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Overview: The Clare Controls Amp.1640 incorporates eight
matched two-channel Class D amplifiers which combine to deliver eight zones of
clean audio performance for distribution of music throughout your home or
16-Channel Class D Amp: The Amp.1640 uses Class D amplifier technology
which runs cooler and is more efficient (>90%) than traditional Class A/B amps.
The Clare Controls Amp.1640 amplifier is rated at 40 watts x 16 channels in 8Ω
or 80 watts x 16 channels in 4Ω.
Bridgeable: The power output of adjacent amplifier channels can be
combined to provide extra power when needed in certain locations & applications.
This is easily accomplished by flipping a single DIP switch on the amplifier's
rear-panel. Bridged power rating of the amplifier is 160 watts (8Ω
Two Independent Feedback Loops: The use of two independent feedback
loops allow the Amp.1640 to provide lower distortion, less noise on output, a
frequency response less dependent on load, and lower output impedance than other
Class D amps. The result is a natural, relaxed and
dynamic sound with excellent stereo perspective and a tightly controlled precise
bass that will do justice to all your music sources.
8 Zone Inputs w/ Gain Control: The Amp.1640 features eight
stereo RCA inputs to connect up to eight different audio sources. Each pair of
channel inputs has its own gain adjustment.
Global Switching: The Global input (stereo RCA) allows
output of the same stereo audio source to be amplified across all channels of
the amplifier which are set to "Global" for easy multi-room applications. You
can use the Global gain to control the maximum output for all Global channels at
once. The Global output (stereo RCA) allows the Global input of the amplifier to
be sent to another amplifier in your system.
Speaker Terminals: Each speaker connection features a removable
Phoenix-style connector that accommodates 18 to 14-gauge stranded speaker wire.
Trigger Input: The amplifier can be triggered to turn-on via the 12VDC
trigger input (3.5mm) on the rear of the amplifier. This allows the amp to
remain in Standby mode until it is required for used, thereby greatly reducing
overall power consumption.
Protection Circuits: The Amp.1604 implements a total of nine
independent protection circuits, monitoring the temperature, current and voltage
of several different functional blocks, assuring uninterrupted music until
maximum limits are reached.
Switched-Mode Power Supply: Using technologies
designed by ICEpower, a subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen, the Amp.1640 uses an
advanced switched-mode power supply that consumes less than 0.2W in standby.
Rack-Mountable: The Amp.1640 comes with a pair of rack ears and
hardware to mount the 16-channel amplifier in your rack system. The Amp.1640
takes up 1U space.