The CloudPower Series products have an amplifier control loop featuring Apex’s DirectDrive
A new range of four-channel, Class-D installation amplifiers from Apex Audio boast the ability to be controlled remotely and securely from the cloud. Featuring studio-grade analogue circuit designs, the CloudPower Series products have an amplifier control loop featuring Apex’sDirectDrive technology and low intermodulation figures that the manufacturer claims results in wide stereo imaging.
Control of the units is available from any HTML5-capable browser thanks to the amplifier’s built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, or via a standard Cat-5 cable connection to a local area network. Multiple amplifiers can be controlled through the same interface using Apex’s Intelli-Ware software package. By logging into the Apex Cloud, amplifiers can be remotely controlled and monitored from any location, reportedly saving time and money by eliminating the need for a site visit to monitor performance or adjust settings.
Four models with power ratings ranging from 350W to 3,000W perchannel cover applications from small commercial spaces tolarge theatres. Optional Dante networking capabilities and the inclusion of loudspeaker presets round out the feature set.