Extron has announced the immediate availability of the Extron XTRA Series XPA 1002-100V, a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifier delivering two channels of 100 watts rms for 100 volt distributed speakers. This professional grade amplifier features a 100 dB signal-to-noise ratio and 0.1 percent THD+N specifications. The XPA 1002-100V 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 1002-100V is housed in a half rack width metal enclosure, conserving rack space and weighing only 2.5 lbs (1.1 kg). According to Extron, the design generates very little heat and allows the amplifier to be convection cooled.
The XPA 1002-100V 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 11.4 watts when idle and less than 1 watt in standby mode. The amplifier 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 1002-100V is housed in a compact 1U, half rack width enclosure and is UL 2043 plenum rated when used with the optional Flexible Conduit Adapter Kit. This allows for a concealed installation above a drop ceiling to prevent theft while providing convenient placement of AV equipment.