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AMX Raises Bar for Multi-Room Distributed Audio with Alero Power Amplifier
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Partners with ICEpower, One of World's Finest Audio Solution Providers
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – February 4, 2014 – In its commitment to enhance residential user experiences that truly define "life. unlimited.", AMX® introduced the global market to its new Alero™ Power Amplifier (ALR-AMP-8) at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014. Alero stands out among other multi-room distributed audio amplifiers by delivering integrators more design options than ever available. Alero features a single rack unit (1RU) height and boasts sound quality that is nothing less than stellar, drawing on ICEpower® audio technology, an independent subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen a/s. These extremely efficient design considerations make it an ideal choice for acoustically demanding and environmentally sensitive installations.
AMX has always been committed to designing environmentally friendly solutions and Alero is no exception. Featuring highly efficient, Class D amplifier technology, Alero significantly reduces environmental impact by using less active power, less standby power and no external cooling source requirements 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 true audiophile quality sound, 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.
Additionally, Alero supports the AMX commitment to ensure a customized home experience. Whether listening to music in the living room, the kitchen or outdoors, the experience is the same – life changing. AMX equipped Alero with the same switching amplification technologies by ICEpower that are also used by several of the world's premium home audio and automotive audio manufacturers. And 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.
Availabilty and Additional Details
AMX is demonstrating the new Alero Power Amplifier in Booth 1-F6 at ISE 2014, being held February 2 – 4 in Amsterdam. Alero is expected to begin shipping in the US in March 2014 and is expected to ship globally, in June 2014. For further details, we invite you to visit these online resources: