Extrons Xtra Series
Extron has announced the availability of the Xtra Series XPA 2002-100V and XPA 2003C-100V power amplifiers.
The XPA 2002-100V is a two-channel model, while the XPA 2003C is a ‘unique’ three-channel amplifier that offers 100V amplification plus stereo 4- or 8-Ohm amplification. Both models are Energy Star qualified with Class D design. These 1RU, convection cooled amplifiers are designed for 100V speaker systems and offer 200W rms output per channel.
Xtra Series amplifiers feature an auto power-down feature that automatically places each amplifier into standby after 25 minutes of inactivity, and consume 28W or less when idle and less than 1W in standby mode. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralised equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges. Additionally, Xtra Series amplifiers feature very low thermal dissipation under full load, which keeps racks and equipment cabinets cool.
The amplifiers also feature patented CDRS (Class D Ripple Suppression) technology that Extron claims provides ‘a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class-D amplifier designs’.