Updated RTI audio distribution amps shipping

posted on Monday, 26th May 2014 by Steve May

Invision UK  Multi-room 

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Invision UK has begun shipping the second generation AD-4x and AD-8x (pictured above) audio distribution amplifiers from RTI. The 4x4 and 8x8 units feature built-in Ethernet, support for four and eight local audio sources and a browser based user interface for simpler configuration from any Ethernet-enabled device.

Key new features on both models are phono pre-outs, manual input trim level adjustment and IP control. When linked with an RTI control system, users have two-way control of audio sources, plus volume level and tone control for each zone. To aid set up, multiple zones in a larger room or area can also be grouped as a single zone for source selection and volume control.

"These new features are of great benefit to integrators," says Invision's product specialist David Meyerowitz. "Being able to adjust input levels is vital to giving a pleasurable listening experience. By having this adjustment, switching from different sources won't result in any unwanted jumps in volume."  He adds that the zone grouping facility is particularly useful. "This is a feature that most clients wish to have from there multi-room audio system. By grouping zones together you can create a whole home listening mode where a single source can be distributed to every zone in the house. But, crucially for the end user, it's easily controlled by a single volume button or slider. "

Up to eight AD-4x and AD-8x units can be stacked, giving a maximum of 64 output zones in larger systems. There are pre-outputs for the connection of larger amplifiers, including RTI's four-channel CP-450 and 16-channel CP-1650. Components can be rack-mounted or free-standing.

For more on Invision UK's product portfolio and services, visit our partner page here.

Also read:
RTI debuts multi-zone Cool Power hi-fi distribution amps

RTI launches control processor for single rooms

Reviewed: Invision UK Home Technology Showcase

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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