AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier - Dreamedia AV
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AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier

16-Channel Amplifier with DSP & Energy Efficiency

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AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier

Unleash the Power of Pristine Sound with AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier

Imagine bringing the concert hall into your living room or the crisp clarity of a professional recording studio into your personal space. The AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier is not just a device; it's your ticket to a world where every note, every chord, and every beat is experienced in its purest form. With the D4600, sophistication meets power, creating an audio experience that is unmatched in its category.

Precision Engineered for Ultimate Performance

AudioControl, a brand synonymous with innovative high-fidelity audio solutions, presents the Director D4600 Amplifier, a masterpiece crafted for the discerning audiophile. It’s not just about the music; it’s about how you feel when those crisp, clear sounds fill your room.

  • Powerful Output: With 100 Watts per channel at 8 Ohms and a staggering 200 Watts at 4 Ohms, the D4600 ensures that your music and soundtracks are delivered with the authority they deserve. Bridged mono configurations can pump out a room-shaking 400 Watts, making this amplifier a versatile powerhouse.
  • Energy Efficiency: Despite its robust performance, the D4600 is designed with energy efficiency in mind, featuring low standby and idle power consumption.
  • Compact Design: Its 2U rack size and relatively lightweight build make it a perfect fit for any space without compromising on power.
  • Crystal Clear Audio: With a signal to noise ratio greater than 95 dB and crosstalk over 80 dB at 1 kHz, you're guaranteed a listening experience free from distortion and interference.
  • Built-In Speaker Profiles: Enjoy built-in digital profiles of popular architectural loudspeakers, ensuring optimal performance and sound quality.
  • DSP-Based Audio Matrix: The D4600's flexible DSP-based audio matrix allows for precise equalization, crossover settings, and programmable custom speaker profiles.
  • Ease of Integration: Compatibility with 3rd party control systems like Crestron, Savant, RTI, and Control 4 makes this amplifier a seamless addition to your existing smart home ecosystem.

Smart Features for the Modern Home

The AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier is designed to be the brain of your home audio system. It's not just an amplifier; it's a central hub for all your audio needs.

  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP): The onboard DSP allows for meticulous control over your audio, ensuring that the sound you hear is exactly as intended.
  • Network Monitoring: Keep an eye on your system with network monitoring and programming capabilities, ensuring that your sound is always at its best.
  • Protection and Control: With AudioControl LightDrive anti-clipping speaker protection, you can push the limits of your sound without the worry of damaging your speakers.

Connect with Confidence

In a world where connectivity is key, the D4600 stands out with its comprehensive suite of input and control options.

  • Flexible Input Options: With 8 stereo phono inputs and 2 stereo phono bus inputs, you have the flexibility to connect a wide range of audio sources.
  • Control Protocols: Whether it's a 12V trigger or IP control, the D4600 provides multiple options to suit your setup.
  • Ethernet Port: The integrated Ethernet port opens the door for status monitoring, source switching, and control over the 12 Volt trigger, all through your network.

Built for the Future

The AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier is not just built for today; it's built to be a part of your home for years to come.

  • Five-Year Warranty: Rest easy knowing that your investment is backed by AudioControl's standard five-year warranty.
  • Made in the USA: Take pride in owning a product that's manufactured with the quality and care that comes from American craftsmanship.

The Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we understand that setting up the perfect home theater system can be daunting. That's why we're here to help design and integrate your AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier, ensuring that it performs at its best in your unique space.

  • Expert Installation: Our team of experts is ready to provide a seamless installation experience, tailored to your home's acoustics and design.
  • Customization: We’ll help program your D4600 to work in harmony with your other devices and control systems.
  • Support: Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to get the most out of your amplifier.

Seamless Integration with Your Lifestyle

The Director D4600 is more than just an amplifier; it's the heart of your home entertainment system, designed to integrate seamlessly with your lifestyle.

  • Unmatched Versatility: Whether you're hosting a movie night, throwing a party, or just relaxing with your favorite tunes, the D4600 delivers consistent, high-quality sound across all zones of your home.
  • Personalized Soundscapes: With user memories and assignable names for all zones and the amplifier itself, you can create and recall your personalized soundscapes with ease.


Step into a world where every audio experience is tailored to perfection with the AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier. With its unparalleled power, precision, and connectivity, it stands as a testament to what's possible when engineering excellence meets the love of music. This is your chance to transform your home into an audio oasis.

Elevate your audio experience with the AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier. Contact Dreamedia today, and let us help you bring the power of pristine sound into your home.

Our Review

AudioControl Model D4600 Amplifier Review

I. Introduction

AudioControl has been a notable name in high-performance audio systems, and the Model D4600 Director Series Amplifier is a testament to their commitment to quality. With an impressive array of features tailored for custom home theater and multi-zone audio systems, this amplifier looks to set a high bar for both power and performance.

II. Design and Build Quality

The Model D4600's sleek 2U rack design is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, fitting seamlessly into a standard audio rack. The unit's 21-pound weight strikes a good balance between heft, indicative of quality components, and manageability for installation. Attention to detail in the build suggests that the D4600 is made to withstand the rigors of both residential and commercial use while maintaining a professional look.

III. Power and Performance

Boasting 100 watts of power per channel at 8 ohms and doubling to 200 watts at 4 ohms, the D4600 is versatile for various speaker configurations. Bridged mono mode pushes the power output to an impressive 400 watts at 8 ohms, catering to demanding speakers with ease. The high signal to noise ratio (>95 dB) and low crosstalk (>80 dB) ensure that audio is delivered with exceptional clarity, free from interference and noise. Additionally, the damping factor of >300 is indicative of the amplifier's ability to control speaker drivers for tight, precise bass response.

IV. Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Customization

The D4600's Digital Signal Processing is at the core of its customization prowess. With digital profiles for popular architectural loudspeakers, setup and calibration are streamlined, ensuring optimal sound in any environment. The comprehensive graphic and parametric EQ settings per zone allow for fine-tuning that can satisfy the most discerning audiophile's preferences. The flexibility of the audio matrix is a boon for custom installations, allowing for tailored soundscapes across different zones.

V. Connectivity and Integration

Integration with leading 3rd party control systems such as Crestron, Savant, RTI, and Control 4 means the D4600 can easily become the heart of a sophisticated smart home audio setup. While the integration is a strong point, it's worth noting that additional equipment may be required to fully leverage these systems. The Ethernet port enhances monitoring and programming, while the 12 Volt trigger control adds convenience for power management.

VI. Energy Efficiency and Environmental Considerations

The D4600's energy consumption is commendable, with a standby draw of less than 2 watts and an idle consumption of 53 watts. At full power, it demands 2400 watts, which is typical for an amplifier of this caliber. Users can take comfort in the amplifier's efficient power use during normal operation, contributing to a reduced environmental impact and potentially lower electricity costs.

VII. Warranty and Support

AudioControl's five-year warranty is a significant statement of confidence in the D4600's reliability. This comprehensive coverage, coupled with the manufacturer's reputation for customer support, provides peace of mind for the investment.

VIII. Pros and Cons

The D4600 shines with its high power output, advanced DSP features, and robust integration options. However, the limited availability for in-store pickup only could be a drawback for some potential buyers, and the need for additional integration equipment could add to the total cost of ownership.

IX. Price and Value Proposition

Priced at $3,999.95, the Model D4600 sits at a premium segment of the market. Its advanced features and performance justify the cost for users who demand high-quality, customizable audio distribution in their homes or commercial spaces. When compared to similar offerings, the D4600 holds its own, especially considering the built-in DSP and compatibility with major control systems.

X. User Experience and Use Case Scenarios

The D4600 is well-suited for a range of applications, from high-end home theaters to multi-room audio systems that require a centralized, powerful, and flexible amplifier. The user experience is enhanced by the ease of setup and the ability to tailor sound profiles to different environments, ensuring both casual listeners and audiophiles can appreciate the difference in a well-amplified audio system.

XI. Final Thoughts

The AudioControl Model D4600 stands out as a robust, feature-rich amplifier capable of delivering high-quality sound across multiple zones. Its integration capabilities, power efficiency, and customization options make it a compelling choice for those looking to invest in a top-tier audio amplification solution. While its price point and potential additional costs for full system integration should be considered, the D4600 is an excellent fit for users who prioritize audio quality and system flexibility.


General Specifications

  • Brand: AudioControl
  • Model: Director D4600
  • Product Type: Amplifiers
  • Channels: 16 Channel
  • Amplifier Type: Distributed Audio Amplifiers

Amplifier Specifications

  • Amplifier Channels: 16
  • Power Output (8Ω): 100W per channel
  • Power Output (4Ω): 200W per channel
  • Power Output (8Ω Bridged Mono): 400W
  • Minimum Speaker Load:
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: >95 dB, A-wtd, ref full output
  • Crosstalk: >80 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Damping Factor: >300
  • Input Sensitivity: 1 Vrms for full output, level at maximum
  • Input Gain: 30 dB


  • Network DSP Amplifier with Volume Control: Yes
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Performance: Yes
  • Built-In Speaker Optimization Profiles: Yes
  • Ethernet Port for Status Monitoring, Source Switching, and 12 Volt Trigger Control: Yes
  • Network Programmable Graphic & Parametric Equalization with User Memories: Yes
  • Assignable Names for All Zones & Amplifier: Yes
  • Digital Signal Sense: Yes
  • Programmable Electronic Crossover for Local Subwoofer Applications; Subsonic Filter: Yes
  • AudioControl LightDrive Anti-Clipping Speaker Protection: Yes
  • Local Inputs with Pass Thru / Loop Outputs: Yes
  • Dual Analog Bus Inputs: Yes
  • Compact 2U Rack Space: Yes
  • Home and Commercial Installations: Yes
  • Sound Partner Program: Yes

Control Specifications

  • Remote Power Trigger: +12 VDC or Dry Contact Closure
  • Network Connection/Protocol: 10BaseT Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Communication Protocol: HTTP or Telnet

Physical Specifications

  • Rack Size: 2U
  • Dimensions: 17” W x 15.5” D x 3.5” H
  • Weight: 19.2 lbs (8.7 kg)

Included Accessories

  • Speaker Connectors: Yes
  • Remote Connector: Yes
  • Power Cord: Yes
  • Manual: Yes
  • Rack Mount Kit: Yes

Additional Specifications

  • Audio Zones: 8
  • Analogue Input: 8 x Stereo Phono, 2 x Stereo Phono Bus
  • Equalisation: DSP - Sound Partners
  • Control: 12v Trigger, IP
  • EAN: 850038647049


  • Warranty: 5 Year

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