The Director Model M6800 Matrix Amplifier from AudioControl is claimed by the company to be the first of its kind and one of the highest power, most flexible amplifiers designed exclusively for the custom install market. The Director Model M6800, part of AudioControl’s new Matrix M-Series, drives 16 channels of amplification in a compact 2U chassis that delivers over 100W per channel at 8ohms, 200W per channel at 4ohms and 400W at 8ohms bridged, all channels driven. The M6800 features on-board digital signal processing, graphic and parametric equalisation by zone, network monitoring and programming, digital and analogue inputs, plus the addition of volume control, channel/zone grouping and zone audio presets. It also allows individual channel and zone selection via standard TCP/IP, and the ability to bridge into low impedances.
According to AudioControl, the M6800 harnesses the power of DSP processing to enable full matrix flexibility of any input to any output. The matrixing capabilities of the Director ‘M’ series allow any of eight analogue or two digital inputs to be routed to any zone output. The Director Model M6800 includes two digital optical Toslink inputs plus two co-ax outputs that are included in the matrixing so that any one 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 receive any signal from any inputs. The Director Model M6800 can operate either as a standalone matrix amplifier or as part of a third party control system from companies including Crestron, Savant, RTI or Control 4.
The Director Model M6800 is available in a brushed silver or espresso black anodised finish.