The AMP-X500 is a high performance, compact, energy efficient, professional grade amplifier. Supporting Lo-Z and Hi-Z operation, this multichannel amplifier is suitable for both residential and commercial configurations.
Lo-Z (4/8ohms) and Hi-Z (70V or 100V) Operation
The AMP-X500 is a 2-channel amplifier with a BUS line input and output. Using the BUS line, a signal can be passed through to multiple amps with a single RCA connection from the source. A choice of Lo-Z output settings to drive 4- or 8-Ω speakers, or Hi-Z output settings to drive a distributed speaker system (70V or 100V) can be used. Balanced/Unbalanced inputs are provided for connection to stereo or two mono sources through detachable terminal blocks or RCA connectors.
Solid and Efficient Performance
The AMP-X500 is engineered to deliver exceptional performance and reliability with low distortion, low noise, and high power headroom. Advanced Class D technology maximizes efficiency to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. An internal universal power supply ensures consistent performance at varying line voltages.
The AMP-X500 is housed in a compact 1 RU form factor. The efficient design ensures cool running operation and long term reliability. The amplifier is high-density stackable with other Crestron amps, allowing multiple units to be installed vertically in an equipment rack without needing extra ventilation space. Rack mount parts are included, so no additional mounting accessories or rack shelves are required.
The AMP-X500 features protection against overheating, shorted or overloaded speaker lines, excessive input signals, and other faults. In the case of a shorted speaker line or overheating condition, affected outputs mute automatically until the fault condition is resolved. In the event of a prolonged fault, all outputs mute and the amplifier shuts down.
ENERGY STAR® Certified
An energy-efficient design enables the AMP-X500 to meet demanding ENERGY STAR requirements. In addition to its high efficiency under operation, the amplifier draws no added inrush current during power-up, thereby reducing AC circuit requirements and allowing multiple amplifiers to be connected to a single switched circuit. To reduce energy usage further, the AMP-X500 can be configured to enter a low-power standby state if no input signal is detected on any channel for 25 minutes. Signal detection sensitivity has been optimized to improve response time when triggering the amplifier to the on state, allowing it to return to full operation within a half-second. The REMOTE input can be connected to a contact closure to place the amplifier outputs in controlled standby mode.
- ENERGY STAR® certified power amplifier
- Compact 1 RU form factor with cool-running operation
- Quiet, fanless convection-cooled design
- Configurable for either Lo-Z (4/8ohms) or Hi-Z (70V or 100V) operation
- BUS line input and output for sending the same signal to multiple amps
- Low noise, low distortion, high headroom
- Comprehensive fault and speaker protection
- Captive speaker connectors for secure and robust connectivity
- Balanced and unbalanced inputs
- Standby feature instantly turns on amplifier when input sensing circuitry detects an audio signal
- Always On feature allows constant on connection with minimal power consumption