AudioShare IWA50 (50 Watt In Wall Amplifier)
The audioShare in-wall amplifier has received top-notch reviews from customers and trade show attendants. The fact we can deliver an amp this powerful, yet small enough to fit in a single-gang box simply astonishes people. With the right speakers, this amplifier can grab the attention of an entire tradeshow floor, and it has. It is a 50 watt (25 per channel) Class D amp that fits in a single-gang box. It looks like a simple volume control, but is actually quite a powerful amplifier that easily drives 2-3 pair of 8 ohm speakers! The amplifier is available in three colors: White, black, and almond. The amp’s volume control is a digital encoder which will never give a scratchy volume adjustment. The volume knob has push-button mute for convenient silencing and allows volume adjustment while muted, then un-mutes at the new volume level.
This in-wall amplifier was initially designed to provide high-quality stereo output for designated stations of an audioShare system. It takes the output from an audioShare wall station and powerfully delivers it to in-ceiling or in-wall speakers to create a high fidelity listening experience in the rooms where high quality audio is required. But there are many other uses of this amplifier besides being a component of an AudioShare whole home audio system.
It seems that everyone these days has their customized music lists on their iPod, iPad, phone, computer, or other device. Internet or satellite radio is also increasingly popular. Any of these sources can be the input for a simple and relatively inexpensive single-room or multi-room music system.
Any audio device that has either RCA output jacks or a headphone jack can be attached to the RCA input wall plate. Then, behind the wall, RCA cables are taken to the amplifier that then drives the in-ceiling speakers. The power supply for the amp can be an in-room “wall wart” or a behind-the-scenes wiring closet component, depending on the situation.
Wireless Music Distribution
If the situation calls for wireless music distribution from an iPhone, iPad, or computer running iTunes, we recommend using Apple’s AirPort Express to receive the wireless transmission of music and then connect the output of the AirPort Express to the input jacks of the AudioShare in wall amplifier. In this situation, the music is transmitted wirelessly through the home to the AirPort Express, and the only wiring is from the amplifier to the speakers – a much easier job than running wire from the audio source and amplifier to speakers throughout the home. These devices put the music control (including volume control) at the Apple iPhone, iPad, or iTunes computer and creates a VERY simple-to-use music experience.
One-room music system
· Residential single-room installations in a kitchen, family room, or any room in the home you might want to play your iPod, computer or other music source.
· Commercial installations for conference rooms where a projector provides the visual, but an amp and in-ceiling speakers would provide better audio during multi-media presentations.
· Commercial installations where music is needed in waiting rooms, restaurants, class rooms, etc.
Multi-room music system
· Attach the audio source of your choice to multiple AudioShare in wall amplifiers to create zones of music in a home, office, or restaurant. The push-button mute easily excludes any zone where music is not needed at the time.
· Enable a second, local source for each zone by installing a simple switch (automatic switch behind the wall) at an amp to allow the choice of the central music source or local music source.
Multi-source, multi-room music system
· Connect multiple music sources to multiple amps with a matrix AV switch for a mulit-source, multi-room music system. Customize it to exactly fit each install situation.
For technical specifications, please see the data sheet for the in-wall amplifier and other information at www.audioShare.net