the kitchen, den and bedroom have different acoustic properties. Whether you enjoy programming from streaming providers such as Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM or TIDAL—or the finest high-resolution digital recordings, the AudioControl Director Model M4800 amplifier will present the music gracefully in any environment, bringing whole-house entertainment to the highest level. And with advanced smart home functionality becoming more popular with homeowners, AudioControl has engineered the M4800 to work seamlessly in a standalone whole-house audio system as well as part of a larger home automation system from popular brands such as Crestron, Savant, RTI and Control4. The made in USA Director Model M4800 is the ultimate solution for the sweetest sounds in any home entertainment package.
For the A/V integration professional, the 1U chassis AudioControl Director Model M4800 is the ultimate marketplace disruptor. Integrators must have a lineup of profitable products that help differentiate them from competitors while delivering the functionality, performance and reliability that their discerning clients demand. Not one competitive amplifier offers an ever-expanding list of DSP profiles for popular loudspeaker models, saving the integrator critical time when fine-tuning each zone. And no other amplifier offers this advanced DSP functionality combined with boundless setup flexibility, such as graphic and parametric equalization individualized by zone, network monitoring and programming, multiple digital and analog inputs, plus volume control, channel/zone grouping and zone audio presets. The M4800 also allows individual channel and zone selection via standard TCP/IP, and the four digital optical TOSLINK inputs plus four coax inputs are both accessible from within the matrixing architecture so that any one of the input sources can be routed through the digital outputs. These digital outputs can then be connected to Director ‘M’ series digital inputs on additional amplifiers to obtain the cleanest performance from larger system configurations. The AudioControl Director Model M4800 represents the ultimate whole-house amplifier solution, making system configuration, optimization and installation easier and more efficient for integrators. Backed by a 5 year warranty from a brand legendary for serving integration pros for decades, the Director Model M4800 is the ultimate whole-house entertainment solution in the audio amplifier category.