Acurus is now shipping its Scorpion multi-zone amplifier, which carries an MSRP of $3,599. The Scorpion can deliver 40 watts per channel to eight stereo audio zones (16 channels) or be bridged to offer up to 160 watts per channel. Two dedicated pre-amp outputs are included, and the compact amplifier features a full-color touch-panel display, with Ethernet and RS-232 control options available.
From Indy Audio Labs
Indy Audio Labs, LLC, owners of the high-performance American-made audio brands Acurus and Aragon, announced factory shipments have commenced on the Acurus Scorpion, a new multi-zone amplifier designed specifically for medium-to-large residential install and light commercial applications. The Acurus Scorpion combines rugged USA-made construction with the high-end sonic performance Acurus has been known for since 1993. Indy Audio Labs' proprietary web control technology is included, simplifying remote audio adjustments, zone configuration and setup on modern mobile devices and tablet PCs.
Delivering more than 40 watts/channel of low-noise, low-distortion audio simultaneously to eight stereo audio zones (16 channels) in a compact, 2 RU (rack unit) high chassis, the Acurus Scorpion is designed to run cool whilst meeting stringent audio standards. Stereo zones may be bridged for up to 160W (into eight-ohm loads). Built-in audio matrix capabilities eliminate the need for external audio matrix switchers in many applications, saving time, cost, system complexity and rack space.
Two dedicated pre-amp outputs with over 100dB dynamic range are included and have full input matrix capabilities. These outputs (zones 9, 10) are ideal for applications requiring higher-powered, independently controllable audio zones. External power amplifiers may be driven using these outputs and/or additional Scorpion units may be daisy-chained, expanding coverage to 16 or more stereo zones.
A full-color touch-panel display in front facilitates easy monitoring and setup and can be set to sleep after a timeout period or even locked out via password in order to prevent tampering when mounted in a rack. In addition to Ethernet and RS-232 ports, 12V trigger in and out ports are included and are assignable per zone for maximum control flexibility. The built-in DHCP-enabled web server in the Acurus Scorpion, along with the front-panel display, automate connection to a local network for web control via smartphone or tablet in minutes.
The Acurus Scorpion is available now through authorized Indy Audio Labs dealers and distributors around the globe. Suggested U.S. retail price is $3,599.