Sonora, CA (September 11, 2014)—Stewart Audio has announced a new family of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers intended to provide lower channel count support at the local amplification stage.
The compact footprint of all four products enables installation at endpoints, providing networked amplification to smaller zones, whether for standalone needs in small-to-mid-sized installations or to provide low-power amplification to smaller, distant zones in larger scale projects. Dual inputs in two models (AV25-2 NET+ CVA50-1 NET+) allow customers to serve both local and global PA systems if desired, with the option to target and prioritize pages and other audio events across many zones.
Stewart Audio also incorporates Dante media networking solution from Audinate into its product architecture to enable many operational benefits. The amplifiers also use Symetrix Composer 2.0 software. Composer 2.0 software natively integrates device discovery and signal routing all four new products through its Dante third-party programming environment.
The complete range of new Stewart Audio networked amplification solutions include:
• AV25-2 NET+: A 2x25W, 4 or 8 ohm low impedance amplifier with two analog and two Dante inputs, and remote and local volume control. Automated port switching can override audio feeds depending on which Dante or analog feed is set to priority.
• AV25-2 NET: A digital-only version of the AV25-2 NET+ with two Dante inputs.
• CVA50-1 NET+: A 50W, 70/100V mono amplifier with one analog and one Dante input, remote and local volume control, and automated priority port switching to insert local audio feeds over main programs.
• CVA50-1 NET: A digital-only version of the CVA50-1 NET+ with a single Dante input.