08.09.14

Stewart Audio introduces low-power networked amp series

AUTHOR: Inavate

Stewart Audio has introduced a range of four low-wattage, networked amplifiers that address the need for lower channel count support at the local amplification stage.

The new series aims to bring power-efficient digital audio networking to installations where  consultants, systems integrators, dealers and end users require simple networked amps scaled for smaller zones. 

This range has been launched to counter the larger, high-wattage amps for high channel counts that exist in the market.

The footprint of all four products enables installation at endpoints, providing networked amplification to smaller zones – whether for standalone needs in small-to-mid-sized installations; or to provide low-power amplification to smaller, distant zones in larger scale projects. 

Dual inputs in two models (AV25-2 NET+ CVA50-1 NET+) allow users to serve both local and global PA systems if desired, with the option to target and prioritise pages and other audio events across many zones. 

Stewart Audio incorporates Dante media networking system from Audinate.  The incorporation of Dante Ultimo technology in all four products specifically addresses the requirement of networking systems for lower channel counts and lower power consumption. 

The complete range of new Stewart Audio networked amplification products include:
•         AV25-2 NET+:  A 2x25W, 4 or 8 ohm low impedance amplifier with two analog and two Dante inputs, and remote and local volume control.  Automated port switching can override audio feeds depending on which Dante or analog feed is set to priority.
•         AV25-2 NET:  A digital-only version of the AV25-2 NET+ with two Dante inputs.
•         CVA50-1 NET+:  A 50W, 70/100V mono amplifier with one analog and one Dante input, remote and local volume control, and automated priority port switching to insert local audio feeds over main programs.
•         CVA50-1 NET:  A digital-only version of the CVA50-1 NET+ with a single Dante input.

All four compact solutions can be pole mounted or attached to a flat surface near loudspeakers, and are plenum-rated to reduce the installation costs associated with rack-mounted systems.  However, the 1/3RU design enables simple integration into central equipment racks if desired.