AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier - Dreamedia AV
AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: AudioControl

AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier

Network DHCP Amplifier with Advanced DSP
$4,990.00
$4,990.00

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AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier

Unleash the Full Potential of Your Audio Experience

Imagine stepping into a space where sound envelops you, engaging every sense and immersing you in a world of audio clarity and power that you've never experienced before. The AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier is the heart of such a space, the centerpiece of a sound system that doesn't just play music or movie soundtracks—it elevates them to an art form.

High-Fidelity Audio That Transforms Spaces

Whether you're crafting the perfect home theater or setting the stage for an unforgettable commercial audio setup, the Model M6400 is engineered to deliver unmatched audio quality:

  • Powerful Performance: With 16 channels of pristine audio amplification, experience 65 watts per channel at 8 ohms and a robust 100 watts at 4 ohms, ensuring your sound is always rich and dynamic.
  • Bridgeable Power: For those moments when you crave even more power, the amplifier can be bridged to output a commanding 175 watts.
  • Advanced DSP: Digital Signal Processing (DSP) allows for precise sound shaping, ensuring every nuance of your audio is heard exactly as intended.
  • Customizable Equalization: Tailor your sound with network programmable graphic and parametric equalization. Save your settings with user memories for the perfect audio experience every time.
  • Intelligent Crossover: The programmable electronic crossover is perfect for local subwoofer applications, guaranteeing that low frequencies are tight, punchy, and distortion-free.

Smart Features for the Modern Listener

In a world where convenience and control are paramount, the Model M6400 stands out with its intelligent design:

  • Ethernet Connectivity: The Ethernet port provides seamless integration into your network for easy control and monitoring of your system.
  • Anti-Clipping Protection: AudioControl's exclusive LightDrive Anti-Clipping Protection ensures your speakers are safe from damage, even when the volume is pushed to the limit.
  • Versatile Installation: With a sleek 2U rack space design, this amplifier fits comfortably in both home and commercial environments. Choose between Brushed Stainless Steel and Espresso Black to match your decor.

Effortless Control and Integration

The Model M6400 epitomizes ease of use and seamless integration:

  • Assignable Zone Names: Customize and organize your audio zones with ease, making multi-room audio setups intuitive to control.
  • Network DHCP Signal Matrix Amplifier: This feature enables sophisticated routing and control of audio signals across your entire network.
  • Remote Power Trigger: Power up your system with a simple trigger from any compatible device, ensuring your system is ready when you are.
  • Third-Party Compatibility: The Model M6400 works effortlessly with prominent control systems, making it a versatile choice for any setup.

Optimized for Every Environment

Every space is unique, and the Model M6400 adapts to yours:

  • Speaker Optimization Profiles: Work with tailored profiles for prominent architectural loudspeaker manufacturers, ensuring optimal performance no matter the brand.
  • Network Monitoring and Programming: Keep an eye on your system's health and adjust settings on the fly from anywhere on your network.

A Commitment to Excellence

With Dreamedia's expertise, your audio system will be designed to perfection. Our team understands the nuances of home theater technology, and we're here to help you get the most out of the Model M6400:

  • Custom Design: We'll work with you to create a system that fits your space and exceeds your expectations.
  • Expert Installation: Let our professionals handle the setup, ensuring your amplifier is optimized for peak performance.
  • Ongoing Support: Have questions or need assistance? Dreamedia is just a call or click away.

Specifications at a Glance

  • Channels: 16
  • Stereo RMS Power: 65 watts (8 Ohms), 100 watts (4 Ohms)
  • Bridged Mono Power: 175 watts (8 Ohms)
  • Inputs: 8 Analog, 2 Digital
  • Outputs: 16 Amplifier Channels, 8 Loop Outputs, 2 Digital Outputs
  • DSP: Yes
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Equalization: Network Programmable Graphic & Parametric with User Memories
  • Crossover: Programmable Electronic Crossover
  • Speaker Protection: AudioControl LightDrive Anti-Clipping
  • Size: Compact 2U Rack Space
  • Color Options: Brushed Stainless Steel, Espresso Black

Transformative Power Consumption

The Model M6400 is as efficient as it is powerful:

  • Standby: < 2W
  • Idle: 35W
  • Loud Listening Level: 220W
  • Maximum: 1300W

Superior Protection for Peace of Mind

Your investment is safeguarded by advanced protection circuits:

  • Thermal: Keeps the amplifier cool under all conditions.
  • Clipping: Prevents speaker damage from signal overloads.
  • Short Circuit: Ensures stability and longevity of the amplifier.
  • DC Offset: Protects against potential damage from direct currents.

In Summary

The AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier isn't just an addition to your audio setup—it's a transformation. With unparalleled power, customizability, and control, it represents the pinnacle of audio amplification. Dreamedia is here to bring this extraordinary piece of technology into your home or business, ensuring an audio experience that's not just heard, but felt.

Discover the Model M6400 Amplifier and let Dreamedia design the sound system of your dreams. With our expertise and AudioControl's revolutionary technology, the perfect audio experience is within reach.

Our Review

Introduction

AudioControl is a company well-regarded for its dedication to audio excellence, and the AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier is a testament to this commitment. In the world of home and commercial audio setups, an amplifier isn't just a piece of equipment—it's the heart of the system, driving speakers and delivering the power that brings sound to life. The Model M6400, with its robust features and sophisticated design, aims to fulfill the needs of the most discerning audio enthusiasts and professionals.

Design and Build Quality

Upon first glance, the Model M6400 exudes a professional aura with its choice of 'Brushed Stainless Steel' or 'Espresso Black' finishes. The compact 2U rack space design is not only space-efficient but also indicative of a thoughtful consideration for installation in various environments. The build quality is solid, reflecting AudioControl's attention to durability and longevity. The robust chassis and high-quality connectors suggest that this amplifier is built to withstand the rigors of both home and commercial use.

Power and Performance

Diving into the core capabilities, the Model M6400 delivers a generous 65 watts per channel at 8 ohms and ramps up to 100 watts at 4 ohms. For those seeking even more power, the bridged mode offers a formidable 175 watts. This flexibility ensures headroom for dynamic audio playback in diverse setups. The inclusion of AudioControl's LightDrive Anti-Clipping Speaker Protection is a significant feature, safeguarding speakers from damage without compromising audio clarity, even at high volumes.

Connectivity and Control

The Model M6400 is well-equipped with 8 analog and 2 digital inputs, alongside 16 amplifier channels, 8 loop outputs, and 2 digital outputs, providing ample connectivity for a multitude of audio sources and speakers. The Ethernet port is a modern touch, allowing for seamless network control and monitoring—an invaluable feature for systems that require remote management. Compatibility with various 3rd party control systems further enhances its appeal, ensuring it can integrate smoothly into existing setups.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Audio Customization

The amplifier's DSP capabilities are a highlight, offering network programmable graphic and parametric equalization with user memories. This allows for precise audio tailoring to match room acoustics and speaker characteristics. The programmable electronic crossover is particularly useful for local subwoofer applications, ensuring seamless integration with satellite speakers. Additionally, the speaker optimization profiles designed for prominent architectural loudspeaker manufacturers are a boon for installers and end-users alike, promising optimized performance for specific speaker models.

Ease of Use and Setup

While the Model M6400 is a powerhouse, initial setup and configuration may present a learning curve for those less experienced with advanced audio systems. The amplifier's network monitoring and programming capabilities, while comprehensive, will require some acclimatization. However, once configured, the system offers an intuitive user interface and control scheme that should satisfy both professional installers and tech-savvy users.

Applications and Suitability

The Model M6400 is versatile enough to excel in both home and commercial installations. Its power, combined with its advanced DSP and customization options, make it an ideal choice for multi-room audio systems, home theaters, and commercial venues where audio quality cannot be compromised. The ability to tailor the sound to different environments and speaker setups makes it a valuable tool for achieving optimal audio performance in any space.

Pros and Cons

The strengths of the Model M6400 are numerous, from its high power output per channel and bridgeable options to its advanced DSP and equalization features. The Ethernet port and integration with 3rd party systems add to its allure. However, the limited in-store availability and the need for additional configuration and setup could be drawbacks for some. Furthermore, the power consumption at loud volumes may be a consideration for energy-conscious users.

Final Thoughts

The AudioControl Model M6400 Amplifier is a formidable contender in the realm of high-end amplifiers. It is engineered to meet the demands of complex audio systems and discerning ears. With its robust power, advanced customization, and protective features, it stands out as a top choice for those looking to invest in a premium audio amplification solution. It is most suitable for users who require a high degree of control and customization and are willing to navigate the initial setup for long-term audio excellence.

Specifications

Audio Specifications

  • Number Of Channels: 16
  • Stereo RMS Power (8 Ohms): 65 watts per channel
  • Stereo RMS Power (4 Ohms): 100 watts per channel
  • Bridged Mono Power (8 Ohms): 175 watts
  • Minimum Speaker Load: 4 Ohms
  • Input Sensitivity: 1 Vrms for full output
  • Input Gain: 27 dB
  • Crosstalk: > 80 dB @ 1 kHz
  • Damping Factor: > 200
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 95 dB, A-wtd, ref full output
  • DAC Sample Rate: 32 – 96 kHz
  • DAC Bit Depth: 16/24 bit

Control Specifications

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

General Specifications

  • Power Consumption (Stand By): < 2W
  • Power Consumption (Idle): 35W
  • Power Consumption (Loud Listening Level): 220W
  • Power Consumption (Maximum): 1300W
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (Standby): 6.8
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (Idle): 121
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (Loud Listening Level): 314
  • BTU/Hour Heat Dissipation (Maximum): 890
  • Protection: clipping, short circuit, thermal, ultrasonic, DC offset, stable into reactive or mismatched loads

Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 17” x 15.5” x 3.5”
  • Weight: 16.0lbs (7.26 kg)
  • Rack Space: 2U

Features

  • Network DHCP Signal Matrix Amplifier: Yes
  • Volume Control: Yes
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP): Yes
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • Built-in Matrix: Yes
  • Network Programmable Equalization: Graphic & Parametric with User Memories
  • Assignable Zone Names: Yes
  • Digital Signal Sense: Yes
  • Programmable Electronic Crossover: Yes
  • Subsonic Filter: Yes
  • AudioControl LightDrive Anti-Clipping Protection: Yes
  • Local Inputs with Pass Thru / Loop Outputs: Yes
  • Dual Digital Audio Bus Inputs: Yes
  • Rack Mount Brackets Included: Yes
  • Available Colors: Brushed Stainless Steel, Espresso Black
  • Installation Type: Home and Commercial

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