Extron Electronics has announced the availability of the NetPA 502 AT and NetPA 1001 70V AT - Extron's half rack 1U, convection-cooled power amplifiers, equipped with Dante digital audio networking.
The NetPA 502 AT delivers two channels of 50 watts into 4 ohms, and the NetPA 1001 70V AT provides a single channel of 100 watts at 70 volts.
NetPA amplifiers receive audio from Dante-enabled devices over a standard local area network, allowing for decentralised distribution of audio throughout a building. In addition to amplifying incoming Dante audio, NetPA amplifiers feature line level outputs that can simultaneously feed an additional speaker zone or audio system.
They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design, plus patented CDRS - Class D Ripple Suppression - that provides improved signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers.
Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron, comments: "The NetPA amplifiers combine the highly-efficient core amplifier technologies found in the XTRA Series amplifiers, with the flexibility and scalability of Dante audio networking in a compact enclosure. They receive audio channels from one or more digital signal processors on the Dante network, allowing for audio from a paging system or music to be shared throughout a building using standard network protocols."