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Complete Amplification Solutions For Residential Installations

Which amplifier is right for your custom install?

Oct. 21, 2019, 8 a.m.

Complete Amplification Solutions For Residential Installations

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Interdyn can offer complete amplification solutions for residential and commercial installations.

With the availability of higher quality custom speaker options on the market, it's important to consider the sound quality and power capability when selecting the right amplifier for your customer's whole house music system.

Many whole house music systems on the market are great at making loud noise, but not so good at creating the perfect music soundscape. Interdyn has a full selection of Amplifiers to suit all Quality, Power, Control and Budget requirements, so you can rest assured you have the right product to suit any room.

So, what amp works where?

Single Zone

Designed for the music lover. This list of 2 channel amplifiers are the perfect choice for a single zone of music. This could be a lounge room, bedroom or a music room. Somewhere you might like to listen to your turntable, CD player or stream music. The perfect solution for these rooms could be:

RB-1552 MkII - 2 Channel Power Amplifier

RB-1552 Mk II is built upon the same platform as the RB-1582 MkII with only a slightly smaller power output capability at 2 x 130 Watts.

The RB-1552 MkII is engineered to be powerful and robust, yet able to extract every last nuance out of even the most complex musical score.

Notable features of the amplifier include independent left and right power rectification stages and decoupling. The layout is essentially a mono block design. Further evidence of design over-spec is in the selection of premium “slit-foil” capacitors, which provide plenty of reserve energy for extremely dynamic audio passages and are able to quickly replenish themselves due to the nature of their unique design. Input options are balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA connectors.

The RB-1552 MkII stereo amplifier has been engineered to provide high-resolution audio performance, yet it is very affordable, as has been the tradition with Rotel electronics for over 50 years.

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RB-1582 MkII - 2 Channel Power Amplifier

At 2 x 200 watts per channel and utilising Rotel's Balanced Design Concept for superior performance, the RB-1582 MkII is a compelling stereo amplifier, providing the massive current necessary to drive the very largest Hi-Fi systems effortlessly.

Like its smaller brother, the RB-1582 MkII has been designed to excel at resolving the subtle details in music as well as supplying the brawn required for extremely dynamic passages. It is able to achieve this difficult dual requirement because of the meticulous attention paid to circuit design and parts selection.

The RB-1582 MkII's high-end performance begins with an extremely large toroidal transformer combined with a total of 60,000µF storage capacity in special “slit foil” capacitors to provide completely stable power to the output stage. Slit foil capacitors have the ability to charge and discharge extremely quickly, thereby ensuring signal fidelity during orchestral crescendos or repetitive kick-drum impacts, for example. Both left and right channel construction are laid out in a mono block design (after the toroidal transformer) and all grounding is terminated in a star pattern on a copper grounding plate to ensure low signal to noise. The output stage is a discrete design that consists of 10 high current bipolar transistors per channel. Input options consist of both balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors.

The RB-1582 MkII stereo power amplifier is yet another outstanding example of Rotel’s Balanced Design Concept and will form the heart of a very impressive stereo or home theatre system for years to come.

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RB-1590 MkII - 2 Channel Power Amplifier

The RB-1590 is at the top of its class as a 2 x 350 Watts stereo amplifier with dual toroidal transformers and special slit foil capacitors. Power - refined, detailed, and plenty of it. Rotel’s new Class AB stereo power amplifier is rated at 350 Watts per channel into 8 ohms both channels driven. That is a lot of power, but larger listening rooms or less sensitive loudspeaker designs require it to bring out the best possible performance and attain realistic audio dynamics.

The impressive capabilities of this amplifier begin with a solid foundation consisting of twin massive toroidal transformers custom made by Rotel. These transformers are just part of a rock-solid power supply that includes eight special British made BHC capacitors, known for their low loss and quick response times. These components will continue to supply all of the voltage and current requirements needed, even under the most difficult load conditions.

Every aspect of circuit design has been carefully considered and each component has been rigorously selected after extensive listening sessions. The circuit topography has been laid out in a true monoblock design, ensuring maximum signal separation and improved stereo imaging.

Features include: XLR Balanced and RCA input connections, two pair of 5-way speaker binding posts, 12-volt trigger control, thermal protection circuitry, overcurrent, over-voltage protection circuitry, dual staged power on relay to reduce surge current and extend longevity, and a detachable IEC power cord all in a 5U chassis with included rack ears.

The RB-1590 has been designed for the most discerning audio enthusiast and will provide the highest levels of audio performance.

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A10 - Integrated Amplifier

The A10 is a 40-watt per channel integrated amplifier that will satisfy the audio purist who doesn’t require high power output or digital streaming capability. Its straightforward operation is refreshing and its performance is a pleasure to listen to.

If you are considering taking your first step into a true hi-fi system or are seeking a small, high-quality audio system for another living space, you can’t do better than the *A10* integrated amplifier. The A10 is all about maximum performance for the price. Its design strips away added features that increase the overall cost and can detract from your musical enjoyment.

Simple to operate and a pleasure to listen to, the A10 has connectivity for all your listening sources including an analogue media input (3.5mm mini-jack) for iOS devices or other media players, a CD input, a MM phono input in case your taste runs to classic LPs, a Tuner input to listen to your favourite radio stations and two Aux inputs for other analogue source devices.

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Single Zone with Control

Designed again for the music lover, but this time with the added flexibility of control. With RS-232, 12-volt triggers and IP control (excluding A11, A12), these amps are the perfect companion for your Control4, Crestron and Savant installations. Especially designed for those who want quality audio reproduction, manual control, and, at the same time, the convenience of integration within a whole home automation system. The perfect solution for these rooms could be:

A11 - Integrated Amplifier

The A11 Integrated Amplifier is based on the successful 14 Series models. The output power utilizes classic Rotel Class AB amplification rated at 50 Watts per channel into 8 ohms. Source inputs include an MM Phono Stage for classic vinyl lovers, aptX and AAC Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming and an array of **4x RCA analogue inputs for ultimate flexibility. The front panel graphic display and IR remote control ensure effortless and simplified control of your audio.

All of this is complemented by a Rotel in-house custom designed oversized toroidal transformer using steel and copper raw materials only from proven, trusted suppliers. The resulting acoustic performance speaks for itself under all loading conditions with even the most difficult speaker loads.

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A12 - Integrated Amplifier

Rotel’s A12 integrated amplifier offers impressive audio performance as well, but with slightly more output at 60-watts per channel RMS into 8 ohms. Input connections include both analog and digital, along with **aptX Bluetooth** streaming capability.

The A12 integrated amplifier displays the same clean lines and intuitive operation as it's older brother the A14.

Rotel engineers begin their quest for uncompromising audio performance at the power supply. This is the heart of an amplifier and an area where considerable time and investment is spent. Rotel manufactures its own toroidal transformers in-house to high tolerances using raw materials selected from proven, trusted suppliers. The result is a rugged power supply that won’t easily distort the music under dynamic conditions or with difficult speaker loads.

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A14 - Integrated Amplifier

The A14 is a high performance, 80-watt per channel integrated amplifier that delivers superb music reproduction and features connections for both analog and digital sources, along with Bluetooth with aptX streaming.

The flagship A14 has the highest power and widest set of features in the range. The A14 features a rugged power supply comprising a Rotel-manufactured toroidal transformer plus slit-foil capacitors to effortlessly handle difficult speaker loads and dynamic signal peaks.

This is an impressively flexible audio component, designed to accommodate both classic analog and the latest digital source components supported by the onboard AKM 32-bit/768kHz DAC. But its greatest strength lies in its ability to render a musical performance exactly as the artist intended.

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RA-1572 - Integrated Amplifier

The RA-1572 combines proven analog design with sophisticated digital circuits to bring all of your sources to life with amazing fidelity.

Long recognized as a central component in superb yet cost-effective music systems, the integrated amplifier’s job has evolved substantially as many music-lovers have migrated to digital sources. The RA-1572 is one of the best examples of melding classic analog design with contemporary digital circuits to bring all of your sources to life with surpassing fidelity.

As is typical of Rotel amplifiers, the RA-1572’s circuitry draws on a high capacity power supply based on a Rotel custom designed and in-house manufactured oversized toroidal transformer. In addition to providing an abundance of voltage and current for all operating stages, the transformer’s toroidal shape helps prevent stray radiation patterns from corrupting audio signals as they pass through adjacent circuit stages.

Subsequent power supply segments built with tight-tolerance parts including T-Network capacitors provide the exact voltage and current requirements to ensure stress-free signal reproduction.

The RA-1572’s input section is substantially more flexible than that found in most integrated amplifiers. In recognition of the predominance of digital sources available today, the RA-1572 has a built-in state of the art 32-bit/768kHz AKM digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog stages of the highest quality. The DAC and surrounding circuitry supports a vast array of source inputs including DSD capable PC-USB (32-bit/384kHz). A front panel USB input is provided for easy connection of a wide variety of music storage devices including Apple iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The Bluetooth input supports aptX for superior performance with compatible devices. In addition, two each coaxial (RCA) and optical (TOSlink) inputs provide easy connections for LPCM music sources including popular streaming devices with up to 24-bit word lengths sampled at 192 kHz.

Importantly, it is possible to fix the level and set an auto-on option with digital inputs for use with devices that provide their own volume control for convenient “hands-off” use. Analog inputs include a pair of balanced XLR connectors in addition to conventional RCA jacks.

The Class AB output stage uses discrete devices to ensure precise reproduction of all signals regardless of origin with virtually any loudspeaker. The power output, conservatively rated at a robust 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms, is substantial as it is a continuous “both channels driven simultaneously” rating fully in keeping with real-world requirements and Rotel’s tradition of providing extraordinary value. A mono subwoofer output is also provided.

User conveniences include two 12-volt triggers to control on/off operation of other components, a highly visible VFD display for set-up, internet-based software updates, as well as RS232 and IP control capabilities.

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RA-1592 - Integrated Amplifier

The RA-1592 Integrated Amplifier leverages the strengths of our award-winning RC-1590 preamplifier and RB-1582 MkII power amplifier in a sleek single chassis design.

There has never been a better time to be a music lover. Today’s source options provide limitless audiophile quality music. CD-or-better quality streaming, high-resolution download sites, inexpensive mass storage devices, the still resilient CD and the resurgence of classic vinyl are all providing a wealth of content at impressively high fidelity. To hear all this music as the artist intended requires an extraordinarily flexible, sonically capable component.

With a powerful 200 watt per channel Class AB amplifier using performance audio grade components, the RA-1592 can effortlessly drive large speaker systems. The impressive Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer is a key element in the power supply design which also includes custom slit-foil storage capacitors and a dual-monoblock topology. All of this helps to ensure the amplifier performance stands up to even the most complex music and real-world playback conditions.

To complement the amplifier section, the RA-1592’s preamplifier incorporates the superb 32-bit/768kHz AKM digital-to-analog converter (DAC) and analog stages of the highest quality. The DAC and surrounding circuitry supports a vast array of source inputs including DSD capable PC-USB (24-bit/192kHz), 3 coaxial, 3 optical, integrated aptX® Bluetooth and front mounted USB iOs input. In recognition of the faithful analog music lovers, there is a phono stage input (MM), XLR balanced input and 3 analog RCA source inputs.

User selectable A-B speaker outputs with 5-way binding posts, RCA pre-output and dual subwoofer outputs provide the ultimate flexibility in installation. The amplifier protection circuits monitor DC offset, overcurrent, short circuit and temperature to protect both the electronics and attached speakers.

Custom integration features include RS232 and Ethernet IP control, 2 trigger outputs, remote IR input and automated digital signal sense power control for easy integration with streaming sources and control systems.

The RA-1592 is the finest integrated amplifier yet in Rotel’s 55 year history of producing performance audio components.

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3 & 6 Zones

If you want a robust "set and forget" kind of distribution amplifier , then these next 2x Rotel models will fit the bill and were made for you.

RMB-1506 - Distribution Power Amplifier

The RMB-1506 is perfect for less elaborate multizone audio systems with 6 x 50 watts per channel. It can also be matched with an AV Receiver with outputs for music throughout three additional living areas or “zones” of a home.

A buffered link output allows you to link additional amplifiers for larger multizone applications.

As with all Rotel custom amplifiers it includes the most wanted custom installation features such as front panel attenuation control, input linking, 12-volt trigger, buffered link output, five-way binding posts and an IEC detachable power cord. It also comes with rack ears included.

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RMB-1512 - Distribution Power Amplifier

No longer do you need to purchase several large amplifiers to obtain a high-performance multizone audio system. The RMB-1512 features an advanced Class D design that provides plenty of power (12 x 100 Watts into 8 ohms) for the most demanding multizone audio systems but never runs the danger of overheating itself or other electronic components placed in the same vicinity.

The RMB-1512 features everything needed for remote operation and custom installation including 12-volt trigger, signal sensing, input bussing, sum-to-mono, buffered link output, front panel attenuation controls, five-way binding posts and screw terminals.

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4 Zones with Control

If you want a robust "set and forget" kind of distribution amplifier , then this next Rotel models will fit the bill and were made for you.

RKB-D8100 - Digital Distribution Amplifier

Rotel’s RKB amplifier is the result of a great deal of research into what custom installers require for today’s multizone audio configurations. Rotel incorporates an extended feature set with rugged reliability and superb audio performance. It’s no secret the typical long runs of speaker cable in custom installations present real challenges to amplifiers. The best way to maximise the sound quality of custom speakers is to provide them with plenty of high-quality power. With a full 8 x 100 Watts per channel, all channels are driven at 8 ohms, the RKB-D8100 is Rotel’s most sophisticated and powerful custom installation amplifier.

At only 2U height, with a dual-fan cooled chassis, four front panel trim pots, selectable power control options, a rear panel RS232 connection and improved input linking, the RKB-D8100 is the perfect solution for higher performance multizone audio systems. The RKB-D8100 also features digital inputs for increased functionality with any digital source component. The RKB-D features dual SMPS power supplies partnered with high efficiency, low heat, Class D operation and no compromise audio engineering setting new standards for the custom installation amplifier category.

One of the many custom-friendly features the RKB-D8100 offers is input linking. A second input can source from any ‘upstream’ input - so B can source from A, C can source from B and D can source from C. You can create four individual stereo zones, two dual zones or three common zones plus an individual zone. In other words, two Sonos Connects (for instance) might be divided between kitchen and patio (A+B zones) and Master Bedroom and Bath (C+D).

Other features include input signal sensing, buffered link output, a sum-to-mono feature, a rear panel RS232 connection allowing connection to automation systems to provide full control and feedback, and four front panel trim pots to allow easy level adjustment to balance zones.

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But it doesn't stop there!

Interdyn also carries Monitor Audio in Australia to further increase our integration offering.

Monitor Audio Ltd is a British owned and managed global specialist in hi-fi loudspeaker design. For over 40 years they've been incorporating stereo and surround sound systems and a range of sonically matched architectural speakers for ultra-discreet high quality sound around the home and outside.

Monitor Audio have a wide range of Installation Amplifiers, built to do more and use less space, featuring cutting-edge technology for the best sound performance in any installation project.

Single Zone with or without Control

This suite of Monitor Audio custom amplifiers are perfect for the installer that wants the flexibility to allow you to power one or two channels.

As for control, the hint is in the model name. If you see a 'C' at the end of one of the model number then this amp has the ability to be controlled as part of an integration system and offers complex DSP adjustability for the installation space.

IA150-2 - Custom Installation Stereo Amplifier

The IA150-2 installation amplifier delivers 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms, powering one stereo pair. Part of Monitor Audio’s cutting-edge Installation Amplifiers range, it offers both Line Inputs and Loop Outputs.

Monitor Audio distribution amplifiers offer full connectivity with simple wired voltage trigger or signal sense. The IA150-2 powers a stereo pair, with rear panel-located volume adjustment for each channel. Just 42 mm high, 438 mm wide, and 427 mm deep, the handsome 1U sized case houses world renowned Hypex amplifiers, selected by Monitor Audio to guarantee reliability and the great sound quality the world has come to expect from Monitor Audio.

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IA40-3C - Custom Installation Amplifier

The discreet IA40-3 is a highly versatile amplifier featuring digital, analogue and Bluetooth® inputs. Designed for easy installation, the bespoke fixings allow it to be positioned in multiple locations: on a wall, cabinet, stand or behind a television.

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IA200-2C - Custom Installation Stereo Amplifier (Bridgable to 1 Channel)

The IA200-2C Installation Amplifier supplies up to 150 watts per channel at 8 ohms. A ‘Connect’ amplifier, it employs our Connect IP interface, a web application which can be accessed by any device connected to the internet with a web browser on the same network.

A slim 1U rack height, it universally fits into most racks whilst delivering 93% energy efficiency. The IP control is via the RJ-45 input, controlling power On/Off, volume, muting, and input source selections. A visual match for the rest of the Monitor Audio Installation Amplifier line, the IA200-2 is ready for any project.

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IA800-2C - Custom Installation Stereo Amplifier (Bridgeable to 1 Channel)

IA800-2C brings our Connect IP interface, which can be accessed by any device connected to the internet with a web browser on the same network. Delivering up to 800 watts per channel, this 2-channel will directly drive 70 V line speakers without a line matching transformer.

The IA800-2C is part of our Connect Amplifiers division, bringing our Connect IP interface, a web application which can be accessed by any device connected to the internet with a web browser on the same network.

Each channel has a volume adjustment on the front panel and the 2U high case universally fit into most racks whilst delivering 93% energy efficiency. Even though its likely to live its live on the rack, our design team have produced an especially handsome Installation Amplifier. Ready and waiting for any project.

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4 Zones with Control & 6 Zones without Control

Utilising Monitor Audio's clever Connect IP interface, setting up the IA150-8C amplifier is a simple task, saving you time and money during installation. These 2x amps are perfect for larger spaces of 4 or more zones.

IA150-8C - Custom Installation Amplifier (Bridgeable to 4 Channels)

The IA150-8C enables up to eight (4 stereo pairs) channels of 140 watts of power at 8 ohms. It’ll fit 1U rack height and, it employs our Connect IP interface, a web application, which can be accessed by any device connected to the internet with a browser on the same network.

The IP control is via the RJ-45 input, controlling power On/Off, volume, muting, and input source selections. Perfectly prepared for any project, the IA150-8C’s industry standard removable block connectors accept up to 12-gauge (3.5 mm2) cable. Together with the rest of the Installation Amplifier range, the IA150-8C provides the brain as well as the brawn for the mightiest of projects.

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IA60-12 - Custom Installation Amplifier (Bridgeable to 6 Channels)

The IA60-12 powers up to 12 channels (6 stereo pairs) and is configurable to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 12 channels. Employing Hypex amplifier technology, this model takes Monitor Audio's unrivalled experience of the custom installation sector, and delivers an audio engine ready to excel.

This 2U case has front-mount power switch and the trigger input (– 3 – 30 V AC or DC) provides signal for additional amplifiers or other equipment.

The IA60-12 offers Buss Inputs and A/B Loop Outputs – the Loop outputs are non-buffered, meaning that the maximum number of amplifiers that can be looped together will depend on the output capability of your source component. Smoothly delivering 45 watts per channel at 8 ohms, the IA60-12 lets you trust in Monitor Audio to successfully your project.

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