Extron Electronics recently introduced the XPA 1002 Plus, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts into 4 or 8 ohms. This professional grade amplifier offers more power than the original XPA 1002, but features the same 105 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.05% THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002 Plus is an ENERGY STAR® qualified amplifier with an Extron exclusive highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design. It also features patented CDRS – Class D Ripple Suppression technology that provides a smooth, clean audio waveform and an improvement in signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers. The XPA 1002 Plus is housed in a half rack width metal enclosure, conserving rack space and weighing only 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg). The Extron exclusive design generates very little heat and allows the amplifier to be convection cooled.
“Integrators familiar with the XPA 1002 will find all the same performance attributes with the new Plus model but with more power at 8 ohms,’ says Casey Hall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Extron. “This compact amplifier delivers a full 100 watts of power through a pair of program speakers or two sets of parallel 8 ohm ceiling speakers, making it ideal for moderately-sized spaces such as boardrooms and larger classrooms.’
The XPA 1002 Plus ENERGY STAR qualified amplifier is an energy efficient product that conserves energy and reduces costs. It includes an auto power-down feature that automatically places the amplifier into standby after a period of inactivity, and consumes just 10 watts when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode. It also has an ultra low inrush current draw to prevent power circuit overload that occurs when multiple amplifiers are switched on simultaneously. This feature eliminates the need for power sequencing in systems with multiple amplifiers in large centralized equipment racks, and prevents other equipment from experiencing power interruption from associated power surges. The XPA 1002 Plus is housed in a compact 1U, half rack width enclosure and is UL 2043 plenum rated, which allows for a concealed installation above a drop ceiling to prevent theft while providing convenient placement of AV equipment.