March 23, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
Nexus Audio Systems has introduced a four source/one zone system controller to enhance its distributed audio systems in homes or condos.
Shipping in mid-April, the C-4.1 controller has an 8 x 20 watt amplifier, housed in a compact wall-mount chassis that can be installed in an electrical room or closet, and includes four keypads with built-in IR receivers. The keypads connect to the controller through the Nexus ‘Phantom Control,’ which uses the same four-conductor wire that carries the audio signal to your speakers.
The company says the controller is ideal for upgrading ‘volume control’ systems. Nexus has made the controller aesthetically pleasing, with four sets of audio input jacks and IR jacks are housed in an attractive wall plate that is installed in whichever room the source components will reside. The plate is then connected to the controller via CAT5 cabling.
C-4.1 System overview:
- Four source/one zone controller, expandable to eight rooms
- 40 W per room, 20 W per channel, 20 Hz to 20 KHz, at .1 percent THD
- Compact wall mount design. Dimensions: 10” x 8” x 3”
- “Phantom Control” over existing or newly installed four conductor wire
- Infrared learning microprocessor
- High current toroidial power supply
- Includes four keypads with built-in IR receivers
- Back-lit source buttons to indicate system activity
- Wall plate with four sets of source and IR input jacks
- Handheld remote for armchair control
- 120 VAC 300W
- Comprehensive five-year parts and labor warranty
MSRP for the C-4.1 is $2,000. Visit www.nexusaudiosystems.com for more information.
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