Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Straight from CEDIA 2016 - New STR Integrated Amplifier and ARC Mobile!

This year at CEDIA we featured the new, modern STR Integrated Amplifier.

The STR Integrated Amplifier features inputs for moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges. Also included is a high-resolution pre-amplifier section and high current, high output amplifier section – 600W continuous @ 2 ohms. The DAC section features S/PDIF, AES/EBU inputs, as well as Asynchronous USB with support for USB, which supports 32-bit /384 kHz PCM, and DSD 2.8/5.6 MHz sources. The amplifier features a stunningly beautiful front Thin Film Transistor (TFT™) display for an improved, high-resolution image compared to traditional LCD displays.

Additional features include:
  • MM and MC phono inputs, balanced input, coaxial, optical, and asynchronous USB inputs
  • Bass management for two subwoofers, which can be used in mono or stereo
  • Analog Direct mode
  • Eight bipolar output devices per channel, massive toroidal power supply, and Anthem’s Advanced Load Monitoring (ALM) for 225W at 8 ohms, 400W at 4 ohms, and 600W at 2 ohms, all continuous
  • Controllable via ethernet and RS-232
Also announced was the arrival of ARC Mobile – now available for free in the Apple Store

ARC Mobile is a user-friendly app that enables you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers and equipment in less than five minutes, using your mobile device and ARC’s proprietary digital signal processing software.

The ARC Mobile app will be expanded to include Android devices in the future. The app supports Anthem’s MRX Series of AV Receivers (x10 & x20 versions), Anthem’s AVM 60 Pre-Amplifier / Processor, Paradigm’s Premium Wireless Series (PW AMP, PW 600, PW 800, PW Link, and PW Soundbar), and MartinLogan’s Wireless Ensemble (Forte, Unison, Bravado, and Cadence).

ARC Mobile allows you to optimize your ARC enabled speakers by using either the internal microphone of the iOS device (for basic room correction) or an optional calibrated microphone (for advanced room correction). Optional calibrated microphones, which connect via headphone jack, will be included with compatible Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan products.

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